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Old 09-26-2005, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Snorkel or Cone

Since I got my car I've been living with just a drop in panel filter. Now that I'm looking for an intake I have two options. Either the Cosmos cold air intake with the full shield from ebay or the intake snorkel that lets me feed off my left brake duct? I know the shield on the cone is a good one, but the snorkel is guaranteed cold air and even a slight ram-air effect. Anyone had any experience with both or either of them? There's a slight cost difference too, the snorkel is listed on BMP as $50? used: Maybe I'm looking at an old catalogue.
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what exactly are u looking for when u get an intake?? just a question...
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on top of that question are you one of "those" types of guys who worry about water intake?
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I'm slightly worried about water, but I don't see a lot of puddles around here so it's not a big concern. And when I'm looking for an intake I'm basing it purely on performance, and if it's loud I'll probably like it better .
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I have the cosmos one and like it a lot. It is pretty loud at full throttle and high rpms. Not sure about any additional hp, but it 'sounds' faster. So far no problems in downpours. I had a mustang with a similar intake setup, drove it for 2 years with no problems. The brake duct one would be 'better' performance wise, but then your driver's side brake will heat and fade before all others, methinks.
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The way that intake was described was as an additional inlet to the stock set up, which is featured by bmw on European m3's. Supposedly it doesn't affect break cooling . . . but I agree, you have to wonder a bit.
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