In Reply to: Kris, any info on how the install goes...(more) posted by Carlos M. Perez on October 19, 1999 at 22:41:55:
Actually, you only have to remove the bumper cover to install the bracket that secures the tube. the filter is accessible and serviceable without major disassembly (just got mine today!)
plus it's down in the the front bumper just behind the side grill with a very open cool air supply.
also saw a prototype of an E46 exhaust. they're experimenting with a modified M roadster muffler.