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    I need more noise from my 540i what do you guys recommend for an exhaust and induction kits? not too expensive though
     
     

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    Do yourself a favour and just get a panel filter.

    My recommendation would be BMC, Green or K&N.

    All you need to do is remove the internal baffles that live in the airbox with the filter.

    I had a K&N panel filter, and it sounded very good...very deep and roary!

    Greedy fool that I am, I splashed out on an AFE induction kit, which normally sell for about £350 and are the cheapest option outside of a Gruppe M filter for about £900. The key advantage of these kits is that they contain a heatshield to protect your conical filter from sucking in all that hot air from the toasty engine bay where your V8 lives...the heatshield does its job really well...

    I was lucky enough to pay £130 for mine...but being designed for the LHD American cars it doesnt fit perfectly and rubs against the aircon pipes. (At least thats what I think they are...!)

    I gained zero power, and throttle response was no better...the noise was barely louder than the K&N panel filter...save for a whooshing when you boot it low down in the revs.

    I bought the non oiled Dry S filter, but in retrospect I should have just stuck with the aftermarket panel filter, just like EVERYBODY told me to, and saved myself the money.

    I think the BMC panel filters are non oiled ones too, and trust me you really do not want to wreck your MAF sensor so that is probably the best recommendation I can give you.

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jervint View Post
    Do yourself a favour and just get a panel filter.

    My recommendation would be BMC, Green or K&N.

    All you need to do is remove the internal baffles that live in the airbox with the filter.

    I had a K&N panel filter, and it sounded very good...very deep and roary!

    Greedy fool that I am, I splashed out on an AFE induction kit, which normally sell for about £350 and are the cheapest option outside of a Gruppe M filter for about £900. The key advantage of these kits is that they contain a heatshield to protect your conical filter from sucking in all that hot air from the toasty engine bay where your V8 lives...the heatshield does its job really well...

    I was lucky enough to pay £130 for mine...but being designed for the LHD American cars it doesnt fit perfectly and rubs against the aircon pipes. (At least thats what I think they are...!)

    I gained zero power, and throttle response was no better...the noise was barely louder than the K&N panel filter...save for a whooshing when you boot it low down in the revs.

    I bought the non oiled Dry S filter, but in retrospect I should have just stuck with the aftermarket panel filter, just like EVERYBODY told me to, and saved myself the money.

    I think the BMC panel filters are non oiled ones too, and trust me you really do not want to wreck your MAF sensor so that is probably the best recommendation I can give you.

    Hope this helps.
    but i want that induction roar you get with a cone filter
     
     

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    have the rear silencer removed, it will sound the nuts
     
     

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    Because of the space and design, there isn't any induction kits about for the V8s (at least none that I have seen so far)
    There isn't enough space to get a decent kit in there, as you need a length of pipe for the air to straighten out before it goes through the MAF sensor so it will get a decent reading.
    There is a pipe built into the airbox that does this, but it doesn't leave much room for a cone filter on the end.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB328i View Post
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    have the rear silencer removed, it will sound the nuts
    what at somewhere like powerflow? how much louder does that make it?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by t5frankie View Post
    but i want that induction roar you get with a cone filter
    Really you should go back and read my first post again a bit more carefully.

    Otherwise feel free to waste your money.

    Like I said you can buy a Gruppe M filter for £900 or an AFE filter for £350.

    If you buy a filter with no heat shield it's just going to suck hot air and lose you power.

    I wanted a nice induction roar, and I'll happily admit that I wasted my time and money not listening to all the people who told me to leave the airbox alone.
    Peace, love, oversteer...
     
     

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