my aFe Pro Dry Euro arrived.
Was quite surprised by its size, quite impressive, i can fit a pop can inside it. I have never held a cone air filter before this
Calculated the filter area to be about 640 cm^2 using r=8.5cm h=12cm
Based on what I can find the NA fitler area is under 600cm^2 to there is at least 7 % more filter area.
I will compare in airbox inlet size later when the Eurobox arrives in a few days time. My inspitaion for this is someones similar comparison of the Euro BMP intake to regular Euro on babymw, will link later.
Side note: I also ordered a e46 325i pro dry version for my father. Early impression is that there is less torque than stock filter. Hope that isnt true
EDIT: Airbox is coming mid week
Customs wanted $45 making my total costs:
$70 aFe dry with shipping( amazon had the best price shipped to canada) + 275 eurobox shipped( ~1800 SEK) + 45 customs= 390
Which is okay. Savings of $100+ over ECS
ECS is 409 + shipping & customs( would be minimum $60 for me), then you need to buy a performance filter( $40-70 extra) and think about selling the EURO MAF