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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 08-22-2011, 12:24 AM
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hmm intakes?

i live in Cali and i know that intakes have to be CA carb legal, and the two that i know that sell intakes are aem and injen, does anybody know where i can get intakes that are legal or a website that sells decent priced intakes period? i have a 1992 bmw 318is. ty
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:42 AM
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it's one thread above your thread

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Old 08-22-2011, 12:49 AM
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Great thread

Would make a good sticky, especially if people discuss all their mods and stuff here.

So take the 318i...

With the iridium spark plugs, V-power and the K&N panel filter am I getting around 8% more horsepower already? I guess it's not worth getting a CAI without replacing the exhaust because that is just a bottleneck? Plus I remember reading the MAS on the 318i doesn't recognise increased cold air flow or something like that
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Unfortunately true buddy, the MAS just doesn't have the range to feel the benefit of the colder air.

Increased natural air induction is always good though!

Unfortunately for the OP this was also taken directly from the stickies.

OP you may well choose to not throw away money on something that will do absolutely zero for your car.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:57 AM
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:00 AM
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In Cali, only Dinan and ECIS are CA legal...

They're the only two I know of that come with CARB stickers...
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:08 AM
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They're the only two I know of that come with CARB stickers...
my aFe came with a CARB sticker.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:33 AM
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:53 AM
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so k&n is california legal?
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:51 AM
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:13 PM
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how did you find one from aem that fit on your bmw?
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:15 PM
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just K&N and debaffle should be good for 318
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:22 PM
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http://store.knfilters.com/search/pr...x?Prod=57-0127 Hi guys i found this one on K&N but for some reason this one only shows up for 318i not 318is. is there a difference?
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Dude, save your money. An intake on a 318 is just flushing cash down the drain.
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how did you find one from aem that fit on your bmw?
I actually had the Apexi on the BMW and AEM on a Jaguar.

Filter + Metal Clamps over Rubber sleeves + plastic ABS piping and fittings = homemade CAI.

But no, like everyone else has said don't expect power increases, just a bit more growl and increased throttle response, and maybe not even that on a 318.

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