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      04-14-2013, 04:02 AM   #1
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Simota Cold Air Intake

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I was having a look at the Simota Cold Air Intake (for the n52) and it seems like a fairly new product, maybe something investing in as it is pretty cheap <$200

most cars it has been installed on are E90's however it still is for the n52 so it should fit correct?

Just wanted your guys views/opinions on this product

just to clarify this is not the same as the Simota Intake

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      04-14-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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Looks like it'll still fit our cars. Don't take my word for it but here's a pic of my engine bay with my injen if you wish to compare.

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It would be nice if they made a true cold air intake for this car. I wonder if anyone has made anything along those lines. Short rams heat soak so much that it's almost not worth it (performance wise).
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The stock air flow box from the kidneys does still supply nice fresh air, but i imagine that only helps at higher speeds. Regardless i only did it for the awesome intake note.
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      04-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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that Simota is just cheap, and not that new.

Ingen has the following benefits over Simota:
Larger heat-shield that actually directs air to filter
Smooth metal tube from filter/maf to throttle body
Larger filter surface area, perhaps less chance of sucking hot air
not much more expensive over this simota
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It would be nice if they made a true cold air intake for this car. I wonder if anyone has made anything along those lines. Short rams heat soak so much that it's almost not worth it (performance wise).
AFE MAGNUM FORCE STAGE 2

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      05-01-2013, 05:19 PM   #7
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I have one of these and love it, looks good too!
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I have one of these and love it, looks good too!
i just bought my 128 a couple weeks ago.....i've already got a BMS powerbox at my house waiting to be installed this weekend. i also bought yesterday the AFE magnum force CAI, and today i just bought the Magnaflow cat back system. hoping to have everything installed within a couple weeks, very excited to see how the performance is with all 3 mods.
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i just bought my 128 a couple weeks ago.....i've already got a BMS powerbox at my house waiting to be installed this weekend. i also bought yesterday the AFE magnum force CAI, and today i just bought the Magnaflow cat back system. hoping to have everything installed within a couple weeks, very excited to see how the performance is with all 3 mods.
This sounds like a great trifecta of mods for someone like myself, with a currently stock 128i, looking to just take a few small steps right away. Definitely let me know how you feel about this combo!!! The only thing I would like to find out, is if the Magnaflow exhaust tips are able to be modified. I'm jonesing for carbon fiber tips since my ride is sparkling graphite...
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