BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Engine, Transmission, Exhaust, Drivetrain, ECU Software Modifications
 
E92-lighting
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-08-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
Eurotrash8
Captain
Eurotrash8's Avatar
Hong Kong
14
Rep
623
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta

iTrader: (4)

RPI vs. AFE Intake scoop

There is a difference in price......just wondering if there is any difference in fit and finish and performance.

TIA
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2008, 05:41 PM   #2
BMW F22
Major General
BMW F22's Avatar
United_States
209
Rep
8,388
Posts

 
Drives: ///M235i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Around the Bay

iTrader: (8)

There aren't any significant differences really. The aFe ones are powdercoated black, has a different shape and perhaps fit a little bit cleaner. They are also installed in the middle as opposed to the side/corner like the RPI. We have the aFe ones available here if you're interested.

Last edited by BMW F22; 10-08-2008 at 06:10 PM.
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2008, 07:35 PM   #3
KKSigua
Can't wait for the i8
KKSigua's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
1,108
Posts

 
Drives: Sophisto Grey i8 Pure Impulse
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Indianapolis

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny@JleviSW View Post
There aren't any significant differences really. The aFe ones are powdercoated black, has a different shape and perhaps fit a little bit cleaner. They are also installed in the middle as opposed to the side/corner like the RPI. We have the aFe ones available here if you're interested.
Can they fit with a GruppeM, since they have somewhat of a built in scoop?
__________________
i8 Sophisto Grey w/ Frozen Blue i Accents, Pure Impulse World Package
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2008, 08:13 PM   #4
SS32
Major
SS32's Avatar
57
Rep
1,431
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 M3
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny@JleviSW View Post
There aren't any significant differences really. The aFe ones are powdercoated black, has a different shape and perhaps fit a little bit cleaner. They are also installed in the middle as opposed to the side/corner like the RPI. We have the aFe ones available here if you're interested.
wow, smallest picture ever.
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2008, 08:15 PM   #5
Sticky
Banned
United_States
30
Rep
2,244
Posts

 
Drives: E92 Jerez DCT M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Anaheim Hills / Malibu

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny@JleviSW View Post
There aren't any significant differences really. The aFe ones are powdercoated black, has a different shape and perhaps fit a little bit cleaner. They are also installed in the middle as opposed to the side/corner like the RPI. We have the aFe ones available here if you're interested.
RPI's are also available in black which is what I have on my car.
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2008, 09:51 PM   #6
kyoshozx
Private First Class
5
Rep
184
Posts

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NYC

iTrader: (1)

Does the AFE come with instructions to install them?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-09-2008, 12:56 PM   #7
SV Concepts III
Lieutenant General
262
Rep
17,021
Posts

 
Drives: BMW Duh
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Clara

iTrader: (13)

Send a message via AIM to SV Concepts III
aFe does include installation instructions in the package.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST