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      01-15-2022, 10:58 AM   #23
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Yes and? Doing cosmetic things under the hood is not a new idea. Dinan provides a lower cost alternative to doing that.

"Performance" gains are indeed minimal. I put filters in from IND just for fun and I noticed maybe a hint more sound but no real throttle gain. At 503hp, it's hard to notice a few added HPs from filters.
I did this with the Eventuri Filters (paid more ) and would say the same.
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Folks are failing to appreciate that the cover is attached magnetically with this option which I think is pretty cool. Eliminates the screws visually and saves time for quicker future removal
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Seems like the cai is kinda not doing anything. All the gains are from the filters. I'm presently surprised at the pricing for all of it though.
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My Dinan cold air intake arrived, I'll have to wait on the install but I'll do an unboxing tomorrow.
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Yes and? Doing cosmetic things under the hood is not a new idea. Dinan provides a lower cost alternative to doing that.

"Performance" gains are indeed minimal. I put filters in from IND just for fun and I noticed maybe a hint more sound but no real throttle gain. At 503hp, it's hard to notice a few added HPs from filters.
^I second this. I threw on some eventuri air filters today while removing the charcoal filters and noticed a bit more sound/pops if anything. no noticeable throttle gain.
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Just put new filters in my Eventuri setup (3500 miles) and that magnetic feature would have been nice to save a few minutes. The biggest pain is getting the strut bar off but a magnetic lid will save 5-10 minutes, especially when the screws don't want to line up.
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Yes and? Doing cosmetic things under the hood is not a new idea. Dinan provides a lower cost alternative to doing that.

"Performance" gains are indeed minimal. I put filters in from IND just for fun and I noticed maybe a hint more sound but no real throttle gain. At 503hp, it's hard to notice a few added HPs from filters.
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So this is basically an under the hood cosmetic upgrade for $900 or am I missing something?
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Just a little confusing because itís an engine cover, but if you replace the filters suddenly itís a cold air intake.
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Seems like the cai is kinda not doing anything. All the gains are from the filters. I'm presently surprised at the pricing for all of it though.
If you just want the performance benefits, just do the drop-in filters. If you just want the bling, just do the engine cover. There is some monetary savings by doing both (the "intake") but you don't have to go that route if you only care about one aspect or the other. In all 3 instances however the Dinan solution is easily the most cost effective on the market.

We fully realize that the "intake" moniker will not be accepted and the product description even references that -- "Together, the high flow filters and the carbon fiber engine cover, represent the X3M/X4M intake system even if the "intake" moniker may be considered a stretch and not universally accepted."

Main reason for calling it an intake was for emissions reasons as the combination of the filters and cover required it to go through CARB -- to make things easy at that juncture we decided to just call it an intake so it fit a known testing process and did away with a lot of extra questions on that front. Speaking of -- we suprisingly recieved our CARB EO on the intake kit late last week in record time so it is now 50 state legal. CARB online database will reflect this update in the next week or 2.
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This.







If you just want the performance benefits, just do the drop-in filters. If you just want the bling, just do the engine cover. There is some monetary savings by doing both (the "intake") but you don't have to go that route if you only care about one aspect or the other. In all 3 instances however the Dinan solution is easily the most cost effective on the market.

We fully realize that the "intake" moniker will not be accepted and the product description even references that -- "Together, the high flow filters and the carbon fiber engine cover, represent the X3M/X4M intake system even if the "intake" moniker may be considered a stretch and not universally accepted."

Main reason for calling it an intake was for emissions reasons as the combination of the filters and cover required it to go through CARB -- to make things easy at that juncture we decided to just call it an intake so it fit a known testing process and did away with a lot of extra questions on that front. Speaking of -- we suprisingly recieved our CARB EO on the intake kit late last week in record time so it is now 50 state legal. CARB online database will reflect this update in the next week or 2.
Thanks for the explanation. Will probably get the filters
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These DINAN filters appear they're higher flowing units then the Eventuri units are (less pleats means larger channel of un-interupted air). And DINAN units are also much more reasonable in terms of costs as well.

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how was the install? any feedback on throttle response, etc?
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