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Old 05-22-2011, 09:33 AM
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Quick question, is it okay to just remove the standard air filter and box and replace it with a K&N cone filter? Or do I have to have a custom made heat shield? Thanks
 
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:38 PM
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Use a K&N drop in for minor gains. Larger gains get the Cold air intake or the JCW intake

trying to use the cone without a sheild will lose performance

http://www.outmotoring.com/mini-coop...ir_filter.html

http://www.outmotoring.com/mini-coop...lter_only.html

http://www.outmotoring.com/mini-coop...ir_intake.html

http://www.outmotoring.com/mini-coop...er_intake.html
 

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This is my first MINI so I have to ask the experienced owners out there...is there any concern with a CAI pulling in water when it's raining or through a carwash? I ask because my friend supercharged his Infinity G35 and had it for one hour because he ran through a car wash and the CAI pulled in water and locked his motor up and destroyed his supercharger.
 
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:39 PM
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the mini's cold air is nowhere near that low most replace where the stock sits
 
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by bad venge View Post
the mini's cold air is nowhere near that low most replace where the stock sits
That I understand. Is there no way for water to get through the intake source underneath the windshield wipers. BTW my friends G35's intake was right behind his head lights, so the water came in via the hood.
 
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Mines been in 6 years and thru some huge storms never a trouble
 
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Originally Posted by bad venge View Post
Mines been in 6 years and thru some huge storms never a trouble
What kind do you have? Style and brand.
 
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:14 PM
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mini mania
 
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:30 AM
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Any suggestions on whether I should use an Alta intake or DDMworks?
 
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