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      02-16-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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n55 AFE Intake installed. pics!

A few weeks ago I purchased this: http://afepower.com/shop/details_new...BA%&brandID=53

I wish I would have snapped a few pictures during the install, and make a little DIY, but the install was very easy and I just wanted to get it done.
Overall I couldnt be happier with it. The sound is amazing, gives the car a much more agressive tone. You can hear the turbo spool very well now, and the diverter valve is much louder. The car is much more responsive now, I noticed a difference right away. I think it compliments the BMW PPK very well. I went with the dry air filter. Pictures:

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      02-16-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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The intake looks great! Glad you are enjoying it. Thanks for the review
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      02-17-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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The intake looks great! Glad you are enjoying it. Thanks for the review
Thanks!
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      02-17-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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Probably not the best time of year to ask, but have you noticed any heat soak when driving in traffic or stop and go.
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      02-17-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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Probably not the best time of year to ask, but have you noticed any heat soak when driving in traffic or stop and go.
Not at all and I don't think I will because I'm pretty sure when you shut the hood, the gasket that you put on the box touches or comes close to the hood
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      02-17-2012, 11:55 PM   #6
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Looks really nice!
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      02-18-2012, 02:30 AM   #7
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Looks really nice!
Thanks! It is solid as a rock too
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      02-18-2012, 06:13 AM   #8
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I want one of these but they're not cheap...
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      02-18-2012, 12:04 PM   #9
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I want one of these but they're not cheap...
I know, its worth it though
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      02-18-2012, 12:41 PM   #10
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i was just wondering how much of a sound difference does it really make? im trying to make my car sound a little bit meaner this might do the trick.
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i was just wondering how much of a sound difference does it really make? im trying to make my car sound a little bit meaner this might do the trick.
I don't have any before/sound clips but I can tell you it really made a difference for me. More throaty and that turbo noise....
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      02-18-2012, 05:09 PM   #12
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this looks real nice, very clean. I don't know if i could justify spending almost 500 for it tho :/

Does the surrounding box actually keep the surrounding hot air away from the intake i wonder
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      02-19-2012, 10:56 PM   #13
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this looks real nice, very clean. I don't know if i could justify spending almost 500 for it tho :/

Does the surrounding box actually keep the surrounding hot air away from the intake i wonder
im not sure how i would find that out. the car never feels "heat soaked" maybe i could position my phone with the flash on and record a video when i shut the hood to see how close the top of the box comes to the hood
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If you have a tune you can probably log the intake temps... I've got a P3 Gauge and it can give me that in real time... Wish I could test one of these before buying...
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If you have a tune you can probably log the intake temps... I've got a P3 Gauge and it can give me that in real time... Wish I could test one of these before buying...
I have the bmw ppk. I think its just fine. After driving the car for hours today, I did not notice any loss of power because of hot air it could have been breathing in
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I was talking more about an after-market tune where you can connect a laptop and log the car's stats...
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      02-20-2012, 09:05 AM   #17
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I was talking more about an after-market tune where you can connect a laptop and log the car's stats...
Yeah that would be nice
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      02-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #18
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I have a used one in perfect condition I would be willing to take offers on, PM me if interested.
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      02-20-2012, 12:48 PM   #19
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Hmm... probably wouldn't compliment my m3 style hood from iCarbon. Open top + functional vents = no bueno

That's in the rain, of course.
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Look nice though. I used to have AFE on my E46 M3 and it actually lost power so i went back with streamline drop in. Wonder any power gain with the 135I
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Look nice though. I used to have AFE on my E46 M3 and it actually lost power so i went back with streamline drop in. Wonder any power gain with the 135I
They claim 17 hp gain. And I could tell an increase in power right away
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I have a used one in perfect condition I would be willing to take offers on, PM me if interested.
I'd be interested if the shipping wasn't a killer...

Problem is that any of the private sales I've been interested in on here always end up costing way too much in shipping. That's not a criticism of the great guys around here. I just think that the Vendors have access to much better shipping prices than individuals do...

One guy told me it would cost $950 USD to ship an iCarbon lip to Oz and another guy told me over a grand for an axle-back exhaust...
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