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Old 04-28-2003, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok guys, everybody is talking about K&N or Dinan air intakes.

Here at Nikis Place have we been testing on the Niki Project car 1 (E30 - 320) with several different air intake solutions ( OEM, OEM+newer airbox, ITG, UFI, K&N, K&N performance & lastly Green)

Well we had to make our own kit to make it fit BMW E30.

For some darn reason did the mechanics "forget" to make Dyna's of every solution (or did Niki overrule my decission??) but anyhow, this is what we learned :

Tested solutions/ratings:

ITG / -1
OEM / 0
UFI / 0
K&N drop filter / 0
K&N Performance Kit / +1
Green Twister Performance Kit - Nikis Edition / +3

The filter is placed in an aluminium heat shiled which helps to funnel as much air into the filter as possible. The shield helps to create a vortex to maximise the air throug the filter, it also acts as a shield to protech it from engine bay heat.

The top of the filter has a moulded twist in to help spin the air into a vortex for improving air flow through the filter.

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Air intake diameter: 79 mm
Filter shield lenght: 180 mm
Filter shield diameter: 132 mm

Comes in different colours - but we recommend the aluminium version - as it will remain cool and the air flow will not be heated by engine room.
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 04-28-2003, 09:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Now let me see your in take and let me hear YOUR experinces - not the standard adversting speech - "this filter will increase horsepower by 56% and torgue with 45%) <---- Thats what the sales personel want you to belive.

Let me hear what you actually got from it.

I remember when first time I was in the Project car (OEM filter) it was kinda boring - then some few months later (I have been unmobile) was I once again passenger in the same car fitted with this Green kit - and awesome sound and engine handling. (Maybe the change in exhaust)

Well as the mechanic did owe me did I ask him during this weekend to re-fit the old OEM exhaust on the projekt car, in order to test it better.

And still - awesome sound, improved engine handling and more torgue.

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damn that is nice looking..the filter looks lik a jet turbine.hehehe
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i love the k&n sound but there is a slight increase in power on my car in the higher rpms
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lol i gotta laugh at you guys that said the "Tornado" would never work, but as soon as joesphene shows something similiar to it, you go ooohhhh....
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lol i gotta laugh at you guys that said the "Tornado" would never work, but as soon as joesphene shows something similiar to it, you go ooohhhh....
not really... I went ooohhhh after i read what you just posted.
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Originally posted by [TMD]Kit+Apr 30 2003, 08:41 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE ([TMD]Kit @ Apr 30 2003, 08:41 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--SpeedsterBMW@Apr 30 2003, 06:30 AM
lol i gotta laugh at you guys that said the "Tornado" would never work, but as soon as joesphene shows something similiar to it, you go ooohhhh....
not really... I went ooohhhh after i read what you just posted. [/b][/quote]
all that really is, is a filter, with some fins to "propel" the air, am i not correct?
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