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Old 07-09-2007, 03:41 PM
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S54 CF intake plenum?

I recall seeing a CF S54 intake plenum once, back before I owned my MC, but I don't recall who makes it. I know there is a CSL-style one for sale in Europe, but I don't think it will fit in the narrower Z4 engine bay. Does anyone know of a plenum of OEM size that is made from CF, and who sells it?
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:56 PM
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Delage makes a CF intake plenum but if you search on the m3forum you find a couple long threads about guys that lost power because delage was never able to get the software right. Delage had to fly over one of there techs from france and even then he could not get to work 100% perfect. Hamann also makes one but as with the Delage unit it lost power. There is actually a thread on e46fanatics that has a press release from Hamann that admits to the power loss. Hamann blamed it on differences between US and ROW cars. This is something I have always wanted for my car and I wish some body could get it right and make solid power gains... the sound alone is "almost" worth the price!
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:58 PM
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Oh I forgot to add it is rumored that Vorsteiner is working on a CF intake plenum but I have not heard anything in a couple months.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:06 PM
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http://www.ca-automotive.co.uk/singl...d=44&comp_id=8
is probably the only one I'd consider from what's available today, and I don't know if it'll fit in the MZ4 but I assume it will.

EDIT: more pics of the S54 (E46 M3) version are on their old site:

http://www.ca-automotive.co.uk/old/e...-systems.shtml
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:19 AM
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There was a Delage on eBay a while back I considered bidding on, but after looking into it, it didn't sound like the E46 unit would fit our cars correctly. ...so you may have that to contend with in addition to the software/power loss issues. They're absurdly expensive too...
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There was a Delage on eBay a while back I considered bidding on, but after looking into it, it didn't sound like the E46 unit would fit our cars correctly. ...so you may have that to contend with in addition to the software/power loss issues. They're absurdly expensive too...
S54 intake plenum - e46 unit? Luminor, you're loosing it my friend
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To clarify: I don't want a CSL intake, I am looking for a CF version of the EXISTING-design S54 intake plenum. Does one exist?
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To clarify: I don't want a CSL intake, I am looking for a CF version of the EXISTING-design S54 intake plenum. Does one exist?
Air collector.
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-Fine, but the question remains. And technically it's still a plenum or manifold.
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