I decided to swap out the stock charge pipe with a black aluminum VRSF charge pipe. This was more preventative maintenance than anything else.  No performance gain here.  Even after a small tune, it seems that everyone recommends the charge pipe swapped. BMW shouldn’t have been so cheap with that plastic.  This was a very easy and straightforward installation.

Stock plastic charge pipe is on the left and the aluminum VRSF one is one the right!