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      10-31-2015, 08:13 AM   #23
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Damn it looks good!

How much did the Arma Intake set you back? Im aware that Rencal is one of their big distributors, We're you looking at other intakes when going ahead with this (If so why Arma) or just went with Arma?

Other then that! Car looks fantastic mate!
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      10-31-2015, 09:58 PM   #24
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Damn it looks good!

How much did the Arma Intake set you back? Im aware that Rencal is one of their big distributors, We're you looking at other intakes when going ahead with this (If so why Arma) or just went with Arma?

Other then that! Car looks fantastic mate!
Thanks mate.. I had considered the bms intake also, but there have been posts of issues, so didn't want to take the chance. Vince from Rencal then suggested the Arma and when I saw the physical product I was sold.. The finish is really nice on the carbon fibre. From memory it was around $1k..

The intake is really just for looks and the "whoosh" (the BMS intake would be much louder as its open).
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      12-14-2015, 08:25 PM   #25
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Installed the Bimmertech amp on the weekend.

Fantastic improvement in bass and clarity!

Cannot wait to start tuning this thing

On the left is the stock hifi amp.

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      12-14-2015, 08:50 PM   #26
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Car looks great. Really like that real spoiler.
Not a fan of the decals personally.
On that note i do think painting the bottom section of the front lip the same color as the car then gloss black for the rest would look good.
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Installed the Bimmertech amp on the weekend.

Fantastic improvement in bass and clarity!

Cannot wait to start tuning this thing

On the left is the stock hifi amp.

Very nice, How much did you pay in total for that shipped? $1k?
You have HK standard in your car yes? Must sound really good because even HK sounds alot better over stock lol.

Looked at it, really wanted it seeming i dont have the HK option Conversion is crap currently and decided best spend money on other car stuff before audio.
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Very nice, How much did you pay in total for that shipped? $1k?
You have HK standard in your car yes? Must sound really good because even HK sounds alot better over stock lol.

Looked at it, really wanted it seeming i dont have the HK option Conversion is crap currently and decided best spend money on other car stuff before audio.
Yep $1k for the amp shipped, I don't have HK just hifi. I agree the stock hifi sound system is very average.

This amp works with both hifi and HK options for the F22. I retrofitted Focal speakers (front door + door sail tweeters), which are better than the HK speakers. I kept the rear speakers stock though.
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      12-15-2015, 06:56 AM   #29
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Yep $1k for the amp shipped, I don't have HK just hifi. I agree the stock hifi sound system is very average.

This amp works with both hifi and HK options for the F22. I retrofitted Focal speakers (front door + door sail tweeters), which are better than the HK speakers. I kept the rear speakers stock though.
How much did Focal cost? Ive never heard of them, they really known?
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How much did Focal cost? Ive never heard of them, they really known?
Yeah they're quite well known.

There are a few threads around the 2er forums on them. Or google Focal IFBMW-S, it's a plug and play kit for BMW.

I didn't realise you were in Brissy - I am southside too so if you want to come check out the stereo you're welcome to.
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Arma full carbon fiber intake

I wonder if Arma full carbon fiber intake is it good? Is it better than the air box afe? thanks you ask me
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      12-16-2015, 08:31 PM   #32
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I wonder if Arma full carbon fiber intake is it good? Is it better than the air box afe? thanks you ask me
I haven't dyno'ed it but I have no complaints and it looks good.

I haven't used AFE so I don't know. Why don't you ask mike since he sells both?

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      12-17-2015, 07:10 AM   #33
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OK thank you. the noise of the box is how ?? how do you talk to mike ?? I am new to this site thank you to answer me
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OK thank you. the noise of the box is how ?? how do you talk to mike ?? I am new to this site thank you to answer me
This is his website: https://www.x-ph.com/235/

He's also on this forum so you can pm him.
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Might follow you and upgrade the sound system next, as I also only have hifi and not HK in my car... Have always looked into getting the focal kit for BMW... Unsure about amps (not have knowledgeable on aftermarket sounds).

Where did you get them from? How much? Diy or better professionally installed?
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Might follow you and upgrade the sound system next, as I also only have hifi and not HK in my car... Have always looked into getting the focal kit for BMW... Unsure about amps (not have knowledgeable on aftermarket sounds).

Where did you get them from? How much? Diy or better professionally installed?
I bought Focals off eBay for $550 delivered (new). Should be easy to find it, it's from a local retailer. You will also need the door sail tweeter housing since the Hifi doesn't system have them. They're sold with HK tweeters inside for about $150 a pair from Schmiedmann.

There are videos from Focal and from Bavsound that will help with install. You could also dynamat the doors while you're at it, but I didn't as I was lazy.

I bought the amp from Bimmertech. There are a few other options but I think Bimmertech is currently one of the best options in terms of quality and ease of installation (although it's about $1,000). There's a long thread on the F30 forums about the amp. I downloaded some new tune files from the F30 thread the other day and it's a big improvement over stock.
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Thanks for the info... Should've looked at this last week so I can order and everything delivered by the holidays...
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Thanks you. Why the box arma speed is so expensive ? Is it worth it ?
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Thanks you. Why the box arma speed is so expensive ? Is it worth it ?
The arma speed is expensive because it includes a full carbon fibre airbox and tubing, replacing the stock airbox.

It is a cold air "closed" system rather than an open air intake like Burger or AFE intakes (which some say lead to heat soak).

I ended up not buying Burger or AFE because some people have had issues with them and I find the "open" intake sound too loud.

If you don't want to spend so much on an intake, I'd recommend you just get a drop-in filter.
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The arma speed is expensive because it includes a full carbon fibre airbox and tubing, replacing the stock airbox.

It is a cold air "closed" system rather than an open air intake like Burger or AFE intakes (which some say lead to heat soak).

I ended up not buying Burger or AFE because some people have had issues with them and I find the "open" intake sound too loud.

If you don't want to spend so much on an intake, I'd recommend you just get a drop-in filter.
With Arma intake does it need to be tuned or anything or plug im bam all good? Also being closed does it have much sound improvement?
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With Arma intake does it need to be tuned or anything or plug im bam all good? Also being closed does it have much sound improvement?
You don't have to get a tune, but if you don't you won't see any performance increase. Then again intakes aren't going to give a massive boost in performance, maybe a few kw... mostly you won't feel it at all unless you dyno it. I am running a JB4 on map 2.

The sound is louder than stock for sure, but quieter than an open intake.
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Hello! nice mods car looks great! im thinking on buy the rw carbon diffuser , do you have more pics from the rear of your car??? much apreciated!
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