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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-26-2008, 01:03 PM
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What Cold air intake would give me most power and full economy?

Hey guys i got a 1995 325is and ive been looking around for a good cold air intake but not sure which one will give me most power???anyone got any suggestions??
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Wait please tell me you didn't buy a dinan anything for e36, search, search, search, read the sticky, and then avoid dinan.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:12 AM
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intakes dont do much. you want the most bang for your buck just make your own its much cheaper. buy a k &n filter,a heatshield and some piping. you can make one for like 150-200$ maybe even cheaper and get the same thing pretty much.
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Haha, i love how the first word out of philips mouth was "DINAN!" Boy do i hate Dinan but i do like philip so i will let this one slide
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Haha, i love how the first word out of philips mouth was "DINAN!" Boy do i hate Dinan but i do like philip so i will let this one slide

I hate Dinan too, I used to be a Dinan rep at a dealership. Honestly I've had 4 intakes on my M3 and the Dinan CAI is the best in sound, power, and throttle response. The only one that was better in any area was the GruppeM had better top-end power (I'm talking above 5k rpms)
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I hate Dinan too, I used to be a Dinan rep at a dealership. Honestly I've had 4 intakes on my M3 and the Dinan CAI is the best in sound, power, and throttle response. The only one that was better in any area was the GruppeM had better top-end power (I'm talking above 5k rpms)

I will agree with you there.
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So go dinan?? or what??ive seen some k&n's but dinan is a little pricey??dont you think??
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So go dinan?? or what??ive seen some k&n's but dinan is a little pricey??dont you think??
No dude, not at all. You can do much better for the money. The only reason I have Dinan stuff on my car is because I got the parts as "demo's" while I worked for BMW as a Dinan rep. If money is no object I'd say go for Dinan because it's the best, however money is obviously an object to all of us because we're driving e36's. Look at Conforti, AFE, K&N and ECIS, and I think Injen makes a CAI system for e36s too.

I had this one on my M3 before I got the Dinan CAI and it was bad ass. It looks cool as hell and it sounds really mean too.

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Hey do you happen to have a CAI for sale by any chance???Gruppe or dinan i will buy! for reasonable price??
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Hey do you happen to have a CAI for sale by any chance???Gruppe or dinan i will buy! for reasonable price??
Like I said in the PM- GruppeM and Dinan are never found in the same sentence as "reasonable price"
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alight do you happen to have an extra one???or one you want to sell??
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I only have the Dinan CAI that is currently on my M3 (and I don't particularly want to sell it). However, I wouldn't mind switching back to a GruppeM, so if you really want it I'll sell it for $400, which is $50 off of Dinan's retail price.
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cosmo's racing 3.5" intake -> less than $250 I believe

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however money is obviously an object to all of us because we're driving e36's.
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Dude, its a pipe with a filter on it. Don't be stupid.
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Well, come on- if you won $10,000,000 this afternoon tell me you wouldn't be driving an '09 M3 tomorrow. I know I sure as hell would.
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