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Well, I finally bit the bullet and left my wallet open for unadultered rape, intake and exhaust are ORDERED. I order a Conforti Cold-Air intake, and a System U UUC exhaust. Intake will be going on on Saturday, exhaust on Wednesday. I'll get pics up asap!

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Here's some pics of my new intake. I had to move the horn and mount the bracket just above the cone as you can see in the pic. Once I get my car "sharked" I'll install this Dinan throttle body. Fun stuff!!!
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Dare I ask how much did it cost for everything? (Intake, UUC, throttle?)

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What does the dinan throttle body do for you? Better engine response?

P.S. - That butterfly valve is sexy

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It's bored out (bigger) to allow more air into the engine. Faster throttle response, and a little HP gain. You have to look at the engine as a big air pump. You want to get the air in and out as fast as possible.

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i am also waiting on a uuc exhaust and conforti itake. it is taking to damn long!

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That's why you spend an extra $120 per item so they get shipped faster like me =)

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i ordered the exhaust through the uuc authorized dealer because i am in canada and did not want the hassle of dealing with customs and the idiots at ups. the exhaust was supposed to be here on monday ghead

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There is only so much air that can be moved by intake, exhaust, throttle body, etc...the biggest restriction besides a baffled air box I have seen is the actual intake manifold of BMWs...they are pretty small in regards with the exception of the M50 engines and Eurospec M3s...

So no matter how much bigger you have for porting air in, if the manifold is still small, it will only take in so much(except for forced induction )

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Couple of questions...

Robbins: How close to the headlight assembly does the filter get? I have the ZKW headlights and they are much deeper than oem. I am very seriously considering the Dinan intake, but am not sure if it will fit.

Also, the point was made that with the exception of the M50 engines, the airbox is small. When my car underwent the OBDI conversion, the M50 airbox is what they replaced it with. That being said, I am terriblely curious as to how much more air my engine would enjoy over the current larger airbox?

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