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
 
INDustry distribution
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-11-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
acuteperformance
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
acuteperformance's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 Audi R8 V8 | 15 BMW M4 YMB
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pasadena, CA

Posts: 954
iTrader: (14)

Send a message via AIM to acuteperformance Send a message via MSN to acuteperformance
Cool Race Precision RPi Ram Intake Scoops *DYNO/PICTURES*

Hi Everyone,

I'm proud to be an authorized dealer for Race Precision (RPi). RPi's Ram Air Scoop is a cost efficient mod that gives real wheel horsepower.

The Ram Air Scoops converts your factory intake system into a ram air type. Other aftermarket induction kits mostly suck in hot air causing a loss of performance. The use of heat shields are not very affective as heat shields mainly work to block radiant heat. Utilizing the stock intake boxes, expect an 8-15whp gain with 70mph airflow.

DYNO


PICTURES


What do you guys think?

Michael
Acute Performance
acuteperformance is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-11-2009, 09:33 PM   #2
the infamous...
Relapsed Bimmerpost Addict
 
the infamous...'s Avatar
 
Drives: like I'M BOUT THAT LIFE
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: PARADISE aka CANES COUNTRY

Posts: 17,538
iTrader: (0)

Awesome.
the infamous... is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-11-2009, 10:01 PM   #3
Ca$hOnly
Major
 
Ca$hOnly's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In ur fridge, eatin ur foodz

Posts: 1,078
iTrader: (5)

How did you dyno this? You just put a huge fan in front of the car?
__________________
Ca$hOnly is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-11-2009, 10:03 PM   #4
Eugene-TAIWAN
Brigadier General
 
Eugene-TAIWAN's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Taiwan

Posts: 3,112
iTrader: (4)

please send a PM
__________________

Past: Gintani stage3 M3
present: Porsche 993RWB, 964RS America,996 cupcar, 964 turbo 3.6, 991C4S, i3 in September
Eugene-TAIWAN is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      08-11-2009, 10:28 PM   #5
NFDoms2k1
Private First Class
 
NFDoms2k1's Avatar
 
Drives: Cute Little Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New York

Posts: 167
iTrader: (3)

Lots of debate about scoops in general, although I will say that if any company out there made an effective set, it would be RPi. I know its not free, but why not go outspend a few bucks on these...at best they are one of the best $/hp mods out there, at worst the placebo effect will make you feel better!
__________________
'09 E93 M3, AW, M-DCT, Fully Loaded
Bunch of mods, why such limited signature space M3post ?
NFDoms2k1 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 12:46 AM   #6
Eugene-TAIWAN
Brigadier General
 
Eugene-TAIWAN's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Taiwan

Posts: 3,112
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NFDoms2k1 View Post
Lots of debate about scoops in general, although I will say that if any company out there made an effective set, it would be RPi. I know its not free, but why not go outspend a few bucks on these...at best they are one of the best $/hp mods out there, at worst the placebo effect will make you feel better!

Very true its seems like only RPI has the scoops for M3/M5/M6
and reading from the past threads its been a good mod.

But how is it dynoed at 70mph with the HP gains/?
__________________

Past: Gintani stage3 M3
present: Porsche 993RWB, 964RS America,996 cupcar, 964 turbo 3.6, 991C4S, i3 in September
Eugene-TAIWAN is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 12:48 AM   #7
acuteperformance
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
acuteperformance's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 Audi R8 V8 | 15 BMW M4 YMB
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pasadena, CA

Posts: 954
iTrader: (14)

Send a message via AIM to acuteperformance Send a message via MSN to acuteperformance
Yes RPi has a fan that blows at 70mph.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ca$hOnly View Post
How did you dyno this? You just put a huge fan in front of the car?
acuteperformance is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 12:50 AM   #8
tightie
JOSH SHOKRI.
 
tightie's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 Coupe.
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: los angeles, california.

