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      06-11-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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Simota CF V2 vs Injen

What do you guys think? Simota CF V2 or the Injen? There aren't many reviews on the simota on 330s (i own a 330xi). just wondering which is the best bang for my buck and your guys input on either you might have. Thanks!
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What do you guys think? Simota CF V2 or the Injen? There aren't many reviews on the simota on 330s (i own a 330xi). just wondering which is the best bang for my buck and your guys input on either you might have. Thanks!
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      06-11-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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I'm in the same situation as you! Interested in what people have to say
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i have a simota intake and it sounds good to me, i do also have a muffler delete also. you actually hear the intake around the higher end as well.
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Whatever you do don't get the Injen. Completely open to all the engine bay heat so you'll more than likely LOOSE horsepower.
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For the NA cars I would recommend the following
Stock air box with charcoal filter delete if you dont want so spend money
if you do want a new air box then you can go with either Simota or Euro Airbox. The eurobox uses a cone intake; I believe the Simota does too.


Stay away from the AFE and Injen CAI's, sound is great but all they do is suck hot air from the engine.
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Great responses guys! i think i might go with the simota anyone know who sells them?
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I had Cyba scoops with drop in foam filter and charcoal delete, under $100, visually looks OEM and no heat soaking, and ram cold air. Didn't see a benefit spending so much money on aftermarket CAI.
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I had Cyba scoops with drop in foam filter and charcoal delete, under $100, visually looks OEM and no heat soaking, and ram cold air. Didn't see a benefit spending so much money on aftermarket CAI.
I really just want that amazing sound lol plus that small performance gain
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I love the sound of my simota.
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Don't get shit, get a tune first.
That's not smart because a tune adjusts to what upgrades you have while getting the tune. it's better to get your intake, exhaust, etc before you get a tune.
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That's not smart because a tune adjusts to what upgrades you have while getting the tune. it's better to get your intake, exhaust, etc before you get a tune.
Not on these cars. Intake, you lose power. Exhaust, you might gain 1-2whp. It makes NO empirical benefits other than sound.

Trust me, get a tune. Then an exhaust for fun. Race some clown with an Injen intake + exhaust, and the stock car w/ a tune will win.
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Not on these cars. Intake, you lose power. Exhaust, you might gain 1-2whp. It makes NO empirical benefits other than sound.

Trust me, get a tune. Then an exhaust for fun. Race some clown with an Injen intake + exhaust, and the stock car w/ a tune will win.
but what about a tune with exhaust and intake sounds better and goes faster lol waste of money tho
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but what about a tune with exhaust and intake sounds better and goes faster lol waste of money tho
Intake/exhaust only for sound. Spend intake money on a drop.
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Intake/exhaust only for sound. Spend intake money on a drop.
What do you mean drop? like a drop in filter or lowered?
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What do you mean drop? like a drop in filter or lowered?
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I think the BMW performance intake is the best available for our cars. Its just hard to find at the right price...
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I definitely saw a decrease in MPG after installing my Simota but screw it...a 1 mpg drop compared to the soothing sound of the intake is a-ok with me.
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Great responses guys! i think i might go with the simota anyone know who sells them?
Who/where is Simota sold?
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Who/where is Simota sold?
I dont believe th ey sell them anymore.
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