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      09-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #23
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It looks like some deranged exhaust hood for a kitchen range. Both serve the same function: to pull in hot air.

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      09-03-2009, 04:33 PM   #24
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I remember, it was also called the $300 paperweight.

Tom...you seriously need to put that on the M3! ;-)

I'm not even gonna ask why or how you have one...lol
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      09-03-2009, 05:19 PM   #25
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I'll stick with my plastic OEM airbox over that thing.
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      09-03-2009, 05:34 PM   #26
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I think AFE should have just left the stock air box and changed the plenum pipe. Probably would have better results that way. I agree with keeping the stock airbox over any other aftermarket airbox/intake (including the Gruppe M).
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      09-03-2009, 06:10 PM   #27
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Hmm...
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      09-03-2009, 06:21 PM   #28
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Oh my... never though that aFe would actually design this type of system for the E9X M3 engine. I'm interested to see dyno testing.
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      09-03-2009, 09:05 PM   #29
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An aluminum heat sink air intake? Assuming it actually gets cool air somehow, it should have been made out of carbon fiber. Imagine how hot that thing would get at the first red traffic light! I think it would work better if it sucked in fresh air from the front of the car and used the left-side hood vent to draw fresh air in, hence a two-prong benefit. Oh wait, the OEM setup does that
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      09-04-2009, 04:45 PM   #30
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My name is Jason Bruce and I am the Director of Marketing at aFe. We try to monitor forums as best we can and found this forum thread yesterday. I am pleased to see the chatter about our new M3 intake system prototype. Please find below some facts about this product based on our testing completed yesterday.

Dyno Results: 15 max horsepower and 13lbs. x ft. max torque. A copy of the Dyno test result is shown below.



Dyno test was completed yesterday on our Mustang chassis dyno located here in Corona, CA. 6 passes with OEM intake and 6 passes with aFe intake. High and low was dropped out and the dyno chart listed above is a 3 run average. This is our standard testing procedure for all aFe products.

Flow Test Results: Factory intake flowed 240cfm (cubic feet per minute) @ 1.5" H2O restriction and the aFe intake flowed 444cfm (cubic feet per minute) @ 1.5" H2O restriction. A net flow gain of 85% over the factory intake. Our flow bench is an SAE certified flow bench located here in Corona, CA.

This kit comes with black powdercoated aluminum Dynamic Air Scoops, rotomolded plastic inlet tube, fabricated aluminum intake housing, rotomolded plastic intake tube, 6" PRO 5R or PRO Dry S performance filter and all hardware for a complete installation.

The air intake team working on this project included 3 engineers and 1 engineering tech. I hope this test information has answered your questions and concerns. For those of you who are interested in this product, I will extend an offer to members of M3Post. If you are in the Southern California area and want to try this product, please feel free to contact me directly and I will be more than happy to sell you one and throw in the installation and dyno testing at no charge. This product will be released in September and we will have video footage of the dyno testing up on our website (www.afepower.com) at the time of product launch.

My email is jbruce@afepower.com and my direct office line is 951-493-7147. Thank you for your feedback and consideration.
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      09-04-2009, 06:40 PM   #31
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Awesome finally! HEh I knew about this like 5 months ago was waiting patient for the information about it! Can't wait to be offering it.
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      09-04-2009, 07:14 PM   #32
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What does the Afe filter with AFe scoops flow when used as a replacement for the stock E92 air filter? I am assuming it is somewhere between 240cfm & 444cfm.

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My name is Jason Bruce and I am the Director of Marketing at aFe. We try to monitor forums as best we can and found this forum thread yesterday. I am pleased to see the chatter about our new M3 intake system prototype. Please find below some facts about this product based on our testing completed yesterday.

Dyno Results: 15 max horsepower and 13lbs. x ft. max torque. A copy of the Dyno test result is shown below.



Dyno test was completed yesterday on our Mustang chassis dyno located here in Corona, CA. 6 passes with OEM intake and 6 passes with aFe intake. High and low was dropped out and the dyno chart listed above is a 3 run average. This is our standard testing procedure for all aFe products.

Flow Test Results: Factory intake flowed 240cfm (cubic feet per minute) @ 1.5" H2O restriction and the aFe intake flowed 444cfm (cubic feet per minute) @ 1.5" H2O restriction. A net flow gain of 85% over the factory intake. Our flow bench is an SAE certified flow bench located here in Corona, CA.

This kit comes with black powdercoated aluminum Dynamic Air Scoops, rotomolded plastic inlet tube, fabricated aluminum intake housing, rotomolded plastic intake tube, 6" PRO 5R or PRO Dry S performance filter and all hardware for a complete installation.

The air intake team working on this project included 3 engineers and 1 engineering tech. I hope this test information has answered your questions and concerns. For those of you who are interested in this product, I will extend an offer to members of M3Post. If you are in the Southern California area and want to try this product, please feel free to contact me directly and I will be more than happy to sell you one and throw in the installation and dyno testing at no charge. This product will be released in September and we will have video footage of the dyno testing up on our website (www.afepower.com) at the time of product launch.

My email is jbruce@afepower.com and my direct office line is 951-493-7147. Thank you for your feedback and consideration.
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      09-04-2009, 07:51 PM   #33
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I don't trust any dynos from AFE, sorry.

The 5-series community had a very bad experience AFE and a vendor.

Community members could not replicate any AFE dyno results. Most the dynos acctually showed losing hp. On all 5-series including the M5.

There was a big AFE refund thread on 5series.net:
http://forums.5series.net/index.php?...c=64310&hl=afe


To put it mildly, people were pissed.
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      09-04-2009, 08:49 PM   #34
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Is this homemade?
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      09-04-2009, 08:56 PM   #35
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Out of the OPs 26 posts, 22 are aFe-related.

Hmmmm.....
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      09-04-2009, 09:38 PM   #36
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      09-04-2009, 10:02 PM   #37
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15hp from that? I doubt it!
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      09-04-2009, 10:37 PM   #38
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I like my stock box, your filter, and your scoops better than this. Just imagine what the engine is gonna breathe in when stuck in traffic with this kit equipped...
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      09-04-2009, 11:13 PM   #39
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Your dyno plot is missing the last 1100 RPM where the car makes its most power. Please post a better dyno sheet that shows the whole RPM range.
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      09-04-2009, 11:37 PM   #40
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I wonder if the dyno test was with the hood open or closed? Also how many and what type of fans were on the front of the vehicle? Intake dyno results can be drastically scewed if you don't try your best to simulate real world conditions.
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      09-05-2009, 12:49 AM   #41
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With reference to the dyno, scoops + replacement air filter have been shown to make similar gains. So assuming the dyno comparison is between a completely stock intake system (i.e. no scoops) and the AFE kit (including scoops, filter, air box and plenum pipe), then there are no significant gains over and above scoops + replacement air filter.

I'd say scoops + Dinan Intake probably is the best setup and not stupid expensive like Gruppe M
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As for this thing being a "masterpiece"... Well, it's definitely a "piece" of something.
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WOW, guys you should really check the e60 posts, it's the same we are going to go if some of you buy the AFE, thanks to M3 WC, if it wasn't for him I would have looked at this, now I know it's not worth it, the whole e60 community is against AFE and now they want us to fall for that, DO YOURSELVES A FAVOR GUYS; READ THE E60 POSTS, I have nothing against AFE or their products, but claiming gains that aren't there is unethical it started already in the e90 post too.
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I will stay with stock thank you.
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