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      07-04-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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Any thoughts on this CAI?

I am a new M3 owner and this is only my second thread so please be gentle. I have been looking into CAI's and I found a AFE Magnum Force Stage 2 CAI that claims HP gains up to 18, Tq to 15, and airflow increased by 41%. All of the other ones I found are in the 3-9 hp gain range. Is this AFE BS? Good/bad, reliable, etc??? I'm now also hesitant on the CAI after reading the article and thread that its possible CAI's reduce HP.... Info needed.. Thanks all...
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      07-04-2011, 10:27 AM   #2
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dyno proven NOT to produce anywhere nearly that much power. IIRC, it dyno'd 6 rwhp. not worth it...just get a drop in if anything.
Thanks bro, so you thing simple K&N drop in or is there a more popular brand for the M3?
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      07-04-2011, 10:44 AM   #3
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throw in k&n filter
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      07-04-2011, 11:15 AM   #4
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throw in k&n filter
Sounds like the way to go... Thanks for the help... No sense in wasting money on a CAI airfilter that doesnt do anything... I'll get the drop in....
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      07-04-2011, 11:19 AM   #5
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the stock system is pretty much CAI. don't waste your money unless you love to open up your hood to showoff.
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      07-04-2011, 12:02 PM   #6
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Dave on the board here may see this thread. He has a stage 2 AFE and actually dyno'd his car. He did get a few HP gain. Probably nice intake sound when you open the butterflies.
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      07-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #7
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