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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:42 PM
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No Offense, but...

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look for the 3.0L 330i.

With this kit you will experience up to:
70 % gain in airflow
20 additional horsepower
27 additional ft/lbs of Torque


am i delusional or am i reading that right?
yo Bob, why aren't we all packed with this kit?
again no offense, but the numbers aren't pretty tooooooo optimistic?
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:57 AM
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Link please.

Edit: never mind. Sometimes things look odd on an iPhone.

As to the CAI, no dyno sheets or 0-60 times? I'm sold, sign me up.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:04 AM
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I think they've placed the decimal point in those figures one digit too far to the right...
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:13 AM
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Right.

Sounds quite optimistic, even if starting with fully stock engine with dirty air filter.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:56 PM
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am i delusional or am i reading that right?
Sorry, yes, delusional.

Were life so simple.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:24 PM
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CAI
look for the 3.0L 330i.

With this kit you will experience up to:
70 % gain in airflow
20 additional horsepower
27 additional ft/lbs of Torque


am i delusional or am i reading that right?
yo Bob, why aren't we all packed with this kit?
again no offense, but the numbers aren't pretty tooooooo optimistic?
Sorry, but I ain`t feelin` it

"Two-point-oh" horsepower, I could live with (*maybe* )

I think aFe is a respectable company, but this really stretches the limits of credibility. If they offered iron-clad PROOF of these outrageous claims, we would have to approach them with terms for a group buy, and beat them up for a serious discount....
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:09 AM
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Better air flow, ok i could see that as possible. But 20 extra HP, I call BS.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:10 PM
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it's more like 20 extra decibels of engine noise which is beautiful when you're on the throttle hard.

The stickers that come with the kit are the ones that give the true 20hp as long as you stick them in the appropriate exterior places. Your forehead is one of them.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:25 PM
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So the source of all power lies within the stickers! Damn i should'v known and bought myself a bike with GT-R stickers
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:29 PM
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aFe Stage 1 Cold Air Intake System Type Cx BMW E46 3 Series

Honestly, what you see on their website is overpriced slightly, and incorrect on power. Realistically you should be looking at under 5HP or so, but it's more for the sound than anything else if you ask me, really opens that straight six up.
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