A New BMW F30 Performance Intake, Part 4: Final Install
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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.
Next we tacked up the airbox lid!
Once everything was in proper position this unit was fully welded.
These welds were then ground down for a smooth finish.
A splash of paint later and we had our prototype airbox completed! Check it out!
We also cut out our mounting bracket and bent it into shape!
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!
Check out a few final shots of the installed Mishimoto BMW F30 intake!
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!
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!
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