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!
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!!!
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.
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
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 )
__________________ 1996 318i
5 Speed Manual
Alpine CDA-7895 Head Unit
12" Alpine Type-R, sealed box
Pioneer 400w amp for $20 at a yard sale (to replace my fried MRV-1507)
Infinity Kappa 4" 2-way speakers(rear)
Infinity Kappa 5.25" component speakers(front)
Debaffled airbox, K&N filter
Tracked Mud on carpets
Shampooed and cleaned carpets
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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