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      04-02-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Cyba - Cyba E82 Air Scoops

Ordered scoops from cyba, thought I'd let everyone know my experience. Overall the scoops are worth the money and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a cheap and painless mod.

Paid 3/22/11 through Paypal as directed on

Didn't get any confirmation or tracking immediately, after 2 days, sent a PM late 3/24 just asking for tracking or some sort of confirmation. Received a response early 3/25 with tracking.

I ordered spray paint for them so I wanted to know when they would be coming in so I can set time aside to do all that. Checked tracking around 1am est on 3/29, never updated. Sent a PM on the same day, why its taken 6 business days. Responded a couple hours later that it would update once it passes customs.

After I realized they were coming from another country, It didn't bother me that it was taking so long.

The tracking finally updated 4/1, the same day of delivery. 11 days order to delivery.

Communication 6/10
As mention above, there was no confirmation until I sent a PM. Maybe I wasn't patient enough. Maybe someone else who ordered and waited it out can chime in. Another thing that bothered me is that I never expected it was being shipped from out of the US. Cyba's location tag doesn't give any hint of where his business is located. Would be wise to share that information being a vendor with no website. He does respond to PMs rather promptly.

Part quality 10/10
The scoops look and feel solid. Lightweight metal and painted in a smooth matte finish. It is assembled very well, rivets are solid. Very happy with the product.

Installation Difficulty 2/10
Installation isn't difficult to figure out, although it would be nice to have a guide to take away the guess work.

It isn't drop in like some scoops. Installation requires two different size hex screwdrivers or bits, which are not included so you would have to buy them elsewhere.

Had to remove the intake covers then the kidney grills. The scoops slide perfectly into position. The scoops did include screws so it stays bolted tight. After reinstalling the intake covers, the scoops fit snug in place.

Should be 1 out of 10 but I could only imagine the headache it may be for someone who didn't have the right size hex screwdrivers or are just bad at figuring stuff out.
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      05-23-2011, 08:00 AM   #2
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lol, so how did you feel about them performance wise? noticable difference in throttle response?
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      10-13-2011, 12:48 AM   #3
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how did u install these
THey dont fit ?
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      11-12-2011, 07:46 PM   #4
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They do fit though..... Mine went in just fine?
2008 BMW 135i Dinan

325whp and 345wtq on a parking lot dyno at 28*Celcius
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      06-15-2014, 08:24 PM   #5
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I finally installed them. Great fit, very easy to install.

You need Torx bits T10 and optionally T25 if you prefer loosening the top of the bumper cover.
1) Remove the kidney grilles
2) Unbolt the two 90-degree air funnels that are on each side of the hood latch, remove them.
3) Put the scoops in and align the screw holes with the holes at the top (not easy to spot but it's there, sometimes hidden behind a plastic tab)
4) Screw the bolts in securely (but not like a barbarian, these are sheet metal screws going into thin metal)
5) You will notice that the scoops wiggle quite a bit, now reinstall the air funnels which will hold the outer tab in place.
6) Put the grilles back in place.
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