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      07-31-2012, 07:26 AM   #45
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How would this compare to say the bimmerworld airbox with the CSl style panel filter? That one is just under $3k...
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To the best of my knowledge the Bimmerworld one at that price does not include Alpha N Mapping or programming cable.
The Bimmerworld CSL (200mm) Airbox is outsourced from a shop in Germany, last I heard. I have been told that the build quality of the carbon fiber isn't the greatest and there isn't internal reinforcements and bracing like the OE CSL or Evolve CF Airbox.

According to Bimmerworld's website, they list it at $3200, but that doesn't include the pricing of the IAT and necessary fittings. Last I heard, to get all the OE CSL fittings would cost an additional $300+.

So the Evolve CF Airbox overall may have higher carbon fiber quality, integration into the stock air duct/feed, internal CF reinforcements for improved integrity, and it includes all the fittings.

Overall, to this day, I still think that the Evolve CF Airbox is more affordable and higher quality. These are the reason why I chose their airbox over many others that are available on the market. Trust me, I did tons of research before making my decision. Coincidentally, my favorite tuners just so happen to produce their own CF Airbox when I was ready to take the plunge.
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      07-31-2012, 08:15 AM   #46
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wow this sound killer on that E46!
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      08-29-2012, 09:58 AM   #47
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would there be any discount if we already have your evolve tune? I would be interested in some sort of group buy if the price was right. Looks beautiful!
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would there be any discount if we already have your evolve tune? I would be interested in some sort of group buy if the price was right. Looks beautiful!
Tune is included
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      08-29-2012, 03:42 PM   #49
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what I mean is would we be able to update the tune and get a cheaper price on the airbox since we already paid for a tune from evolve. If that makes sense.
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      08-29-2012, 11:48 PM   #50
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what I mean is would we be able to update the tune and get a cheaper price on the airbox since we already paid for a tune from evolve. If that makes sense.
This was answered in post #17

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Yes we can work something out for existing Evolve tune customers.
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      08-30-2012, 06:11 PM   #51
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This was answered in post #17
cool thanks! missed that
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I talked to Evolve today in several emails today and there are 4 very interested parties on geting this done. They are waiting on ONE more to be interested in tese and they will start the builds. THis is VERY doable guys!
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interested. just couldn't do $4200 for it.
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I see 4-6 folks that are interested. At least 3 from the Bay Area . maybe the makings of a group buy?

I'm down for this. I like the notion of NA, but also losing weight on the front end so i'm curious about the weight of this kit.

Must be dry carbon!! Just say no to glossy carbon :P
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I see 4-6 folks that are interested. At least 3 from the Bay Area . maybe the makings of a group buy?

I'm down for this. I like the notion of NA, but also losing weight on the front end so i'm curious about the weight of this kit.

Must be dry carbon!! Just say no to glossy carbon :P
On my E46 M3, there was a very noticeable weight drop between the OE Airbox/Intake and my Evolve CF Airbox.

I have my weights recorded somewhere, but I'd have to dig for it. I assume it would be slightly different for the Z4M, but it can give a rough ball park figure. Insane how light this CF Airbox is....
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I'd go for this in a heartbeat if not my my significant other. Suspension was hard enough to justify. I'm pretty sure she wouldn't give the go-ahead on this.
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On my E46 M3, there was a very noticeable weight drop between the OE Airbox/Intake and my Evolve CF Airbox.

I have my weights recorded somewhere, but I'd have to dig for it. I assume it would be slightly different for the Z4M, but it can give a rough ball park figure. Insane how light this CF Airbox is....
This would be very helpful. Chris's mod journal is showing about 5lbs plenum for plenum. Also need to account for the airbox... anal i know
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wow that is beautiful!
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      11-18-2012, 11:26 AM   #59
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This would be very helpful. Chris's mod journal is showing about 5lbs plenum for plenum. Also need to account for the airbox... anal i know
Sorry, totally forgot to reply back in this thread.

I didn't get a chance to weigh my Evolve CF Airbox, but another forum member weighed theirs. It weighed a whopping 4lbs for the CF Airbox and Snorkel....4lbs?!?!?! Dry Pre Preg CF FTW!

He weighed his friends E46 M3 stock Airbox and that was 8lbs. That DID NOT include the stock elbow, air filter housing, and front air feed ducting.


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Sorry for the late pics, but have some more to share. Note the last pic with the scale shows the weight of the factory airbox(w/o intake) and carbon airbox, 8lbs vs 4lbs. Should have some comparison vids of the sound of the OEM CSL airbox to the Evolve one coming soon.







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wow , thats a seriously nice piece!!

Go evolve!!
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where is it??? when it will be released?
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      12-28-2012, 06:35 AM   #62
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We will be working on this project early next year.
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really is insane quality...... i keep looking back at those pieces and thinking,,,,, WOW.....
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Thanks Byron! Maybe we can show you one when you visit us.

We are making a whole range of carbon parts in 2013 starting with the E9X M3.
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Thanks Byron! Maybe we can show you one when you visit us.

We are making a whole range of carbon parts in 2013 starting with the E9X M3.

Yuppp i literally cant wait.... i'll be visting you guys as soon as spring arrives ;-) im looking forward to it!!!! so is my car :-)
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Thanks Byron! Maybe we can show you one when you visit us.

We are making a whole range of carbon parts in 2013 starting with the E9X M3.


I must save money!!!
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