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 a shot of the shroud, intake hose, and filter!
The airbox is constructed of powder-coated steel, and we line the edges with weather stripping to prevent any vibrations or damage. The silicone coupler is a four-ply unit designed specifically for this kit.
The air filter shown above is the Mishimoto Oiled Air Filter. These filters are completely serviceable and can provide a lifetime of service if appropriately cleaned and maintained.
We also designed an internal CNC-machined connector that will allow the silicone intake hose to mate properly with our air filter. This setup can be seen in the image below.
All clamps and hardware needed for installation are included.
Fully Installed Images
This kit installs in less than 30 minutes, soon we had the final kit in place and looking great! Check out a few shots.
Good news! Everything fit perfectly and this system looks great.
Now that we have an intake system that fits perfectly, sounds great (see video), and adds a few ponies (4whp), it is time to launch a discounted presale for folks interested in picking up one of our first kits.
Check back next week for pricing and ETA details for the pre-sale!
Thanks for reading!