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Some of you have already heard about our ram air intake package for the M5/M6. We wanted to test it on a few cars to make sure the gains were consistent. Well, now they are available.

For $349, its probably the best bang for the buck mod out there.

Mike was here today and we got a chance test the ram air scoops again.





The ram air scoops are available in red, black or brushed aluminum.

- 2007 M6 test (+12whp)
- 2006 M5 test (+10whp)
- 2008 M5 test (+16whp)

RPi Ram Air Kit includes. $349 includes:
- BMC air filters
- RPi Ram Air Scoops
- Mounting Screws + instructions

RPi Ram Air Kit + dyno package. $399* installed
- Same as above + 3 dyno runs after installation

RPi Scoops only $125*

*introductory price
 

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The AC shuts off at WOT. Hes making about 3whp less than Marshall did + exhaust. Not bad for a few mods eh? :blabla:
Steve has pulley as well as exhaust, so the scoop actually doing very good.

Eloy, you better get back in the shop and mass produce those things (so the price might come down a bit:biggrinbounce::biggrinbounce::biggrinbounce::biggrinbounce::biggrinbounce::biggrinbounce:)
 

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Steve has pulley as well as exhaust, so the scoop actually doing very good.

Eloy, you better get back in the shop and mass produce those things (so the price might come down a bit:biggrinbounce::biggrinbounce::biggrinbounce::biggrinbounce::biggrinbounce::biggrinbounce:)
You smoking too much man. It already takes me 1-2 hours to make one. Thats not even including putting primer and painting them. :cool2: lol
 

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just ordered a set of whatever the hell this is !! :confused:

im a sucker for modds !! :1zhelp:

just spoke to eloy from rpi, as a special introductory offer for all m5board members who have the bmc filters he'll give us the kit w\out the filters for $125.00 plus s+h of course !!

not a bad price imho , as long as it works !! looking foward to the install !! :haha:
 

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What does this actually look like and what are we getting for $275, which is a great deal BTW! Anymore pics?
Not great pictures, but this is what the scoops look like. The picture doesn't show the actual angles too well. Your choice of red, black, or bare (brushed aluminum):



The screws to mount the scoops (not pictured).

Instructions for install (not pictured).

A BMC S85 filter kit:

 

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Relative to the original dyno from last Saturday, after install of evosport pulley, BMC Filter and these (can't really be seen) Ram Air Scoops along with the removal of the Charcoal Filters and I realized a 17 hp gain for less than a $1k.

Also, which shows in the Dyno, but is more felt, is the throttle response. It feels more like my M3's in regards to access to power band. Uh, feels quicker off the line!

Thanks Eloy and Gabe :applause:

:cheers:

P.S. The next question might be, what are the long term affects of these "ram air scoops", since Gabe has had them for awhile, he might shed some light on this. I am not aware of any.
 

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Not great pictures, but this is what the scoops look like. The picture doesn't show the actual angles too well. Your choice of red, black, or bare (brushed aluminum):



The screws to mount the scoops (not pictured).

Instructions for install (not pictured).

A BMC S85 filter kit:

I think like Apple charges a premium for the "Black" Powerbooks, RPI, should charge a premuim for the Red Ram Air Scoops :7:

They're soo pretty ??????

:cheers:
 

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I'll be the devils advicate. Don't you think you're getting the gain from the filters and not the scoops. There's already a duct there behind the kidney grill and there's a significant pressure build up directing airflow to begin with. I can see increased flow by increasing the size of the duct or increasing the size of the lower air inlet. I don't see the scoops increasing the volume of air flow.
Btw can I just buy the BMC filters from you?
 

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How heavy are the scoops? Just worried about hunks of metal torquing the mounts.

How can I order the M6 scoops only (I already have the BMC filters)

Thanks.!
 

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I'll be the devils advicate. Don't you think you're getting the gain from the filters and not the scoops. There's already a duct there behind the kidney grill and there's a significant pressure build up directing airflow to begin with. I can see increased flow by increasing the size of the duct or increasing the size of the lower air inlet. I don't see the scoops increasing the volume of air flow.
Btw can I just buy the BMC filters from you?
There are some gains with the BMC. You can take a closer look at my dyno charts here:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1152027&postcount=74

The first dyno chart shows before BMC filters (light blue line) and after (purple line).

The only change was the scoops in the second dyno chart.

We dyno'd my car with one mod at a time here to chart the differences. I absolutely agree with you that if we did both the BMC and the scoops at once, the performance gain could have been attributed to either.

Yes, you can buy the BMC filters from us separately if you'd like. :cheers:
 

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I'll be the devils advicate. Don't you think you're getting the gain from the filters and not the scoops. There's already a duct there behind the kidney grill and there's a significant pressure build up directing airflow to begin with. I can see increased flow by increasing the size of the duct or increasing the size of the lower air inlet. I don't see the scoops increasing the volume of air flow.
Btw can I just buy the BMC filters from you?
Hey 905RMP32V1x,

Refer to Eloy's video that he has on the efficiency of the stock air flow vs. the scoops installed. In his video he uses a standard household fan that might at best generate an equivalency of 30 miles an hour. The visual evidence is pretty compelling.

There is so much room for air to creep away from the intended direction of travel. The intakes from the bottom corners of the air dam gets lost into brakes as well as engine compartment. In addition, the air that comes from the from grille, too gets lost in engine compartment. These scoops simply capture the mass air and directs dedicated air to boxes for a more efficient air flow.

Hey, I am just an architect, what the hell do I know about engine dynamics. For a couple hundred bucks, I am a believer. No snake oil :biggrinbounce:
 

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How complicated is the install. Where do the mounting screws go and is this easily removable?
 
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