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Old 03-20-2013, 01:33 PM
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Dinan CAI pricing

Anybody know why the difference in price for the Dinan CAI? The price for the "is" model is $300 more than the regular "I" model. I don't see a difference in the product an can't explain the price difference
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My guess is, Product life cycle is still to new for a price reduction like the standard 335i Dinan CAI just went through about a month ago.
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I would have thought they were the same piece for both the IS & 335I N54. Did not know they were not the same.
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They can't be the same if the price is different, just can't see what
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They can't be the same if the price is different, just can't see what
It's an air box for an N54 so my guess is it's probably the same unit, it's just that you 'IS owners should pay more, no?

PM me if you want the name of a Dinan performance shop out of CA that gave me a nice deal on mine, even when they are not on sale from corporate.

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It's an air box for an N54 so my guess is it's probably the same unit, it's just that you 'IS owners should pay more, no?

PM me if you want the name of a Dinan performance shop out of CA that gave me a nice deal on mine, even when they are not on sale from corporate.
thx, I am in the Midwest...I'm not yet in the market for an intake especially this one as it requires deletion of the aux cooler that the "is" comes with. I have not seen any "is" owners install one of these because of this reason I think. I was just looking at dinan prices and can't explain the price difference
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thx, I am in the Midwest...I'm not yet in the market for an intake especially this one as it requires deletion of the aux cooler that the "is" comes with. I have not seen any "is" owners install one of these because of this reason I think. I was just looking at dinan prices and can't explain the price difference
Probably best not to delete the aux cooler and go with something like an AFE Stage-2 SI, but you are welcome anyway.
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The BMS DCI has consistent good reviews over on E90Post.

And yes, I realize it's not a true CAI, but people like it nonetheless.
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It's an air box for an N54 so my guess is it's probably the same unit, it's just that you 'IS owners should pay more, no?

PM me if you want the name of a Dinan performance shop out of CA that gave me a nice deal on mine, even when they are not on sale from corporate.

Would that be in Morgan Hill?
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The intake systems on the N54 335i and 335is are the same. Not sure why the price would be any different. As another member has already mentioned, you might also want to check out the aFe stage 2 si (sealed intake) system N54 as an alternative option. Peak gains are 14 horsepower and 27 Ft./lbs of torque which is definitely an improvement over the stock airbox. The price point is definitely a whole lot less as well

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I think most of you here are much more knowledgeable than the dinan/dealer reps out there. If they re-think and re-arrange their products and pricing they will sell much better. Just sayin'....
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