Hey guys now that im working im sooo confused on what to do first with my car! any suggestions would be great... i was checking out intakes and i noticed there are 2 CAI intakes for e36...confonti and Active autowerkz...anyone know which is better? or is it basically preference? the price isnt taht big a diffy so any opinions would be much appreciated...plus! i want to get those zkw for lights..anyone have a link? thanks!
there are more than two out there, those are just some of the ones that are built by reutable companys, either of those would bo good, mostly they are all the same, but there are different build qualities, and different companys use different materials, i would say go with AA just because i like their company and they have good customer service
I bought the ECIS for my car for 3 reasons. 1) Dyno proven 2) Has a C.A.R.B. number, which allows me to leave the intake on when i smog in Cali. 3) The best price i found for an intake that does not sit behide the bumper where there is a chance i might suck up water. And if it helps any the intake works great on my car and it sounds great. B)
The only Conforti product that outshines all others is their chip. The rest of the TMS products are on par with the rest of the market.
As for a CAI, if you have a place that you beat and bend metal without irritating the neighbors too much, fabricating your own heatsheild is not difficult at all. Couple that with a pipe you have a muffler or machine shop bend for you (I'll post a link that lists where to bend and at what angle in a sec) and you've got a product with (near) equal performance for substantially less money .
All that said, if you plan on upgrading to ellipsoids, NOT all CAIs will due to the protudement of the projector housing. The Conforti intake is one that will fit. For that reason, if you do not wish to make your own, I suggest the conforti.
As for ellipsoids, umnitza is the premier retailer of zkw, however a simple search on froogle or yahoo!shopping should yeild other vendors.
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is that any good? has anyone on the forums got the Racing Dynamic Intake? and El prez..thanks for the input, and acutally id rather not mess with makin my own heat shield so ill probably take my chances with the confronti, OHH Wat are the downsides of CAI?? my buddy told me if it gets even a little wet im screwed..wats the deal? how careful do i have to be?
You get more air forced in and the air is cooler if you run it behind the bumper right below the headlights. The top notch intakes for the E36 are this way i.e. DINAN. I have heard a few people on the message boards say that they have no problem with water getting in these types.... a Dinan will run you about 350$ or so but you can make the same thing for under 100
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