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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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#1 (permalink) Old 08-08-2004, 09:42 PM
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Hey Guys need some ideas for some bolt on performance upgrades for my

83' 320i. I've been looking into putting in a turbo but then i was thinking about it

and i don't need to put in a turbo or do i have 3-5 grand right now so if anyone has

any ideas for performance upgrades please leave your opinions.note that i already

have a stainless steel exhaust system from the cat back with a bosal Brospeed

Exhaust and i have all around bilstein suspension. And i have planned to put and

intake system on it. If you can think of any ideas or directions to go in ways to get

more performance i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
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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... @_@
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pretty much like this, ...you have an e30...you have a computer...http://www.seambmw.com


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What exactly are you thinking about for bolt on is there a cost range for you?
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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.
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has anyone tried that kit over at seambmw and given some numbers?
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i think i mite be able to get you some #'s ill talk to the company and c wat i can do. ill try


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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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thats fukin sweet! damn imma get one of those..shit


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once I get my 325i thats the kit i plan on using ) seam! whoop... haha

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Originally posted by Slvr E30iS@Aug 9 2004, 04:13 AM
pretty much like this, ...you have an e30...you have a computer...http://www.seambmw.com
He has an 82 320i which is an E21 chassis. It's a M10 engine that is 2.0liters.
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ha! i feel like an ass i wasnt payin attention, this is an E30 forum now isnt it?


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Actually, this Forum is for E21's AND E30's. So despite the obvious disadvantages..... The E21's are still cool enough to be talked about in here.

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lol...e30's r better :P :lol:


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