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Old 16th July 2007, 14:58   #1
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AFE Stage II intake for E39 M5?

Has anybody bought this intake? How do you like it?

It's $600 and the cheapest on the market. They seem to give decent airflow, too.

Just curious if anybody has this or knows anything about the company and their product.



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I have no direct experience with it but my biggest concern when I was in the market for a CAI was that it takes in air from the hot engine compartment. It is even less of a CAI than the stock system.
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Bought it to compare with the AEM DIY CAI and can tell you that they're basically the same and NOT worth it.

Just go with AA or Dinan CAI.
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For another $300 go with Active. The ducting takes air from the front grills and not hot air inside the engine compartment. It's a true cold air intake. Please keep in mind you get what you pay for.
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I'll just go with AA's then.

Thanks for the posts, guys.
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Any thoughts on AA's CAI coupled with Dinan's Stage II software? Is that a worthwhile combination?

Thanks for the help!
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Any thoughts on AA's CAI coupled with Dinan's Stage II software? Is that a worthwhile combination?

Thanks for the help!
I have only had my E39 for a little over a month and software is next. I did the AA CAI last week and all is well. Car feels really strong (CAI, X-pipe and SS exhaust). Software is next..... It can only help.
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I have only had my E39 for a little over a month and software is next. I did the AA CAI last week and all is well. Car feels really strong (CAI, X-pipe and SS exhaust). Software is next..... It can only help.
What software are you looking to get?

I'm sticking Dinan's Stage II.
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What software are you looking to get?

I'm sticking Dinan's Stage II.
My local guy has Autologik..... its out of the UK. Not many, if any have it. $600

Maybe Active Autowerkes - I'm close to miami

or Dinan. Dinan State 2 is probably the best bet. It's been around a while and it's $499 plus labor.
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Would Dinan's stage II software be enough tuning for a CAI, X-pipe and exhaust combination? Or would I need a Stage III?

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