E90Post
 


TireRack
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions > N54 Turbo Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications - 335i > Buy or not to buy injen intake



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-19-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
X-con335i
Private
 
Drives: 07 bmw e90 335i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: San francisco CA

Posts: 64
iTrader: (0)

Buy or not to buy injen intake

Guys like the title said need ur help. This dude around my area selling his injen intake for 335i for $280 use for 1k only.
X-con335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
woot335woot
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2008 E92 335i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ohio

Posts: 319
iTrader: (0)

Nope. Buy a cheap DCI like BMS for $99. 2.5x the price does not justify the minimal/non-existent performance difference.
__________________
woot335woot is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
Turb0Surge
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Turb0Surge's Avatar
 
Drives: BLACK e90 335i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lincoln, CA

Posts: 1,507
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by woot335woot View Post
Nope. Buy a cheap DCI like BMS for $99. 2.5x the price does not justify the minimal/non-existent performance difference.
But the injen sounds better... No?
__________________
Turb0Surge is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 11:29 AM   #4
woot335woot
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2008 E92 335i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ohio

Posts: 319
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turb0Surge View Post
But the injen sounds better... No?
How's that? It's just filters connected to small pipes that get connected to the factory accordion piping. Technically they should sound the same. Plus the sound is so faint, I doubt anyone could tell the difference between DCI's.

If you'd spend $180 more for "sound", you're crazy!
__________________

Last edited by woot335woot; 09-19-2012 at 01:52 PM.
woot335woot is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 11:32 AM   #5
cityazndan
Major
 
cityazndan's Avatar
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alexandria, VA

Posts: 1,453
iTrader: (15)

Garage List
2007 BMW 335i  [5.00]
the engine bay will look less ghetto thats about it
__________________
2007 BMW 335i | 6AT | ZSP | ZPP | ZCW {Smurfin' before it was cool}
|JB4 G5 ISO|Cobb|S&B Filters|RB|Evolution Racewerks|Synapse|ar design|JetHot|Active Autowerke|Bastuck|
||Amuse Ericcson|M-Sport|M5 SMG Knob|V1 Yellow Stripe Steering Wheel||
cityazndan is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #6
Turb0Surge
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Turb0Surge's Avatar
 
Drives: BLACK e90 335i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lincoln, CA

Posts: 1,507
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by woot335woot View Post
How's that? It's just filters connected to small pipes that get connected to the factory accordion piping. Technically they should sound the same. Plus the sound is so faint, I doubt anyone could tell the difference between DCI's.

If you'd spend $130 more for "sound", you're crazy!
I guess.... Lol i have regular dci's myself but originally was shopping for an engine intake. Still am actually.
__________________
Turb0Surge is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
X-con335i
Private
 
Drives: 07 bmw e90 335i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: San francisco CA

Posts: 64
iTrader: (0)

Are u guys sure about this? How bout power on injen and dci?
X-con335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #8
AndyR83
Major
 
AndyR83's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i FBO
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: PA

Posts: 1,008
iTrader: (5)

I bought the aFe stage 2 because it includes heat shielding to reduce intake temps, and as a bonus it came with air scoops too. Haven't installed yet because it hasn't arrived, but hoping it's as good as the hype.
AndyR83 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 01:48 PM   #9
woot335woot
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2008 E92 335i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ohio

Posts: 319
iTrader: (0)

The plastic "heat shielding" doesn't really drop temps. C'mon man, you actually believe that? That little plastic piece will heat soak in 2 minutes. Besides the intake air has to go through the hot-ass turbos first. The *MAYBE* couple degree drop you'd get from a "heat-shield" made of plastic will get negated at the turbos and cooled back down by the intercooler before entering the intake manifold anyway.

You guys can try and justify $280 filters and plastic all day, but do a little research and you'll see how much of a waste of money it is. Now, when it comes to volume, the cone filter will flow more air over stock at higher rpm's, but again, the cheaper versions will more than suffice.
__________________
woot335woot is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 02:29 PM   #10
2ndname
Autobot
 
2ndname's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 325i Auto~NO~Go
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: East Bay

Posts: 454
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 BMW 325i  [5.00]
Lol, woot335woot is just smashing dreams.
__________________
2ndname is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #11
idrift4wd
Brigadier General
 
Drives: Three Hundred and Thirty Five
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Yonkers NY

Posts: 3,316
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 BMW  [3.50]
Quote:
Originally Posted by woot335woot View Post
Nope. Buy a cheap DCI like BMS for $99. 2.5x the price does not justify the minimal/non-existent performance difference.


pretty much
idrift4wd is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 02:40 PM   #12
manutdas11
EL JIMMY NEURON
 
manutdas11's Avatar
 
Drives: Jet Black E90
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: in the Napa Valley/SJ...

