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    Lightbulb BQ Tuning N54 Intake Conversion Build - Prelude

    I dont have much time to sit and write an article on this, so I thought a video with supplement pics would be good enough till the build is complete. The preliminary install is done with some vacuum line, and vacuum converter conversion deleting the vacuum canisters. Car is ready to roll into the shop so they can fab and run the aluminum inlets to the plastic OEM inlet port so I can removed the regular silicone inlets. I have about another week or two appointment for this so the car will just sit as is when the time comes. Inlets will have a inside 2" diameter, aluminum and coated for heat protection to comply with upgraded twin turbos. Pics below is the connection port the aluminum inlets will connect to going over the engine using the OEM part.

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    Pretty slick, will be curious for 3-series fitment. 335i/is snorkel fit the opening in the air box?

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    Lol, I have an N54 740il and was scouring RealOEM trying to figure out what the hell those engine cover hoses were the first time I saw them. The car also has a nice driver side PS and coolant res set up.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RSL Click here to enlarge
    Pretty slick, will be curious for 3-series fitment. 335i/is snorkel fit the opening in the air box?
    No, will have to use the current 740i snorkel mockup to create an adapter on a 3D printer to connect to the OEM snorkel for the other N54 cars.

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    This is pretty cool! Nice work here BQ.
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    Looks good D!
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    Thanks everyone, when things get completed will have more data to share. Wanted to get this done first before upgrading the turbos.

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    I could see this being a real advantage for those that need an OEM-looking engine bay. Always good to have options.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BQ@BQTuning.com Click here to enlarge
    I dont have much time to sit and write an article on this, so I thought a video with supplement pics would be good enough till the build is complete. The preliminary install is done with some vacuum line, and vacuum converter conversion deleting the vacuum canisters. Car is ready to roll into the shop so they can fab and run the aluminum inlets to the plastic OEM inlet port so I can removed the regular silicone inlets. I have about another week or two appointment for this so the car will just sit as is when the time comes.
    Well done...

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    Humm is there a 7 series with the E series N55? Might be able to do the same thing then.

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    Really like this, great idea and would be a super clean oem looking engine bay.

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