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      10-25-2010, 02:11 AM   #1
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WTB: Intake for E90 320i

Hi Guys,

As the title says, looking to purchase an intake for a 320i.

Any info on this topic or of people selling would be great.

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A standard or aftermarket one?
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sorry, newbie question, whats an intake used for?
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A standard or aftermarket one?
Aftermarket
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sorry, newbie question, whats an intake used for?
Old Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram-air_intake

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_air_intake
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u can get AFE cold air intake.. but people says it looses power.. i did try to put in my e60.. it feels heavy during high rpm.. feels like the car choking..
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apparently the stock intake is fairly decent and works well with the car.
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      10-26-2010, 05:57 PM   #9
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apparently the stock intake is fairly decent and works well with the car.
Correct ..... I experimented with K+N replacement filters on my previous E90 and while it probably felt snappier from take off, it also felt like it was robbing power from 70 - 100klm/h
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apparently the stock intake is fairly decent and works well with the car.
Yeahh i've heard about this on the fourms..

Nonetheless im after sound more so than power

Any feedback on how the car sounds with modified intakes i.e short ram & cold air?
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Yeahh i've heard about this on the fourms..

Nonetheless im after sound more so than power

Any feedback on how the car sounds with modified intakes i.e short ram & cold air?
if ur after the sound.. go with AFE CAI.. the sound is AMAAZINNGGG.. it gives you "suuuuuussshhhhh" sound when accelerating.

i used to have them on my car.. sounds like a V8 when combining with Remus quad..
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if ur after the sound.. go with AFE CAI.. the sound is AMAAZINNGGG.. it gives you "suuuuuussshhhhh" sound when accelerating.

i used to have them on my car.. sounds like a V8 when combining with Remus quad..
Wheres the best place to purchase one of these?

Surprised they make an intake for a 320i..
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Wheres the best place to purchase one of these?

Surprised they make an intake for a 320i..
find any more info?
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Anyone know where to pick up an intake for a 320i?

Pretty curious to know as well as not many make parts for this model.
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try gruppeM..google it, can't remember if they make one for E90 320i. i used to have one in my old E36 318is!! haha
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there is gruppem but its not cheap.
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for any CAI, you need to have a proper heat shield for it to work. BMC is another alternative to gruppeM.
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      10-30-2010, 05:32 AM   #18
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Been playing around with the car this morning and was looking into the intake.

Took it apart to see each part of it and decided to leave the base of the intake out when reassembling.

So its just the pod intake with the top part of the airbox attached.

Sounds awesome, grunty and snorty, exactly what i was after, dont know if this would affect the cars running in the long term, but sounds awesome.

Going to now change the pod to an aftermarket!
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So its just the pod intake with the top part of the airbox attached.
so from a quick look, its not a defect-able thing?
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so from a quick look, its not a defect-able thing?
Yep, so its just the intake muffler thats been removed and it sounds alot nicer.

I should make a sound clip haha sounds alot more grunty! Definitely recommended to some loookijg to get rid of the wimpy 4 cyl sound.
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Have you got any pics? Might be interested in going down the same path... I mean, basically, the filter is just getting more air now right? From like where another cover used to be? How hot would that air be or is it a mixture of engine bay air + outside air?
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Have you got any pics? Might be interested in going down the same path... I mean, basically, the filter is just getting more air now right? From like where another cover used to be? How hot would that air be or is it a mixture of engine bay air + outside air?
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...46&hg=13&fg=20

In that link its number 1 thats been removed which is the intake muffler i believe.

It would be a mixture of air from outside and engine bay. Regardless sounds awesome and no notice in loss or gain of power... may be smoother but havent really gone for a long drive to notice.

Test it out yourself well worth it i reckon, FYI you'll need a Torx screw driver head to undo the air box.

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