2004 E46 325ti - do you need a cold air feed and heatshield with a BMW CDA intake?

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  1. 2004 E46 325ti - do you need a cold air feed and heatshield with a BMW CDA intake? 
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    Do you need a cold air feed and heatshield with a BMC CDA intake?

    I'm getting one shortly and don't know whether to fit it straight away or wait until I can sort out a heatshield and cold air feed..

    But I was thinking, isn't the carbon surround meant to reduce/minimise heatsoak from the engine bay anyway???

    Also what do they secure to? Obviously the inlet one side but the unit doesn't look like it comes with any brackets or anything???

    Mods I just realised I put title as "BMW" not "BMC".. could you edit please??
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    You won't need a heat shield with this kit, but you will need the cold air feed properly connected, otherwise you will be sucking in warm/hot air from the engine bay.
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    properly .......that i have to see !!
    heres the one liam has mike very tight and very squashed you need as much air as possible
    going through these for them to work at their optimum levels and this aint gonna happen maybe a custom intake is the answer
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    I have designed a bracket for the e46 that mounts on the inner wing air box fixing holes and holds the mass airflow pipe. It is 3mm Ali, very light. I originally made one for my own use, but I had that many people asking for one I have now had 10 laser profiled and folded to sell. I have recently listed them on ebay. BMW e46 Air intake support Bracket Filter Drift | eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHdesign View Post
    I have designed a bracket for the e46 that mounts on the inner wing air box fixing holes and holds the mass airflow pipe. It is 3mm Ali, very light. I originally made one for my own use, but I had that many people asking for one I have now had 10 laser profiled and folded to sell. I have recently listed them on ebay. BMW e46 Air intake support Bracket Filter Drift | eBay
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    We have tested may cars with this set up and it does cause problems as it takes the engine bay heat in and fitting a air filter straight on to the airmass does not allow the air flow to be measured correctly
    This kit that you are selling the bracket for has lost power on the dyno and I would not recommend any one to use this set up

    It's the wrong thing to do and will loose power

    We use a Simota cai system which looks like the group m style
    we have had proven gains tested on these car on the dyno

    A remap will give you the most in power gains and a cai kit will help


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