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  1. 2003 E46 330ci Simota vs Gruppe M Induction? 
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    Hey guys,

    I've been reading that one of the best results for the car tuning wise is to get a remap so that is definately on the list now, however I absolutely love the note of the straight 6 but want to unlock a bit more noise in terms of induction.

    The gruppe m to me sounds a bit more aggressive on its intake noise but the Simota is so much cheaper and I'm wondering why?

    I don't mind paying the extra for the Gruppe M if it really is worth going for but I was just wondering what the difference between the 2 kits are, if any? I know they're both ram air kits but thought I would seek some advice 1st.

    Spent the last 2 years learning about the impreza so this is a whole new ball game to me :P

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    Probably no difference in it,all you need is a decent heatshield and cone filter and there you go.The better the heat shield and filter the better results you will get.
     
     

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    overpriced totally so gotta agree with stk on this one
     
     

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    Yeah that's true, better the heatsheild better the heat is kept at bay.

    So in that case the gruppe m is stupidly overpriced and they also use an oiled k&n filter, i had a do-luck panel filter in the impreza but after a couple of weeks I was getting little running issues, erratic idle and didn't feel that smooth after the 1st time I fitted it, changed to the cosworth filter which wasn't oiled and the car was back to normal. Wouldn't take the chance again incase I caused an MAF failure.

    Looks like it will be the Simota thanks guys
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    Youll have to post up a video if you do get one!
     
     

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    Yeah definately mate, that shall be done

    There is a tunnel in town which I think is the 1st place nearly everyone I know who makes any sort of mod to their induction or exhaust does the tunnel test haha, just waiting on a couple of payments clearing in my account then I will order one, managed to find a company on ebay who has 3 of them for sale
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    I have a simota copy from ssdd on a 328i e36 and it sounds the nuts full throttle,so much so I go in search of tunnels when on long drives to hear it lol
     
     

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    avoid oiled filters they can fuck up the MAF go ITG.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1 View Post
    avoid oiled filters they can fuck up the MAF go ITG.
    Have you seen this first hand or any one you know?

    I've heard people speak about it on forums better never seen any cases of it being proven to actually kill a sensor,

    Whether you use a K&N cone filter or the oem panel filter it's inevitable that either will let small particles of dust through over time.

    Some K&N dude posts about it here and I'm in agreement tbh, people blaming mafs dying from oil passing through the filter is a myth imho.

    http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthrea...=246778&page=2

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    spray a small amount of isopropyl alcohol over your maf annually and It will be fine either way
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