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    I like that picture of the CAI, especially as it is on a turbo car, hence being on the wrong side........
    I also like the idea of the pipe/filter being low, sucking up puddles of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    I like that picture of the CAI, especially as it is on a turbo car, hence being on the wrong side........
    I also like the idea of the pipe/filter being low, sucking up puddles of water.

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    On a turbo car? what do u mean?
    and its not like its on the floor, and if i want i can get a protector for it/fabricate one if need be.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    I like that picture of the CAI, especially as it is on a turbo car, hence being on the wrong side........
    I also like the idea of the pipe/filter being low, sucking up puddles of water.

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    Think there is a bit of poetic licence on the Photo, the in-situ pic has just been badly located.

    AEM Filters have a similar set-up (puddle sucker) and has quite a good write up on how to fit them!

    As for the Pros and Cons for CAI .

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    Theres the link for what im talking about.
     
     

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    If the inner wing splash gaurds are re-fitted correctly then should not be that bad! Just depends on how low the filter is sitting.

    Putting one of them bag things on the Filter seems to be defeating the object of the exercise, ie. you will be restricting airflow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bratty View Post
    If the inner wing splash gaurds are re-fitted correctly then should not be that bad! Just depends on how low the filter is sitting.

    Putting one of them bag things on the Filter seems to be defeating the object of the exercise, ie. you will be restricting airflow?

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    Thats what i thought but supposedly it's made strictly to be hydrophobic and aerobic. therefore not affecting air, only water

    You are right though, I'll just have to wait and see how truely low it is
    I'm excited cause for me half the fun is installing it. I will judge it and if it is too low i will get the other filter thing. I've done my research so it's not like i'm completely ignorant. I'm sure i can make an educated guess as to how low is "too low" and if not i'll post pictures up for you guys so i can get your feedback
     
     

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    yes i know how a cai works, dont you think that if those german engineers could squeeze a few more ponies, get better throttle response, and all the theoretical pros of a CAI then they would have fitted a cai as standard? instead they had their engineers spend years and hundreds of thousands of euros on the oem airboxes that the internet tells me is shit and a bit of 4" rubber pipe with a 30 quid ebay filter on is far better than anything german engineers who are paid to develop the best cars in the world.
    ill leave you to your delusion. maybe thats how things are in uhmerika are....who knows! the cons outweigh the pro, and i say pro as the only benefit is a boy racer noise. you want more power use higher octain petrol.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by add View Post
    yes i know how a cai works, dont you think that if those german engineers could squeeze a few more ponies, get better throttle response, and all the theoretical pros of a CAI then they would have fitted a cai as standard? instead they had their engineers spend years and hundreds of thousands of euros on the oem airboxes that the internet tells me is shit and a bit of 4" rubber pipe with a 30 quid ebay filter on is far better than anything german engineers who are paid to develop the best cars in the world.
    ill leave you to your delusion. maybe thats how things are in uhmerika are....who knows! the cons outweigh the pro, and i say pro as the only benefit is a boy racer noise. you want more power use higher octain petrol.
    I would say they restrict a normal intake to fill a gap in the market and a 325 is just that... Don't want to make it faster than a 330 now do we...

    That stand air box isn't on a M3 is it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil318is View Post
    I would say they restrict a normal intake to fill a gap in the market and a 325 is just that... Don't want to make it faster than a 330 now do we...

    That stand air box isn't on a M3 is it
    i imagine the mpower division are paied a little more than normal bmw designers/engineers. why restrict the air intake to fill a market gap when that can be done with the ecu.
     
     

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