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Default 01-20-2016, 03:40 PM

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I know somewhere in the Houston area that you can get them installed cheaper than you were quoted.
It will be less than you pay for the PR inlets.
Wanna drive down to TX?
Where in Houston? Do they also do turbo installs?
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Default 01-20-2016, 03:44 PM

I went with the factory airbox and RB inlets. Factory airbox sounds sooooooo much nicer to me, since everything is dampened. DCI was too loud post install. I have Turbosmart Kompact plumbback and they got really loud. Slightest let off and you'd hear a big poof back into the inlets.

Factory airbox however, I'm liking it. RB turbos too so the way I figure it, i'm only going to tune so far anyways and leave stuff on the table... so gains from DCI vs factory won't make too much of a difference in the end. I think DCI matters more before you've thrown everything on including turbos and inlets, unless you're trying to max.
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Default 01-20-2016, 09:39 PM

What is the TurboSmart Kompact thing I've read about? Saw it as an option on VVTs website.

Also, do I need to upgrade my MAP sensor with inlets on stock turbos?


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Default 01-20-2016, 10:03 PM

Also, do I need to upgrade my MAP sensor with inlets on stock turbos?

No. My Stock turbos are going to 21-22 psi. Don't need n20 TMAP yet.

The power really comes in high RPMs where you still have good boost


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Default 01-20-2016, 10:11 PM

For those that did inlets. How does the difference compare to when you did ***? More or less?
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Default 01-20-2016, 10:18 PM

I was having my subframe dropped to have the oil pan gasket replaced. I added on inlets for 2 hours of labor.


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Default 01-20-2016, 10:55 PM

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What is the TurboSmart Kompact thing I've read about? Saw it as an option on VVTs website.

Also, do I need to upgrade my MAP sensor with inlets on stock turbos?
http://www.topgearsolutions.com/turb...0203-1250.html

Look around on price but that was the best on first page of google. Runs the air back into the inlets (stock-like) so much quieter. Still louder with DCI but with factory airbox it's perfect. Should be less than a atmospheric BOV though.
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Default 01-21-2016, 07:39 AM

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Where in Houston? Do they also do turbo installs?
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Default 01-21-2016, 08:08 AM

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I have that exact same intake, the BMS DCI. They fit perfectly w/o any modifications or adaptors. You can even use the stock airbox with the VTT inlets... but at that point, why would you?
how hard was it for you to install...i know it's subjective.


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Default 06-10-2017, 01:52 PM

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Sorry to revive an old thread, but would also love to get the name of the Houston shop you are referencing. Thanks
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Default 07-24-2018, 08:22 PM

So the mmp inlets are a pain, but the rb inlets are much easier to install? I'm going to be doing *** and oil pan gasket soon. What makes one more difficult than the other?

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Default 07-25-2018, 09:50 AM

I installed my inlets in my driveway in no time. I made sure i had a buddy to help with the rear. I was under the car with a piece of rope tied to the bottom 90 and he pushed from the top. The down ***** took the work not the inlets but I am 535i
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Default 07-25-2018, 10:35 AM

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So the mmp inlets are a pain, but the rb inlets are much easier to install? I'm going to be doing *** and oil pan gasket soon. What makes one more difficult than the other?

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Terrible experience with MMP, high recommend staying away from them.
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Default 07-25-2018, 11:14 AM

I just did MMP relocation inlets, not terribly hard. I ended up removing the *** and driver side motor mount to ensure the rear inlet was snug and tight as the rear turbo connection is very short. Did mine in 4 hours but had access to a lift.



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Default 07-30-2018, 11:04 AM

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I just did MMP relocation inlets, not terribly hard. I ended up removing the *** and driver side motor mount to ensure the rear inlet was snug and tight as the rear turbo connection is very short. Did mine in 4 hours but had access to a lift.
Sorry, to clarify I was talking about their awful customer service.
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Default 07-30-2018, 11:43 AM

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Sorry, to clarify I was talking about their awful customer service.
Seriously? I was installing the 1K's this past weekend and was messaging Eugene all through it and he was responding to me within minutes if not seconds of me sending him posts/questions.


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Default 07-30-2018, 12:12 PM

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Seriously? I was installing the 1K's this past weekend and was messaging Eugene all through it and he was responding to me within minutes if not seconds of me sending him posts/questions.
Made a thread in relation to what happened, you can be the judge if you wanna read it haha.

http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showth...076#post598076
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Default 07-31-2018, 01:07 PM

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Made a thread in relation to what happened, you can be the judge if you wanna read it haha.

http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showth...076#post598076
thanks, was a good read.


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Default 07-31-2018, 08:32 PM

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thanks, was a good read.
No problem, good luck if you use them in the future!
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