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Old 01-15-2004, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey....im thinkin about making these my first engine MODs to a 325is
Anyone got a problem or suggestion about them? If u think i should get something else, pleae tell me.
Its the POWER FLOW INTAKE and the AIR FILTER from B.A.S. ,after everything it would be about $300, whatcha think?
http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp (preformace - intake/induction - 95' 325is)
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Old 01-16-2004, 12:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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300 is obviously way to much for an intake. you should get an intake off e bay. intake doesn't do so much for hp gains. an intake only gives you about 5-10 hp. if you want more hp and performance you should get some headers instead.
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Old 01-16-2004, 12:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with bada. Get one from ebay and they are about the same. Maybe 1-2 hp difference. and I have seen them go for as low as 35 dollars. Plus it is all about the intake roar.
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whats a header look like and how much do they cost?!?!!?
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headers are located towards the bottom of the engine on the right and dump all the exhaust gasses.
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Headers replace your exhaust manifold and are usually pretty expensive 500-1000 bucks
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r u sure they are that much?
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Old 01-17-2004, 09:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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r u sure they are that much?
Headers are usually kinda pricey. I haven't come across any for the M3, but they are out there. Hit up google and do some searching.
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Just get a decent intake for under $100 off EBAY.. then buy a decent catback exhaust and chip it with someone like a DINAN or conforti chip, you'll be sittin pretty after that...
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headers ebay chrome 100$ thats it
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exhaust manifold is only for turbos.

The reason they are up to 1000 is that they are for BMWs. Go look for headers on hondas or mazdas and they are around 2-300. Your just paying for the name.

Get a filter and adapter plate off ebay. Then go buy some 3" exhaust tubing from advance auto parts and make your own with rubber elbows or bend the pipe if you have access.

Either way no matter what you do you wont gain much power because BMWs (at least up to e36 im sure) dont come with adaptive ECUs. So no matter how much you put in the ecu wont remap the fuel curve, so your gonna have to get a new ecu, the best of which is a Jim C chip or the shark depending if your obd1 or 2.

Personally i believe the absolute best bang for your buck is getting high compression pistons. That will up your torque a shitload and getting pistons for only around 800 is awesome considering thats how much headers are and headers arnt worth shit. Then considering the money to install the pistons maybe another 800 or so. But you will have very much more power.
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Actually I would try here http://www.vibrantperformance.com/ you can get a pretty good price for the intake, also check some of your local imports parts store. and just make a cold air intake shield. the ones on ebay that i see just dont seem that great.

I noticed some one said headers for 500? where have you seen that, im looking for some myself.

Also anyone know the quality of the headers sold on ebay?
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