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      07-16-2009, 07:45 PM   #23
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Has anyone thought of running without the lid? Leaving the element exposed?

Technically... it would still receive air from it's two inlets... but be able to possibly even suck in more?

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it would suck underhood hot air but would sound a lot meaner
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      07-16-2009, 10:24 PM   #24
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Most of the filters are the same... pick the company you like best and buy that one!

again to the guys at Fabspeed. This does look like another quality product.
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      07-19-2009, 04:02 AM   #25
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it would suck underhood hot air but would sound a lot meaner
yeah used to remove the air box lid on my s2000, sounded mean as hell but it air box lost its insulation from heat and any ram air effect it gained at speed. im gonna try it on my m for shits and giggles when i finally install one of the aftermarket filters.
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      07-20-2009, 04:20 PM   #26
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Can one of the vendors on the board pm me the price? I'm not finding it on anyone's webpages, except for BMC's webpage.
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I went with the ApePerformance filter. Same as the MS but $75.
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      07-28-2009, 10:37 AM   #28
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I called fabspeed and they said they dont have the BMC in yet.
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      07-28-2009, 10:44 AM   #29
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I called fabspeed and they said they dont have the BMC in yet.
That's odd. Did you speak to Joey?
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      07-28-2009, 12:29 PM   #30
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I spoke to some woman who said people had been calling for them. Do you know they are in stock?
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      07-28-2009, 12:46 PM   #31
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I called a few places today looking for the BMC filter with no luck. The vendors listed in the first post here either didn't have them or didn't sell them. If anyone knows who has them in stock, let me know.
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      07-29-2009, 09:51 PM   #32
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Are these filters oiled? Do they come oiled or do you have to oil them>?
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Are these filters oiled? Do they come oiled or do you have to oil them>?
BMC filters are pre-oiled from the factory in Italy.

All you have to do, is install the filter and go.
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      07-30-2009, 08:38 AM   #34
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BMC filters are pre-oiled from the factory in Italy.

All you have to do, is install the filter and go.
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I called a few places today looking for the BMC filter with no luck. The vendors listed in the first post here either didn't have them or didn't sell them. If anyone knows who has them in stock, let me know.
I know that Fabspeed sells them because that's where I got mine but Joey also told me that they only received 2 of the redesigned filters and I was the lucky one to get the second one.

RPi sells them and Renn-Spec posted on this thread that they sell them too.

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I called everywhere. I couldn't find one so just bought a MS.
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I called everywhere. I couldn't find one so just bought a MS.
Called Fabspeed and they have some arriving shortly. Joe told me to expect mine next week. Looking forward to quick ~6hp!

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Called Fabspeed and they have some arriving shortly. Joe told me to expect mine next week. Looking forward to quick ~6hp!

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BMC filters are pre-oiled from the factory in Italy.

All you have to do, is install the filter and go.
And how about the maintenance?
Donīt you have to oil it again?
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And how about the maintenance?
Donīt you have to oil it again?
Yes, a cleaning & re-oiling is necessary every 10-15 thousand miles.

But that is true for any oiled engine air filter. (regardless of the brand name)

It all depends on how dusty the road conditions are in your area.
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Yes, a cleaning & re-oiling is necessary every 10-15 thousand miles.

But that is true for any oiled engine air filter. (regardless of the brand name)

It all depends on how dusty the road conditions are in your area.
My main fear is about how well this post-makert filter really fits on. I donīt want any bit of dust getting in the engine for just a little gain of HP
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My main fear is about how well this post-makert filter really fits on. I donīt want any bit of dust getting in the engine for just a little gain of HP
Check out my thread: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=294642

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Great post ! Nice pictures ! Very helpful
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Great post ! Nice pictures ! Very helpful
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