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      05-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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3 stage intake + tune reviews

I know there are several threads with different observations and reviews on the 3 stage intake manifold and AA tune, but here is a place to post them all. Please share your thoughts regarding this mod, especially the difference in daily driving and butt dynos. I've seen several dyno sheets, but how about the driving experience? Would you do it again? Was it worth the money?

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I know there are several threads with different observations and reviews on the 3 stage intake manifold and AA tune, but here is a place to post them all. Please share your thoughts regarding this mod, especially the difference in daily driving and butt dynos. I've seen several dyno sheets, but how about the driving experience? Would you do it again? Was it worth the money?

Feel free to post any related videos if you have any.
If you aren't going to do any other mod this is the one to do.
Is it noticeable? Absolutely! Car pulls really well from 3k to redline. 4.5k rpm you can feel it pull even harder.
Would I do it again? YES!
Was it worth the money? Yes!
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If you aren't going to do any other mod this is the one to do.
Is it noticeable? Absolutely! Car pulls really well from 3k to redline. 4.5k rpm you can feel it pull even harder.
Would I do it again? YES!
Was it worth the money? Yes!
How much of a difference did your mmw headers make in comparison to your 3IM + Tune?
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How much of a difference did your mmw headers make in comparison to your 3IM + Tune?
Based on the butt dyno...

The Tune + Manifold was a bigger gain. I have not been to the dyno since putting the headers on. I have been putting all my spare money into my e30.
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N51 with AA Tune (3 SI included). Car def feels more alive than stock even on the XI and much more fun to drive. Sadly where I got my tune up they did not have dyno equipment set up for the XI would love to do one soon though.
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N51 with AA Tune (3 SI included). Car def feels more alive than stock even on the XI and much more fun to drive. Sadly where I got my tune up they did not have dyno equipment set up for the XI would love to do one soon though.
Do you feel like 0-60 times are improved, or is the throttle just more responsive and linear?
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Do you feel like 0-60 times are improved, or is the throttle just more responsive and linear?
Both.
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Huge improvement in acceleration, no lag, its still not a fast car but at least I can out run a prius

Will i do it again, no i'll buy a 335 or m car next time but it made my ride alot more fun
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Huge improvement in acceleration, no lag, its still not a fast car but at least I can out run a prius
you couldnt before?

And for me, I still have yet to get a tune for it, but this far I have enjoyed its benefits
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Subscribed. How much does replacing the intake manifold normally cost, parts only? And do you need a tune to make it work?
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Subscribed. How much does replacing the intake manifold normally cost, parts only? And do you need a tune to make it work?
Do a search. There are 3 big threads with everything you need to know. This thread is specifically for reviews, not people asking how to/what to/cost to do this.
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Do a search. There are 3 big threads with everything you need to know. This thread is specifically for reviews, not people asking how to/what to/cost to do this.
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My Simon tool comes in the mail tomorrow & i'll write my review soon enough after I break it in. I'll do an initial reaction as well
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Subscribed. How much does replacing the intake manifold normally cost, parts only? And do you need a tune to make it work?
turner has it for 1695..
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argh, I already posted all my dynos in the other threads.
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There was a great review here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1451

Hopefully he will post it here as well.

How about some vids? I am curious to see how the RPMs respond, especially WOT from M1. Any WOT vids from M1?
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Just ordered my Simon!

I found an intake out of a junkyard for $230 out of a 328 N51.

Can't wait to try this out!
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Just ordered my Simon!

I found an intake out of a junkyard for $230 out of a 328 N51.

Can't wait to try this out!
niiice good fiiind haha i got mine off a 530i hahaha $200 =P + $300 install
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niiice good fiiind haha i got mine off a 530i hahaha $200 =P + $300 install
This was $200 but I had to pay $30 for shipping.
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also interested in this as well ! if anyone has this mod, please post up a video. (how rpms respond, power, acceleration, etc.) would appreciate it !
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niiice good fiiind haha i got mine off a 530i hahaha $200 =P + $300 install
Help me guys where i can find all the parts in good price : )
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