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  1. Dave F v's K&N 57i Gen2 Induction Kits 
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    Can someone tell me please what the difference is between the Dave F Induction kit (is this only available on ebay?) and the K&N 57i Gen 2 kit?

    I have been thinking about getting an induction kit for a while for my '02 E46 325Ci, and want to understand the differences between these products before making any decisions.

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    Go for Dave-F he uses K&N parts but has a properly built heat shield which is essential for an induction kit-if you don't use one you wont get the benefits just a great sound
     
     

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    The K&N 57i Gen 2 has the heat shield ...
     
     

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    Yes sorry I was looking at a gen 1 kit-you are right this should be the business and its cheaper than the Dave-f well done Yes it looks just like the Dave-F you should ask Steve23002 as he has a Dave-f what that difference is-I would go for the K&N kit as its cheaper
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikster View Post
    The K&N 57i Gen 2 has the heat shield ...
    I think that kit uses a smaller filter and the shield doesn't appear to look as though it will direct the air in as well? It's hard to tell from the picture in this link http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-320%2f323%...QQcmdZViewItem

    For the sake of 20 quid I think the Dave F would be the wiser choice
     
     

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    Go with the dave F. The heatshield is made from a plastic type material and is lined with a heat resistant foam to keep the intake temp down.
    Like Rym mentioned, the filter is larger as well.
    Dave ONLY makes them for the 3 series and really knows his stuff.
    K&N are a brilliant company but there kit is only a generic kit for the 3 series.
    Its worth the extra £20, i did some research and scanned some other forums to check it out before I parted with my money....

    The heatsheild on the K@N looks a lot smaller as well........
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    Go with the dave F. The heatshield is made from a plastic type material and is lined with a heat resistant foam to keep the intake temp down.
    Like Rym mentioned, the filter is larger as well.
    Dave ONLY makes them for the 3 series and really knows his stuff.
    K&N are a brilliant company but there kit is only a generic kit for the 3 series.
    Its worth the extra £20, i did some research and scanned some other forums to check it out before I parted with my money....
    My Dave F uses a metal shield and foam

    The filter is moo-hass-ive
     
     

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    Any one know what is the part number of the K&N filter that comes with the DaveF induction kit?

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