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i really dont kno if they make a chipset for your car...but work on getting that air filter and do internal engine shit. it will make ur car way fast. invest in a good brake kit while u have the money also. try ebc brake pads, they r good.
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haha... way to be vauge? Hmm, my advice. if you're going to get the intake, you may as well get the headers for your car. Either get them custom made - or you could order them from Bav-auto (richman website...@_@), Ireland Engineering (good products!), or turnermotorsports.com. Also, a few guys distributing for IE just opened up a page at seambmw.com, they don't have the engine upgrades page up yet but I'm sure they're working on it. You may check them out as well.
Short of headers and your plan for intake, I'd say you could get a slightly more aggressive cam, make sure to replace the springs while you're at that (valvetrain.) and the valves as well. Other bolt ons you could get... well, I'd advise getting a 4 core aluminum radiator and then hooking up a twin electric fan setup. That'll free up some power from your engine. I've had a friend advise an electric water pump setup, but you'd have to change thermostats in the winter and shiz... Uhhh... lets see. You could... I guess get a dyno-tuned mapping to increase your fuel flow and all that to optimize horsepower. Thats not too bad. Not really a bolt on, but I'll bet your local speed shop could do it pretty easy. Anyhow, I'm out of ideas. haha. Bolt ons seem kind of limited in general... @_@
actually - why not skip bolt-ons. save your pennies. Get like 2300 dollars and go to www.seambmw.com, check out their 3 litre stroker kit. Save a little more money to get your cylinders bored a little bit, get a new cam, upgrade intake and exhaust, remap your fuel. You'll have an evil ass car.
Originally posted by emilio@Aug 9 2004, 01:08 PM has anyone tried that kit over at seambmw and given some numbers?
I was talking to one of their team engineers and he said they're using that stroker kit on one of their cars now and its making like 285 horsepower. I seem to recal that much anyhow. I'm not sure if they meant Bhp or RWhp. so... still, a badass kit. (I also don't know if they meant before they added the other things like cam, intake, exhaust, ect.)
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