Posts: 1,208
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2ndname View Post
Lol, woot335woot is just smashing dreams.

The Dream Stopper!
__________________
2007 Jet Black E90 328i
Thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=825249
Instagram: manutd_as
manutdas11 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 03:08 PM   #13
E90Company
Major General
 
E90Company's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FL

Posts: 6,145
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by woot335woot View Post
The plastic "heat shielding" doesn't really drop temps. C'mon man, you actually believe that? That little plastic piece will heat soak in 2 minutes. Besides the intake air has to go through the hot-ass turbos first. The *MAYBE* couple degree drop you'd get from a "heat-shield" made of plastic will get negated at the turbos and cooled back down by the intercooler before entering the intake manifold anyway.

You guys can try and justify $280 filters and plastic all day, but do a little research and you'll see how much of a waste of money it is. Now, when it comes to volume, the cone filter will flow more air over stock at higher rpm's, but again, the cheaper versions will more than suffice.
+100

OP, just get the DCI's from BMS. They have the largest filters, and have no bends in the piping which just restricts flow. All the air is going through the turbo's anyway, which is going to heat the air alot, so the only heatsoak you are going to get is from the intercooler not being efficient.
E90Company is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 03:35 PM   #14
X-con335i
Private
 
Drives: 07 bmw e90 335i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: San francisco CA

Posts: 64
iTrader: (0)

Thanks guys so i think im just gonna go with dci bms then for around $100 plus.
X-con335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 03:38 PM   #15
woot335woot
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2008 E92 335i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ohio

Posts: 319
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by X-con335i View Post
Thanks guys so i think im just gonna go with dci bms then for around $100 plus.
__________________
woot335woot is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #16
r1concepts
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Drives: 07' E90 335i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: La Habra

Posts: 414
iTrader: (2)

The new cp-e bms dci is pretty nice too for about $20-$25 more
r1concepts is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 04:40 PM   #17
E90Company
Major General
 
E90Company's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FL

Posts: 6,145
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by r1concepts View Post
The new cp-e bms dci is pretty nice too for about $20-$25 more
Smaller filters on the CPE= Less of a product for more $$
E90Company is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #18
Johndong888
John
 
Johndong888's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 AW/FR M3 & '14 F15 X5
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

Posts: 781
iTrader: (8)

Send a message via Skype™ to Johndong888
Personally, I am not into all that performance mumbo jumbo stuff. I only care about what looks good and what sounds good. The injen looks pretty nice in the engine bay. On top, it has an extremely nice sound to it. I purchased the injen practically when they first came out and do not regret it any single bit.


__________________

Current - 2012 AW/FR E92 M3 - DCT w EDC, ZPP w Tech, Apps, Enhanced Sound, SAT.
Mods - BPMTune Stg1, Piano Black, Euro Visors, OEM Performance CF Spoiler + Grills + Pedals, IND Gloss Blk Pkg, Lux V3, ModeCarbon GTS V1 Lip, 19" HRE P40
Sold - 2008 BSM/Black E92 335i - Step, Premium, Sports, Logic7, Comfort, Navi, SAT, Alum.
Johndong888 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #19
Slow_335i
Daily Driven!
 
Slow_335i's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Peoria IL

Posts: 2,489
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335I  [3.32]
Dci's look ghetto that's something even civic owners wouldnt use...

I have the afe and love it. I'd rather pay more for quality mainly because I'm driving a quality car.
__________________
Slow_335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #20
X-con335i
Private
 
Drives: 07 bmw e90 335i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: San francisco CA

Posts: 64
iTrader: (0)

Order done. For $280 i did buy the dci bms intake and blackline tail lights + shipping for total of $350 i think not bad
X-con335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #21
E90Company
Major General
 
E90Company's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FL

Posts: 6,145
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by X-con335i View Post
Order done. For $280 i did buy the dci bms intake and blackline tail lights + shipping for total of $350 i think not bad
Good choice, you'll like the sound
E90Company is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2012, 08:23 PM   #22
ZixxSpeed
Private
 
Drives: 2009 BMW 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Minnesota

Posts: 66
iTrader: (1)

which Intercooler set up works with this intake?
__________________
Injen DCI/ProcedeV5/Black Kidney Grilles/Mtech/Breyton GTS/Valentine1/VRSF DPs
ZixxSpeed is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST