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
 
View Poll Results: What drop in filter do you have?
BMC 9 11.84%
AA Green 25 32.89%
K&N 13 17.11%
Macht Schnell 23 30.26%
Dinan 6 7.89%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-26-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
MDCTFTW
Lieutenant Colonel
39
Rep
1,974
Posts

 
Drives: E92 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Norcal

iTrader: (0)

What drop in filter do you have?

Just curious what people like. Let me know if I forgot a brand and I can add it.

EDIT: Oops I thought I could add poll options.. guess not.
__________________


MDCT ... so you can drive and eat a hamburger at the same time.

Last edited by MDCTFTW; 02-26-2012 at 06:03 PM.
Appreciate 0
      02-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
M3SQRD
Colonel
M3SQRD's Avatar
United_States
24
Rep
2,480
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3s,R56 CooperS,F22 228iX
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: EC

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MDCTFTW View Post
Just curious what people like. Let me know if I forgot a brand and I can add it.

EDIT: Oops I thought I could add poll options.. guess not.
You forgot aFe.
Appreciate 0
      02-26-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
alpine335i
Captain
alpine335i's Avatar
United_States
12
Rep
687
Posts

 
Drives: 08 e92 M3 6MT, 08 e90 328xi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

iTrader: (2)

Macht Schnell
__________________
2008 Alpine White E92 ///M3
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
edwinm3
Colonel
edwinm3's Avatar
United_States
38
Rep
2,088
Posts

 
Drives: E92 MELBOURNE RED M3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Doral

iTrader: (9)

AA green filter, very good
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
Raptor251
ESS Dreaming
Raptor251's Avatar
United_States
10
Rep
870
Posts

 
Drives: 2011.5 e92 m3/Ford Raptor 6.2
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (1)

AFE...you forgot to list it on your poll
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2012, 03:41 PM   #6
E92_carbonm3
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
225
Posts

 
Drives: E92 m3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Allentown, pa

iTrader: (3)

afe
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #7
roddyc
Second Lieutenant
roddyc's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
286
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Frisco, TX

iTrader: (8)

I have the AA Green...very good filter, but I put the stock back in since I was tired of the intake resonance at ~3k RPM. It's nice to be able to hear my exhaust over the intake again; I forgot how quiet the cabin was stock
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #8
Jeskali
Akra Exhaust, Eibach Springs, BBS CH 19x9 Square
1
Rep
84
Posts

 
Drives: E93 M3 Jerez Black
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Short Hills, NJ

iTrader: (0)

real question is, does it make an iota of difference in performance?
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2012, 04:14 PM   #9
tom @ eas
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
tom @ eas's Avatar
United_States
325
Rep
10,621
Posts


 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Anaheim, CA

iTrader: (13)

Garage List
Macht Schnell, before going F/I
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2012, 06:27 PM   #10
SchnellM3
Digger
SchnellM3's Avatar
United_States
56
Rep
2,616
Posts

 
Drives: 03 E46 M3, 09 E92 M3, 09 X6 50
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pa

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
I have the Dinan Intake kit....
__________________
2009 E92 M3 /// Melbourne Red /// Fox Red /// M DKG

Full Innotech Exhaust - DINAN Intake - IND Engine Bay Appearance - IND Hand Stitched Boot Covers - and much more....
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
crabman
Captain
7
Rep
669
Posts

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: WA

iTrader: (0)

I wasn't aware that you could hear that much extra induction sound with these, can you all comment on how much was added? Thanks.
__________________
2012 E92 Space Grey with fox red/black/black, comp, premium, DCT, premium sound, sirius, heated seats.
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2012, 11:49 PM   #12
In Extremis
Jordan C
In Extremis's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
371
Posts

 
Drives: 09 MR E92 M3, 65 GTO
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (1)

IMO it doesn't add much induction sound at all, I use MS
__________________
Melbourne Red E92 M3 DCT Sparco CF/Alcantara DTM Seats.KW3 Coilovers.Apex Wheels.OEM Performance Spoiler with CRT Theme & Splitters.Turner Subframe Mounts.Vorshlag Camber Plates.RD Sway Bars.AD08s 265/295.15 lb. Braille Battery.Catless Gintani Race.ESS Tune.Dinan Pulley.MS2 Intake.100 Octane Mix.Schroth Harnesses.Challenge Harness Bar in MR.Challenge Toe Link.Krics R40.Turner Studs/Pedals.SS Lines.Rear Seat Delete & more I can't remember
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2012, 01:05 AM   #13
ttt
Private
0
Rep
88
Posts

