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Old 07-01-2006, 12:50 PM   #1
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Cold air intake

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Im trying to improve my 325xi performance so I thought maybe for start cold air intake would be a good idea but I dont know where or what kind should I buy. could u guys help me in this matter? or maybe should I start with computer chip?

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Old 07-01-2006, 01:02 PM   #2
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http://carbonio.com/bmw/e46_intake.php
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Old 07-01-2006, 02:08 PM   #3
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thanks have u tried it yourself I mean thats the best that I can get ? and do u think that is it better to go first with computer chip or intake ?
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Old 07-01-2006, 07:02 PM   #4
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neither a chip nor intake will make much of a difference alone. i just installed an intake and exhaust and a minor difference can be felt. the main reason i did it was for a sportier sound.

get a new suspension, your car will feel faster.
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get a new suspension, your car will feel faster.

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Old 07-02-2006, 03:11 AM   #6
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i've read switching out stock springs etc will liven up an E46. haven't personally done it yet, but when i do, i'll report on it.
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:27 AM   #7
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get the dinan CAI ( http://www.tuningemotion.com/forum/s...newpost&t=3569 ) it's the best!!!!
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get the dinan CAI ( http://www.tuningemotion.com/forum/s...newpost&t=3569 ) it's the best!!!!

the Carbonio one is pretty much exactly the same but it's CF, but that Dinan is pretty good to because he also has the water sock which keeps the filter from sucking in water, very useful.

if you are considering a ECU upgrade you should PM MarkD he's on this board as well
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:57 AM   #9
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the Carbonio one is pretty much exactly the same but it's CF, but that Dinan is pretty good to because he also has the water sock which keeps the filter from sucking in water, very useful.

if you are considering a ECU upgrade you should PM MarkD he's on this board as well

carbonio is a dinan nockoff lol... 225 for the CAI is a steal, trust me, i paid 800+ ....
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:14 AM   #10
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Carbonio makes knockoffs of all the good intakes, that way they don't have to test them, so $329usd for a brand new CF intake isn't bad compare to $225cdn for a used aluminum one, besides Dinan stuff is way overpriced, I understand why they charge that much, but I have seen other brands that have equal or better products for far less.
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:20 AM   #11
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Carbonio makes knockoffs of all the good intakes, that way they don't have to test them, so $329usd for a brand new CF intake isn't bad compare to $225cdn for a used aluminum one, besides Dinan stuff is way overpriced, I understand why they charge that much, but I have seen other brands that have equal or better products for far less.

i dunno about a better product, but anyways dinan had CF too but they took it off the market cuz it builds up heat,which is not good.... i would go for the dinan even tho it's use..
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Old 07-02-2006, 02:16 PM   #12
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Get the Carbonio intake... I have it and it's great.
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Old 07-02-2006, 04:26 PM   #13
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neither a chip nor intake will make much of a difference alone. i just installed an intake and exhaust and a minor difference can be felt. the main reason i did it was for a sportier sound.

get a new suspension, your car will feel faster.
how does suspension effect the performance of car ?
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:07 PM   #14
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they do make a diff, CAI/TB/Software/exhuast/flyhweel/pullies and ur up there with a m3 vert
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:53 AM   #15
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how does suspension effect the performance of car ?
i didn't say it would make it faster.

i said you'd have a more engaging and involved ride.

which, to some, may make the car feel faster.


anyway, i would go in this order:

intake, throttle body, exhaust, header and race cat(if you don't have emissions testing), software(programmed for all the previous mods), pulleys(if you don't live in an exceptionally hot area), lightweight flywheel, short shift kit(if you have a standard). That should give you a nice noticable power boost.
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