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These pictures were taken yesterday at a remote gas station in the mohave desert testing grounds. The owner had gone in for some coffee and dougnuts, and these shots were snapped... :thumbup: Experts assigned to the case indicate that this is BFP's new one-piece aluminum intake for the E46, which is slated to come out in 3-4 weeks in a wrinkle finish black powdercoat... All intakes will come with a K&N filter and a K&N water "sock". Retail is expected to be around $299, though nothing has been set in stone...





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Damn, that guy went for coffee and someone stole his bumper!!! :wow: :D

Looks nice. Besides looking great, is there going to be a true performance advantage over your current multi-piece CAI?
 

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noahabel said:
Damn, that guy went for coffee and someone stole his bumper!!! :wow: :D

Looks nice. Besides looking great, is there going to be a true performance advantage over your current multi-piece CAI?
That bumper removal must be the extreme alternative to dremmeling the brake duct :tongue:

Yes and no on the performance question... As far as cold performance, the intakes should be nearly identical. Once the engine bay heats up, however, the 100% aluminum and wrinkle finish powdercoat will disipate heat much more efficiently. The other thing is that we're including K&N's with every one-piece, which flow considerably better than the standard filter on the three-piece units (and last a lifetime). A smaller aspect of the performance is that the one-piece units *should* have smoother airflow because there are no internal "joints" like in the 3-piece units, and an aluminum stud will be welded onto the back instead of put through the tube from the inside.

Nice, any idea what finishes will be available?
Black wrinkle finish for now... If there's a large demand for custom colors we can possibly arrange to have our manufacturer send us a couple dozen uncoated and have them done locally for a nominal fee.

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Steve can't wait to see the finished product. Im sure the same color you had for your first CAI will still be popular. Hint Hint :D
 

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Steve can't wait to see the finished product. Im sure the same color you had for your first CAI will still be popular. Hint Hint :D
lol, our manufacturer would probably go ape**** if we asked them to change the order this late in the process. Maybe our next batch we can do a few custom colors... no promises =P
 

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BTW, here are a couple of shots of our E39 beta intake installed...
(BTW that's an old K&N test filter we used... not what comes new)






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how's the installation? Will it be tougher with the one piece? Still an easy diy?
Installation of the one-piece will be just like the three-piece, however we are increasingly finding that customers have achieved better performance by removing the bumper and dremmeling the brake duct (a-la Dinan's kit). The one-piece intake will be angled (as you've seen in the picture) straight down as opposed to at an angle with the three-piece unit, so it is more likely than not that dremmeling is required (for sure on the coupes, possibly on the sedans).

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P.S. What do you think of that E39 beta unit? The guy who's car we put it on actually liked the "industrial" brusked aluminum look, even though they are slated to be powdercoated in a wrinkle finish black.
 

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What part of Mohave/desert were you in. I spent most of the day out near El Mirage dry lake bed playing around with my top speed. :D
 
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