The aFe Magnum Force Intake Kit is a complete performance replacement for your E46 M3 factory air intake system. aFe Magnum Force kits are fully engineered intake systems designed to maximize performance gains with no check engine lights or similar issues, and the intake systems are engineered with specific performance goals rather than just putting together a kit to fit in the available space. In-house injection molding machines allow the use of more complex intake tube designs which focus on increasing airflow and velocity for maximum performance gains. aFe gives you real performance - you get much more than just pretty parts under your hood and great intake sounds.
aFe's innovative filter design is well beyond anything else available on the market, and it represents the next evolution of lifetime, user-serviceable filters. While traditional oiled-fabric filters use layers of cotton gauze, aFe filters are made from 6 staggered layers of precision-woven cotton fabric of decreasing weave size. This unique design method maximizes airflow while ensuring that contaminates are kept out of your expensive engine. You get clean air, and lots of it!
The aFe Magnum Force Intake Kit doesn't just try to block turbulent air and get some cool air in the process... The full heat shielding completely keeps the incoming air separate from the rest of the hot engine compartment, and this ensures that the intake charge is as dense as possible for maximum power. Several aFe intake kits also replace the factory mass air meter housing (sensor insert is transplanted), and employ a cover to fully enclose the intake compartment.
This kit uses existing mounting points, so there's no need to drill into your car or perform any modifications to allow fitment. Installation can be done on your own in less than an hour in most cases.
Engineered for maximum performance
aFe advanced air filter for optimal performance and maximized engine protection
Optimized for cool, dense air intake charge
Easy installation with factory mounting points
Available with your choice of filter type:
Pro 5R - Maximum Airflow
Designed for performance-minded drivers Maximum airflow for the most power and performance The highest flowing progressive-media filter available
Pro DRY S - Dry convenience
Designed for oil-free convenience Quick and easy service Balanced performance, protection, and convenience
Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe) has a team of engineers, machinists, and production personnel who are true enthusiasts with a strong belief in the products they design. Their collective experience, knowledge and passion ensure the best products on the market. aFe’s result-producing products and attention to detail set them apart from the competition.
Made in the USA
Video: Installing E46 M3 aFe Intake (Courtesy of SeanS54):
Notice of Emissions Non-Compliance. The intake system is part of a vehicle's emissions equipment. Removing, disabling, or altering emissions equipment on a pollution-controlled road vehicle is illegal. Installing devices or software that trick, disable, or modify emissions controls and monitors on a pollution-controlled road vehicle is also illegal. Unless noted above, this product is not legal for sale or use in California on any pollution controlled motor vehicle. 3 Series
'01-'06 BMW E46 M3 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
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