Tag Archives: 3-series

Ultimate Cooling – 2012-2016 BMW F2X/F3X Intercooler R&D Part 2 – Design Plans

When I last left off our engineer, Steve, was busy scanning and creating a 3D model of the F30 stock unit as a reference for our new design. There is an impressive amount of engineering that has gone into this intercooler project already, with more to come. One of the reasons for this attention to detail is because of … Continue Reading ››

Protecting the N55 – Catch Can R&D, Part 3: Test Results and Final Look

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Nothing ruins a weekend drive through your favorite back roads more than an unexpected check engine light (CEL). That is, nothing except a flashing check engine light.  Having driven my fair share of Volkswagens, Audis, and … Continue Reading ››

Final Product Design – E46 Intake Development, Part 3

In our last update, we left you with some dyno results showing the potential this kit has for increased performance. Now that the development process is nearing completion, we have a finished and fully functional prototype to test fit onto a BMW 330i. This kit is a direct fit for the E46 330i and it includes a very straightforward component … Continue Reading ››

BMW E46 3-Series Silicone Intake Boot Development!

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BMW E46 Silicone Intake Boot kit!

During the development of our new intake system for the 1999–2005 BMW 3-series, we identified yet another component that would be a vital upgrade as the E46 chassis begins to age (gracefully though, right?). With … Continue Reading ››

BMW E46 3-Series Intake System R&D, Part 3: Final Prototype

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Mishimoto BMW E46 Performance Air Intake

Final Intake Images

With successful testing data acquired from our first prototype, it was time to make a final prototype and perform our last test fit before producing a batch of final intake systems. Check out … Continue Reading ››