Hi I'm New To This Forum - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 02:42 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
timmy328is is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
hi i just got an E36 328is, i want to get some mods for it but i'm not sure where to start. WHat do you guys recommend?

-exhaust system
-intake system
-chip
timmy328is is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 02:50 AM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 2,288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sean is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to sean
to the forums.

all three of those mods would be a great place to start. i would get the intake and exhaust first since the chip works best with both of those installed already.

<img src='http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/318ibmw318i/the_sig.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
signature designed by crisby_E30

<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'>
<span style='color:red'>Chairman</span> of the &quot;BMW-Forums...Cant hack it? Go Whack it... &quot; Mafia...&quot;We'll take your shoes&quot; </span></span>
sean is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 03:05 AM
1st Gear Member
 
fredo 328's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
fredo 328 is an unknown quantity at this point
Congrats on the new car, you're going to love her. Air intake would be the first if not the simple debaffle mod. That is of course you are not riding around on 15" wheels, in which case I would get some 16s or 17s first. Our cars cannot be chipped, they can only be 'sharked'. I've not seriously looked at doing this and you will undoubtedly get better info than what I can give but from what I understand sharking is a software, instead of a hardware upgrade. With that said I also have read that the increase in hp is negligible.

<img src='http://home.comcast.net/~farrieta/index_files/sig2b.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
********************************
&quot;staring at the world thru my rearview&quot; 2pac
fredo 328 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 03:25 AM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 2,288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sean is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to sean
Quote:
Originally posted by fredo 328@Dec 22 2004, 03:05 AM
Congrats on the new car, you're going to love her. Air intake would be the first if not the simple debaffle mod. That is of course you are not riding around on 15" wheels, in which case I would get some 16s or 17s first. Our cars cannot be chipped, they can only be 'sharked'. I've not seriously looked at doing this and you will undoubtedly get better info than what I can give but from what I understand sharking is a software, instead of a hardware upgrade. With that said I also have read that the increase in hp is negligible.
[snapback]256182[/snapback]
correct the "shark injection" modification is a software upgrade. shark injection software is actually a brand of software i believe by jim conforti:Link Here

<img src='http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/318ibmw318i/the_sig.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
signature designed by crisby_E30

<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'>
<span style='color:red'>Chairman</span> of the &quot;BMW-Forums...Cant hack it? Go Whack it... &quot; Mafia...&quot;We'll take your shoes&quot; </span></span>
sean is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 05:05 AM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 537
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mmclaren is an unknown quantity at this point
start with the chip, then intake then exhuast, leave exhuast to the end because power to money value isnt as good as the others and by the way
mmclaren is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 06:07 AM
Been here a while.
 
97alpineM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all
Send a message via AIM to 97alpineM3 Send a message via MSN to 97alpineM3
Welcome....

That is all,

Les


1997 E36 M3 1990 E30 325i
97alpineM3 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 09:00 AM
n00b
 
Ebb_N_Flow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ebb_N_Flow is an unknown quantity at this point
Welcome..... i to have an e36 328i black on black

PICS pls

96 328i 5pd
94 Acura Legend GS
Ebb_N_Flow is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 10:27 AM
n00b
 
FlipredE36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In the Pen.....Penderbrook that is!
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
FlipredE36 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to FlipredE36
Welcome!

Looks like you are already on the right step with mods. Helping your car breathe better is always a good step.

93 E36 325is Coupe (Daily Warrior)
93 KA7 Legend Sedan (Hybrid Luxury)
FlipredE36 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 10:55 AM
Science Roolz!
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 7,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all
Send a message via AIM to SHAHAB323IS
welcome, i like your new sig les

2011 Mazda2
1990 Mazda Miata
SHAHAB323IS is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 12:24 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
timmy328is is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Okay! so i'm on the right track but i don't know which CAI brand would be the best for my car? which exhaust system? and which chip? i'm a full time student without a job so money is still an issue at this moment. i'm not looking forward in purchasing the best products on the market but i'm down to buy some good products with a reasonable price. your help would be appriciated. thanks alot.


Also keep this in mind, i live in CA so emission would be a problem. n
timmy328is is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 12:41 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
kearnyme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kearnyme is an unknown quantity at this point

____\_________/____
<u>/|OO| [llllll][llllll] |OO|\</u>
<u>| o |llllllllllllllllllllllllll| o |</u>
----------------------------------
My sh*t is not disco. Thank You.

<img src='http://home.insightbb.com/~shahabm3/wsb/media/1063900/site1013.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
kearnyme is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 01:14 PM
Super Moderator
 
dutchbmw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: SW Minnesota
Posts: 5,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to dutchbmw
Welcome!

BMW '96 M3 (SOLD)
June 2005 Car Of The Month!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torque
I was just dropped off here by aliens one day. They got bored with me.
dutchbmw is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 01:30 PM
Keep it Copacetic
 
///M Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO ||| Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 9,481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to ///M Power
If you get a CAI make sure you also get a heat shield with it. I hear K & N is producing a new CAI to be released soon that will have a moderate amount of gians. Also coems with a heat shield. Be sure to keep an eye out for that one. For exhaust make sure you don't go anything non-brand. i.e. stay with Dinan, ACS, Remus, SUPERSPRINT. I recomend supersprint. Also, a great visual modification for your car that many people like are clear euro corners and sidemarkers. It may not be your style.

What color is your car?

What city do you live in and what college?


1995 BMW M3 Turbo - Dakar/Black
///M Power is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 02:38 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Mason, Ohio
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
newbimmerdriver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to newbimmerdriver Send a message via Yahoo to newbimmerdriver
Welcome to the forum....all i have on my 1993 325i is cold air intake as of now. I would definetly get cold air itnake first. I notice a great difference. i got mine at
www.cosmoracing.com cheap prices but the product is good as hell...
newbimmerdriver is offline  
#15 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 02:38 PM
n00b
 
Frank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ottawa,Canada
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Frank is an unknown quantity at this point
Im new aswell. Just registered yesterday. I'd defintly go with k&n filter thats what i use and always have and never been disapointed, But I dont have the cold air intake, jsut the filter. For some reason I was told that the difference isn't that much between the cold air intake and the normal filter, because the factory housing is already built so well! DOes anyone have any info on that?

<img src='http://img65.exs.cx/img65/8248/my328issmall1fx.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Frank is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi everyone I'm new here Johnny Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 8 04-26-2003 10:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome