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DetroitRiver
05-27-2008, 12:28 PM
So what's the word on the straße for the best intake system for the E36?

AFE? K&N? Conforti? PowerFlow?

jvr826
05-27-2008, 02:35 PM
The word on the straße is...

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Fast Bob
05-27-2008, 04:19 PM
The hot tip for the New Millenium is:

"Save your money....CAIs don`t do squat on BMWs...."

(This is probably the most discussed topic on the `fest)

e30e
05-28-2008, 11:11 AM
The hot tip for the New Millenium is:

"Save your money....CAIs don`t do squat on BMWs...."

(This is probably the most discussed topic on the `fest)

They make loud noises! :thumbup:

Fast Bob
05-28-2008, 12:57 PM
They make loud noises! :thumbup:

And....they look pretty cool....you pays yo` money and takes yo` choice....

Vornado
05-28-2008, 08:04 PM
I just put an ice pack in my intake before firing up and its the best cold air ever!!!

The horsepower gains are marginal, but I think the horses would react to better grain anyway, so I feed them the greener, colder grain. That way they poop less out the tailpipe and results in quicker lap times.

Pinecone
05-29-2008, 08:01 PM
The hot tip for the New Millenium is:

"Save your money....CAIs don`t do squat on BMWs...."

(This is probably the most discussed topic on the `fest)

More correct, they don't do squat for OBD 2 BMWs by themselves.

OBD 1 gives you about 80% of the HP gain with the external bolt ons not including cams. OBD 2 get maybe 20% of the possible game by not installing the cams.

Total package of CAI, MAF, Injectors, Cams, Headers and Software give about the same gains on both.

Fast Bob
05-29-2008, 08:42 PM
Total package of CAI, MAF, Injectors, Cams, Headers and Software give about the same gains on both.

Yeah, and that total package is a *lot* of dough-ray-mee for a meager handful of horsepower....The Law Of Diminishing Return kicks you right square in the asscrack....

Pinecone
06-05-2008, 12:37 PM
Turner Stage 4 kit gains some 60 HP at the crank, and the kit is $3800 plus install.

But consider than the EuroSport twin screw setup is now something like $11K, not that bad.

AW328i
06-25-2010, 03:22 PM
I have a 96 328i (obd2) and have a simple k&n filter attached to the intake(short ram) and a heat shield. Noticed a big improvement on what I already thought was a quick car. Also gained 1-2 mpg in city, and 3-4 on the highway. The only intake parts that don't work are throttle body spacers. If you really want power on these cars, you can spec out a turbo kit for around 2-3. Hardest part is getting someone to make a nice header to fit your turbo.

ECSTuning
06-29-2010, 10:11 AM
For anyone interested we have the entire aFe Cold Air Intakes available below...

Click HERE to order or for more information. (http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E36-325is-M50_2.5L/Engine/Intake/?salesrep=JHorak&utm_source=bimmerfest&utm_medium=forum&utm_content=JHorak&utm_campaign=postreply)
http://c1552172.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/46324_x600.jpg (http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E36-325is-M50_2.5L/Engine/Intake/?salesrep=JHorak&utm_source=bimmerfest&utm_medium=forum&utm_content=JHorak&utm_campaign=postreply)

Please let us know if you have any questions! Feel free to shoot me a PM or email.

Best,
Joe