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Old 03-22-2006, 01:15 PM   #1
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I need an air intake

anyone know how much an cold air intake and or k&n filter costs for a e36 318 converitble....i want to get that nice sound out of it....the deep sound..

any ideas...

also i may be stupid right now...but are cold air intake and air filter like K&N same thing, im assuming there diff...right
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:55 PM   #2
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Cold air intake is a type of set up, as is a short ram air. K&N is just the filter it self which will be mounted to either intake. CAI is where the filter is tucked up behind the bumper, short ram means the filter remains in the engine bay, and is highly recomended that you use a heatshield with a short ram.

General cost for a good set up could range from 50 dollars U.S. to well into 200 U.S or more. Depends on how much you want to spend and what kind of set up you want exactly.

I have a cold air intake on my car, it cost me about 70 U.S. shipped. Aluminum tube and K&N filter tucked behind the bumper. sweet sound, small but noticable gain

if you just want sound, but dont want to spend money on an intake, just debaffle your airbox, you will get virtually the same sound, but costs nothing.
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Old 03-22-2006, 03:07 PM   #3
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I have an intake for a 325is. It is a generic pipe with a Dinan Filter. If it fits your car, I'll give it to you for $80.
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:24 PM   #4
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how can we know if it fits a 318?

i know BMWFORLIFE has dibs... but if he doesnt want it, i probably will.
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:27 PM   #5
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I confirmed with a tech - won't fit.
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Old 03-22-2006, 06:02 PM   #6
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Will it fit a '98 323is?
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Old 03-22-2006, 06:07 PM   #7
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alright im nect in line if they dont take it
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:44 PM   #8
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awesome, it wont fit. i love that. yes!
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:12 AM   #9
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For 318 you need a MAF adapter for aftermarket intake..such like this
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awesome, it wont fit. i love that. yes!
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:30 AM   #10
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If you just want the sound- just debaffle the intake. No clue on the performance gains though...best part about debaffling is that it's free.
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how do u debafle it? considering on tryin git out if anything
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:04 AM   #12
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also my Motronix Cold air intake will be up for sale very shortly, but not too certain on the date. the filter is a pretty standard filter. keep an eye out in the for sale section. but buy Geoffs in the meantime, hes a great guy and has that combo for a great price
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:58 PM   #13
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me and BMWFORLIFE can't buy Geoff's - it wont fit our 318's.

neither will yours.

fletch: the pic didnt work!

and can someone post a DIY for debaffling the stock air box. i think im gonna do that as soon as someone shows me how.
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debafling is easy, simly remove your filter. inside you will notice a baffler which basicly spreads the air flow over your filter, remove that. and thats all, if you want the louder sound remove the piece outside of your air box which feeds air to the air filter (between the frame and air box) and that will give you a nice loud sound

easy simple takes 5 min or so. here are some pics of my air box and how to do so. Depending on year you might need to push in a tab, with mine, just used a lil muscle and it popped right out. be sure to take off the snorkle first (the part between the frame and air box) so that the inner piece can slide out.







there you go easy simple free. if you need additional info look here

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=189790
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