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      06-26-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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aFe Filter Questions

Will this be an easy drop-in? How long does it take?
They say it will be a little bit louder after the installation, but is it significant enough to be a nuisance? Thank you in advance.
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Will this be an easy drop-in? How long does it take?
They say it will be a little bit louder after the installation, but is it significant enough to be a nuisance? Thank you in advance.
Basically a drop in. You have to remove a few screws to access it.

Takes about 5 minutes.

I bit louder but in no was a nuisance.

Check the DIY section. Somebody has done a write up on how to install air filters....easy!
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      06-26-2009, 09:14 PM   #3
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The only difference is that I have the Macht Schnell instead of the aFe filter.
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      06-26-2009, 09:43 PM   #4
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Same here but I have the Ape filter.
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I had both, AFE was louder slightly. Both give an improved sound and throttle response.
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Very straight forward and direct install. The car will have a bit better air flow but it's not a night and day difference. IMO it's worth it for the price but again, don't expect the car to be completely transformed.
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Anyone know the difference between non-US and US versions?
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Anyone know the difference between non-US and US versions?
Euro versions have a slightly longer center pin than US versions.



We have plenty of Macht Schnell filters in stock, be sure to take a look in the showroom: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=227785

Bring the M3 on by and we'll even install it for you at no additional charge, we're about 1 mile from Crevier BMW.
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Thanks for the replies, it now boils down to either the MS or aFe filters. I'm using the car 50% city and highway, so which specific filter should I choose? Now what's with the rattle I keep hearing bout?
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Thanks for the replies, it now boils down to either the MS or aFe filters. I'm using the car 50% city and highway, so which specific filter should I choose? Now what's with the rattle I keep hearing bout?
Either one is a good choice. But you should check out the ape filter, it's the Macht Schnell filter with a different name for $25 less. I wish I had known about that when I bought mine.
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Thanks for the replies, it now boils down to either the MS or aFe filters. I'm using the car 50% city and highway, so which specific filter should I choose? Now what's with the rattle I keep hearing bout?
The rattle is from poor sealing on the aFe part.

Simply go with the Macht Schnell filter, you won't be disappointed.
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Dang I didn't know you guys were so close by. I'll definitely stop by when I get the chance.
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Dang I didn't know you guys were so close by. I'll definitely stop by when I get the chance.
Bring the M3 and we'll even install the filter for you.
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Well there's a deal you can't pass up!

Go for it!
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