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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-29-2019, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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Have anyone consider an CAI system? I’ve done some searching and there’s not much of selection out there. I did came across AEM intake.

https://www.aemintakes.com/21-820ds-...-intake-system

Just checking if anyone has done this application. If so, please provide feedbacks.
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An absolute waste of money.

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Really? It suppose to allow more air flow and increase HP.
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Really? It suppose to allow more air flow and increase HP.
Complete and utter "Snake Oil".

The factory airbox supports air flow in excess of what the engine requires. Unless you are heavily modifying the vehicle (think bigger turbos, injectors, and a new ECU) to a point that the factory airbox became a restriction, then you shouldn't even think about swapping the intake.

Until you surpass the capacity of the stock intake system, you don't get any performance benefit from changing parts. It's a guarantee. In fact, if the new intake is more "open" then you risk making LESS power, as sucking in hot air from the engine bay would reduce power.

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Thank you for the reply and comments. Just checking if everyone has done this mod.
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No.. but i am going for a K&N air filter soon. good luck
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No.. but i am going for a K&N air filter soon. good luck
Please don't. They have zero benefit and tons of downsides.

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No.. but i am going for a K&N air filter soon. good luck
K&N FTW... Been using them for decades with nothing but positives.
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K&N FTW... Been using them for decades with nothing but positives.
Your engine feels differently. K&N doesn't filter worth a crap. You're effectively sandblasting your engine. It makes me sad to see a car so poorly taken care of.

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Your engine feels differently. K&N doesn't filter worth a crap. You're effectively sandblasting your engine. It makes me sad to see a car so poorly taken care of.
HAHAHAHAHA... you are a joke. Move on with your K&N obsession.
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