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I was at bavauto.com and all of their intakes for my car (325i 2001) say not for cars with xenon lights.. Anyone know why this is? Also anyone have intakes on their 3 series that they would recomend. and how much?
 

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MIV4N said:
I was at bavauto.com and all of their intakes for my car (325i 2001) say not for cars with xenon lights.. Anyone know why this is? Also anyone have intakes on their 3 series that they would recomend. and how much?
The xenon ballast gets in the way of the intake tube or filter. Our kits relocate the ballast via a bracket to deal with this issue.

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Re: xenon and intake?

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dan so i cant get any intake with xenons????
If it's an ECIS/Conforti/GruppeM you can with no problems (I think) because the ballast doesn't get in the way of the intake.

If it's a Dinan/Benfer/BavAuto, the ballast will be in the way of the intake tube. Our solution to this is to have the customer relocate the ballast to the fender with a little bracket we provide.

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MIV4N said:
are u sure about benfer!... its a price i like lol.. but ihave xenons
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You should wait till the next BavAuto catalog comes out. They may have some better intakes by then that work with Xenon lights.

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You should wait till the next BavAuto catalog comes out. They may have some better intakes by then that work with Xenon lights.

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I have a Benfer Intake and it was extremely easy to relocate the xenon ballast.
 

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MIV4N said:
how do u relocate the balast
pretty much you just unscrew it from its current location and install it onto a bracket that is provided. and thats it, its out of the way.
 

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Regarding Benfer, the bracket provided is cool but I found it useless because the wires aren't long enough in the 03 to reach where the bracket is mounted to.
I just used some double sided tape to stick it right next to its original location and it held up fine until I took the intake out entirely.

Go for the Benfer.
- Its quality
- Provides great and noticeable benfits
- And Dan provides great service

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