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Old 10-27-2004, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Do you think its worth getting a K&N Induction Kit for my 318i as it is pretty sluggish compared with my friends 1.6 Integra.

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Do you think its worth getting a K&N Induction Kit for my 318i as it is pretty sluggish compared with my friends 1.6 Integra.

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It's worth it if you have a proper heat shield made. Otherwise, without a heat shield, you'll most likely lose power. It does make the engine much louder though, especially on the 4 bangers. Heat shields are key!

The stock factory air box does a great job of blocking out heat and supplying cool air from outside. However, the space around the filter on the stock air box is very restrictive. You would only gain power if you effectively found a way to increase the space around the filter, yet still find an efficient way to block out the heat.

Here's a heat shield I made myself

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Cool, Thanks,

I have I back box exhaust on the car and that makes it pretty loud, do you think the K and N will make it too loud, because people in the back get headaches from the noise already!

I dont care because when the stereo is up I cant hear anything anyway

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i say debaffle it.....thats a good (cheap) start to increase air space around the filter!!
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Some intakes are loud for an intake.. but not louder than your exhaust.. so that wont be a problem.... get a good intake.. it will be worth it in the long run... I prefer JC.. but thats just me...

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On the 318's the intakes are LOUD! My intake is about 5 times louder than my ANSA cat back exhaust. It won't actually increase the exhaust note, but it will make the engine a whole lot louder. It all depends on whether or not it suits your tastes. Some people find it loud and annoying, some people like it.
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I like loud and setting of car alarms :P
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