View Full Version : What kind of intake and or strut brace set-up are you running?

01-28-2010, 07:01 PM
Hey guys,

Well I figured since I've spent so much on the looks of my car I figured I would give my engine bay some attention.

I'm planning on getting a ITG intake. It's pricey, but comes with a gorgeous heat shielf and c/f intake pipe

http://image.eurotuner.com/f/9996231+w750+st0/eurp_0505_04_z+project_m325i_part_4+conforti_cold_ air_intake_system.jpg

I just don't know if it's worth it.

Right now, i have a aluminum pipe coming out of the afm, with a k&n cone just behind the headlight, with no heatshiled. Sounds nice but isn't that great looking.

Also planning on getting a Active Autowerkes strut bar, I love the way it looks but is it really worth it? since the car is a vert, slammed on coilovers I think the extra rigidness would help. What do u guys think?


What are some of your guys using?


01-28-2010, 07:31 PM
I'm running a stock box with the baffle and snorkel removed (sounds good :D). Spending all that money on a CAI doesn't really seem worth it to me at the moment and would put it on the bottom of my list unless someone is selling one at a good price. If you want some nice bars check out mason engineering. They are a lot beefier than most of the other bars out there and look a lot nicer in my opinion. I really like the rear strut bar since you can easily remove it for trunk space if needed. Rogue engineering also has a really nice front strut bar that I'm ordering soon.

Here's a link to their site: http://www.masonengineering.net/Subpages/E36.htm
and here is a link to the rogue engineering race brace: http://www.rogueengineering.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RE&Product_Code=RE_RB

01-28-2010, 07:38 PM
yeah I saw the mason engineering one earlier today. not much of a price difference. I looks really solid, but looks wise I think the aa one looks a lot classier! Which is really important to me lol


01-28-2010, 09:59 PM
get a acs strut bar it looks really nice trust me ive seen one on a blue coupe and it look really classy:D*th-up*

01-28-2010, 10:45 PM
lol ^^^ jack before i go to your house and take it while you sleep, i'd pipe down :P


Another BM
01-28-2010, 11:03 PM
K&N 57.

it sounds nicee

01-30-2010, 06:10 PM
no one else here using CAI or strut bars?


01-30-2010, 08:37 PM
me not yet. just running a drop in k&n filter

01-30-2010, 09:56 PM
Cosmos racing CAI, nice loud growl.

01-30-2010, 10:15 PM
the loudest is the simota cf intake

01-30-2010, 11:47 PM
Currently running a K&N 57 Series FIPK Intake. Sound great and looks good with the heat shield

01-31-2010, 12:44 AM
ECIS CAI and ACS Strut brace; compliments the H&R and Bilstein sports suspension I installed.... LOVE IT!...