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post #1 of 11 Old 3rd April 2008, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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opinions on the RPi Ram Air Block Off Plates

what do you guys think of this. i think i will be getting them? anyone have this installed yet?

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Did it myself for a few bucks...

My $2 air box plug

06 E60 M5: Black Sapphire, SMG, Meisterschaft x-pipe, Arqray exhaust, RPI Ram Air, H&R 12mm/10mm spacers, H&R springs, CF delete, BMC filters, AiB 3.0, BMW iPod Integration, 30% tint.
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Didn't know they had these. I remember one member doing some tests on his car by covering the secondary hole and I think it did show some gains.

At $20, it seems like a non-issue but would love to get more feedback from anyone who's done it.

2006 M5 Blk/Blk/Alum Fully Loaded
Engine: ESS/RPI Stage 2 Tune | RPI Ceramic Coated Headers + GTS Exhaust w/Gloss Black Tips and Red RPI Logo + Ram Air Scoops + BMC Filters + Block-Off Plates + Pulley + Oil Cooler | Sprint Booster V2 | Euro SMG LC Tune
Wheels, Susp & Brakes: Neez QD7s Hyper Black 20x9-10 | PS2s | KW V3s | Dinan FRC + Rear Sway Bar + Front & Rear CF Strut Braces | Brembo 380mm BBKs
Exterior: Hartge Splitter & Diffuser | Vorsteiner CF Trunk Spoiler| Republic Wraps Side Diffusers | CF Lower Mirror Covers | CF Side Gills
Interior: RDSport Alum Pedals | Hardwired V1 | iPod Integration Kit | BSW Stage 1 Speakers | Earthquakes SWS Subs w/HiFonics Zeus 500W Amp | Flat Bottom Steering Wheel w/CF Trim | AS Designs Red Tachometer
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///Marshall has done his and showed some improvements on dyno.

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Here are the thread for more info/dyno from ///Marshall and RPI. ///Marshall was the only one with dyno as I know of. No peak gain, and gain in the mid range.
Plugging the stock air box hole - Dyno numbers

RPi Air box plugs: New Dyno

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Thanks Kenny. Did you do it also and why or why not?

2006 M5 Blk/Blk/Alum Fully Loaded
Engine: ESS/RPI Stage 2 Tune | RPI Ceramic Coated Headers + GTS Exhaust w/Gloss Black Tips and Red RPI Logo + Ram Air Scoops + BMC Filters + Block-Off Plates + Pulley + Oil Cooler | Sprint Booster V2 | Euro SMG LC Tune
Wheels, Susp & Brakes: Neez QD7s Hyper Black 20x9-10 | PS2s | KW V3s | Dinan FRC + Rear Sway Bar + Front & Rear CF Strut Braces | Brembo 380mm BBKs
Exterior: Hartge Splitter & Diffuser | Vorsteiner CF Trunk Spoiler| Republic Wraps Side Diffusers | CF Lower Mirror Covers | CF Side Gills
Interior: RDSport Alum Pedals | Hardwired V1 | iPod Integration Kit | BSW Stage 1 Speakers | Earthquakes SWS Subs w/HiFonics Zeus 500W Amp | Flat Bottom Steering Wheel w/CF Trim | AS Designs Red Tachometer
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Thanks Kenny. Did you do it also and why or why not?
Surprisely, I didn't do it yet. I think at high speed, the air-box already get pressurized enough.

Edit: just revisit ///Marshall report, he lose 10hp peak but gain some in mid range. I guess that what make me hesitate to get the plug. I need every hp at top end.

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What are you up to now Kenny??

For $20, if these plates really do provide 5-10rwhp, why WOULDN'T all of us do this??? What caveat am I missing?

2006 M5 Blk/Blk/Alum Fully Loaded
Engine: ESS/RPI Stage 2 Tune | RPI Ceramic Coated Headers + GTS Exhaust w/Gloss Black Tips and Red RPI Logo + Ram Air Scoops + BMC Filters + Block-Off Plates + Pulley + Oil Cooler | Sprint Booster V2 | Euro SMG LC Tune
Wheels, Susp & Brakes: Neez QD7s Hyper Black 20x9-10 | PS2s | KW V3s | Dinan FRC + Rear Sway Bar + Front & Rear CF Strut Braces | Brembo 380mm BBKs
Exterior: Hartge Splitter & Diffuser | Vorsteiner CF Trunk Spoiler| Republic Wraps Side Diffusers | CF Lower Mirror Covers | CF Side Gills
Interior: RDSport Alum Pedals | Hardwired V1 | iPod Integration Kit | BSW Stage 1 Speakers | Earthquakes SWS Subs w/HiFonics Zeus 500W Amp | Flat Bottom Steering Wheel w/CF Trim | AS Designs Red Tachometer
Lighting: Eurospec Headlights w/Clear Corners | LCI LED Taillights | MTEC V3 AEs | Trinity Autosport Interior LEDs | F10 Style Smoked LED Side Markers
Coded Options: Folding Side Mirrors, Windows and Moonroof w/Remote | Deleted "Accept" Screen | Turn Signals in HUD | Real Speed in OBC Screen | Automatic Heated Seats Controls in iDrive
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Edit: just revisit ///Marshall report, he lose 10hp peak but gain some in mid range. I guess that what make me hesitate to get the plug. I need every hp at top end.
But in the second link where Eloy posted the dyno charts, he says peak was the same and even the graphs seem to show the same up top.

2006 M5 Blk/Blk/Alum Fully Loaded
Engine: ESS/RPI Stage 2 Tune | RPI Ceramic Coated Headers + GTS Exhaust w/Gloss Black Tips and Red RPI Logo + Ram Air Scoops + BMC Filters + Block-Off Plates + Pulley + Oil Cooler | Sprint Booster V2 | Euro SMG LC Tune
Wheels, Susp & Brakes: Neez QD7s Hyper Black 20x9-10 | PS2s | KW V3s | Dinan FRC + Rear Sway Bar + Front & Rear CF Strut Braces | Brembo 380mm BBKs
Exterior: Hartge Splitter & Diffuser | Vorsteiner CF Trunk Spoiler| Republic Wraps Side Diffusers | CF Lower Mirror Covers | CF Side Gills
Interior: RDSport Alum Pedals | Hardwired V1 | iPod Integration Kit | BSW Stage 1 Speakers | Earthquakes SWS Subs w/HiFonics Zeus 500W Amp | Flat Bottom Steering Wheel w/CF Trim | AS Designs Red Tachometer
Lighting: Eurospec Headlights w/Clear Corners | LCI LED Taillights | MTEC V3 AEs | Trinity Autosport Interior LEDs | F10 Style Smoked LED Side Markers
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What are you up to now Kenny??

For $20, if these plates really do provide 5-10rwhp, why WOULDN'T all of us do this??? What caveat am I missing?
I think it just hasn't been advertised and people just overlook. I will double check with Eloy and do pre/post dyno with the plug to see it myself on my next visit (hopefully this sat). If power lose, just remove it then.

P.S. Just need to more cars to do it, so more data can be confirm/evaluate.

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