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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 09-11-2004, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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do these things really make a difference?

with a cone filter i know you need a heat shield ,

and with a cold air intake you still have a lot of rubber and hot metal (intake man.) to heat the air back up before it gets to the cylinders

so is it even worth it or should i just put the stock air box back in and get a K & N?
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Old 09-11-2004, 08:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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honestly i would stick with stock and get k&n thats what i did and on top of that you get cool stickers


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A lot of testing by the E32 community and consensus is, Save Your Money.
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you are talking about cone right? cause thats the one thats cheaper...i say go cone and use plasting tubing...works best...more hear resistant, and you can use Heat reflective tape and wrap all the tubbing...it will rin outside temp and relocate the cone filter to below the factory airbox location...takes some cutting and work but has the HIGHEST WHP gains...my local e30 buddies and i tried this along with drop in filter and along with heat shiel and on dyno we got 3 more HP with this setup than with the heat shield version...buy an adapter and filter from ebay (dirt cheap and made exactly the same as K&N just doesnt have the stickers lol) and make a trip to home depot or whatever hardware store is available and pick up some PVC tubing and connectors its ugly but works the best. To make it look and funtion better wrap it in this stuff

http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?...rchFlag=]Summit

Hope that helps... i cant make that link active hmmm
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i just recently got a short ram...and it made a difference. it seems more punchy and responsive...i like the increse
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other then bavauto,a nd ebay, where can i get a filter. the cone one that is.
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other then bavauto,a nd ebay, where can i get a filter. the cone one that is.
get the larger adapter and cone from ebay save yourself some money
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ITG filters are the best.. its what I use.. and love them. You can buy what ever type of intake you want.. and put a itg filter on it.. they are customized if it is needed... go to google and look them up...

This is also the filter that comes with the Jim C. Intake for e36...

Just an idea for ya...

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dan get it where i got mine done man, just cruise here :-D
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