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Which Intake System should I buy? Stillen or BMS

Discussion in 'The Ultimate Kia Stinger Tuning Forum' started by StingerNick, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. StingerNick

    StingerNick United States Active Member

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    I’d really appreciate some good advice. I have a 2019 GT1. I don’t know a lot about intake systems, but I’m sure someone here has a wealth on knowledge on the subject.

    Which one should I get...or is there something better out there?

    Kia Stinger 3.3T - STILLEN Air Intake System $446

    BMS Kia Stinger Performance Dual Intake $329


    Thanks again for your wisdom!
     
  2. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    Here's a thread with a wealth of information to help you out.

    Clear cut intake winner?
     
  3. washguy

    washguy United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    BMS for sure :) Wash
     
  4. StingerNick

    StingerNick United States Active Member

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    Thank you, will place order in the morning
     
  5. StingerNick

    StingerNick United States Active Member

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    Thank you, thank you :laugh:
     
  6. mark_hk

    mark_hk Hong Kong Member Sustaining Member

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    Just had my bms installed..
     

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  7. StingerNick

    StingerNick United States Active Member

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    How is the over all air intake sound?
    Do you constantly hear the air sucking noise when accelerating....or only at specific points?
     
  8. mark_hk

    mark_hk Hong Kong Member Sustaining Member

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    Regular driving in smart/eco mode is similar to stock noise levels... Only when you push down on accelerator or in sport mode do you hear the intake sucking in air. .
     
  9. mark_hk

    mark_hk Hong Kong Member Sustaining Member

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    But it's def a nice sound when on a spirited drive... Especially with jb4 installed at the same time as intakes
     
  10. brancky3

    brancky3 United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    You have to be >30% throttle or so to hear any difference. So basic city driving will not have any sort of change until you're a little more aggressive.
     
  11. StingerNick

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    I installed this in my 2019 GT1 last week. The sucking noise was basically constant with almost any amount of acceleration. It pretty much sounded like the sunroof was open a half inch at all times and it felt like there was less power. I’m thinking that it may be defective. Everyone that rode in the car commented that it didn’t sound right and was really annoying. I ended up removing it because the sound was embarrassing and extremely annoying to constantly listen to. Now it sounds and feels so much better without it. Maybe I just had a bad unit.
     
  12. terrelltechsup

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    Moving my message.. wrong topic...
     
  13. I have had my BMS installed about 3 wks ago and absolutely love it. It sounds so cool and even the old friends of ours said that they thought that the car was more powerful and that the car seemed faster LOL.
     
  14. StingerNick

    StingerNick United States Active Member

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    You sure you aren’t Terry Burger, owner of BMS? That’s quite a review. LOL
     
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  15. STINGER

    STINGER Bahrain Active Member

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    Got mine installed as well, similar to this post. Drove a car with K&N intake and the BMS is definitely quieter.
     
  16. NS_Stinger

    NS_Stinger Canada Stinger Enthusiast

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    Weird, are you sure it was installed correctly? I can't see how a simple intake like that could be defective without a visible hold in a weld or something like that.
     
  17. mark_hk

    mark_hk Hong Kong Member Sustaining Member

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    Bms does use K&N filters. . Just to avoid confusion . .
     
  18. StingerNick

    StingerNick United States Active Member

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    Yes, it’s really weird. I triple checked everything and even took the whole thing off and apart, then reinstalled it again. I had the same results both times. My friend kept saying that it didn’t sound right, something is wrong with this thing. I drove it in all settings, eco, smart, sport, etc. It just sounded like the sunroof was constantly open a little bit.

    After I uninstalled it, my friend kept making the noise while I drove because he thinks he’s funny.
     
  19. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    I think what you experienced may be the normal sucking noise you get with aftermarket intakes.

    As far as Stillen goes it's a PITA to fit but it does provide a plastic heat shield. That shield MIGHT make it more quiet than the BMS but I wouldn't bet on it.
     
  20. NS_Stinger

    NS_Stinger Canada Stinger Enthusiast

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    You must have a heavy foot which could explain why you hear it all the time.
     
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