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Old 05-27-2012, 08:14 PM
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So I met up with a guy on this forum and checked out a few things on his ride, damn clean ride. I was wanting to get the aFe air intake and rpi ram air scoop that plenty of members here have and suggest. After looking at the scoop I figured it wasn't that hard of a project to tackle so today with the long weekend I took a couple hours and put one together. Has a couple of inperfection but I can live with it for less than $20 of materials.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:54 PM
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:09 PM
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not bad. Looks almost identical to the real thing.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:28 AM
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I did this a while ago. Great job !
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:17 AM
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Nice job! Ha it does look almost like the real thing
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:24 PM
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looks great. i mean its not rocket science, if u have the means, know-how and time go ahead and create it yourself right?
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Yeah it wasn't rocket science as you mentioned Umichchris lol. Did I mention it feels like a supercharger hahaha, ok just kidding. Thanks guys, thought I would catch some flak on here but you guys are great.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:22 PM
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How much of a difference do you feel?
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Xeronix View Post
How much of a difference do you feel?
i doubt you'd feel a difference. you have to figure that the scoop only helps when the car is going fast and the air is blowing in through the grill. it may just lead to more debris in your filter box.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by turboawd View Post
i doubt you'd feel a difference. you have to figure that the scoop only helps when the car is going fast and the air is blowing in through the grill. it may just lead to more debris in your filter box.
For the E60 M5 the RPI intake has consistently shown HP gains of +10hp on dynojet dyno runs (that's with high airflow to simulate hwy speeds). That's why most M5 guys swear by it as a simple and must have mod. Add to that i had the Dinan high air flow intake on my old 545i paired with RPI scoops & I would def recommend it as well. Tho this is only one component I'm sure there is some HP gain of some sort.

Again, OP I love the ingenuity you exhibited here. Keep it up & think outside the box esp since you've shown here that you can create things that look clean & professional
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