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Old 03-24-2004, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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IM sick of my 1992 325 not being able to burnout oor slide around corners . other than a chip whats gonna give me the fastest easiest hp upgrades
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for the power you want a TC or SC sounds like the way to go. Everything else will give you marginal upgrades but not enough to do massive burnouts.
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dude I can do wicked ass burnouts in my 325i... slide around corners, you just gotta know how to work the car to do it right... but ye, i hear ya, these 325's are just lacking in the power somewhere.. hmmm....... the boost isn't there yet! I'd go S/C for what your hoping for
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Old 03-24-2004, 10:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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whats a s/c sorry kinda new to the world and how hard is it to put on
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s/c = super charger

It would probably cost you a pretty penny to put one on however, but it would give you the power you're craving.

I haven't seen any kits from BMW under around 4 or 5k though. You might be able to make something yourself if you're good at that stuff.
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Supercharger.

Its not exactly hard to put on, but it would take some time.
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yeah hmm im not lookin at that so much as a lower cost option as an intake
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An intake will gain you 10 HP give or take, and most of that will be felt by more torque in the high end, which wont help you're burnout situation. The only way to dramatically increase the power to the level it sounds as though you want it is to go FI. A chip, intake, and exhuast will produce more HP for you, but will also take away more of your low end power.
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pres is right, and while wanting to get more hp out of your car without spending the $4,000 for a supercharger or turbocharger, the mods he listed are going to give you (noticeable) gains, but they will not make the car seem uncontrolably fast. Once these mods are done, and if a F/I kit seems to be a bit pricey, there is always the option to build the motor with better pistons, and connecting rods, and I know I have seen a lot of guys use a set of M3 cams in the 325 head to gain a little hp too. just do some research, because your going to end up with a huge list of things you want to do when you get to the point.. also check our FAQ section, theres a huge thread that lists all of our favorite tuner shops with their website links so you can check out parts and prices. Also our forum sponsor Michaelson has just about everything you need too..
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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my 325 stock could do tons of burnouts and chirp in 2nd with ease, i can drift around corners in the stock car.


what im trying to say is maybe you just need a seious tuneup.
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Furious is right, my 325iS chirps into second when I shift out of 1st at 5600-6200 RPM, you just gotta learn how to better. Maybe its the terrain your on, old cement can be grippier, and make even newer cars seem like they cant burnout. just dont blow your clutch out! id keep a pair of walking shoes in the back of your car if you are trying to hard. cuz whats gonna happen is your gonna try, and your clutch is gonna be slippin hard core, then you go to put the clutch in, and your clutch pedal goes in, but your RPM's go down to 0, good LUCK!
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Civics can chirp in second gear. No offense guys, but that's nothing too great. I think he's looking for real power.

As previously stated, it's either you do a string of low cost modifications and get a noticeable difference, or do a rather larger one such as a supercharger or turbocharger and see a tremendous power increase.

It seems as if you arn't looking to break your pocket book doing this. If I were you I would simply get a performance intake with a conforti chip. That's a good twenty five horsepower and torque that you should definitely notice.

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Civics can chirp in second gear. No offense guys, but that's nothing too great. I think he's looking for real power.
i know , my civic with 500k on it still chirps in 2nd gear. my point being is that our cars should be able to burnout with no problems. and no offence taken obviously, your stating a good point :lol:


if your looking for mods

go with a chip, and see if you can get a close ratio gear box, ive been doing lots of research on these and it seems to get the power down quick (no HP gain)

if your a manual car you probably have a 3.15 gear ratio, see if you can get either a 3.25 (hard to get off an older e28) or a 3.91 (off a automatic 325)
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Install a nitroxigen-power injection unit, like The Fast And The Furious
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Originally posted by Furious+Mar 25 2004, 10:13 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Furious @ Mar 25 2004, 10:13 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-bimmer_boy@Mar 25 2004, 04:08 AM
Civics can chirp in second gear. No offense guys, but that's nothing too great. I think he's looking for real power.
i know , my civic with 500k on it still chirps in 2nd gear. my point being is that our cars should be able to burnout with no problems. and no offence taken obviously, your stating a good point :lol:


if your looking for mods

go with a chip, and see if you can get a close ratio gear box, ive been doing lots of research on these and it seems to get the power down quick (no HP gain)

if your a manual car you probably have a 3.15 gear ratio, see if you can get either a 3.25 (hard to get off an older e28) or a 3.91 (off a automatic 325) [/b][/quote]
My 318 can sometimes chirp in 3rd gear, it really doesn't mean anything.

Anyways, I agree with Furious. Get a closer ratio differential and you'll gain lots of torque (not theoretically, but if will feel that way). My stock was 3.45 on my previous 318 and I changed it to the auto diff 4.44. The car left each corner with it's wheels spinning in 3rd gear! Lots of fun.

Also, do a tune up as Furious suggested. You could also have a worn clutch and it may be slipping? Also, what tires are you running on? That's a really important factor as some tires grip TOO well and actually burnouts would prove to be exceeding difficult or even impossible.

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