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#1 (permalink) Old 05-11-2005, 02:57 PM
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Hello everyone, I'm new to the site and you guys are great with all the information. I just bought an performance intake for my 1998 328i. However, it doesn't come with any directions. Does anyone have detailed directions on installation process?
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You might want to specify the brand/type of intake


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Welcome to the community. You really need to specify type of your Intake. Try this site:
http://www.bimmerdiy.com/diy/e36cosmosmods

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Try to contact the company you bought it from or the maker of the intake. I am sure they have a description of how to install it. Even if you did not buy it new you should be able to get one.

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Hello everyone, I'm new to the site and you guys are great with all the information. I just bought an performance intake for my 1998 328i. However, it doesn't come with any directions. Does anyone have detailed directions on installation process?
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It is a OptionRacing 92-98 BMW 3-series E36 high flow racing cold air intake system w/ red air filter
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It is a OptionRacing 92-98 BMW 3-series E36 high flow racing cold air intake system w/ red air filter
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You sure it's not a pink filter?
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If you mean this one, then just plug -n-play. But just warning, this CAI wont do any good without heat shield.
http://www.optionracing.com/features/produ...l.jsp?itemID=95

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I dot want to be rude or anything, but mate, if you want to have real CAI, you should invest a little more than this. Normal CAIs start at about $150+

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It is a OptionRacing 92-98 BMW 3-series E36 high flow racing cold air intake system w/ red air filter
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You sure it's not a pink filter?
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I appreciate the feedback Avlany. I will definately invest in a better intake.
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http://www.cosmosracing.com/wst_page2.html
This site will give yo ua good idea about CIA. Its a best deal for a $.

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The one you bought will bring in more airflow but not cold air. If you still want to install it you should contact the company that sold it to you. I personally would bite the bullet and save for a better one. Sometimes we all try to cut corners and find something better just after we spend the money. I had to buy 2 sets of taillights because I bought cheap ones first and tried to "fix" the orange piece of plastic and broke the whole taillight.
I am about to buy a cold air intake from ECISbmw.com you can check them out, but they are $250. The range of prices if from $130-550 from what I have seen for a real CAI.

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I bought the one i gave link for, from the different company though. It should be in my place sometime this week so Ill let you know how is it. Just remember one thing: expansive items from respectable company is good, but not always the best, as well as cheaper deals from "so-so" company isnt always bad.

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im guessing you're all talkin in USD but from what i've heard, from mechanics, a K&N filter is pretty much top of the line, nd it would come to about $100 USD, the only difference is in the amount of airflow that they let in, and how fast you have to clean them etc... but yeah you can get real cheap ones for about $30 again USD. please express your oppinions, i'd like to b proven wrong so i dont go wrong when i decide to buy one!

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People are not talking about the filter quality(although it is very important, read up on the itg foam filters they are one that is better than k&n), they are talking about a true cold air intake. The one he had a link to was a short ram type but had no way of sealing of the hot engine air....thus not a cold air intake. The colder air is better for the engine and gives more response and is why a cold air intake is made. A cold air intake can be found in two forms one the sits in the engine bay but is sealed off from the engine air by a shield. The other goes down into the bottom part of the engine bay drawing its heat from behind the fog light or from the brake ducts. That is the "true" cold air although they both net about the same gains it depends on your personal preference. The short ram type that he bought for $30 could still be better than the stock airbox because it has the cone filter and can let in more air but that air is hot air.

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