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      09-25-2016, 04:05 PM   #1
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Anyone knows how to DIY a Silicone Intake Hose for N52

i know Rev Motoring has it on eBay, but they dont ship to Canada, plus i wanna swap out the oem intake hose asap.

So has anyone custom a Silicone Intake Hose for their N52, if yes please give me some guide.
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      10-06-2016, 12:24 PM   #2
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I've been eyeing the Mishimoto silicone intake boot.
https://www.mishimoto.com/bmw-e90-n5...oot-06-13.html
Has anyone tried one of these? Does getting rid of the resonator make the engine sound better or worse?
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Did this on my N52 a couple weeks back. There is a slight improvement on sound when accelerating, but not super noticeable. Perhaps a slight improvement to throttle responsiveness. Essentially I did it so that I'd no longer had to worry about my original intake boot cracking, plus it looks cool when the hood is open. For the price it's a pretty cheap mod, I live in Canada as well and I think it was just over a hundred dollars CAD ordered direct from Mishimoto.

If you don't go into this expecting miracles you won't be disappointed. I like it and the install was simple. Might be hard to do when the snow comes though, it's a tight fit in warm weather

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I'm returning this thing to Amazon. What a waste of time and money. The fitment is poor at best - the bend contour clearly doesn't match up with the OE part at all. I can sort of force it to fit but barely.
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      10-15-2016, 05:11 PM   #5
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Did this on my N52 a couple weeks back. There is a slight improvement on sound when accelerating, but not super noticeable. Perhaps a slight improvement to throttle responsiveness. Essentially I did it so that I'd no longer had to worry about my original intake boot cracking, plus it looks cool when the hood is open. For the price it's a pretty cheap mod, I live in Canada as well and I think it was just over a hundred dollars CAD ordered direct from Mishimoto.

If you don't go into this expecting miracles you won't be disappointed. I like it and the install was simple. Might be hard to do when the snow comes though, it's a tight fit in warm weather

What part#/brand is that hose?
TIA
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We're talking about the Mishimoto intake hose for the N52.
https://www.mishimoto.com/bmw-e90-n5...oot-06-13.html
He got the red one and I got the black one. You can make it fit but it really just isn't contoured right. I'd rather just take the stock intake and saw off the resonator at this point.
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Did this on my N52 a couple weeks back. There is a slight improvement on sound when accelerating, but not super noticeable. Perhaps a slight improvement to throttle responsiveness. Essentially I did it so that I'd no longer had to worry about my original intake boot cracking, plus it looks cool when the hood is open. For the price it's a pretty cheap mod, I live in Canada as well and I think it was just over a hundred dollars CAD ordered direct from Mishimoto.

If you don't go into this expecting miracles you won't be disappointed. I like it and the install was simple. Might be hard to do when the snow comes though, it's a tight fit in warm weather

Did you find the install hard as well
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