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Comments and experience with cold air intakes or AFE air intake from Bavarian Autoworks on 04 or o5 330i w/Performance Pkg. Will installation have a bearing on warranty?
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i put afe on my 04 330 ipp.

1. the noise is awesome.
2. not much else changed, maybe the car is better at 3 to 5 krpm, but i may be making this up to justify my purchase.
3. inspection 1 at the dealer passed with not a peep about non-standard intake. it should not affect warranty unless one can prove that the whatever damage is related specifically to the intake, but in practice you always lose.
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On my 323i I installed an ECIS CAI and it sounded nice, I also shark injected it and I think that made the biggest differance when i added the CAI.

I did have one problem with the dealership when I brought it in for a warranty issue though, they made me pay for 1 hour of labor to remove it because it was non-bmw. But it didnt void anything.

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Originally posted by Wassi@Apr 19 2005, 01:13 PM
Comments and experience with cold air intakes or AFE air intake from Bavarian Autoworks on 04 or o5 330i w/Performance Pkg. Will installation have a bearing on warranty?
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Yeah, u should definitely get an intake if u want better sound and performance. If u can, do a cold air intake coupled with an exhaust system. The combo is probably the best sound and hp increase you can have with out a warranty void. Both, intake and catback exhaust systems do not void warranty. If the dealer says it does, B.S. They just want one less car to work on. Federal Law states performace modifications do not void warranty unless the dealer can prove that the case problem was specifically caused by the aftermarket modification. Personally i love the "group M" exhausts and intakes. Stock BMW intakes do not provide the engine with enough cold air and stock exhausts do not let out enough filthy air from the engine. Thats why the combo will give you better sound performance and a longer engine life. If anything your doing the dealer a favor because by installing these parts, ur prolonging and maintaining ur engine better.
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Comments and experience with cold air intakes or AFE air intake from Bavarian Autoworks on 04 or o5 330i w/Performance Pkg. Will installation have a bearing on warranty?
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Yeah, u should definitely get an intake if u want better sound and performance. If u can, do a cold air intake coupled with an exhaust system. The combo is probably the best sound and hp increase you can have with out a warranty void. Both, intake and catback exhaust systems do not void warranty. If the dealer says it does, B.S. They just want one less car to work on. Federal Law states performace modifications do not void warranty unless the dealer can prove that the case problem was specifically caused by the aftermarket modification. Personally i love the "group M" exhausts and intakes. Stock BMW intakes do not provide the engine with enough cold air and stock exhausts do not let out enough filthy air from the engine. Thats why the combo will give you better sound performance and a longer engine life. If anything your doing the dealer a favor because by installing these parts, ur prolonging and maintaining ur engine better.
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The question that I have about the intake and outake (exhaust) is can you get the performance without sounding like some loud 4 cyl Honda Civic. I didn't buy the car to be put in the class compact imports. Now a Mustang would be kinda cool.
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Well youi rnot going to get the deep throaty v-8 sound, and it will not sound like those little rice burners on the street either. I had a UUC TSE2 on my 323i and I have an AA GenIII on my 3235Ci. The both sound outstanding. They have a deeper then stock sound and at high RPM's they sound like sort of like a the forign race cars you see on TV. Hope that explains it well, dont worry about getting that high pitch weed eater sound as long as you get a high quality, made for BMW exhaust. Personally I would stick with UUC, GruppeM, or AA.

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fantastic sound when you step on the throttle, and hear the car's breath in. even better bass growl when revved up. magnificent, i assure you. and not too loud, just right.
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