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  • 10-25-2005, 07:54 PM
    KJK

    Re: Visiting from e39 board .... CAI question

    Ours goes right up to the grill next to a headlight and gets direct hit of cold air. I haven't look at an E39 but it could be lower.

    Kevin
    '91 M5
  • 10-25-2005, 03:57 PM
    rmedure

    Actually, I was just noticing that on my 540 ...

    the intake seems to be picking up air from a nice "cold" location. Makes me wonder why so many late model BMW owners add an aftermarket CAI.
    Cheers!
    Robert

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    Dinan strut tower brace
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    Rogue Engineering short shifter
    Zionsville Autosport aluminum radiator
    ACS Exhaust
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    ACS pedal set and e-brake handle
    CDV delete
    EVO Sport under-drive pulley kit
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  • 10-25-2005, 03:16 PM
    gderian

    Re: Visiting from e39 board .... CAI question

    All BMWs have been factory equipped with a cold air intake since fuel injection was adopted over 20 years ago. Most aftermarket setups are inferior to the factory design, even on standard BMWs.
  • 10-24-2005, 11:44 PM
    bmw332i

    There "might" be a manufacturer that makes one....

    but, and I stress BUT, it seems the general concensus that the e34 airbox is nearly perfect in its own right. Rob Levinson of UUC, has a 3.8l 95' Euro M5 touring, and he has researched this, and has come to the conclusion that the e34 M5 basically has about as much power as you can realistically get out of it already (without extensive tuning and work).
  • 10-24-2005, 09:19 PM
    rmedure

    Visiting from e39 board .... CAI question

    A friend of mine says that nobody makes a CAI for his e34 M5. Is it true? Is the stock intake already perfect?

    I was suprised to see virtually no hits for CAI or "cold air intake" search here.


    Cheers!
    Robert

    <img src="http://members.roadfly.com/rmedure/Front (Sig).JPG">
    '99 540i sport, 6 spd
    3.15 differential
    Stop Tech front big brake kit, SS lines
    Eibach front/rear sway bars
    Dinan strut tower brace
    Hamman HM2 18" wheels w/Potenza SO3 tires
    Rogue Engineering short shifter
    Zionsville Autosport aluminum radiator
    ACS Exhaust
    ACS front & rear body kits
    ACS 3 piece trunk spoiler
    ACS pedal set and e-brake handle
    CDV delete
    EVO Sport under-drive pulley kit
    M5 Grills
    Hella Xenon AE, auto leveling, clear corners
    Clear rear tail lights
    Clear sidemarkers
    Pre-wired V1 radar
    35% titanium tint

    I am a BMW Car Club of America member, are you? <A HREF="http://www.bmwcca.org/">http://www.bmwcca.org/
    <img src="http://members.roadfly.com/rmedure/bmwcca1.gif">

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