Posts: 5,576
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [3.95]
Quote:
Originally Posted by acuteperformance View Post
Yes RPi has a fan that blows at 70mph.
I don't know if its 70 mph but that thing is HUGE...
__________________
Present: 15 YMB F80 M3 | iND Painted Front Reflectors, Painted Side Marker Set, Rear Painted Emblem & Front Grill Surround | Gintani Downpipes | H&R Super Sport Springs | Macht Schnell Stud Conversion Kit + Spacers
*California Members* Speed District M3 Track Days: August 1 @ Willow Springs Raceway
tightie is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 12:51 AM   #9
acuteperformance
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
acuteperformance's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 Audi R8 V8 | 15 BMW M4 YMB
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pasadena, CA

Posts: 954
iTrader: (14)

Send a message via AIM to acuteperformance Send a message via MSN to acuteperformance
Eloy posted it was 70mph at some point. But yeah it's HUGE.

Michael

Quote:
Originally Posted by tightie View Post
I don't know if its 70 mph but that thing is HUGE...
acuteperformance is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 09:42 AM   #10
Vic55
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Vic55's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 AW F13 M6
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: THE Orange County

Posts: 1,808
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tightie View Post
I don't know if its 70 mph but that thing is HUGE...
No shit you aint kidding!!!, I know that Eloy at RPI uses the same fan for all his proven tests of these scoops on the M5 and M6. I put the scoops in my M6 and gained around 12 hp at the wheels- not bad for the price and its all incremental hp.
__________________
2015 Jaguar F Type R Coupe Polaris White
2014 Porsche 991 Turbo S Guards Red
2014 Audi RS7 Ibis White
2012 Audi R8 V-10 Ibis White
2012 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Black Series Obsidian Black
Vic55 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 09:50 AM   #11
SlammedR8
Brigadier General
 
SlammedR8's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Audi R8 V10 +2013 Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto

Posts: 4,936
iTrader: (2)

Send a message via MSN to SlammedR8
RPi Scoops FTW!!!!

Worth every last penny of it!
__________________
SlammedR8 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 10:21 AM   #12
doba_s
Major General
 
doba_s's Avatar
 
Drives: M3, 1M
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 6,101
iTrader: (26)

Send a message via Skype™ to doba_s
i thought it was around 5whp ? not it is 15whp ... wow the number is growing every day ... that fan must be blowing harder than before ...

i wouldn't spend a single penny on this
doba_s is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 10:23 AM   #13
SlammedR8
Brigadier General
 
SlammedR8's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Audi R8 V10 +2013 Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto

Posts: 4,936
iTrader: (2)

Send a message via MSN to SlammedR8
Quote:
Originally Posted by doba_s View Post
i thought it was around 5whp ? not it is 15whp ... wow the number is growing every day ... that fan must be blowing harder than before ...

i wouldn't spend a single penny on this

so don't, your loss. even if it only gives 5hp, its worth it IMO for under $100 bux.
__________________
SlammedR8 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 10:29 AM   #14
doba_s
Major General
 
doba_s's Avatar
 
Drives: M3, 1M
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 6,101
iTrader: (26)

Send a message via Skype™ to doba_s
Quote:
Originally Posted by slammedm3 View Post
so don't, your loss. even if it only gives 5hp, its worth it IMO for under $100 bux.
more like my gain ...


I had rpi and other brand scoops on my car and both of them don't do anything except blocking your radiator ...
doba_s is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 11:09 AM   #15
acuteperformance
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
acuteperformance's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 Audi R8 V8 | 15 BMW M4 YMB
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pasadena, CA

Posts: 954
iTrader: (14)

Send a message via AIM to acuteperformance Send a message via MSN to acuteperformance
that's fine. this mod isn't for everyone but most love the product. the scoop does come with a 30 day money back guarantee just in case you feel like it doesnt work.

michael
acute performance

Quote:
Originally Posted by doba_s View Post
more like my gain ...

