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      04-27-2011, 01:38 PM   #1
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best intake, european air box mod?

I was going to do a charcoal del/k&n drop in...but now i might just save up for the european air box and drop that in...i heard good things about it...my question is...is this the best route to take? or is their another intake that doesnt rob the car like the afe and others? Im doing it for actual airflow and performance i dont care about sound...anyone whos trialed and errored with these dif intakes please imput...thankss

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      04-27-2011, 02:04 PM   #2
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haven't had any experience with the euro airbox but from the looks of it it seems the best, fully enclosed with a cylindrical filter. I think that would be the route best for the money. You can also do a dinan style intake where it scoops up air from the bottom of the bumper.
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      04-27-2011, 07:42 PM   #3
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If you don't want to spend a whole lot, charcoal delete w/ k&n filter. Euro box is a good idea if you don't want to cut anything. The Dinan ram air thing doesn't seem to make it easy if you have to replace the filter.
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      04-27-2011, 08:19 PM   #4
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You can still buy a euro box used from Europe or Asia without spending whole lot.
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      04-28-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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hmm...if i could find a euro box for like 300 ill prob pull the trigger...seems like a worthwhile mod...if i only had enough money to do everything i want at once lol
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      04-28-2011, 10:31 AM   #6
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You can still buy a euro box used from Europe or Asia without spending whole lot.
you know a place i can do this?
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      04-28-2011, 10:34 AM   #7
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you know a place i can do this?
seriously? There's this magical website that has a lot of people around the world selling new and used products: Ebay.
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seriously? There's this magical website that has a lot of people around the world selling new and used products: Ebay.
I think theres a guy named Craig that has a list similar to this.
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      04-28-2011, 11:34 AM   #9
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lol yep you can try ebay.co.uk that's where I bought mine.
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      04-29-2011, 11:25 AM   #10
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i didnt find any on ebay...such smartasses on here lol didnt try the uk one maybe ill try that
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again no luck lol...what exactly did you type in ebay uk to find it lol
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      04-29-2011, 01:10 PM   #12
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I typed in "e90 air box" then hit Ctrl W, and i found everything i wanted!
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I've tried the uk site with no luck. can anyone pm me somewhere to buy a box?
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I've tried the uk site with no luck. can anyone pm me somewhere to buy a box?
If you can wait until June 28th for this puppy to come back in stock...I think this is our part. http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-328...All/ES2072577/


tags (in case people finally learn the wonders of the button ): where do I buy the euro airbox air box ECS tuning OEM part 13717552437 E90 E91 E92 E93 N52 3.0L E9x except M3
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I have an E92 328. Wonder how that compares to the BMW perf intake?
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Is this the euro air box??.......http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-3-SERIES-E...2#ht_500wt_922
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Thanks. I had seen that. Some members scooped one up around $200. I am wondering if anyone has any contacts overseas or something like that.


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If you can wait until June 28th for this puppy to come back in stock...I think this is our part. http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-328...All/ES2072577/


tags (in case people finally learn the wonders of the button ): where do I buy the euro airbox air box ECS tuning OEM part 13717552437 E90 E91 E92 E93 N52 3.0L E9x except M3
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I don't think so. It looks completely different. Compare the euro one in the ecs link with that. They are not the same in any way.


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No, that's for a smaller engine. Won't work. Should look exactly like the ECS one.

Here are some correct ones (already ended):
Ebay 1
Ebay 2 This one said 130d but was really for a 130i as there was no 130d ever produced. Just goes to show you that the descriptions are not always right.
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      04-30-2011, 09:13 PM   #20
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Thanks for the links. I hope we can either get a group buy or a source that will bring these in for us cheap.
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      05-02-2011, 03:33 AM   #21
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Well, actually the $300+ that ECS Tuning is selling a new Euro box IS cheap compared to the BMW Perf Airbox - which goes for $700+ new

I lucked out and found a member in Singapore that needed my factory standard airbox so he could use the back half for the Performance Airbox he bought - we traded even up, my std for his Euro. We each just paid shipping. So I got my Euro for $50 + the K&N filter I bought for another $45...
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Anybody ever tried the BMW performance intake replicas?

Shouldnt be bad since its all about plastics and the filter. Throw a K&N spherical filter and you've saved $500 over the BMW one.

Might give this one a try.
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