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      05-29-2012, 06:37 AM   #89
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Would love to hear if this is worth it, Or what intake is worth buying for my N52... I wanna gain atleast 1-5hp and maybe a tad of sound.. Whatever it takes I dont wanna loose power thats for sure.
Be careful with intake claims. Since I've been on this site, there's been a few new intake products, each met with waves of enthusiasm and claims from owners, only to be followed several months later with occasional admission of buyers remorse.

I did the "intake for skeptics", the charcoal delete on the stock airbox. Did it help? Maybe. Maybe I saved $400.
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      05-29-2012, 10:55 AM   #90
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After spending the money on the performance intake from BMW. In my option it might give you 1-5hp but if I was to do it over again I would just buy the K&N drop in filter and charcoal delete.

The only difference I have seen between doing the drop in and performance is that the performance intake is alittle bigger. But for the price and what the gains are I bet the drop in does the same as the performance.

Just my option.
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Its 93 degrees here in FL today, I dont care what intake you run its not going to do shit for you in this humid ass oven lol
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      05-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #92
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I have this intake. The sound is great. Surge problem seems to be gone. The only thing i don't like about it is the fake cf cover. I'm thinking of painting it blue to match my car's color. If you guys want power then a 3 stage manifold + AA tune will do.
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      08-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #93
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I have this intake on my 325i. It sounds great, especially around 4k rpm. When I placed the order I was under the impression the cover was real carbon fiber, and was very disappointed when I saw it in the box. It resembles mini chessboards more than it does carbon fiber. I am definitely going to repaint it.

The gasget supplied for the MAF is a cheap round foam piece that doesn't create a good, reliable seal, your better off making your own gasket out the foam you can get at a hobby store (not suggesting that, just making a point).

As far as noticeable gains, don't expect it. For me I had to settle with just the awesome sound and continue on trying to get out of the shadows of the 330i as far as hp is concerned.
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      08-04-2012, 11:44 PM   #94
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Nice heads up on the cheap gaskets. I ordered one the other day and it will arrive on the 14th. Was going to buy the euro box, but I found a dealer that price matched the AFE to the Euro box.
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Nice heads up on the cheap gaskets. I ordered one the other day and it will arrive on the 14th. Was going to buy the euro box, but I found a dealer that price matched the AFE to the Euro box.
are willing to share this dealer info?
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Nice heads up on the cheap gaskets. I ordered one the other day and it will arrive on the 14th. Was going to buy the euro box, but I found a dealer that price matched the AFE to the Euro box.
Please share info!

Currently this and Euro box are too pricey for an impulse buy.
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