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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 11-26-2004, 01:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 1984 325e. Im thinking about putting exhaust chip and intake. But the E isnt as fast or as powerfull as the I. will the car still be fast if i do these mods?
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wont be as fast but i say go 4 it anything that makes it better
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The only mod out of those three that will give you any power is the chip. Exhausts and cone filters on m20s are purely for sound.
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The only mod out of those three that will give you any power is the chip. Exhausts and cone filters on m20s are purely for sound.
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yea dont go wasting money on an exaust and an intake with the eta, it will do little to nothing except maybe make it sound a little meaner.

the chip on the otherhand will give some noticable results
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I was just reading a 1985 August "Popular Science" article testing the 325e 5 speed, Mercedes 190E and Caddy Cimarron V6. The 325e was the fastest car on test, 0-60 in 9.4 seconds, although Car & Driver got 8.4 . B)
Torque is the eta motor's strong suit, which works well in the light e30. I saw a European report that put the e30 325i at 0-60 in 7.4 seconds so the 325e isn't that far behind comparing stock cars.
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