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      05-29-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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Euro intake box

Hi people, i'v just install the european intake box with K&N filter for it on my 128i. Without jumping too fast to conclusion cause i think the ecu may not have finished adjusting, i think it's great.

But i don't know if other people here that have done this mod can answer my interrogations. But beside a welcome gain in power, i think the sound is a bit more muted than with the original north american intake! Is that normal? Not that is a bad thing but i was expecting a bit more noise than the original.

And, not sure if prise wise it's a goog idea, but do you, europe cousin, sincerely find a huge difference between your 125i, 130i stock intake with K&N filter vs the performance intake(european)?

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      05-29-2011, 09:10 PM   #2
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The Euro Intake seems like a better design IMHO. I think the Performance Intake is more restrictive, would not waste my money. Used the AFE filter in my setup.
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      05-30-2011, 05:48 AM   #3
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pictures please
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      05-30-2011, 11:23 AM   #4
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I would like to see the differences as well of the design. I highly doubt there would be a noticeable difference in power that you can actually feel. In most cars, it takes a good 20 whp and or trq to actually feel and differences. Just saying
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The intake provides negligible hp gains but improved throttle response. Could not justify the cost of the performance setup despite the appeal of carbon fiber.
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Can you snap a few pics of it installed on your car?
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Sure. Will post a few later this afternoon.
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Ok, thanks! Also, I tried looking up both the stock euro intake and the euro performance intake, but wasn't sure which one you guys have. Can you provide any links?
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      05-30-2011, 05:58 PM   #9
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I don't hane any pictures of my car but here is exactly what the thing looks like!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=483276

This is from a 3 series but you get the idea.
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Here are some pics with the lid removed (apologize for the low light ).

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