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Old 10-16-2003, 02:39 AM   #1
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Just got my Carbonio Intake installed

Well, I bought a Carbonio CAI at Bimmercruise. I tried to install it, but the filter that came in the kit was too large (I have ZKW ellipsoids and washer jets). After a call to Carbonio, I got everything sorted. Another cone filter went in (not cylindrical like the original) and everything fit properly.

It's a really nice intake, it just howls above 5000rpm (like most CAI's). It probably takes longer to relocate the horn then to install the intake.

Anyway, if you're going to buy one, and have washer jets and ZKW's (appearently no fitment issues with the Bosch ellipsoids), let them know so they can send you the proper filter.

And I wouldn't worry too much about water getting to the filter, it's not that low, the filter is behind the rubbing strip/moulding on the bumper, above the brake duct. If your driving around in water that deep, water ingestion may not be your only problem
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Old 10-16-2003, 02:55 AM   #2
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Re: Just got my Carbonio Intake installed

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.....If your driving around in water that deep, water ingestion may not be your only problem


nice.


That intake sounded awsome loud at the autocross when you gave it. I think the Carbon Fiber resonates the sound more than a alloy intake would.
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Old 10-16-2003, 03:21 AM   #3
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Congrats!

can you feel a difference on the butt dyno?

Ah well I can't wait to hear it this weekend at auto-x Lean Mean Growling Ultimate Driving Machine
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Old 10-23-2003, 11:48 PM   #4
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yea i got one of those too and the sound is amazing but the only thing that made me mad was that the pipe wouldnt fit into the filter for the longest time but it was well work the time for that sound
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yea i got one of those too and the sound is amazing but the only thing that made me mad was that the pipe wouldnt fit into the filter for the longest time but it was well work the time for that sound
yeah, it's a super tight fit. The other filter I got from them is a bit easier to put on.
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Old 10-24-2003, 10:12 PM   #6
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arent u gonna switch the CAI out for the winter?
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arent u gonna switch the CAI out for the winter?
No, I'm going to switch vehicles
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No, I'm going to switch vehicles
lol...good
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No, I'm going to switch vehicles
are you going to do some more 540's like last year?

haha..i love the intake sound esp with your exhaust! too bad it comes on so high though, why is that? and why does vlads come on lower and more like..steadier, yours is quiet, it gets there, then at 5k its loud as a mofo?
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are you going to do some more 540's like last year?

haha..i love the intake sound esp with your exhaust! too bad it comes on so high though, why is that? and why does vlads come on lower and more like..steadier, yours is quiet, it gets there, then at 5k its loud as a mofo?
I'm going for 720's this year

My intake noise only kicks in at 5000rpm because I have it wired to a vtech controller, at exactly 5000rpm the vtech controller disconnects my cd changer input and connects a microphone I have in the mass airflow sensor to my stereo's head unit, then it diverts all the sound to six 2-way mid/high speakers I keep in the engine bay. That is the reason why my intake is loud. My next project is to get a blow off valve sample sound on a cd and have it go through those same 6 speakers whenever I let off the gas (it'd be connected with a boost controller to my throttle position sensor), so I can trick people into thinking I have a turbo.
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I'm going for 720's this year

My intake noise only kicks in at 5000rpm because I have it wired to a vtech controller, at exactly 5000rpm the vtech controller disconnects my cd changer input and connects a microphone I have in the mass airflow sensor to my stereo's head unit, then it diverts all the sound to six 2-way mid/high speakers I keep in the engine bay. That is the reason why my intake is loud. My next project is to get a blow off valve sample sound on a cd and have it go through those same 6 speakers whenever I let off the gas (it'd be connected with a boost controller to my throttle position sensor), so I can trick people into thinking I have a turbo.
Thanks Thinair! Now I understand how true CAI's function. I always thought those vtech controllers would come in handy for us Bimmer heads
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guys, for the record it's VTEC.... not vtech (the cordless phones). --- although sometimes I wonder!
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http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/show...threadid=23238 go here Thinair
when u plan on getting a REAL turbo tho?
BTW i got a VTECH.....phone
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Would the Carbonio CAI fit under the hood of the shoe?
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