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    Hi not sure if this is in the right place so feel free to move it!

    I'm just wandering whether it is best to fit a performance filter or an induction kit? I'm not after the noise just the extra bit of power. Are there any you reccomend or that I should avoid!

    Equally if there is no benefit then say so and I will save my money!

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    Many say just put a panel filter in rather than a induction kit, we shall soon see what the verdict is
     
     

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    Can anyone help with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1980 View Post
    Hi not sure if this is in the right place so feel free to move it!

    I'm just wandering whether it is best to fit a performance filter or an induction kit? I'm not after the noise just the extra bit of power. Are there any you reccomend or that I should avoid!

    Equally if there is no benefit then say so and I will save my money!

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    Save your money mate...

    Unless you buy a top flite custom 'induction kit' with a properly developed and tested heatshield, it is really not worth it..and even then I would wager that you will still lose power on the BMW developed item.

    Been there done it on an E36 M3 and it made the car sounds louder, but slowed it down....lots!!! and it was a K and N filter and custom heatshield.

    I went back to the OEM BMW airbox with an OEM panel filter in and it was like night and day performance wise.
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    Cool well that saved me some money then!

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    To be fair mate, a panel filter helps reduce the restriction on the airflow, but not as much as a cheap induction kit.

    Either way you wont gain a great deal of power, but it will sound louder.

    Just get a cheap universal one from halfords or argos and see for yourself :-)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryl316 View Post
    To be fair mate, a panel filter helps reduce the restriction on the airflow, but not as much as a cheap induction kit.

    Either way you wont gain a great deal of power, but it will sound louder.

    Just get a cheap universal one from halfords or argos and see for yourself :-)
    Cheap induction kits draw in the heat from the engine bay which is detrimental to the combustion of fuel and air in the cylinders once ignited by the spark so therefore causes a loss of power.

    The cooler the air, the greater the density, the larger the explosion

    I have a Dave F induction kit AND heat shield but I am not expecting any gains. I just love the roar it makes

    Cheap induction kits have been tried and tested by many members, all of which advise to not follow this route as you will LOSE power
     
     

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    I have had loads of different type of induction kits for my old cars, and i found that u get what u pay for! (Same as most things)
    So having upgraded at begining of the year to a bmw i decided to buy an expensive one and the best seemed to be the pipercross VIS carbon fibre kit. I fitted it, its sounded really good but not so much performance i got out of it! £299 wasted in my opinion.
     
     

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    dont get me started on induction kits!!proper carbon cold air boxes may give you an extra 2bhp!!!if lucky...i saw preformance figures of a gruppe m kit in a z coupe..gave the guy 10bhp extra..im still dubious about this...you would only really benefit as part off a 3step upgrade...exhaust..top notch unduction kit and re-map...dont waste your dough...bmw spend many hours on developing ther air filters and how best too get air into your engine..if anythn,,get a pipercross replacement panel filter..£30-40..
     
     

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    even a good panel filter (like my piper x) wont gain you any horses per se.
    the only advantage they really have is that they dont clog and choke the induction as quickly as a paper element
    (ie they keep the horses you have got running for longer)
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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