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Old 03-01-2004, 06:19 AM   #1
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Intake shoot out???

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Does anybody have any idea which brand of intake have the most power gain(Dinan, ECIS CAI, Jim Confortie CAI...etc)? Or just the K&n drop in filter will do just the same? Let's hear some suggestions. Thanks guys.
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Old 03-01-2004, 03:58 PM   #2
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I have the K&N Filter drop in but I can't speak for any of the actual cold air intakes. From everything I have read, the filter drop in does little if anything. In some cases I have read a clean stock filter has better performance than the clean K&N filter but when both filters have been in the car a while and are dirty, the K&N performs better than the stock one. I think it would also depend on if your going for more look or actual performance. The Dinan one is expensive but looks the best but I think the ECIS has some of the best power gains but its kinda ugly looking. Just my $0.02 worth.
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Old 03-01-2004, 08:26 PM   #3
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i have k&n and been using it till january on the coupe. it sounds a little different than the stock, performance? i dunno maybe a little bit.

I had ECIS CAI before on my e36 m3 and it sounds a little bit wilder than the stock/k&n filter. FOr the power gains, ECIS is one of the best out there. Or ECIS + Jim's filter = good gains too.
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Old 03-01-2004, 10:19 PM   #4
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FYI Jim's filter = ITG Filter...

Better flowing than paper filter/K&N.

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Old 03-02-2004, 12:37 AM   #5
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:03 AM   #6
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I have the JC CAI aka ITG... it sounds great, not sure about the performance gain.
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:31 PM   #7
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JC here.

I bought used when I helped Tom with his SC install. It has a throaty sound, but not all that loud. I can hardly hear it with my Brullen exhaust makin all that racket.

Not too sure about power increase, last time I drove my car it was not tuned properly yet and running way too lean. It runs very strong now, but I have to re-phase my intake cam and e-test it to update the plates.

BTW- If anyone wants a K&N drop in a 12 of beer (Keith's please) is my price.
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:20 AM   #8
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I have heard of people doing a homemade cold air intake before. I was wondering if the cold air intake kit off a BMW E36 3 series would work since they are the same engine? Was just wondering if anyone had tried this. Here's a link to a cheap looking one on Ebay, but they also have AEM ones if this would work...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=38634
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If it's got a heatsheild it won't match up. The inner fenders are different.
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Old 03-05-2004, 06:38 PM   #10
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Here's my ECIS.

I added some aluminum foil on the heat shield to further prevent heat from getting in. Don,t know if it helps, but the ghetto bling look is to die for...



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Used to have the JC ITG one for about 3 months... (same one is in the 3.2 kit)... I think it's a really nice looking intake but price wise it's definately not the cheapest (580 with taxes from teutonic)

BTW Bill, I have the cleaning stuff for that ITG filter that came with the kit along with the oil spray. Drop by to pick it up

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Nice Tin Hugo!!!
I wonder how much that does. Isn't the ECIS heat sheild already insulated, or is that a new thing?
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Old 03-09-2004, 02:25 PM   #13
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Bill, yes, there's a heat shield with the ECIS, but I glued some foil out of a windshield sunblocker thing.
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Old 03-09-2004, 04:01 PM   #14
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I added some aluminum foil on the heat shield to further prevent heat from getting in. Don,t know if it helps, but the ghetto bling look is to die for...
That's just for decorations man!

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