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Again, another parts development directly from ER's 135i Time Attack racing program. The factory diverter valves were causing an issue of not being able to hold up against the rigors of high boost application, therefore they needed to be replaced. Thus attention was brough to the factory diverter valve pipe and the need to optimize for maximum performance on a race car facilitated the need for a new pipe to be built. Often ignored, charged intake airflow characteristics greatly affect throttle response, turbo lag and ultimately maximum power potential. Smooth bends and minimal obstructions are ideal. This is not the case with the factory diverter valve charge pipe. On the factory diverter valve chargepipe features a sound baffle for the diverter valves. This sound baffle is connected on the side of the factory diverter valve charge pipe which splits airflow. This causes turbulence inside the pipe which slows the charge intake air velocity (speed of the air traveling inside the pipe). By removing this turbulence (by eliminating the factory diverter valve sound baffle), increased throttle response, decrease turbo lag and ultimately higher maximum power potential can be realized. ER's Diverter Valve Charge Pipe eliminates this sound baffle and thus eliminating the unneccesary turbulence in the diverter valve pipe, keeping charge intake air velocity at it's maximum. Apparrently, BMW thought the same thing as later model (2009-10) did not come with this baffle.