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      04-04-2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Air Intake Advice.

I'm thinking of putting in a new intake on my 06 325i, i would like to put more then just the intake, what kind of intake and what other mods would you recommend? and a ruff estimate on what you advice. thanks
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check out ecstuning.com or jgmods.com look at intakes, it's pretty much people use around the forums, research too
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mods worth doing, although pricey make the car fun
- 3 stage manifold if you dont already have one
-AA tune/or something comparable
-performance exhaust
-eurobox or the performance intake--> id also put the simota intake in here as well.
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as far as the air intake which one would be the most power gain (i know it won't be much) and also i want a deeper sound to it
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as far as the air intake which one would be the most power gain (i know it won't be much) and also i want a deeper sound to it
Just either get a eurobox or a performance intake. Quality products.

The "most gain" I think was the AFE sealed intake...but at that rate Id just go with the eurobox, delete the charcoal filter and call it a day

You can get a used eurobox for pretty cheap
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Just either get a eurobox or a performance intake. Quality products.

The "most gain" I think was the AFE sealed intake...but at that rate Id just go with the eurobox, delete the charcoal filter and call it a day

You can get a used eurobox for pretty cheap
Wait why wouldn't you choose the AFE over the Eurobox? Say money is not a factor.
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Off-topic. But what brand are the 359 reps you have on and where did you get them?
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Wait why wouldn't you choose the AFE over the Eurobox? Say money is not a factor.
For this item I'd rather go OEM. Ease of installation/cleaning the air filter. Not to mention for the small gains both make, you can always add the euro performance intake ontop of the eurobox to get even more gains. Im just not a fan of the AFE intake. A lot of people said they didn't like it, some people swear by it; it's a matter or preference. However, for me, I try to go OEM with things like this.
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Off-topic. But what brand are the 359 reps you have on and where did you get them?
I'm not really sure to be honest. They were on the car so I'm assuming they are bmw stock. But I could be wrong, they have the bmw logo In the middle and say m3 on them, we'll the m3 logo
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They're reps if u see OEM 359s they are more concave and look much better I know because I have the same wheels u do but in black and I don't know the brand either. It still looks good though!
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They're reps if u see OEM 359s they are more concave and look much better I know because I have the same wheels u do but in black and I don't know the brand either. It still looks good though!
i believe ecs tuning's wheels, alzor, have something like this. that's probably what they are
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Ah thanks I'll check it out so I can get their actual specs
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The AFE si makes the most power, but I didn't test the Eurobox.

IF it were me, I would get the AFE, otherwise a Dinan modified box would more than likely be comparable. Don't spend money on the Open intakes (unless you like the sound) and the BMW performance intake is beyond overpriced.
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The AFE si makes the most power, but I didn't test the Eurobox.

IF it were me, I would get the AFE, otherwise a Dinan modified box would more than likely be comparable. Don't spend money on the Open intakes (unless you like the sound) and the BMW performance intake is beyond overpriced.
I'm torn between the afe si and the eurobox with pipe cross filter. Which one would you choose? I really don't want to lose power either, I heard some stories of afe guys losing some horses-- is this true?
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The AFE SI made the most power on the dyno of the 3 different intakes I tested. I don't expect the Eurobox to make more power - I would go with whichever is cheaper though.
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The AFE SI made the most power on the dyno of the 3 different intakes I tested. I don't expect the Eurobox to make more power - I would go with whichever is cheaper though.
Yea I went ahead and ordered and afe stage 2 for 360, we'll see how it turns out. Thanks everyone
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Yea I went ahead and ordered and afe stage 2 for 360, we'll see how it turns out. Thanks everyone
Whoa... the stage 2 or stage 2SI. There is a big difference between the two.
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Whoa... the stage 2 or stage 2SI. There is a big difference between the two.
the stage 2. heres the link http://www.ebay.com/itm/380684794617...84.m1439.l2649
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Cancel that order and get either the SI or a Eurobox. Also, I'm sure there are a few of those intakes looking for a home in the FS section.
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Cancel that order and get either the SI or a Eurobox. Also, I'm sure there are a few of those intakes looking for a home in the FS section.
Is the si better
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Is the si better
For power? Absolutely.
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