Dinan E36 CF CAI-1

Dinan Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake
For the BMW E36

1996-1999 E36 M3
1999 E36 323i/is
1996-1999 E36 328i/is

Dinan Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake (CAI)

The E36 product comeback tour continues with another oft-requested legacy Dinan part. Replacing the aluminum variant that in turn had replaced the original carbon fiber intake, the third version of the E36 cold air intake returns to its carbon fiber roots. Now, a more showroom worthy appearance complete with an embossed Dinan logo is the norm. This revised logo a marked improvement over the inset Mylar decal that was prone to marring after decades of use on the original E36 CF intake.
Looks aside, the Dinan High Flow Cold Air Intake Systems develop horsepower and torque gains by improving the engine’s intake airflow. The aggressive system design provides for a less restrictive intake airflow than the stock system for greater engine efficiency and the lowest possible intake air temperatures. The Intake Systems replace the factory air box with a cylindrical performance filter and carbon fiber intake pipe. The filter is relocated to a separate compartment behind the front bumper and below the headlights in order to insulate it from engine compartment heat and maximize exposure to outside air. The filter to airflow meter pipe is designed to minimize air turbulence and maximize efficiency.

Benefits of the Dinan Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake for the E36 Chassis:

  • More Power: + 12 HP @ 6000 RPM, + 11 LB-FT @ 6000 RPM (coupled w/ engine software).
  • Improved throttle response.
  • Re-designed carbon fiber tube with updated logo for long lasting durability.
  • Uses a larger cylindrical performance filter for increased flow.
  • Filter re-located to maximize exposure to cooler outside air.
  • 50 State Emissions Legal: CARB EO D-176-14.

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