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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 06-28-2005, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought my e30 about a year and a half ago and when I test drove her I noticed that right around 3500 RPM's theres a sudden boost of power -- in every gear. I first thought this was a problem but then I thought it might be a turbo but now I know it's not a turbo and I don't beleive it's a problem. Since this is the only e30 I've driven I don't really have anything to compare it to. Is this normal? I'd like to put a preformance chip in her but does this "boost" mean that I might allready have one? and if so how to I check?
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i am assuming that u are driving an 325e or es cuz the rev limit is at 5000 unless u have a chip witch may raise that to 5500, but the point is that the most torque is within those rpms. one of the reasons i love my e30 is even though i know it doesnt go too fast u can feel what you've got.
oh and putting a chip will only give you more "boost"
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she's a 325i convertable
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damn i was gonna say u have a super eta cause i can spin in second and 3rd if i shift at 3500
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she's a 325i convertable
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yea i have the same car. almost.

i have euro bumpers and stuff. mines a 93.

the powerband rises alot at like 3500-4000(alot of power gain in a short time)
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