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    hi... new to this forum... my car is a 316 e46 saloon not long had it....
    if i was to drill loads of holes in the air box would it make it more powerfull in anyway? or would it be a bit more noisy (sound better)
    thanks james
     
     

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    Would sound good, but wouldn't help you drive in the rain!
     
     

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    Drilling your airbox is pointless, you'd be better off fitting a bolt on performance induction kit (although I'm not a fan of them).
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    could you remember to add the vehicle details in the thread title next time as per forum rules please, I've done them for you this time.

    If you are going to do it get a induction kit, drilling holes is ghetto
     
     

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    You don't buy a BMW to drill holes in anything

    Check out the Dave F induction kit on ebay. This induction kit has a surround that shields the filter from the heat in the engine compartment which therefore reduces the LOSS of BHP.

    Unshielded induction kits will not increase BHP. You will experience I much nicer sounding but slower car.

    Hope this helps
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    could you remember to add the vehicle details in the thread title next time as per forum rules please, I've done them for you this time.

    If you are going to do it get a induction kit, drilling holes is ghetto
    Bingo.
    Read the posting rules.

    Ive moved this to the tuning forum as well.

    But as the others have said, its a thoroughly bad idea. A good panel filter in the airbox is the best way forward, some good induction kits can work on 'some' 3 series (not M3s IME) but BMw know what they are doing and the airbox keeps the intake air cold which is the number one need.

    An induction filter will make more noise however..it may lose power!
     
     

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