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      04-20-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Best intake for the money

I am pretty sure this is up already but seeing as I have a small window at work and no time to look it up, i figured i would post it. I have a 2011 335i performance addition and i want to get an intake for a little added gain before i get the car chipped. Are there any suggestions/ recommendations for particular intakes that give the most power and reasonably priced?
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      04-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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I am pretty sure this is up already but seeing as I have a small window at work and no time to look it up, i figured i would post it. I have a 2011 335i performance addition and i want to get an intake for a little added gain before i get the car chipped. Are there any suggestions/ recommendations for particular intakes that give the most power and reasonably priced?
Adding an intake does absolutely nothing but add cool sounds. Maybe at high high boost levels you can gain small gains.
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look for the bms intake thread
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I love my BMS intake, but for gains it does nothing! want sound go for it, want power go with BMS downpipe...
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or just go with the tune first...
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      04-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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I love my injen its very loud but it does heat soak since its made of metal.

Ill be switching to the Bms since ill be adding meth and the filter is sitting right in the way.
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      04-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #7
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BMS FTW- now if I could only get my frikkin HANDS on one!
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injen. just got mine installed. but if you dont have a tune, downpipe and all that stuff to get you to run high boost levels it probably wont do anything.
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      04-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #9
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BMS FTW- now if I could only get my frikkin HANDS on one!
lol I agree with you but it is sold out....

after 3 days on the market.... wtf....
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I just did the hp foam drop in and it seems a little snappier. From most that I have ready your not going to see huge gains. It cant hurt though as the extra boost from a tune can only help with the added filter.
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      04-21-2012, 11:43 PM   #11
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I am pretty sure this is up already but seeing as I have a small window at work and no time to look it up, i figured i would post it. I have a 2011 335i performance addition and i want to get an intake for a little added gain before i get the car chipped. Are there any suggestions/ recommendations for particular intakes that give the most power and reasonably priced?
Keep the stock air box (since its about as good as it gets) and save the money for different engine or cosmetic mods
Aftermarket intakes are purely for sound only.
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Keep the stock air box (since its about as good as it gets) and save the money for different engine or cosmetic mods
Aftermarket intakes are purely for sound only.
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      04-22-2012, 10:34 PM   #13
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Standard Tunes for 335

Keep the stock box, Get the aFe Super stock with ram air scoops, Change the stock filter to oiled and get the added air when you drive. $150

Install the JB4 which attaches to your ECU or use the Cobb , which is alot easier to setup becuse it loads form the drivers seat.

I personally used the JB4 and love it because the controls and the on the fly switching but had to take it out for service so I don't want to repeat this every thime I blow a coil, so I am trying the cobb soon.

Add downpipes to use stage 2 maps $600 BMS

Stage 2 120wHp Gain for $1000

But im just a rookie, so don't take my work for it, read around.

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Thanks for the information. It seems unanimous that BMS has a good reputation for the downpipes. What about AR designs?
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      04-23-2012, 02:26 PM   #15
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Keep the stock box, Get the aFe Super stock with ram air scoops, Change the stock filter to oiled and get the added air when you drive. $150

Install the JB4 which attaches to your ECU or use the Cobb , which is alot easier to setup becuse it loads form the drivers seat.

I personally used the JB4 and love it because the controls and the on the fly switching but had to take it out for service so I don't want to repeat this every thime I blow a coil, so I am trying the cobb soon.

Add downpipes to use stage 2 maps $600 BMS

Stage 2 120wHp Gain for $1000

But im just a rookie, so don't take my work for it, read around.
There is no cobb for n55 e9x's yet, afaik.
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Stand corrected, good to know.
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Thanks for the information. It seems unanimous that BMS has a good reputation for the downpipes. What about AR designs?


Haven't used either , but have been researching for a while, I know the AR's are very solid and sound nice but come with a hefty price tag. there are other brands you can get too, but
BMS puts in work to get the product right.
go to http://burgertuning.com/N55_BMS_BMW_...downpipes.html

Please try this out and let me know http://www.burgertuning.com/N55_Stage2_Jb4.html

Eager to see an N55 tuned

I am upgrading bimmers soon, so I am holding off any engine mods that I can't transfer.

I currently have an XI model that only AR makes a catted version for with a $950 price tag. Trying to snag something under $500 or no go.
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      04-23-2012, 04:02 PM   #18
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Hey hey! Snatched up a BMS intake! Gonna wait for the bracket to install it though.
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If you want to stay with your stock airbox I suggest our Green air filter.

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      04-23-2012, 04:36 PM   #20
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What gains are we talking about here? Got any dynos fellas?
Not that I don't believe it- I had an AA tune before and it was amazing. Just wondered the figures.
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