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i'm just wondering what everyone thought is the best sounding intake out there. Some sound a lot different than others. while some can sound kinda ricey. i'm looking for one that has a deep roar to it? -Thanks guys
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If your looking for an intake for sound... they make speakers you can put under your hood for added effect.... if thats what your looking for....

As for a CAI sound... probably Conforti... euro model...

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Best intake sound I ever had was on my 1967 Mini Cooper S with twin split webers on a super sprint cam, the inlet trumpets were no more than a few inches behind the speedo cluster........boy did that sound good, and the spit back lit the cluster like no bulb ever could at night!

But now, I am an old fart......and I think the best sounding inlet is the quiestest......sorry

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If your looking for an intake for sound... they make speakers you can put under your hood for added effect.... if thats what your looking for....

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haha. funny. i'm not just looking for the sound. i'm looking for performance too. i was just wondering what you guys think the best all around intake is, like sound and hp.
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I have the cosmos CAI.... and it sounds good. Not the best sounding intake outthere, and I think your gonna get alot of personal tastes here.

My friend has this monster cone filter on his jetta..... It sounds like my old 72 442 with dual Eldlebrooks when he gooses it. To some that may sound great, but hearing a 160HP Jetta trying to sound like a 400hp snarling monster....

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yeah there are some intakes out there that just don't sound right on their cars. i was just seeing which ones ya'll think best suit the inline 6 in sound and performance. i think a lot of people like the conforti intake and the ecis intake.
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Conforti....most intakes are the same on performance...it's really a personal thing...

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thanks. damn deloriant thats a badass bimmer.
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I bought the Bavarian Autosport Cold Air intake, and it sounds amazing and is easy to put in. I can definately feel the difference!

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My 2 cents: ECIS intake. I met this guy at the track who had the intake. He gunned it with the hood open while I stood outside by the engine bay and me and my friend jumped back once he hit 5500 rpm it was soooo loud and throaty deep. I've since bought one and couldn't be happier. Sounds like stock with normal throttle, but floor it and get it up past 4500 and it roars like an aftermarket exhaust. Friggin awesome sound. You'll get as much horsepower out of it as any other, which is to say not much. Still worth it if you want a badass sound. The extra sound also really helps rev-match double clutches and heel and toes.
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Agreed. I to have a cosmos also and it totally changed the sound on my 94 325is. For the better of course.


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I have the cosmos CAI.... and it sounds good.
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I know this may be expensive, but my friend had a 92 325i with a carbon fiber Dinan intake. OMG! that thing sounded SICK!
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