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Old 04-01-2005, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey fellow ///M'ers,

I am planing on getting a Dinan Cold Air intake (the carbon Fiber one) for my 99 M3....any pros and cons...does anyone have it...is there a noticable performance difference....or sound difference...thanks
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hey bro,

How much are you going to be paying for it?

If you pay full retail (something like $1,300?) to get 10HP is not a very good bargain in my opinion. If you go the Dinan intake/exhaust/chip route, you may want to consider a supercharger with the amount of money you will spend.

Or you can check out ebay for an intake, maybe you can find something for much cheaper and will accomplish virtually the same thing;


http://search.ebay.com/bmw-m3-cold-air-int...ojsZ1QQfromZR40

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Old 04-01-2005, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No i am paying wayyyy less....i think retail is like 500....but i am getting for like half of that...i freakin wish i had the dinero to supercharge it...i am planing to eventually turbo it...jus doint the little things first.
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool.

This is what I will most likely be getting down the road;

http://www.activeautowerke.com/Supercharge...upercharger.cfm

I figure I already had my fun with turbo's, so now is a good time to try a supercharger kit for once. Even though it is a slightly parasytic load to the engine, it must be nice to have instant power, and it's only $5,600, which is cheap compared to the turbo kits for the m3.



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Old 04-01-2005, 11:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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haha the dinan one is only like 399 maybe 5 at most. never seen a CAI more then that.
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also, I was going to say it would be a great idea to get a euro MAF or a v8 MAF for your car at the same time. On m3s, I hear it's an excellent upgrade along with the dinan CAI.
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haha the dinan one is only like 399 maybe 5 at most. never seen a CAI more then that.
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Ah, my bad guys. I was reading the price for the Intake + Mass air flow assembly package. Sorry about the mix up there.
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The pros are obvious, the only cons that I can come up with are as follows...

-There really isn't a noticeable difference in power. I've added several mods to my car (as you can see below), and $ per hp, there just isn't much there. It does add a nice growl in the mid RPM range though.

-If you have or plan on buying eurospec replacement headlights, a Dinan CAI can greatly complicate matters. I had a hell of time shoehorning everything in there, as the ellipsoid headlights draft considerably more space.

Beyond that, jrhaile offers great advice to further help your car's "breathing"
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Plus, I am sure that he is wanting a good sound as well. He isn't all in it for the power. Everyone loves to hear there beautiful M3 roaring down the road. For the amount of money it costs to get the dinan package you are getting, go for it. The 10hp to me, is like a bonus to having a great sound. Have fun with that.

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The pros are obvious, the only cons that I can come up with are as follows...

-There really isn't a noticeable difference in power. I've added several mods to my car (as you can see below), and $ per hp, there just isn't much there. It does add a nice growl in the mid RPM range though.

-If you have or plan on buying eurospec replacement headlights, a Dinan CAI can greatly complicate matters. I had a hell of time shoehorning everything in there, as the ellipsoid headlights draft considerably more space.

Beyond that, jrhaile offers great advice to further help your car's "breathing"
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How bad was it putting in the headlights? It eventually fit correctly right? I have the Dinan CAI and am most certainly wanting to put in headlights in the near future.

And yeah, I never noticed much difference in power, but it sure does sound great!
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I'm still a fan of the Conforti.... CAI... better parts IMO... research it if you like...

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Originally posted by bitchincamaro+Apr 5 2005, 09:28 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bitchincamaro @ Apr 5 2005, 09:28 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-jllphan@Apr 2 2005, 11:13 AM
The pros are obvious, the only cons that I can come up with are as follows...

-There really isn't a noticeable difference in power.* I've added several mods to my car (as you can see below), and $ per hp, there just isn't much there.* It does add a nice growl in the mid RPM range though.

-If you have or plan on buying eurospec replacement headlights, a Dinan CAI can greatly complicate matters.* I had a hell of time shoehorning everything in there, as the ellipsoid headlights draft considerably more space.

Beyond that, jrhaile offers great advice to further help your car's "breathing"
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How bad was it putting in the headlights? It eventually fit correctly right? I have the Dinan CAI and am most certainly wanting to put in headlights in the near future.

And yeah, I never noticed much difference in power, but it sure does sound great!
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I agree with you bitchincamaro. You won't notice the increase in power, but it sure as hell will sound better once you get that Dinan package put in. Damn, that car sounds better already. Just the word "Dinan" shows you are serious. I hope you decide to go with it because if I were you, I would, as long as you have the extra cash.

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igf you have a warranty still on your car. you should go with dinan BUT im not saying you have to. if somethign is wrong with your car and they find something wrong with the intake they will fix your car under warranty because its a modified part.
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Dinan is your best choice if you are going to mod up your M3. Since it is known as a branch of BMW, they cover Dinan under warranty. Dinan will be costly but definitly worth it.

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How bad was it putting in the headlights? It eventually fit correctly right? I have the Dinan CAI and am most certainly wanting to put in headlights in the near future.

And yeah, I never noticed much difference in power, but it sure does sound great!
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Complete and total pain in the ass. Yes everything fits properly, but due to the fact that I had eyebrows already on and installed, it made it even worse.

The headlight assemblies come out of the car relatively easy, but with eyebrows, it's a total pain. Couple that with the fact that the CAI nearly rests against the headlight assembly, it's not fun.

And as for installing the heatshield, yeah, that wasn't even an option.
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