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Old 04-29-2005, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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whats up guys!! just joined the bimmerwerks crew!!! just wondering what options i have to increase the power in my '95 323i coupe?? will fitting a turbo blow the engine??
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Welcome to BWz! There are many things you can do to increase your car's power. You can browse around the site (try the FAQs and the search function) for info on cold air intakes, performance chips, pulleys, exhaust, cams, intake manifold, etc. I will address your question regarding the turbo:

Yes and no. More no than yes. Let me explain: fittig a turbo will indeed reduce your engine's life. However, it is like saying that not getting enough sleep will slowly kill you. Your engine will not just blow after a few thousand miles. If you are planning on reaching 350-400k on the odometer, then stay away from the turbo. I would say go for it. BMW engines are very well suited for turboing.

I'll let the other members fill you in on the other performace mods. I'm at work... gotta go.

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whats up guys!! just joined the bimmerwerks crew!!! just wondering what options i have to increase the power in my '95 323i coupe?? will fitting a turbo blow the engine??
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If the kit is matched correctly to the engine, it can be very reliable. But it is forced induction, so it can reduce life somewhat.
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what boost are u talking about like 3psi all the time and when your racing like 8 then ya it will be reliable but anything over 8 is going to do some serious harm
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