View Full Version : Which Intake makes more Engine Noise????

02-02-2004, 03:11 AM
Which Intake Makes more engine noise... Conforti Evolution Intake with ITG foam filter or an ECIS Intake with a K and N Filter?

I suspect the ECIS would make more just by the design of the air filter but the conforti one apparently sucks in more air.... so which is it?


02-02-2004, 03:31 AM
Nelson's CAI is pretty loud.
but you can only hear it after 5k rpms.

02-02-2004, 03:33 AM
nelson has carbonio..not ECIS or Conforti

02-02-2004, 04:16 AM
no intake makes the loudest noise

02-02-2004, 04:19 AM
328 what u talking bout u fool. i guess it helps being in the toronto area to understand.

02-02-2004, 04:29 AM
hmmmmm, im guessing since the carbonio extends down the bumper like the dinan intake, it would produce sound but I think it is contingent on the type of filter used. Carbonio uses a K and N filter type and not ITG.

Vlad... does your intake make a lot of noise? Its more like the ECIS if not exactly cause AA outsources their heatshields from ECIS

02-02-2004, 07:09 AM
not a lot, but it is noticable.

Nelsons car sound like it got VTEC in it

02-02-2004, 07:26 AM
Originally posted by SickFinga
Nelsons car sound like it got VTEC in it

His Isuzu sounds a million times more badass*shiner*

02-02-2004, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by Miguel
His Isuzu sounds a million times more badass*shiner*

haha thats true

Justin e36
02-02-2004, 10:38 AM
if you want a loud intake maybe consider getting a ROAR carbon airfilter.

Justin e36
02-02-2004, 10:39 AM
in a 5er...

Justin e36
02-02-2004, 10:40 AM
ROAR on it's own.
It's a very loud, very growling intake. I no it's not one of the 2 you mentioned.. but if sound is important to you, maybe something to consider looking in to.

97 Z3 2.8
02-02-2004, 10:10 PM
Ummmm, why would you be worried about this?
You'll make you decision baed on how loud it is?
What about the quality of the kit? Is it OEM quality or a hack? The filter? Fit and finish?
I'd suggest JC all the way, but in fairness I haven't worked with ECIS. The moulded JC heat shield and CF intake connector with the OEM like snaps is a really nice peice.

Justin e36
02-02-2004, 10:28 PM
JC is good too... just doesn't work well in high heat situations.. :/

02-02-2004, 10:30 PM
isn't the Conforti one pretty pricy?? I hear the ECIS one is really similar in performance and a lot cheaper, I remember researching between the two when I had a e36 320

02-03-2004, 01:28 AM
Short ram intakes are the key for sound, mine howles throughout the rev range, but really screams 5000rpm and on.
When you punch the gas it is really deep and throaty, probably the best mod I did to my car, you can hear it a long ways away!

02-03-2004, 01:31 AM
i got mine at pitstop lol... its just a regular cold air intake but sounds VERY nice when accelerating!

02-03-2004, 06:12 AM
No offense, even though I know Jim C. makes killer shit (i just saw a Jim C. cammed M3 eat an STI in the 1/4 mile on video), I wouldn't trust a foam filter with such a beautiful specimen of machinery (E36 M3 engine). I would rather have the Dinan setup, which is a true cold air setup w/ a K&N filter,

02-03-2004, 12:35 PM
Dinan doesn't use a K&N filter, it is there own layered cotton filter.

02-03-2004, 01:49 PM
My mistake :)

02-03-2004, 01:59 PM
Ah, same s*it anyway!:cool:

02-03-2004, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by Justin e36
JC is good too... just doesn't work well in high heat situations.. :/

Really, could you provide more info on this? Hundreds of BMW Club Race cars, as well as thousands of regular street consumers have made great power increases with Jim's intake. He does not promo intakes to the Club Race guys...they spend their hard earned dollars to win! My own personal car picked up 12rwhp with his Euro E36 intake....on an independant dyno. This stuff works! His intake system has more engineering time in it that any other intake on the market and is specifically engineered to work in harmony with the factory BMW HFMs. Most (all?) other intakes are simple intake pipes with low-dollar filters. The only "engineering" that goes into them is making sure the hood still closes :D


02-03-2004, 05:56 PM
If I had the money, I'd get the JC one, the fit and finish is very nice, almost OEM.

My Carbonio intake is loud (after 5000rpm as mentioned), but then again my car wasn't all that quiet with the stock airbox (debaffled though). You can hear it at the beginning of the first Max autocross video, in the second video I have the Carbonio installed.

02-03-2004, 06:04 PM
thinair check your pm please

97 Z3 2.8
02-03-2004, 09:52 PM
Hey Rob,
I completely agree on the JC quality.... my opinion isn't as educated as yours though so I wasn't going to post up any arguements + or -. Any issues with the filtration of the foam filters? You hear good and bad...