I had rpi and other brand scoops on my car and both of them don't do anything except blocking your radiator ...
acuteperformance is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 11:51 AM   #16
Vic55
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Vic55's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 AW F13 M6
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: THE Orange County

Posts: 1,808
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by doba_s View Post
i thought it was around 5whp ? not it is 15whp ... wow the number is growing every day ... that fan must be blowing harder than before ...

i wouldn't spend a single penny on this
Aleks the gain on the M3 varies but its generally less than what the M5 and M6's gained as I have been told but there are gains at the 70+ mph mark. I got some real nice gains from the M6 scoops and its all relative the price you pay: For the M3, 7 hp for 100 dollars or close to that is an excellent ratio IMHO.

This isnt SOTP hp that you will feel but like I said earlier its incremental hp that doesnt hit the pocketbook hard!!
__________________
2015 Jaguar F Type R Coupe Polaris White
2014 Porsche 991 Turbo S Guards Red
2014 Audi RS7 Ibis White
2012 Audi R8 V-10 Ibis White
2012 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Black Series Obsidian Black
Vic55 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 12:25 PM   #17
acuteperformance
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
acuteperformance's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 Audi R8 V8 | 15 BMW M4 YMB
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pasadena, CA

Posts: 954
iTrader: (14)

Send a message via AIM to acuteperformance Send a message via MSN to acuteperformance
nice!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vic55 View Post
Aleks the gain on the M3 varies but its generally less than what the M5 and M6's gained as I have been told but there are gains at the 70+ mph mark. I got some real nice gains from the M6 scoops and its all relative the price you pay: For the M3, 7 hp for 100 dollars or close to that is an excellent ratio IMHO.

This isnt SOTP hp that you will feel but like I said earlier its incremental hp that doesnt hit the pocketbook hard!!
acuteperformance is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 12:27 PM   #18
powertrip
Scared money don't make money.
 
powertrip's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E92 M3 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Irvine, CA

Posts: 1,458
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2009 E92 M3  [0.00]
Even if the scoops add 2hp that equates to $50 per HP...a relative bargain in my book .
__________________
2009 E92 M3/DCT/Alpine White/Fox Red/Carbon Leather
OE Tuned 402 whp & 303 wtq/Gintani X-pipe/MXP Axle Back/Rogue Pulley/AFE Stage 2/Cosmetics By IND & EAS
HUGE THANKS: Gintani, OE Tuning, and EAS
powertrip is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 12:31 PM   #19
endofanera7
Major General
 
endofanera7's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 JB E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 5,172
iTrader: (15)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [5.00]
Send a message via AIM to endofanera7 Send a message via MSN to endofanera7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vic55 View Post
No shit you aint kidding!!!, I know that Eloy at RPI uses the same fan for all his proven tests of these scoops on the M5 and M6. I put the scoops in my M6 and gained around 12 hp at the wheels- not bad for the price and its all incremental hp.
you have a nice stable of cars buddy! Very tastefully modded too.

Sorry to go off topic, regarding the RPi, I feel a lil regret selling mine. Will be getting another set soon, in different color of course!
endofanera7 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 12:48 PM   #20
SenorFunkyPants
Colonel
 
SenorFunkyPants's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 DCT M3
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK

Posts: 2,256
iTrader: (0)

Hmm I've seen other comprehensive dyno tests of these scoops that showed absolutely no gain whatsoever.
But as snake oil goes it not too expensive.
SenorFunkyPants is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 12:50 PM   #21
acuteperformance
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
acuteperformance's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 Audi R8 V8 | 15 BMW M4 YMB
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pasadena, CA

Posts: 954
iTrader: (14)

Send a message via AIM to acuteperformance Send a message via MSN to acuteperformance
Do you happen to know where? I'd love to take a look.

Michael
Acute Performance

Quote:
Originally Posted by SenorFunkyPants View Post
Hmm I've seen other comprehensive dyno tests of these scoops that showed absolutely no gain whatsoever.
But as snake oil goes it not too expensive.
acuteperformance is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2009, 01:30 PM   #22
MIKEYBMW1
GT3
 
MIKEYBMW1's Avatar
 
Drives: PORSCHE GT3
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: LINCOLNSHIRE UK

Posts: 1,679
iTrader: (1)

can I get these in the UK?

michael.
__________________
PORSCHE GT3
MIKEYBMW1 is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
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 06:19 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