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      05-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Injen Dual Cone CAI

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I custom painted and installed injen dual cone.

Two problems:
1. that vacuum tube ruins the whole looks, has anyone tried to shoved it under the intake, i tried but the hose is too short. will adding different length of tube mess up something.
2. There is absolutely no sound coming out of this CAI. i've checked for any leaks etc, all is nice and tight. i think the stock intake made more sound than this. nothing even close like some youtube videos posted there.

For now i just enjoy the looks, that's all. i don't know if this mod is worth any money. pics attached.
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      05-25-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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The Injen intake performs, but it's def not worth the money & problems it causes down the line if your interested in modding your car beyond a tune + intake. Specifically, if you got to add meth or change your charge pipe + DVs/BOVs, the Injen intake gets in the way of all the tubes + piping. Better off with an aFe intake or BMS DCIs
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      05-25-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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Better off with an aFe intake or BMS DCIs
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      05-26-2012, 12:06 AM   #4
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Mine looks and sounds great. Performs no better than any other dci...doesn't the afe actually lose power? Plus I love the Carb sticker for us Californians.
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      05-26-2012, 12:07 AM   #5
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      05-26-2012, 12:12 AM   #6
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Mine looks and sounds great. Performs no better than any other dci...doesn't the afe actually lose power? Plus I love the Carb sticker for us Californians.
lol no, aFe does not lose power. Why would it lose power. I saw that people were saying that you'd lose power on a stock car (nobody will tell you you will lose power on a tuned car)... but that just makes no sense to me. How could a DCI make power and an aFe DCI not make power...
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Well I read up on intakes with the search and there was a huge debate regarding the 1st gen afe intake which made huge hp claims but fell short. I just went for the Injen for the engine bay candy.
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      05-26-2012, 01:52 AM   #8
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I'll pass. If I want to put Japanese car parts on my 335, please, someone revoke my BMW ownership privileges.

I'd rather do a Mr 5 style add-on.
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I love my injen and I'm FBO with meth, no issues at all with it being in the way.
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btw my sounds louder than stock at WOT, i noticed it got louder when i tuned it.

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I love my injen and I'm FBO with meth, no issues at all with it being in the way.
did you have any issues with your intake and fmic?
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      05-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #11
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I'll pass. If I want to put Japanese car parts on my 335, please, someone revoke my BMW ownership privileges.

I'd rather do a Mr 5 style add-on.
Your stock turbos are Japanese. Ownership privileges revoked!
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Your stock turbos are Japanese. Ownership privileges revoked!
Mitsubishi ones right lol?
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My Injen makes a bit more noise and I can definitely hear the turbo's spool unlike stock. Sold my POS AFE, it made no additional noise at all, but did look pretty decent.
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The Injen intake performs, but it's def not worth the money & problems it causes down the line if your interested in modding your car beyond a tune + intake. Specifically, if you got to add meth or change your charge pipe + DVs/BOVs, the Injen intake gets in the way of all the tubes + piping. Better off with an aFe intake or BMS DCIs
Agreed. I like my Injen intake. It does sound awesome on my car but I do have an aftermarket charge pipe, intercooler, and piping now from the hot side pipe to the throttle body. Billet diverter valves all echoing the sound of two turbos. Stock piping and intercooler won't sound anything like an aftermarket set up at all with any intake. I think the sound you hear in the utube video is the injen intake on top of an fbo car. The Injen intake magnifies an already prominent sound of turbo spool. Damn thing is a PITA when you want to service your diverter valves, or your meth line or bung. It does look good in the bay though.
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Your stock turbos are Japanese. Ownership privileges revoked!
+1 Haha

Anyone know what is the best way to hear the turbos? What intake setup etc
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It does look good in the bay though.
If the Injen intake had aFe fitment, it'd prob be A LOT more popular.
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I'll pass. If I want to put Japanese car parts on my 335, please, someone revoke my BMW ownership privileges.

I'd rather do a Mr 5 style add-on.
FYI the turbo charging is Mitsubishi technology borrow by BMW
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I'll pass. If I want to put Japanese car parts on my 335, please, someone revoke my BMW ownership privileges.

I'd rather do a Mr 5 style add-on.
So some DIY garage fabrication wins out over manufactured Japanese parts in keeping your BMW legit?
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since when is injen japanese?
aren't they based in California?
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since when is injen japanese?
aren't they based in California?
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I'll pass. If I want to put Japanese car parts on my 335, please, someone revoke my BMW ownership privileges.

I'd rather do a Mr 5 style add-on.
This is right off the Injen website, I cannot wait for that 2nd 335 to be in my driveway

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Also thought I would add that I have an Injen DCI with Forge DVs and an ER charge pipe and all three fit together nicely. Getting BOVs in there may be more difficult.
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Anyone know what is the best way to hear the turbos? What intake setup etc
AFE, BMS or similar with the cowl off
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