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      06-21-2011, 01:33 AM   #1
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What Air Intake is currently the best on the market for the 2011 M3?

I searched everywhere but I cant find a thread about which air intake is currently the best on the market for the 2011 M3's? (as of June this year)

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      06-21-2011, 01:40 AM   #2
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Most say stock is the best. Some say it's better with a efficiently designed chargepipe and stock airbox. Others say that's not worth the money. Your best bet is just getting an air filter and calling it a day, really. I got Gruppe M intake plus Dinan Chargepipe, and while I did see some improvements, it probably didn't justify the cost. I'm sticking with N/A and I'm not stroking my motor though, so I'm happy with it.

Wait, I mean, I don't have a Gruppe M intake or a Dinan Chargepipe. My signature says so.
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      06-21-2011, 01:44 AM   #3
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Most say stock is the best. Some say it's better with a efficiently designed chargepipe and stock airbox. Others say that's not worth the money. Your best bet is just getting an air filter and calling it a day, really. I got Gruppe M intake plus Dinan Chargepipe, and while I did see some improvements, it probably didn't justify the cost. I'm sticking with N/A and I'm not stroking my motor though, so I'm happy with it.

Wait, I mean, I don't have a Gruppe M intake or a Dinan Chargepipe. My signature says so.
That's crazy man...Is it true the Gruppes are like 3 grand ? Im ok with staying with my stock air box but im not gonna lie, i wouldn't mind have that baritone sound coming from my engine bay, even if im only looking at a 6hp gain.
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      06-21-2011, 01:55 AM   #4
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      06-21-2011, 02:04 AM   #5
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stock with better filter and maybe an elbow
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      06-21-2011, 05:38 AM   #6
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Stock filter w a pair of scoops.
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      06-21-2011, 07:45 AM   #7
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BMC drop in filter (for some tone) + scoops (RPI or AFE)
Power gain not tangible though
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      06-21-2011, 10:20 AM   #8
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I think that aFe makes one of the best intake systems out there.
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      06-21-2011, 12:09 PM   #9
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^See? Like I said, all the answers are either stock, or stock with filter, or stock with elbow.

I'd personally go for the aFe chargepipe if I wanted to do chargepipe on a budget. I think it comes with a filter. Otherwise, stick with just the BMC filter, I had that before and I was happy with it. It'll change noise as well.

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That's crazy man...Is it true the Gruppes are like 3 grand ? Im ok with staying with my stock air box but im not gonna lie, i wouldn't mind have that baritone sound coming from my engine bay, even if im only looking at a 6hp gain.
I believe 2.7k for Gruppe M, 1k for Dinan Chargepipe. I got both used though.
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      06-21-2011, 12:19 PM   #10
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Definitely stock. Plus your warranty would remain intact for sure. Don't understand why people have to d*ck with their cars just by default. Just looking at the intake design makes it obvious it doesn't get much better than that.
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      06-21-2011, 12:43 PM   #11
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Definitely stock. Plus your warranty would remain intact for sure. Don't understand why people have to d*ck with their cars just by default. Just looking at the intake design makes it obvious it doesn't get much better than that.
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      06-21-2011, 01:11 PM   #12
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      06-21-2011, 01:20 PM   #13
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LOOK WHAT I FOUND...

way less than the real one... but looks just like it....
$1k i believe




BUT TO THE OP.....
afe with filter will be the best cheapest way modding intake. but if you want bling bling on your engine bay.... get GRUPPE M or style..

heres what i have.
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      06-21-2011, 02:50 PM   #14
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I too would like to know more info about E92 M3 intake possibilities. Since I live in Denver which is a mile high, the M3s out here are in desperate need for more air. I want something that is going to have a nice sound and help air flow.

What do you guys think of the technocraft system?

http://www.tecnocraft.com/Tecnocraft...ystem-P18.aspx
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I too would like to know more info about E92 M3 intake possibilities. Since I live in Denver which is a mile high, the M3s out here are in desperate need for more air. I want something that is going to have a nice sound and help air flow.

What do you guys think of the technocraft system?

http://www.tecnocraft.com/Tecnocraft...ystem-P18.aspx
Defiantly $$$

I was lucky to see on of these in person Saturday very nice set up
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      06-21-2011, 05:17 PM   #16
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stick with stock box and perhaps an aftermarket filter...

use the money you'd spend on an intake system for some other performance mods...

BTW: not sure if anyone read that eurotuner mag regarding the afe intake on their m3 build....but if you haven't, you should before purchasing an afe intake set up...
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I really like the MAcht Shnell filter I got from EAS. simple install and noticeable throttle response.
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      06-25-2011, 11:21 PM   #18
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I really like the MAcht Shnell filter I got from EAS. simple install and noticeable throttle response.
Eurotrip, what part exactly did you buy. The $99 filter, a stage 2 kit, etc?
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Based on fitment I would recommend the Dinan intake. Fits just like an OEM part.
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      06-26-2011, 09:48 AM   #20
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I'm running the Macht Schnell stage 1 (filter and scoops). Easy to install (MS provides great videos). Filter is high quality. Stack it up against the OEM and you will see the difference.

I think it is about $160 at EAS.

Unless you are looking for cosmetic changes the cost/benefit does not justify spending any more money.
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      06-27-2011, 11:16 AM   #21
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BTW: not sure if anyone read that eurotuner mag regarding the afe intake on their m3 build....but if you haven't, you should before purchasing an afe intake set up...
I would like to read that article...do you have a link or know the issue it was in?
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M3 GTS & M3 CRT have the best intake.




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