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USAF Rick's Avatar Custom Autozone N54 DCI
USAF Rick
06-30-2012
What's going on guys.

Okay, so I finally decided that I want to start modding my car, and where else to start but with the intake filters, it's easy and cheap. I like the simple set-up that BMS offers but I wanted one in blue, so I decided to build my own with Autozone parts. Click here to read the entire tutorial
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By Meeni on 08-15-2012, 03:22 PM
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Isn't that setup sucking hotter air that the regular airbox ?


Would be interesting to have readings from the MAF and temp sensors before and after, to see if it does any good :}
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By saxon on 08-15-2012, 07:17 PM
i wouldnt use those cheap filters but an A for effort
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By Turbo335iATX on 08-23-2012, 03:15 AM
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i think im going to try this tom, i wanted blue ones, too
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By N54 TuNeR on 08-25-2012, 05:04 PM
i did this too but ended up getting the dci's from jb
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By 07bmw335iguy on 09-22-2012, 09:53 AM
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Here is my version and also if you search promo code for advanced auto parts you can get these cheap (got mine for $30). Spectre also makes a proven product, just because its not kandn or another well known brand doesnt mean anything. I've had these on my car since last year.
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By thejackyltm on 09-22-2012, 04:08 PM
ive been wondering about doing something like this on the n52...
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By wahooooman on 09-24-2012, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 07bmw335iguy View Post
Here is my version and also if you search promo code for advanced auto parts you can get these cheap (got mine for $30). Spectre also makes a proven product, just because its not kandn or another well known brand doesnt mean anything. I've had these on my car since last year.
Just curious were you got your adapters from the stock pipes to the cone, i looked for the ones described at home depot with no luck. are they hard plastic or a rubber ?
Thanks.
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By 07bmw335iguy on 09-24-2012, 01:23 PM
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there in the home plumbing section, its black abs plastic, funny thing is I just changed my adapters to aluminum ones from advanced, I got the 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 exhaust adapter then to it to my local muffler shop so he could stretch the 2 1/2 side to 3". I did this because it gave me a half an inch more room on the intake side because the abs adapters are so thick. Good luck all in all everything cost me $38
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By adnanm3 on 09-24-2012, 03:45 PM
looks great, will be giving this a try very soon.
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By Ridehard335 on 10-02-2012, 01:24 PM
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I decided to make my own as well. I ordered the filters direct from S & B in blue with chrome. I bought the aluminum pipe from Home Depot and polished them with the bench grinder/wire wheel. All said and done it cost me $65.
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By USAF Rick on 10-26-2012, 07:50 AM
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I dont see how you clamped the cone to the oem pipe... from what it looks like you stuck the oem pipe INSIDE the filter neck and clamped ?
Hey yeah, that's exactly what I did haha.
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By USAF Rick on 10-26-2012, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 07bmw335iguy View Post
Here is my version and also if you search promo code for advanced auto parts you can get these cheap (got mine for $30). Spectre also makes a proven product, just because its not kandn or another well known brand doesnt mean anything. I've had these on my car since last year.
Phew, feels pretty good to know these filters arent bad, haha.
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By USAF Rick on 10-26-2012, 07:54 AM
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I decided to make my own as well. I ordered the filters direct from S & B in blue with chrome. I bought the aluminum pipe from Home Depot and polished them with the bench grinder/wire wheel. All said and done it cost me $65.
That looks awesome man, that's cool how you took time to polish those pipes.
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By Turbo335iATX on 12-05-2012, 12:16 AM
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just did this , used two small pvc painted with high heat paint

but think im going to replace them with aluminum exhaust parts tom ,

just to be sure the pvc doesnt get to hot
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By Twnturbofanatic on 01-08-2013, 12:33 AM
My question is do these filters produce the same air flow results as the bms intakes. I know gains are minimal but do these filters allow the engine to keep the hot air out and produce that afflicting turbo spool sound everyone buys a dci for..
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By romanonj on 01-13-2013, 10:12 AM
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Great thread, I did mine last night using black filters and it looks great, and with only $60 spent!!!

I would add 2" PVC pipe has to be cut to 2 inches for the front intake tube, and 5 inches for the back pipe. I played around a bit with different lengths and these seem to have worked best. Clean those inside and out to ensure no shavings are left in. Will post pics later.
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By Red_Bean_Bun on 01-13-2013, 10:27 AM
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My question is do these filters produce the same air flow results as the bms intakes. I know gains are minimal but do these filters allow the engine to keep the hot air out and produce that afflicting turbo spool sound everyone buys a dci for..
It does not keep the hot air out. But if the engine has a turbo .... The heat is there already unlike a NA engine .....
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By romanonj on 01-14-2013, 04:15 PM
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Great thread, I did mine last night using black filters and it looks great, and with only $60 spent!!!

I would add 2" PVC pipe has to be cut to 2 inches for the front intake tube, and 5 inches for the back pipe. I played around a bit with different lengths and these seem to have worked best. Clean those inside and out to ensure no shavings are left in. Will post pics later.
Pics added... Black saphire car with black filters looks awesome...
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By omerfar23 on 01-14-2013, 08:38 PM
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Can one of the guys who did post exact length of the pvs or alum pipes? it seems everyone had a different size.
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By romanonj on 01-14-2013, 09:35 PM
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Can one of the guys who did post exact length of the pvs or alum pipes? it seems everyone had a different size.
2-3 inches for front intake, 4-5 rear.. Anything longer than that does not fit. If you look at the pics, the front 2 to 3 inch adapter sits flush against the factory hose. So all you need is 1 inch of PVC inside the hose to clamp on..
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By Twnturbofanatic on 01-15-2013, 02:42 PM
Quick question for those that have done this mod. I bought the two black spectre filters now I just need the piping to make it fit, you think if I order just the couplers from bms and use the spectre cones it would fit?
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By romanonj on 01-15-2013, 10:03 PM
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If I had to guess I would say no.. Judging by the coupler pics spectre filters will be too big.. Get an adapter from either lowes or depot.. It works great!
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