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Old 02-02-2006, 07:44 AM   #31
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hate to interupt, but can anyone get an OEM filter for less than $40?
Crappy Tire and Napa both want like $45. My car isnt worth the investment, but its near that time where it does have to be replaced

I think i might be able to "get" you one from Jiffy Lube.
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:42 AM   #32
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anyne have the link for that article?
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:52 PM   #33
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I remember reading this article a while ago too....very interesting. I guess for the mostpart K&N's products do increase airflow, but BMW obviously spent more time on engineering an above average intake system. I was originally going to buy a drop-in k&n filter, but after reading this, I'm glad I stayed with the factory drop in. My cheapness works out for the better this time Enjoy!!

http://www.bolhuijo.com/airflowtest/
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:43 PM   #34
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nice...that is really helpful...but he doesnt mention cone filters. is a cone filter system better than a panel filter?
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:28 PM   #35
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A cone filter can offer more surface area for induction (notice the can...some people put cones on cars that are smaller in area than the factory setup), so if the car needs more air it can get it. But a stock M20 does not need more air on the filter side at all, there are much more signficant bottlenecks further upstream.

Bottom line, stick to OEM. If you really want the sound (which I did), get a good cone (ITG is best from what I've read) and shield the hell out of it so you don't lose power.
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:15 PM   #36
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Bottom line, stick to OEM. If you really want the sound (which I did), get a good cone (ITG is best from what I've read) and shield the hell out of it so you don't lose power.
And the reality of the situation is that the only real time the engine heat is going to affect the power is at a standstill when you don't really the power anyways.
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:34 PM   #37
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anyone ever tried or know someone thats tried the system from bmp design? i like how it comes with a heat shield and short intake.

http://www.bmpdesign.com/product-exe...earch_model/36
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anyone ever tried or know someone thats tried the system from bmp design? i like how it comes with a heat shield and short intake.

http://www.bmpdesign.com/product-exe...earch_model/36
The one in the pic isn't the one you get. That's from a later car.
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Old 02-03-2006, 03:30 PM   #39
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So what do you get??
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So what do you get??
You probably get what you do in most of the 'kits' available for the E30. A cone filter, possibly a bracket for attaching the filter to the AFM and maybe a bracket to attach it to the car.
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