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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 03-29-2009, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question ram air home made?

Hi guys I'm trying to figure out some stuff about cold air intake systems I know theres a lot of crappy systems out there that claim big hp but its also big$$$.So I had an idea maybe its even something you guys mite want to try yourself.So lets get started, I have a 1990 325is mtech bmw ,I dont want to hack away at the air box I'm trying to keep the cars extiorior and interior original as possible,its black on black leather and loaded with features anyway I was thinking about making a custom ram air from an air scoop from an f150 that I had removed before I junked the truck,the scoop measures 6" wide x 1 1/2 " tall and has a round 5" tube thats a good 12'' in length total that points going up.So I was thinking of mounting it somewhere just under the lower front valance so it will be showing just a bit but not affecting the look in a bad way then I want to attach this to my stock air box inlet and add a k&n filter,does anybody think this will work Ive seen it on hotrod tv I think its a good idea??
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can we see a pic of this scoop? I'm not sure there's any way to make it look good.
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I will take pic of it tomorow its acually very thin in hight and only 6'' wide so it would be hiden well.
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I just bought the bavauto kit for the bracket put on a bigger K&N
save the old airbox for smog test
remove the second headlight lowbeam
then built a heat shield from sheetmetal and covered it in dynamat use pipe insulation to seal to the hood,
(closed lid on custom box is better implimentastion Ive seen)

works like a champ, wooooot...
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you can drill out more of the grilll too
also some use the is brake ducts
but if you get too low you'll pick up alot of crud ,water, marbles etc
why cant i edit my post?
hm now i can?
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na, that won't work....
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Kool guys your ideas are all great ,so I,m going to think about it look around and see my options and go from there, thanks for the info.
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