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      11-23-2014, 02:15 PM   #177
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Just finished installing the AFE Sealed Box intake on my 328 xi wagon... I have to say -- instructions were completely useless, I would have saved time if I had NOT tried to follow the directions.

Second -- quality in terms of fit just SUCKS. This should have taken an hour tops to install -- instead it took me 2 1/2 hours -- primarily because it was VERY difficult to get the pieces to fit together.

No opinions as of yet as to whether it was worthwhile -- but I don't think I will be buying AFE products in the future.

Have others had the same experience?
I don't recall having a hard time at all. Just getting the fastner on the inside of the filter box was the most difficult thing besides tightening the clamp on the manifold-side of the intake duct.
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      03-04-2015, 02:18 PM   #178
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Need Spacer

Is anyone selling one of these spacers? I am looking to buy one.
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      03-16-2015, 07:39 PM   #179
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Theres a diagram in here with all the specs. You should be able to get a local machine shop to make it
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      03-30-2015, 05:38 PM   #180
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Hey Guys,

If anybody is interested as of next week I will have some spacers for sale.

I've had a local machine shop make me some. They wouldn't do 1 unit, so I had a minimum batch of 5 made.

At this point i'll have 4 spacers available for sale. Send me a PM if you'd like one.

Thanks!
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      03-30-2015, 10:14 PM   #181
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Glad to see I wasn't the only one with these issues. I ended up taking mine off and it's sitting in the box again. Was debating installing it again, but after reading all this, I think I'll just invest in something else.
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      03-31-2015, 02:49 PM   #182
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Hey Man,

If you want you can pick up a spacer and it'll solve all your issues. No other intake can come close to the sound the AFE is able to put out.




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Glad to see I wasn't the only one with these issues. I ended up taking mine off and it's sitting in the box again. Was debating installing it again, but after reading all this, I think I'll just invest in something else.
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      03-31-2015, 04:48 PM   #183
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Hey Man,

If you want you can pick up a spacer and it'll solve all your issues. No other intake can come close to the sound the AFE is able to put out.
PM'd.
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      04-03-2015, 06:32 PM   #184
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Hey Guys,

Holy Crap! The Tim Shim works!

I just installed it today and I can't believe how it's restored all my power throughout the gears!

If you need one let me know, I had to have multiple made since the machine shop in my neighborhood wouldn't make single units.

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      04-06-2015, 11:15 AM   #185
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That's great to hear, let me know whenever your ready to ship.
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      04-07-2015, 04:09 PM   #186
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Hey guys,

If anyone is interested i'm currently shipping these out.

I have 4 in stock, but 3 are already on hold.

It's 65$ USD shipping and screws included.
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      04-09-2015, 08:40 AM   #187
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Hey Guys,

Holy Crap! The Tim Shim works!

I just installed it today and I can't believe how it's restored all my power throughout the gears!

If you need one let me know, I had to have multiple made since the machine shop in my neighborhood wouldn't make single units.

Jeff
Nice!!! Glad to hear its still working out for people
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      04-12-2015, 09:22 PM   #188
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Hey Guys,

I got one spacer left.

65$ USD shipped and it could be yours.
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      09-30-2015, 09:03 AM   #189
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Still available?

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Hey Guys,

I got one spacer left.

65$ USD shipped and it could be yours.
I'd like to pick one up. Thanks!
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      10-13-2015, 10:47 AM   #190
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Yes still available.

I had a couple more made to have on hand for members in the future.



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I'd like to pick one up. Thanks!
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      10-14-2015, 02:42 AM   #191
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I have an intake up for sale as well if anyone is interested.
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Any more spacers available? Thanks
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aFe Spacer

Just recently reinstalled my aFe on my 2006 e90 325i and was wondering if anyone has a Tim Spacer for sale?
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