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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Thu, Feb-07-2019, 04:32:48 PM   #91
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Default Re: "Cheap" CF Airbox Gauging Interest

This will be my final post in this thread due to my fears of derailing it off topic starting to become a reality, we can create a separate discussion thread about the headlight vent if we want to really dive into discussion over it. Sorry Hassan, but keep up the good work buddy. I already have a Karbonius airbox but I think the service you're offering people who can't afford an airbox at that price level is invaluable.

My thought was to just guarantee a stream of air to it that is coming from somewhere other than the hot engine bay. The CSL airbox opens and shuts its valve inside the bay, unlike traditional that have a constant direct path of cold air from outside the car. I figured any more cold air introduced is going to be better from a consistent air temperatures standpoint.

I do agree that this isn't a "power mod" if you're looking to see how much numbers your car will make on a dyno.

I'm not too concerned about this small hole raising air pressure so much that it becomes a problem that overwhelms the OEM hood pins (our kidney vent holes are bigger) but I'm already covered as far as that goes at any rate from both a hood pins standpoint (AeroCatch latches) and a vents standpoint (Trackspec Motorsports vents) (see below).

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Old Thu, Feb-07-2019, 04:47:18 PM   #92
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Default Re: "Cheap" CF Airbox Gauging Interest

That car looks sick^ I hope you added cams to that build.

It's OK I think this conversation is relevant
I actually bought a spare headlight to do a similar thing, making my own headlight ducting from cf as well. My car won't pass inspection with that headlight on so I'll swap it over when time comes. Some silly rule about needing both high beams working
From my testing though, it doesn't heat soak and I do have a lower snorkel and a scoop from the kidney grill. On full tilt it's basically slightly higher than ambient.
Once I add this I'll do some testing and report back
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Old Thu, Feb-07-2019, 09:43:05 PM   #93
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Default Re: "Cheap" CF Airbox Gauging Interest

this guy claims by removing his headlight he had a reduction in laptime at thunderhill... I understand that is a much bigger opening then this headlight mod... I still question at highway speeds if the headlight might be noticeable?



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Any update on progress?
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Nope. Nothing is gonna happen till it's officially summer. We still a lot of rain this time of year. Unbelievably annoying as I have to work outside. Sorry guys
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Custom exhaust thread and dyno http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=569086
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Custom cf airbox thread http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=595180
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Nope. Nothing is gonna happen till it's officially summer. We still a lot of rain this time of year. Unbelievably annoying as I have to work outside. Sorry guys
Totally cool... just wanted to see if they project was still happening as I think the design of your box with the bigger opening will be superior to anything on the market.
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