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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jacobs323i Click here to enlarge
    I went to their page and then the sub-forum for the 535i it is listed under that sub-forum as a product for the 535i, how is that not saying it is for the 535i?
    They believed it would fit... it did.

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    @ xclone you are now the MAN in this sight, Felicidades!!! great write up and job. @ Sticky and Terry does the 335d have such thing as IC if so, would they benefit from this add up. Gracias. Sticky still coming to the Island? let me know ok!!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Puerto Rican 335d Click here to enlarge
    does the 335d have such thing as IC if so, would they benefit from this add up
    The 335D does have a FMIC, pretty similar to a 335i actually. Not sure if a diesel engine would benefit the same way a pertol engine does...
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    Thanks @DavidV, we would like to get more info on this for the D guys

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Puerto Rican 335d Click here to enlarge
    Sticky still coming to the Island? let me know ok!!
    As soon as I make the time.

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    @ Sticky lets us know when you come back whats avail. for us "D" guys and gassers. Take care

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
    The 335D does have a FMIC, pretty similar to a 335i actually. Not sure if a diesel engine would benefit the same way a pertol engine does...
    Yes the diesels benefit A LOT from upgraded intercooler. One of the big benefits is that the fuel economy improves quite a bit with the colder air charge. It improves the overall efficiency of the diesel fuel burn inside the combustion chamber.
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    Well there does not seem be a FMIC option for the diesel guys.

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    Very nice I'm going to do the same

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jellybean Click here to enlarge
    Very nice I'm going to do the same
    Cool, give us the details when you do.

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    xclone I'm new to the forum but had seen a link to this thread somewhere else. I'm in Charlotte and am interested in having an intercooler installed on my 535i as well. What is the name of the shop in Raleigh that did your install? Hopefully the person who did it still works there.

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    Hey! The shop that did it is Import Motor Werks in Cary. Give them a call and talk to Jordan. Tell him you saw the install on Brian's 535i (Space Grey) and he should know all about it. Stephen was the mechanic and Jordan helped him fabricate the bracket for the oil cooler.

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    Thanks for the info Much appreciated. I have downpipes on the way for my car so will likely do the intercooler in the New year. Btw Space Grey is a nice color. Mine is the same color. I'll def look em up and give them a call.

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    Old thread but had a question. After a year of driving it how is it holding up? Is there any issues with the intercooler ever scraping on anything as a daily driver?

    Thanks.

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    Thanks for the writeup! I will be diving into this as soon as UPS shows up tomorrow afternoon. I would get the same stinkeye as you, so I wait until she's on a business trip for these shenanigans. She'll never know the difference, but I will.

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    For anyone who might be interested in another alternative, the ETS 5" FMIC for the 335 and 135 fits the 535 also. I have the ETS and it was installed with minor trimming of the inside plastic and we did not even need to move the cooler in front of the FMIC until I got the M5 bumper months later.

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    I might be a little late to the game, but I just installed the CP-E intercooler on my 2008 535i over the last two weekends. This thread helped a lot, but I wanted to add that the piping that comes with the CP-E kit does not work on the 535i. I had to cobble up some custom piping for the turbo side and can share details if anyone is interested.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by wilzy5 Click here to enlarge
    I might be a little late to the game, but I just installed the CP-E intercooler on my 2008 535i over the last two weekends. This thread helped a lot, but I wanted to add that the piping that comes with the CP-E kit does not work on the 535i. I had to cobble up some custom piping for the turbo side and can share details if anyone is interested.
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    I also installed the cp-e IC on a 2008 535i last January and have about 10k miles on it. I did it on jack stands in a cold garage, and wouldn't recommend that part, but I made it fit. For the turbo side I used the stock hoses. The kit hose for that side definitely is too short. It was still tight vertically, but with enough trimming it went together. My only regret was not leaving enough time to do a proper job of mounting the oil cooler. I plan to fab up some brackets in the machine shop at work the next time I have to take the bumper cover off and do it justice.

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    It does not sound like @cp-e would have to do much to get this to fit for a 535 out of the box...

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    OK. so here are the bits of wisdom I can add based on my recent experience.

    On the cold side, I was able to use the factory upper hard tube and eliminated the lower soft hose and replaced that with the 32° hose that came with the kit. This was the easy part. Other than the hose clamps, that was the only piece of the piping from the kit I used.

    On the hot side, the stock hose was almost long enough, but not enough that I could get it onto the inlet to the intercooler. The problem seemed to be the angle of the outlet of the soft hose was at a 45° and the inlet of the intercooler was just about even with horizontal.

