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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 01-02-2005, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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why do you need biger headers does it help people are saying i should just get chip which is cool but do headers do anything and what about full catback does that help that much. sorry if i sound really stupid im just trying to learn so if you guys have anything to say about it let me know thanks
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Old 01-02-2005, 03:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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depending on what car u have. u wont get the most power gains from an exhaust. people usually pay for the sound and weight savings
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not worth it, spend your money elsewhere (SUSPENSION). If you want exhaust sound just buy a universal muffler and get it welded up.
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Old 01-02-2005, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i have an 86 325es and i want to know if i should spend the money for bigger headers or something.
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no offense or anything but if you are looking for powergains from a 2.5 4cyl...ya exhaust and things like that will do it, but not compared to a faster car obviously.
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Old 01-02-2005, 03:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Who said anything about a 2.5 I4?
The boy's got a 2.7 I6; but you're right, it's an economy engine.
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Old 01-02-2005, 04:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i have an 86 325es and i want to know if i should spend the money for bigger headers or something.
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im not trying to sound like im better than anyof you guys cuz im not . personally i love the e30 and always wanted an e30 m3. and i want a 325xi for a winter car. im just saying dont expect alot of power from little exhaust or anyother mod. it all comes down to you, whether or not u wanna pay the money. later

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Actually, you can get close to 20 horsepower from a chip alone on an Eta.
That's about the only modification that'll make such a difference though.

About the least-expensive headers you'll want to bother with are a little over $250, but you can pay as much as $800. If you really want a sports car (which is not quite what a 325es was meant to be), and you'd spend the dough for a really nice set of headers, then just buy a 325i motor and do a head conversion. There are all sorts of conversations about that in this forum, you might search for them.
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hey thanks Aether for getting my back. thank you all for your ideas too. i think im going to look for a good chip and or maybe a 325i motor like Aether said we'll see
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do it!!! . im w/ u all the way dude. do what you want w/ your money. i know my car is my baby and i dont care if it costs $700 for an intake and chip B)
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thanks bro im glad you got my back
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let me know how that stuff goes. and when u install n stuff
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