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325iSBimmer 11-28-2003 04:39 AM

E36 homemade Intake
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I was fliping through a magazine a couple of days ago and saw an intake on a guys 325 that looked fairly simple.....

so at work i got bored and made my own....

first the cone and reducer were yellow but then i decide I didn't like it so i got the red ones...

and WOW..what a difference that thing made....the sound is amazing and i could feel that the engine was more responsive throughout the entire rev range and it pulled harder in the upper RPM's

325iSBimmer 11-28-2003 04:41 AM

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crazyvadim 11-28-2003 01:31 PM

pure genius :idea:

325iSBimmer 11-28-2003 05:30 PM

the only piece of special equipment i used was a pipe bender..other than that anyone could do this

mkgino 11-28-2003 07:49 PM

Ive done it too. Made my own. Probably the best do it yourself mod out there.

But I still kinda want a carbon fiber one

Gizmo 11-28-2003 07:49 PM

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I made my own cold air induction setup today, it works very well, after a nice long city drive I stopped to feel the temp difference and the metal in the induction section was about 10deg cooler than the suspension turret next to it. Now I get that deep roar and my car breathes cold air even in traffic.:)

I sectioned it off with some black plastic and put a hood (bonnet) rubber around the top so it seals when the hood closes.

Gizmo 11-28-2003 07:52 PM

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Here's another view

BMW_M52_M20 11-30-2003 06:28 PM

Trust me, get a heatshield.......I bought one from, it was pricey, but a nice OEM look and fit, and it does wonders for keeping the air cold in the intake bay, just amazing!

325iSBimmer 11-30-2003 10:47 PM

Gizmo - thats a nice setup there. with the heatshield and all..

I gotta make myself one of those heatshields....looks a little tricky but nothing a few tries won't cure.

MKGINO- too...theres nothing like having an authentic Dinan or Carbonio intake....but untill i feel like spending $300 on a CF one this will have to

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