    That was Saturday evening. Sunday, I ran to Autozone and they told me they didn't have any turbo hoses, but they were nice enough to tell me that another parts store in the area did (A&A Auto in Bethlehem, PA). They carried Vibrant hoses, so I ordered two 45° elbows (PN 2752). They had to order them from the warehouse, but the good thing is that they would have them Monday morning, the next day. Amazon also sells them if you want to do the same thing I did. They were a bit pricey, about $50 each hose. I also ordered a 2 1/2" hard splice (Vibrant PN 12052) and two T-bar clamps for the splice joint between the two 45's.

    Since the hoses were expensive, I didn't want to end up cutting them too short, so I slowly cut a bit off, fitted it on the car, and then repeated until it fit the turbo outlet and was about flush with the bottom of the radiator in height. When finished, the hose was just about the same size as the original part, but with an outlet angle that matched the intercooler inlet. One helpful trick I learned from an old mechanic when I worked as a test engineer for Mack Trucks was to wrap a piece of 2" wide masking tape around the hose, which gives you a nice, straight reference to cut next to with a utility knife.

    I positioned the hardware of the clamps on the splice so they faced towards the rear of the car, it seems like there is more room in that area.

    Once the new pipe assembly was in place, the intercooler installed pretty easily following the directions in this thread. The existing plastic oil cooler support bits were very easy to trim away with a hack saw and I also trimmed off the small outer flanges on the fan shroud, as that seemed to allow the intercooler to slip rearwards a bit more.

    I hope this helps. I will post some pictures when I have enough reputation points (only one post so far) Just make sure you check and recheck all your clamps for tightness and clearance to surrounding parts. After two weekends, I was anxious to get it back together and try it out. So far, I have been taking it lightly and seeing if I get any boost leaks before I load the new tune from the COBB, which I plan to do in the next few days.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by wilzy5 Click here to enlarge
    OK. so here are the bits of wisdom I can add based on my recent experience.

    On the cold side, I was able to use the factory upper hard tube and eliminated the lower soft hose and replaced that with the 32° hose that came with the kit. This was the easy part. Other than the hose clamps, that was the only piece of the piping from the kit I used.

    On the hot side, the stock hose was almost long enough, but not enough that I could get it onto the inlet to the intercooler. The problem seemed to be the angle of the outlet of the soft hose was at a 45° and the inlet of the intercooler was just about even with horizontal.

    That was Saturday evening. Sunday, I ran to Autozone and they told me they didn't have any turbo hoses, but they were nice enough to tell me that another parts store in the area did (A&A Auto in Bethlehem, PA). They carried Vibrant hoses, so I ordered two 45° elbows (PN 2752). They had to order them from the warehouse, but the good thing is that they would have them Monday morning, the next day. Amazon also sells them if you want to do the same thing I did. They were a bit pricey, about $50 each hose. I also ordered a 2 1/2" hard splice (Vibrant PN 12052) and two T-bar clamps for the splice joint between the two 45's.

    Since the hoses were expensive, I didn't want to end up cutting them too short, so I slowly cut a bit off, fitted it on the car, and then repeated until it fit the turbo outlet and was about flush with the bottom of the radiator in height. When finished, the hose was just about the same size as the original part, but with an outlet angle that matched the intercooler inlet. One helpful trick I learned from an old mechanic when I worked as a test engineer for Mack Trucks was to wrap a piece of 2" wide masking tape around the hose, which gives you a nice, straight reference to cut next to with a utility knife.

    I positioned the hardware of the clamps on the splice so they faced towards the rear of the car, it seems like there is more room in that area.

    Once the new pipe assembly was in place, the intercooler installed pretty easily following the directions in this thread. The existing plastic oil cooler support bits were very easy to trim away with a hack saw and I also trimmed off the small outer flanges on the fan shroud, as that seemed to allow the intercooler to slip rearwards a bit more.

    I hope this helps. I will post some pictures when I have enough reputation points (only one post so far) Just make sure you check and recheck all your clamps for tightness and clearance to surrounding parts. After two weekends, I was anxious to get it back together and try it out. So far, I have been taking it lightly and seeing if I get any boost leaks before I load the new tune from the COBB, which I plan to do in the next few days.
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    Now, with photos!

    I now have enough reputation points that I can re-post with pictures! Thankfully, I saved the post as a word document so I can just cut and past, here it is:

    OK. so here are the bits of wisdom I can add based on my experience. On the cold side, I was able to use the factory bits and eliminated the lower soft hose and replaced that with the 32° hose that came with the kit. This was the easy part. Keep the part with the arrow pointing towards it and remove the parts with the X over them.

