Mishimoto prototype BMW F30 air intake installed

A New BMW F30 Performance Intake, Part 4: Final Install

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Mishimoto BMW F30 Performance Intake!

With testing and data collection complete, we assembled our final prototype BMW F30 air intake to confirm that the full kit fits flawlessly prior to starting production. We have been pretty excited to see this unique kit come together. Check it out in its final form!

Final Intake Images

Our final prototype BMW F30 intake was cut from a sheet of metal using a waterjet. Once we had the template cut to our drawing and model specs, we bent each piece appropriately.

First, the base of our airbox.

Final prototype BMW F30 intake airbox base
Final prototype BMW F30 intake airbox base
Final prototype airbox base
Final prototype airbox base

Next we tacked up the airbox lid!

Final prototype BMW F30 air intake airbox lid
Final prototype BMW F30 air intake airbox lid
Final prototype airbox lid
Final prototype airbox lid

Once everything was in proper position this unit was fully welded.

Final prototype BMW F30 air intake airbox lid
Final prototype BMW F30 air intake airbox lid

These welds were then ground down for a smooth finish.

Final prototype BMW F30 air intake airbox lid
Final prototype BMW F30 air intake airbox lid
Final prototype BMW F30 air intake airbox lid
Final prototype BMW F30 air intake airbox lid

A splash of paint later and we had our prototype airbox completed! Check it out!

Final prototype BMW F30 intake airbox base
Final prototype BMW F30 intake airbox base
Final prototype airbox lid
Final prototype airbox lid
Final prototype airbox lid
Final prototype airbox lid

We also cut out our mounting bracket and bent it into shape!

Final prototype airbox mounting bracket
Final prototype airbox mounting bracket
Final prototype airbox mounting bracket
Final prototype airbox mounting bracket

Final Test Fit

Now for the all-important final-product test fit. We brought our test vehicle back in once more to verify our design and to be sure that all components fit into place as designed.

First, out with the stock intake!

Stock BMW F30 intake removed
Stock BMW F30 intake removed

Check out a few final shots of the installed Mishimoto BMW F30 intake!

Mishimoto prototype BMW F30 air intake installed
Mishimoto prototype BMW F30 air intake installed
Mishimoto prototype intake installed
Mishimoto prototype intake installed
Mishimoto prototype intake installed
Mishimoto prototype intake installed

This prototype fit perfectly and looked right at home in the F30 engine bay. Our completed test fit was a success! Install for this setup is relatively simple, requiring only basic hand tools and around an hour of your time. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning!

Discounted Presale!

Now that this project is complete in terms of fitment and data collection, it is time to begin manufacturing final kits. In the meantime, we would like to launch a discounted presale for folks who have been following our progress.

Keep an eye out for more details regarding our introductory sale!

Thanks for reading!

-John

Interested in purchasing our F30 intake system? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto BMW F30 Performance Intake!

 

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