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I have a 1994 325i Bmw comforti chip, BMP design cold air intake, Headers, and laser supersprint exuast. What would be a good upgrade if ai wanted horsepower gains for my car? M3 clutch and fly wheel, cams? I dont know please help, but i think a good turbo and not the crap i posted on here earlier is out of my budget. Please help thank you all for the help,
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but it will be about 1K for labor, and ull need new software...




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I have been a mechanic for 16 years so all the labor is free, but i do need the software.
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I have a 1994 325i Bmw comforti chip, BMP design cold air intake, Headers, and laser supersprint exuast. What would be a good upgrade if ai wanted horsepower gains for my car? M3 clutch and fly wheel, cams? I dont know please help, but i think a good turbo and not the crap i posted on here earlier is out of my budget. Please help thank you all for the help,
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conforti chip- yes, but this is the last thing you should do because you should get the chip tuned to optimize your mods.

bmp design CAI- yes, but im sure you can research a more affordable one if need be, they all do the same thing, just some look nicer than others.

Headers-yes , but depends on what type, shorty headers are cheaper, and require less modification, long headers give better performance but they are more expensive and require a track pipe or fabrication to make them fit if you need to keep your cats

supersprint exhaust- hmm ill say no... in terms of price, there are more affordable exhaust systems out there that will do virtually the same thing, do more research on exhausts before you make your decision. here is a starter thread to read, Active autowerkes wasnt included, but from what ive read is probably one of the best and price is pretty comparable to supersprint.... http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/upg...6-m3-9727.html


M3clutch and flywheel- arent really nessecary, and im sure you could find a better kit with better performance check out this site..http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/

cams-yes. this is an awesome upgrade, will give you the most hp out of all the the bolt on mods you listed beforehand, do your research on these, it an expensive mod and you want to make sure you get what you want.


other bolt ons to consider..

fan delete mod
underdrive pullies
closer ratio differential

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Thanks for the help I really appreciate it. Do you have any suggestions on cams? I was thinking Either BMP or tunermotorsports
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furious, what is a fan delete mod?

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Bethlehem, Schricks are also very popular.

Walsh, your car comes with two cooling fans: an electric pusher fan at the very front of your radiator and a belt-driven puller fan just behind your radiator. The belt-driven fan is a power leech, and many people think you can safely remove it and the fan clutch while simultaneously setting the turn-on temperature lower for the electric fan. This would eliminate the parasitic nature of that part of the cooling system. I haven't done it with my M3, and likely won't. I know through experience that cooling systems on these cars are touchy, and I can just imagine myself in a Washington DC traffic jam on a hot summer day with a blown headgasket.



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Ya I am definitely feelin ya on that one. I dont think im gonna try that since i live in LA and drive the 405...lol.
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is the fan really that much of a power drain? what is involved with the delete? just removing the belt?

i'm not going to do it, just wondering how it is done !!

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To do teh fan delete mod correctly you should replace the fan with an electric puller. It is more efficent and better cooling, but does cost a few hundered dollars.
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is the fan really that much of a power drain? what is involved with the delete? just removing the belt?

i'm not going to do it, just wondering how it is done !!
No the fan is attached to the water pump pulley with a reverse bolt. Just unbolts.

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go for 95 m3 cams. the $/hp gain for shricks is not worth it in my opinion. it cost about $450 cdn to have my cams installed.
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Thanks for the help I really appreciate it. Do you have any suggestions on cams? I was thinking Either BMP or tunermotorsports
goto bimmerworld.com and get thier sunbelt cams... they are deffiently the best cams out there and if you want to really get the most power check out thier cam kits that include all the things you need to ge the most out of your car possible. but deffiently sunbelt FTW!
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Just buy s50 cams for your car. Basically what b_w. said. People are sellign them all the time. Usually can find used cams for like $250-$300 and you said you're a mechanic so you can install them yourself.

For software and a cold air intake you can visit www.turnermotorsport.com. TMS has some quality stuff for your car.


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The difference is, Schrick = new and optimized for your engine. S50 are just designed for a different head.

If the money difference is no issue, just go for Schrick. There experts

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