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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sat, Jan-15-2011, 04:39:29 AM   #11
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Now you are talking, the short shifter is a good 'mod' that you will appreciate. You won't notice a thing with a drop in filter and scoops, but you will notice a huge difference with the shifter.

Intake 'noise' is for the Honda boys...in my opinion.
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Old Sat, Jan-15-2011, 06:04:20 AM   #12
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I have the RPI scoops, BMC drop-in and a clean MAF.( w/stock boot.)

Yes, I felt a difference but here's why...

1. OEM filter was dirty..a clean filter vs. dirty should (theoretically)improve performance. The BMC filter showed dyno improvements(?) posted on this board;

2. Simultaneously, I cleaned the MAF..the improvement this makes on this car has been well documented on this thread post-cleaning. Use the search on this topic;


These three things made the car seem more willing to rev. The difference felt a like a "1/2 way" sport mode difference if I had to describe it in detail.

Personally, I think the clean MAF and filter made the difference. Scoops? well they look cool but......
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Intake 'noise' is for the Honda boys...in my opinion.
Don't tell that to CSL owners.
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Old Sat, Jan-15-2011, 09:23:52 AM   #14
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Short shifter is a great mod because you use it ALL THE TIME. Think of mods that you can take full advantage of because they affect the way you drive. Suspension, brakes, short shifter, nice speakers/deck. Modding a E46 M3 isn't cheap as I'm sure you know
I know it's off topic and I don't care cause I do love my SSK! I do, I do!!!
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Now you are talking, the short shifter is a good 'mod' that you will appreciate. You won't notice a thing with a drop in filter and scoops, but you will notice a huge difference with the shifter.

Intake 'noise' is for the Honda boys...in my opinion.
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Now you are talking, the short shifter is a good 'mod' that you will appreciate. You won't notice a thing with a drop in filter and scoops, but you will notice a huge difference with the shifter.

Intake 'noise' is for the Honda boys...in my opinion.
Yup. I doubt anyone is really going to notice 5wph if that.
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Don't tell that to CSL owners.
Very true, I stand corrected. The CSL intake swap is a real intake. I just do not think a drop in filter and elbow should be considered an intake...
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Very true, I stand corrected. The CSL intake swap is a real intake. I just do not think a drop in filter and elbow should be considered an intake...
Ah yes I agree with you, glad you clarified that...
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Thanks guys i pulled the plug on the Dinan short shift kit today and i love it.
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