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Old 07-08-2004, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, go to this thread on bimmerforums to see my CAI that I built and installed today.

Very cheap and easy to do, looks expensive, cost me $54.00 and took 90 minutes to install.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=229755
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Old 07-08-2004, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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great job buddy. So how long a tube I would need to buy...I do not have any cutting tools...so this DIY wont be possible then ?
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Old 07-08-2004, 03:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go buy a Demel rotary tool at Home Depot or Lowes for $40.00. Thats what I used to cut the aluminum and the Dremel is a great tool to have around the house anyway.

here is a pic of my original 3" tube...it was about 18" long before I cut it...
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Old 07-08-2004, 03:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I then cut it into 2 pieces, you can see how much I cut off, about 11"
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what K&N part number is that? I looked on the site and couldn't find the number for a US conical filter.
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Hmm..Looks good..thanks..Im doen the same....were ya get the pipe..?...and filter number would be great....
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you going to build a cusom heat-sheild??

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what K&N part number is that? I looked on the site and couldn't find the number for a US conical filter.
Here is the part number for the filter!

RE-0910

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Old 07-08-2004, 05:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you going to build a cusom heat-sheild??

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I'm either going to build a heat shield or wrap it in header insulation.

Since it is closer to a true CAI than a short ram intake, I am pulling in a lot cooler air from the hole I cut in the brake duct and the filter is father away from the engine.

With that said a heat shield certainly won't hurt anything but the insulation I'm talking about you can actually wrap around a header while its on the car and it won't burn. It is VERY heat resistant. Made for race cars from what I've heard.

I'm not sure what I'm gonna do yet.

Thoughts anyone?
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sounds like you've got a pretty good plan. i think wrapping them will work just as well.

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sounds like you've got a pretty good plan. i think wrapping them will work just as well.

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The only problem is the header insulation is fugly. Its like a brown strip of cloth 1" wide. :P

Wont look very good under the hood but we want function not flash right?
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Hmmm....Pipe were can I get one....
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