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      06-15-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Euro Air Box

I just installed my euro air box. This has to be one of the best and easiest mods you can do. I installed the K&N Filter instead of using the factory one. The car runs MUCHO better. Plus it feels smoother also. I got the air box from ECS Tuning. The service from them was excellent. I took the wife out for dinner and a test drive. I'm kind of partial to K&N products and was waiting for them to put out an intake kit. To me, there isn't much more that I could have done to make the improvement that I have. I am definitely a happy boy.
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      06-15-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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and the price tag is amazing too for the euro box, right
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      06-16-2011, 02:23 AM   #3
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and the price tag is amazing too for the euro box, right
Well, it's still better than the 700+ clams they are getting for the Perfomance Intake setup with basically the same performance gains - only difference is you get a CF upper snorkel for the $700 price tag...

Plus the fact that with the Performance Intake setup you still have a 2-piece airbox deal which means removing the entire airbox to change out the filter. With the Euro setup, all you need to do is remove the lid with a couple screws from the top to change out/clean filter

While I got my Euro Airbox for $50 (price of shipping when doing an even exchange with Euro member), another $90 for a CF upper snorkel + $100 for a CF airbox lid cover - Total $240 - I would have gladly paid the ECS price for a Euro box over the Performance version
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      06-16-2011, 08:38 AM   #4
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I had to cut the original euro filter to get the front plate for Pipercross filter modification.
This is how restrictive the original filter is:



This is cross section of the Pipercross:



My latest modification:

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Well, it's still better than the 700+ clams they are getting for the Perfomance Intake setup with basically the same performance gains - only difference is you get a CF upper snorkel for the $700 price tag...

Plus the fact that with the Performance Intake setup you still have a 2-piece airbox deal which means removing the entire airbox to change out the filter. With the Euro setup, all you need to do is remove the lid with a couple screws from the top to change out/clean filter

While I got my Euro Airbox for $50 (price of shipping when doing an even exchange with Euro member), another $90 for a CF upper snorkel + $100 for a CF airbox lid cover - Total $240 - I would have gladly paid the ECS price for a Euro box over the Performance version
I just got the BMW PI and PE and had it installed @ Morristown BMW because they had a good deal for me + my BMW CCA discount. So the gains are better or the same as my BMW PI? Anyone confirm this?
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I just intalled the Euro intake and you can definitely feel the difference. Throttle feels better and it revs freely. No real sound increase though.
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I don't think the price was that bad. Considering I see the performance intake running anywhere between 700 to 900 dollars. It was easy to install, and a mechanic I am not. Plus, my car is still under warranty. I didn't alter the factory air box by doing the carbon delete. I just replaced it with another factory piece. I want to do an exhaust modification next. Don't know whether to go with the setup from Magnaflow, or go with the BMW system.
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Does anyone have experience with the Euro air box switching from the stock euro paper to the K&N filter? I have the stock round paper filter in and am debating going to the K&N. Is it worth it?
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Does anyone have experience with the Euro air box switching from the stock euro paper to the K&N filter? I have the stock round paper filter in and am debating going to the K&N. Is it worth it?
K&N makes filter for euro box. Itís a direct swap. Look at my previous post how restrictive is the stock paper filter.
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Does anyone have experience with the Euro air box switching from the stock euro paper to the K&N filter? I have the stock round paper filter in and am debating going to the K&N. Is it worth it?
Worth it, every pinny. You will not regret it.
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The difference between the euro box and the PI is, the size of the intake duct for the euro box is the same, but the PI has a bigger intake duct.

I think the stock intake duct size is the bottleneck, which is why the PI has a larger duct.
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I had to cut the original euro filter to get the front plate for Pipercross filter modification.
This is how restrictive the original filter is:



This is cross section of the Pipercross:



My latest modification:


What is that filter? lol I'm looking into the euro box, currently I have a K&N drop in for my stock filter but doing some research before I go through with it. So what is that pipercross filter, how different is it from a K&N??
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Originally I had K&N filter but I switched to Pipercross since it has better performance. Many race cars are using Pipercross.
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