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Old 02-12-2012, 09:41 PM
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1996 BMW Z3 Cold Air Intake?

Been looking around eBay and amazon and can't find anything.... Is this possible to do ??
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:53 AM
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It's already a fairly "cold air intake". The air is grabbed center of grill, upper area. Away from engine heat. Only other alternative would be to run the intake scoop straight down, but the air dam is fairly well enclosed, so you would only be grabbing stagnant air, nothing fresh and cool.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:34 AM
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You can Fogg the airbox for minimal dollars. This eliminates the intake tube going over the radiator and enlarges the intake. Mine draws air behind the fog lights.

http://ackthud.com/shawnfogg/1_9airbox.htm
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:34 AM
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Look at the BMW speciality places for GOOD products.

Turner Motorsport or Bimmerworld are my top two choices.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:54 PM
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I'll have to check out those sites... I wouldn't want to go to drastic with it
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:08 PM
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Look at the BMW speciality places for GOOD products.

Turner Motorsport or Bimmerworld are my top two choices.
+1. Bavarian Autosport also sometimes has decent product.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:25 PM
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Save your $ and just Fogg your air box. http://mz3.net/1-9-fogged-airbox-modification.html
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:57 PM
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Kinda scared to do the fog.. Looks tuff
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:10 PM
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Takes about 1 hour. I've done 4 of them on my car and 3 others, very easy, big gains.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:11 PM
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So since I have my stock box off I guess I'll try it Nd hopefully do it right.. Would there be A huge difference or just a bit? Right now I think the p/o has installed a k&n cone and it is dirty as fk so I want to get rid of it. Also I noticed a nice little are whistle when driving can that be from the filter??
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:59 AM
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Save your $ and just Fogg your air box. http://mz3.net/1-9-fogged-airbox-modification.html
The link takes us to a page about doing this mod to an intake system that apparently goes over the radiator and to the passenger side.
My Z3 (98 2.8) has a snorkel as described (next to radiator and Driver side High Beam) but it is on the same side as the driver and for that matter intake manifold. Does this mod also work well for that version of the Z3.
Any pictures of the mod for this type airbox?

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:03 AM
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The Fogg airbox is for the 1.9. The 6 cylinder airboxes are different. Here's the link to a 2.8 airbox mod. http://mz3.net/the-foggfonged-2-8-cold-air-intake.html

The gain for the 1.9 is above 3k rpm. Since there aren't the restrictions the increased airflow really helps.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:25 PM
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Loyalty - which motor do you have in your Z? I have a few different intakes available on the site (ECSTuning.com) but they are all model specific.

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Old 02-16-2012, 01:02 PM
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In my case, I am looking into doing a low dollar CAI, thats why this thread is of interest to me.
I looked on your site and saw no CAI kits for Z3, only a blanket?
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:05 PM
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I went to a muffler shop and was charged $125 to do the set up.. He told me it would sound good and also gein some power and better gas mileage . I was just wondering what type of set up I should go with exhaust wise

As for intake I'd like something nice sounding as well as see some difference in my car. I'd go the fogg route but I wouldn't want to chance messing anything up

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Old 02-17-2012, 07:17 AM
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Loyalty - the only thing I'm showing for your 1.9 is a few drop in air filters, you can check those out HERE.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:38 PM
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Ya I got a drop in already as well as a cone... Sucks they don't really make anything for it =[
I guess since the motor is small it ain't really meant for performance... I am still interested on your guys thoughts on what sort of exhaust I should get
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:55 PM
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I've had 3 differfent cat back exhaust systems on my Z. The Supersprint was fine, had a bit of a drone from 2400 to 3000 rpm. It was sacrificed on an Texas Hill Country cattle guard. I then got a Hartge which was TOO LOUD! I then got a Remus and it is the best so far. Plesant sound, no droning. It was a bit pricy though.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:53 AM
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Ya I don't want nothing loud.. I want it to actually do something for the car haha... What was the cost?
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:15 AM
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Try mz3.net. Seems like there are several different air-boxes for these cars.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:34 PM
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Will do, thank u!
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