 
Drives: n/a
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by roddyc View Post
I have the AA Green...very good filter, but I put the stock back in since I was tired of the intake resonance at ~3k RPM. It's nice to be able to hear my exhaust over the intake again; I forgot how quiet the cabin was stock
I made the exact same switch too. That sound at low RPM was annoying the hell out of me. Couldn't be happier with the stock filter now.
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2012, 02:55 PM   #14
roddyc
Second Lieutenant
roddyc's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
286
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Frisco, TX

iTrader: (8)

Personally speaking, the added volume was noticeable with the AA. It was mildly louder dd'ing below 3k rpm but only when you tried to accelerate in the 'wrong gear'; it only really bothered me when it would 'resonate' at around 3k - 3.5k rpm: enough to the point where it began drowning out the exhaust. It wasn't obnoxious or anything, but I just prefer the quieter stock filter.
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2012, 03:06 PM   #15
Boostin FD
Lieutenant Colonel
Boostin FD's Avatar
United_States
26
Rep
1,564
Posts

 
Drives: F82 M4
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: St. Louis

iTrader: (2)

Stock and happy with it.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2012, 06:25 PM   #16
Trevor .:R
Captain
United_States
14
Rep
672
Posts

 
Drives: 11 ZCP
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Thousand Oaks/Camarillo/Westlake

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
11 M3  [5.00]
Bmc Bmc Bmc
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #17
Slapshot9
First Lieutenant
Slapshot9's Avatar
5
Rep
322
Posts

 
Drives: '08 E90 M3 JzB 6MT
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoFla

iTrader: (0)

AFE... It made no differnce in performance!
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #18
LarThaL
Colonel
LarThaL's Avatar
64
Rep
2,631
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West Springfield, MA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeskali View Post
real question is, does it make an iota of difference in performance?
Well, the $90 filter makes just as much difference as the $900 (or more) full intake. No intake mod is going to make "a lot" of difference. Throttle response is a touch better IMO.
__________________
Precision tool: 2011 BMW ///M3
Sledgehammer: 2014 Audi S6

Appreciate 0
      02-28-2012, 08:06 PM   #19
LarThaL
Colonel
LarThaL's Avatar
64
Rep
2,631
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West Springfield, MA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by crabman View Post
I wasn't aware that you could hear that much extra induction sound with these, can you all comment on how much was added? Thanks.
I have the AA green filter. You can definitely hear the air "sucking" more (for lack of a better term) The sound is more aggressive. I really haven't experienced the resonance that people are speaking of. It just amplifies the sound of an already nice sounding motor. It is in no way excessively loud or obnoxious like some exhausts can be. No regrets whatsoever.
__________________
Precision tool: 2011 BMW ///M3
Sledgehammer: 2014 Audi S6

Appreciate 0
      02-28-2012, 08:19 PM   #20
chibich
Private First Class
2
Rep
123
Posts

 
Drives: e92 m3
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: STL

iTrader: (0)

My AA filter is in the mail should be here any day. I'll let you know
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2012, 09:44 PM   #21
crabman
Captain
7
Rep
669
Posts

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: WA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by VVG View Post
I have the AA green filter. You can definitely hear the air "sucking" more (for lack of a better term) The sound is more aggressive. I really haven't experienced the resonance that people are speaking of. It just amplifies the sound of an already nice sounding motor. It is in no way excessively loud or obnoxious like some exhausts can be. No regrets whatsoever.
I love induction sound, I kind of grew up with it since most people had open element filters when I was a kid. Increasing this would be all to the good for me with my only reservation being the often reported resonance in the 3k ish range.
__________________
2012 E92 Space Grey with fox red/black/black, comp, premium, DCT, premium sound, sirius, heated seats.
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2012, 10:56 PM   #22
dbyrd
Over 100,000 miles
dbyrd's Avatar
1
Rep
165
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3 6MT
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Dallas

iTrader: (0)

AA green - I enjoy the slightly increased induction sound. I never experienced the flutter others report. This was prior to installing the Fabspeed x-pipe and HFC and that's mostly what I hear now - love it.
Appreciate 0
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 12:21 PM.




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