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      04-18-2007, 06:56 AM   #1
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GruppeM intake 335i!

http://www.gruppem.co.jp/en/home.html

Have you guys seen this yet? Worth the money?
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If that price is in Japanese yen, then the currency conversion comes to $1929.85.

No way is it worth it.
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Wow!
who makes an intake for a reasonable price?
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Is it worth the money? Definitely not, but that doesn't mean that I still don't want one. I'm interested in seeing a replica made for a reasonable price with a K&N filter since that's the only thing that really matters once you make a mold of the intake. I use to have a real GruppeM on my E46 that was around $500, but since then their prices have gotten retarded.
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http://www.gruppem.co.jp/en/home.html

Have you guys seen this yet? Worth the money?
Looks cool, but not $1929 cool. PROcede or Quaife for that much (IMHO). Good find, though.
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Who makes the GruppeM replicas for the E46 and the E90, simota? We need to contact them with this news and get a replica in the works.
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Is it worth the money? Definitely not, but that doesn't mean that I still don't want one. I'm interested in seeing a replica made for a reasonable price with a K&N filter since that's the only thing that really matters once you make a mold of the intake. I use to have a real GruppeM on my E46 that was around $500, but since then their prices have gotten retarded.
e46 m3 or other? cause 500 for that cone thing is okay... i guess alot of it has to do with the size of the intake...seems like the larger the dimension, the more the price... even if the cf isnt worth that much.
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its sweet but DAMN its expensive!
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That thing is sick as hell . But the price they are nuts
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e46 m3 or other? cause 500 for that cone thing is okay... i guess alot of it has to do with the size of the intake...seems like the larger the dimension, the more the price... even if the cf isnt worth that much.
Nope, it was just a 325ci, not an M3 so it was cheaper, but still 1800 is crazy.
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If that price is in Japanese yen, then the currency conversion comes to $1929.85.

No way is it worth it.
Wow. Is the Yen to Dollar relative value to blame?
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http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...&subcat_id=195

they dont have ir for our cars..but i think they are in the process, that intake is for the 325i and 330i

but check it out.. i think that a decent price for an intake.
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I wonder if it even does anything, except maybe cool sounds... Here are my questions:
1. Does the oval air filter element have a greater surface area than the OEM flat panel?
2. Isn't the OEM airbox pulling air from the exact same place on top of the radiator? In other words, how is this CAI any "colder" than the OEM one?
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they are insane this was posted some where already and they need to get thetre head out of there ass so they can make some more $$$...instead of all the replica companies tearing it up!!!! i bet in one months time or less there will be an exact replica for about half as much if not cheaper!!!! the one from turner looks like it is meant for a honda or something in compared to the gruppe
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This intake doesn't look that great. What we need is someone with access to a dyno to take off their stock intake and dyno open turbo to see if there is any potential gain to be had.
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Duct Material = Carbon!

How 'bout some good old fashion plastic and slash that price by about $1200. Jeez
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A) It always cost more to innovate than to copy one's hard work
B) I wonder if they think that because we own 335's, we'd be willing to fork over high amounts of money for anything aftermarket related, especially if they were the only current players in the market right now
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I wonder if it even does anything, except maybe cool sounds... Here are my questions:
1. Does the oval air filter element have a greater surface area than the OEM flat panel?
2. Isn't the OEM airbox pulling air from the exact same place on top of the radiator? In other words, how is this CAI any "colder" than the OEM one?
lol +1 Methinks the restriction is in the turbo inlet tubes that wrap around the front and the back of the motor. Not in the air filter inlet/duct.
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hmmmm.... intake or procede. if i had a 335 i would have to think this one over.
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hmmmm.... intake or procede. if i had a 335 i would have to think this one over.
You're kidding right ???
ProCede all the way.
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A) It always cost more to innovate than to copy one's hard work
B) I wonder if they think that because we own 335's, we'd be willing to fork over high amounts of money for anything aftermarket related, especially if they were the only current players in the market right now
I agree with you on "A", but as far as "B" goes, GruppeM charges over 1700 for an intake for an s2k so they try to screw everyone across the board, not just 335 guys.
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