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      09-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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Evolution Racewerks F30 328i Intake

I posted a video thread the other day and got a couple PM's/posts asking if I could post pics. Keep in mind this is a prototype intake, so the final product may look slightly different! I decided to post pics (and paste the review) here instead of the photo section as the only ones really interested in this part would be 328i owners. Please excuse the dusty bay You can see the video below or in the original thread here.

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From in the cabin it is noticeable if you know what to listen for. When trying to point out the sound to passengers that were not car enthusiasts, they said they couldn't hear anything different/had no clue what I was talking about. All in all, the intake was a fun mod with only slight performance benefits but a large increase in sound/driving experience. While it increased some engine noise and the diverter "PSHH," it did so at levels entirely acceptable.









As you can see, the intake connects to the OE lower portion making for an easy install!
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      09-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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It certainly looks simple enough. Is that a K&N or similar oiled filter? If it is, I'd prefer a paper filter, probably easy enough to find one that fits. Is that an IAT sensor? Too many wires. It doesn't look like a MAF, but I guess it could be. Whatever it is, I assume it's a simple bolt-on transfer from the stock intake.

TIA, and thank you for posting the pics!
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      09-21-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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Oh the intake is a direct replacement with the OEM. Filter can easily be changed to any brand desired, you just need the correct dimensions. Wiring looks a little messy but that would be due to the BMS Stage 1 tune I have plugged in. The plug going into the intake tube is indeed the MAF.
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      10-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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When will this item be available for sale..and is there any difference if I get ge Msport 328 version? Or there is a new intake system for the MSport 2013.
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does this work for the n26?
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I believe Msport has the same intake system as regular 328i, should work. Not 100% sure though, I would see what others say.

Joshhleee - Definitely is N26 compatible, those pics are on an N26 car
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Finally listed on their website!

http://evolutionracewerks.com/node/222
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Is there anything to let us know about hp gains?
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same.
Here is a brief part of the write-up from European Car Magazine detailing the ER intake. This was the 3rd of three mods being installed, BMS Stage 1, ER Downpipe, and ER Intake. Read more here -> http://www.europeancarweb.com/tech/e...2012_bmw_328i/ Basically, no real gains, technically -1 HP on dyno and +3tq but these numbers are so close, I would say negligible. Does seem to help smooth the torque curve up top though.

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The ER air intake kit was easy to install because BMW made it simple to remove the stock airbox. By undoing one bolt and lifting it off two grommets, Fred was able to fit the intake in 5min.


02 sensor is transferred to ER intake
Once the sensor was transferred to the ER intake, we were ready for our final dyno with all three components. However, we were surprised to see F30ís horsepower numbers drop by 1hp; while the torque climbed 3 lb-ft and peak boost held 21psi between 4000-5500rpm.

After analysis, we decided the minor dip is within the tolerance of the dyno and canít be felt on the road, whereas the torque gain was noticeable. Whatís more, the intake creates smoother acceleration through the power band, enhancing the previous two additions.
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Just installed the intake on my N26. Overall pretty unimpressed

My experience: slightly messy install. Fit and finish could be better. Welds aren't the cleanest and although mine came packaged well, my pipe had scratches on it. Pieces of it even have alight dents like scrap metal. Overall, very cheap looking and feeling. Design could be a bit more effective too using available engine bay space.

I'm also getting a system too lean CEL no matter how snug I fit the piping. Since I don't notice any real performance improvement other than a louder diverter valve, I'm wishing I never wasted my money....
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Just installed the intake on my N26. Overall pretty unimpressed

My experience: slightly messy install. Fit and finish could be better. Welds aren't the cleanest and although mine came packaged well, my pipe had scratches on it. Pieces of it even have alight dents like scrap metal. Overall, very cheap looking and feeling. Design could be a bit more effective too using available engine bay space.

I'm also getting a system too lean CEL no matter how snug I fit the piping. Since I don't notice any real performance improvement other than a louder diverter valve, I'm wishing I never wasted my money....
Not surprised.

So far I only like the AFE intake and not at $400+. **********s had them for $270 on Black Friday. That, or $200-225 used is all it's worth to me as I assume it to only be for sound.
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So far I only like the AFE intake and not at $400+. **********s had them for $270 on Black Friday. That, or $200-225 used is all it's worth to me as I assume it to only be for sound.
Wow, that's a good deal!

I too am a fan of the aFe system, I think it's a more refined intake system than ER but considering no substantive gains are to be had either way, I prefer the louder, simpler ER. I do want the aFe scoop though!

I think there was an aFe N26 getting lean code as well, so it could be hit or miss on many cars, rather than particular intake system.
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Just installed the intake on my N26. Overall pretty unimpressed

My experience: slightly messy install. Fit and finish could be better. Welds aren't the cleanest and although mine came packaged well, my pipe had scratches on it. Pieces of it even have alight dents like scrap metal. Overall, very cheap looking and feeling. Design could be a bit more effective too using available engine bay space.

I'm also getting a system too lean CEL no matter how snug I fit the piping. Since I don't notice any real performance improvement other than a louder diverter valve, I'm wishing I never wasted my money....
did you get the afe intake?
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No. I got the evolution racewerks intake.
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No. I got the evolution racewerks intake.
I got the aFe intake with scoop and couldn't be happier. Clean install and great overall performance.
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