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      10-27-2008, 01:27 PM   #1
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Scoops....

I was researching scoops...I found that Jlevi sells the AFE scoops.

Who sells the RPI scoops? I went to their site and found no applications for an E9x M3.

TIA for any info.
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RPI sells them, we are still putting the final touches on the ver. 3 (For the M3). They have been building them on my car and I can tell you that my car pulls VERY hard. Stay tuned..
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OK, will do, thanks. I am traveling for the next couple of weeks anywayz...SEMA then Hawaii...so I will check when I get back. Thanks for the info....
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I was researching scoops...I found that Jlevi sells the AFE scoops.

Who sells the RPI scoops? I went to their site and found no applications for an E9x M3.

TIA for any info.
We sell all RPI and AFE products, including their intake scoops
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      10-29-2008, 10:23 AM   #5
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OK, will do, thanks. I am traveling for the next couple of weeks anywayz...SEMA then Hawaii...so I will check when I get back. Thanks for the info....
you should get D1scoops - the guy ( Don ) is local and they cost only $100
good quality and the same functionality - for less money !

we are going to hawaii next week too
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OK, will do, thanks. I am traveling for the next couple of weeks anywayz...SEMA then Hawaii...so I will check when I get back. Thanks for the info....
Any reason you don't want to go with the aFe? They are compatible with your M3 and we have them here in stock in Santa Clara.

Have fun at SEMA, we'll be heading out there next week as well
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you should get D1scoops - the guy ( Don ) is local and they cost only $100
good quality and the same functionality - for less money !

we are going to hawaii next week too
Damn, two of you guys coming to Hawaii next week. I hope it stops raining for you guys while you're here. We tend to have long periods of rain during the winter months. I'd say its rained at least 20 days in October so far.

Getting back on topic, can someone explain what these scopps are supposed to do because I don't really get it? Doesn't air come in that way anyway?
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Damn, two of you guys coming to Hawaii next week. I hope it stops raining for you guys while you're here. We tend to have long periods of rain during the winter months. I'd say its rained at least 20 days in October so far.

Getting back on topic, can someone explain what these scopps are supposed to do because I don't really get it? Doesn't air come in that way anyway?
Yeah Air does go in that direction but it doesnt always go in the direction of
where you need it most towards the air intake so the scoops direct the air to the intake so you can get more of that air to the right place!!! This is Ofcourse from what I have Read that it "Should" Do....

I see your from Oahu Hawaii, Im actually planning a trip down there!!
Im gonna stay at the Turtle Bay Resort!!!
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Damn, two of you guys coming to Hawaii next week. I hope it stops raining for you guys while you're here. We tend to have long periods of rain during the winter months. I'd say its rained at least 20 days in October so far.

Getting back on topic, can someone explain what these scopps are supposed to do because I don't really get it? Doesn't air come in that way anyway?
I don't get it either...
There's mixed opinions and plenty of emotion tied up in these scoops... supposedly they were designedto 1) help ram air into he intake and 2) shield the intake from any heat that rises from the radiator.
To offer my opinion...
The scoops were not designed for the M3, they are a carry-over item from other vehicle applications...335/M5M6.... as we have a distinctive airbox - there are three inlets. The first, largest suppplier of air, is where the driver's foglight should go. The second, where the scoops are employed, are behind the kidney grills...this is a smaller inlet. The third, is the hood inlet...supposedly meant to allow fresh air to circulate under lower load and keep airbox temps low, and allow another inlet of air when load is high.

There are several threads as to what they do..., I do not believe they can make power with our airbox but you can make your own judgement...
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178053 - some very interesting points of debate here

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174287 - some calmer discussion of the airbox

Jury is still out as to the effectiveness of these scoops on our cars and the negative effects of blocking the radiator. Time will bring the truth...

Be good,
TomK
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