    Click here to enlarge

    On the hot side, the stock hose was almost long enough, but not enough that I could get it onto the inlet to the intercooler. The problem seemed to be the angle of the outlet of the soft hose was at a 45° and the inlet of the intercooler was just about even with horizontal.

    That was Saturday evening. Sunday, I ran to Autozone and they told me they didn't have any turbo hoses, but another parts store did (A&A Auto in Bethlehem, PA). They carried Vibrant hoses, so I ordered two 45° elbows (PN 2752). They had to order them from the warehouse, but the good thing is that they would have them Monday morning, the next day. Amazon also sells them if you want to do the same thing I did. They were a bit pricey, about $50 each hose. I also ordered a 2 1/2" hard splice and two T-bar clamps for the splice joint.

    Since the hoses were expensive, I didn't want to end up cutting them too short, so I slowly cut a bit off, fitted it on the car, and then repeated until it fit the turbo outlet and was about flush with the bottom of the radiator in height. Here are some pictures of the work in progress.

    Click here to enlarge

    Here's the hard splice Vibrant PN 12052 (also available on Amazon)

    Click here to enlarge

    Here's the new hose compared to the old hose, you can see the outlet is now horizontal to match the inlet of the intercooler.

    Click here to enlarge

    I positioned the hardware of the clamps on the splice so they faced towards the rear of the car, it seems like there is more room in that area.

    Once the new pipe assembly was in place, the intercooler installed pretty easily following the directions in this thread. The existing plastic oil cooler support bits were very easy to trim away with a hack saw and I also trimmed off the small outer flanges on the fan shroud, as that seemed to allow the intercooler to slip rearwards a bit more.

    Here's a photo of the intercooler in place and I fabbed up some simple brackets to support the oil cooler.

    Click here to enlarge

    I hope this helps. Just make sure you check and recheck all your clamps for tightness and clearance to surrounding parts. After two weekends, I was anxious to get it back together and try it out.

    I uploaded the new tune for the drive home from work tonight and it felt like quite a step up in performance. Next upgrade will be AR downpipes.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by wilzy5 Click here to enlarge
    I now have enough reputation points that I can re-post with pictures! Thankfully, I saved the post as a word document so I can just cut and past, here it is:

    OK. so here are the bits of wisdom I can add based on my experience. On the cold side, I was able to use the factory bits and eliminated the lower soft hose and replaced that with the 32° hose that came with the kit. This was the easy part. Keep the part with the arrow pointing towards it and remove the parts with the X over them.

    Click here to enlarge

    On the hot side, the stock hose was almost long enough, but not enough that I could get it onto the inlet to the intercooler. The problem seemed to be the angle of the outlet of the soft hose was at a 45° and the inlet of the intercooler was just about even with horizontal.

    That was Saturday evening. Sunday, I ran to Autozone and they told me they didn't have any turbo hoses, but another parts store did (A&A Auto in Bethlehem, PA). They carried Vibrant hoses, so I ordered two 45° elbows (PN 2752). They had to order them from the warehouse, but the good thing is that they would have them Monday morning, the next day. Amazon also sells them if you want to do the same thing I did. They were a bit pricey, about $50 each hose. I also ordered a 2 1/2" hard splice and two T-bar clamps for the splice joint.

    Since the hoses were expensive, I didn't want to end up cutting them too short, so I slowly cut a bit off, fitted it on the car, and then repeated until it fit the turbo outlet and was about flush with the bottom of the radiator in height. Here are some pictures of the work in progress.

    Click here to enlarge

    Here's the hard splice Vibrant PN 12052 (also available on Amazon)

    Click here to enlarge

    Here's the new hose compared to the old hose, you can see the outlet is now horizontal to match the inlet of the intercooler.

    Click here to enlarge

    I positioned the hardware of the clamps on the splice so they faced towards the rear of the car, it seems like there is more room in that area.

    Once the new pipe assembly was in place, the intercooler installed pretty easily following the directions in this thread. The existing plastic oil cooler support bits were very easy to trim away with a hack saw and I also trimmed off the small outer flanges on the fan shroud, as that seemed to allow the intercooler to slip rearwards a bit more.

    Here's a photo of the intercooler in place and I fabbed up some simple brackets to support the oil cooler.

    Click here to enlarge

    I hope this helps. Just make sure you check and recheck all your clamps for tightness and clearance to surrounding parts. After two weekends, I was anxious to get it back together and try it out.

    I uploaded the new tune for the drive home from work tonight and it felt like quite a step up in performance. Next upgrade will be AR downpipes.
    Very nice!

    By the way I talked to CP-E gentlemen and the 535 will have a dedicated IC option that will not require modifications and whatnot.

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    Awesome info! I will keep checking for the CP-E dedicated IC for the 535.

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