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      05-28-2012, 01:07 AM   #1
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Need help deciding on intake!

What's the best intake out there for my 2008 328i?

I was considering this one, http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...328i-330i.aspx

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I have it and it works great like most intakes it won't gain a whole lot of hp I did feel the pick up was slightly better and car more responsive, it makes a beastly howl sounds sick!
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that's a lot of show and not a lot of go for $530
i'm not sure what i would do if i was in your position
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that's a lot of show and not a lot of go for $530
i'm not sure what i would do if i was in your position
^ this. End of thread.
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that's a lot of show and not a lot of go for $530
i'm not sure what i would do if i was in your position
What would you recommend then?
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I have it and it works great like most intakes it won't gain a whole lot of hp I did feel the pick up was slightly better and car more responsive, it makes a beastly howl sounds sick!
Nice. Yeah, I don't really think it would add as much horsepower as it says, but if it gives a better ride, I'm down for it. Plus it doesn't hurt if it sounds great. Has it improved your mpg?
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If anything put a panel filter in there. It's not really worth modding a 328 because you will spend thousands of dollars to pick up about 20HP.

If I were you I would get an exhaust to make it sound nice, then spend my money making it look great
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What would you recommend then?
Save your money and keep it stock. Or you can spend your money on hookers and blow.
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What would you recommend then?
If you want to improve the sound of your car, you should probably start with your stock exhaust system.
I am not familiar with the available intakes for the n52, but i don't think you need to spend your money on a carbon fiber intake considering the current stock weight of the 328i.
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that's a lot of show and not a lot of go for $530
i'm not sure what i would do if i was in your position
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I have it and it works great like most intakes it won't gain a whole lot of hp I did feel the pick up was slightly better and car more responsive, it makes a beastly howl sounds sick!
Nice. Yeah, I don't really think it would add as much horsepower as it says, but if it gives a better ride, I'm down for it. Plus it doesn't hurt if it sounds great. Has it improved your mpg?
No I don't think it adds a whole lot of hp
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If you want to improve the sound of your car, you should probably start with your stock exhaust system.
I am not familiar with the available intakes for the n52, but i don't think you need to spend your money on a carbon fiber intake considering the current stock weight of the 328i.
Well I'm not crazy over the carbon fiber, they have one with out it for a lot cheaper. I would get that one. I just use that one for a link.
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My BMW PI has improved my hwy milage by about 4mpg. Considering how much time i spend on the hwy it'll pay for itself within a couple of years.
PI?
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if it improved mpg that much on a 328i, bmw would have made it stock. you're saying that the stock airbox is crazy restrictive if you got 4 more miles on every gallon of gas.
in fact, there would be no need to move down to a 4 cylinder engine on the f32.
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noise restrictions, cost restrictions, CARB compliance, etc., might prevent such a thing from being standard equipment.
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if it improved mpg that much on a 328i, bmw would have made it stock. you're saying that the stock airbox is crazy restrictive if you got 4 more miles on every gallon of gas.
in fact, there would be no need to move down to a 4 cylinder engine on the f32.
Why would I lie about that? My highway milage improved from 24 mpg to 27.5 mpg cruising at 80 mph. The whole reason why I got it was to improve my hwy milage because in the 7 and a half months I've had my car I've put on around 13000 miles, mostly highway. I'll be doing that for the next 3 years, so in that time it will have paid for itself.

You don't have to believe me and I'm sure that different people will see different results, but that's the result I saw with it.
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