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Old 09-23-2013, 11:45 PM
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Injen SP N55 Intake. Anyone Tried or Seen This?

I was thinking about burger motorsports intake, then I came across this intake. Has anyone use this? I am wondering if its worth double the price tag of burger motorsports intake.

http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...m-n55-variants
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cold air intakes are pretty much all the same. I could make one with PVC pipe, clamps and dryer sheets. Only minor differences between products, nothing important either. So I would suggest not spending much money on it at all. The one your looking at doesn't look like it belongs to these engines. The pipe is extended too far.. Where would it go? but I have N54 so it might be different.

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It's close to triple the price, go for BMS!

Edit: I saw the picture of it installed... looks like too much work
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:42 AM
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I was thinking about burger motorsports intake, then I came across this intake. Has anyone use this? I am wondering if its worth double the price tag of burger motorsports intake.

http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...m-n55-variants

Do your homework WF - stock's fine. Unless performance is less important than sound/appearance or you plan much track time. Little if any street benefit.

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Old 09-24-2013, 12:31 PM
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+1 to what Calwaterboy said.

Aftermarket intakes do 2 things...

1) Make noise
2) Increase throttle response.

The latter is a benefit from a higher flowing filter element. A drop in filter such as those made by K&N or aFe, will give you the better throttle response that aftermarket intakes provide without the excessive added noise.

If you want the noise, it's your call. I personally think they are a waste of money.

The OEM design is as efficient as it gets. On my car, I cut out the carbon filter, removed the air silencer on the intake boot, and dropped in a aFe oiled filter.
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Stock intake cars have run 11.9/118mph I expect you don't really need one except for the noise.
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+1 to what Calwaterboy said.

Aftermarket intakes do 2 things...

1) Make noise
2) Increase throttle response.

The latter is a benefit from a higher flowing filter element. A drop in filter such as those made by K&N or aFe, will give you the better throttle response that aftermarket intakes provide without the excessive added noise.

If you want the noise, it's your call. I personally think they are a waste of money.

The OEM design is as efficient as it gets. On my car, I cut out the carbon filter, removed the air silencer on the intake boot, and dropped in a aFe oiled filter.

Where is the air silencer on my car. I cant find it. I have the intake box and filter but no other filter and I dont know where the silencer is on a N55
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Where is the air silencer on my car. I cant find it. I have the intake box and filter
The intake, filter and assorted ductwork are the silencer.

On a sidenote, can somebody please explain to me why aftermarket intakes like the one we're discussing are called cold air intakes.

My OEM intake sucks cold air from the kidney grills in front of the radiator. Every "cold air intake" I've seen is set up to inhale scalding hot air from behind the radiator.

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They are not CAI's - Cold Air Intakes. Proper term for the Burger Motor Sport unit is DCI - Dual Cone Intakes
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