M3 Airbox/induction

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  1. 12 Feb 2018 at 12:22 PM #21
    schooner32

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    By the time I had bought the OEM snorkel, paid for my ecu, bought sensors and various other hardware I was 3k Euro before all was functioning and working the way I liked.

    I have karbonious. I'd say evolve will work out a tad more expensive but for an all in package it's not a bad price
     
  2. 12 Feb 2018 at 12:37 PM #22
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  3. 12 Feb 2018 at 12:39 PM #23
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  5. 12 Feb 2018 at 4:54 PM #25
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    OP when I sell my car in the summer I may take mine off to sell seperately.

    It's one of the ones from Germany and it does not look as good in the looks department as the expensive boxes but it's the loudest of them all. makes the Karb and the others seem quiet :thumbsup:

    Unless you open your bonnet when you drive or show your car I don't see why poeple pay 2.5 to 3k on one it's crazy money.
     
  6. 12 Feb 2018 at 5:13 PM #26
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    I've just put in a karbonius. All depends how much you want to spend, but the airbox isn't the only cost. You'll maybe need a new ECU, a map, IAT/Map sensors and either wire it yourself, or pay for someone to do the wiring and install.

    I can vouch for the karbonius being an absolute work of art though, almost felt a shame installing it!
     
  7. 12 Feb 2018 at 5:49 PM #27
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    do you feel like you get the moneys worth though in terms of how it drives now?
     
  8. 12 Feb 2018 at 5:59 PM #28
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    Hi mate, could be interested in this if/when you decide to sell
     
  9. 12 Feb 2018 at 6:34 PM #29
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    Do you drive with your head out the window admiring your own car. Applying the same logic, it's like buying an incredibly rough M3 but because the s54 is good and drives like it should then who cares what the car looks like.

    It's nice to have things that look good as well as function.
     
  10. 12 Feb 2018 at 6:39 PM #30
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    There’s a genuine one for sale , in the “for sale “ section :thumbsup:
    Well worth the money :thumbsup:
     
  11. 12 Feb 2018 at 6:40 PM #31
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    Member “Adamantium” selling his :thumbsup:
     
  12. 12 Feb 2018 at 6:59 PM #32
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    Get a Karbonius it’s a no brainer, Evolve is lovely sounds great but a lot more money than the Karbonius, oem is lovely but very very expensive and believe it or not the Karbonius is built better and I’m told is louder, the GSR sounds ok but build wise is normally poor I’ve had the GSR but couldn’t live with the quality of the weave so now running an Evolve box but if I didn’t have that I’d go Karbonius in a heart beat
     
  13. 12 Feb 2018 at 9:06 PM #33
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    This is what I'm thinking- for all the people saying Evolve is lovely but too pricey;

    They're quoting £3k for the whole thing fitted parts labour remap wiring etc.
    That's what I'm looking for.
    You're the only person actually giving a total cost of getting the Karbonius box fitted and driving the way it should .. and there doesn't seem much difference.

    Plus the fact Evolve have such a good reputation now in terms of being a proper recognised tuning-house where I could take the car back if it wasn't quite right- it's surely next best thing to an oem one.

    I like my DIY around the e46, but really can't be arsed paying £1500 for just a box and then faffing about looking for parts/ wiring and ecu's etc.
    Especially if it all adds up to £3k in the end!
     
  14. 12 Feb 2018 at 9:22 PM #34
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    Well if I didn't want a functioning OEM flap I could have saved my self a nice wedge. Getting the H bridge put on to the ECU cost me a good bit more than just a map.
     
  15. 12 Feb 2018 at 9:23 PM #35
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    It will be circa 2.5/ 3k in the end mate to do a proper job of it but imo karb box is as good or arguably better than oem. Pm Paul Claude for fitting and mapping if he’s anything like Martyn who he works alongside I believe you are in very safe hands.
     
  16. 12 Feb 2018 at 9:28 PM #36
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    Right gotcha.

    I need to go looking for the thread I'm sure there is one here; with a list of all parts needed along with the Karbonius box.
    Need to price it all up ad then find a reputable Indy near me that will do it.
    I only really trust Darren Woods up here in the Northwest
     
  17. 12 Feb 2018 at 9:43 PM #37
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    Here you go: http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=140240
     
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    +1 for oem csl airbox.
    Cud be for sale soon.
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    ^^i want first dibs in that strut brace if you ever sell
     
  20. 12 Feb 2018 at 9:51 PM #40
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    Maybe soon.
    Thinkin ov strippin it and puttin back to oem.
     

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