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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-27-2012, 10:34 AM
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Ready for the next step...Intakes

I'm ready to move to the next step
And purchase an intake for my 535i. There are a few out there. Any suggestions? Need help!
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:04 AM
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Any of the intakes will do the exact same thing, make your car noisier. There is no HP gain to be had from putting on *just* an intake and, in fact, may actually hamper the performance of your car without any accompanying mods. It really depends on what you are trying to do. If you plan on tuning your car, JB4, Procede, GIAC, Cobb, then an intake will help but if you are leaving it stock, don't expect any gains from the intake alone.

Two that I know work on the 535i:

BMS DCI (Dual cone intake)
Injen Intake

Both are hot air intakes meaning they draw air from the enginer compartment. There is no real cold air intake I could locate for a 5 series.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:20 AM
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I'm afraid to add to much cause I have 100k warranty and don't wanna have issues with my dealership. Not sure what mods I can and can't do. I saw afe has a kit with ram air adapters is that bs ? I'm in a 2008 btw. I saw the chrome injen ones. Since it cost so much money to stuff to this car I'm trying to take it one thing at a time do u think I should do something else instead ?
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:26 AM
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What are you looking to do? Make the car faster? My car is quite modified - so much so that if I did blow a turbo, it would probably be cheaper to replace out of pocket then take off all the mods to have warranty work done.

If you are looking for improved performance - like speed, acceleration, etc - I would look at a tune (Cobb, GIAC, JB4, Procede). Each has their advantages as disadvantages. I went the cobb route because its entirely software based, removes completely in 15 minutes and no hooking up anything at all to the car. Plenty of people have gone the JB4 route as well and are very happy. Getting results for your money, a tune will offer the most return on your investment. Everything after that has diminishing returns. I didn;t list dinan because, honestly, they are the most expensive and least aggressive tune out there. They are also the only one with a warranty. Depending on your moral compass, you can remove most tunes without a trace for warranty work.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:09 PM
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I'm down to do that but then people say u need intake and exhaust before doing a chip so that's why I was gonna go with the intake setup then worry about the rest later. I'm not looking to race my car but I do want it to sound good and when some moron with a Honda pulls up next to me I wanna smoke him. I do already but I wanna make a point haha
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"people" generally don't know their arse from a hole in the ground.

What you need totally depends on the tune you get. Check into the tunes first before buying hardware, then get what they recommend. Otherwise you'll likely be re-buying stuff in the future.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:16 PM
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"people" generally don't know their arse from a hole in the ground.
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LOL...true dat :-)
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While most of the intakes are open to the engine compartment somewhat, they still do add power and a higher flow rate vs. stock. If you want something that is actually a closed air box, you can run the aFe Stage 2 Sealed N54 Intake. Its also available in both oiled and try applications.



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Have any pics of 535 installation?
Not at this time, i only have the Injen 535i system installed. It will not be much different than the picture above.
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"people" generally don't know their arse from a hole in the ground.

What you need totally depends on the tune you get. Check into the tunes first before buying hardware, then get what they recommend. Otherwise you'll likely be re-buying stuff in the future.
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Xclone's right again. I looked into a tune first before going with any other mods. Ended up with a Cobb ap, Remus exhaust and installed my bms dci this afternoon. I personally wasn't sold on an intake system but after driving my car today post install I would definitely recommend it. Also it's cool to hear the turbos spooling up now when the windows are down.
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