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Old 01-17-2004, 09:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey all... :P
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i was just wondering if u have and E36 with no mods...what is the best thing u can do to the performance of the car to get the best hp for about $2000 ??

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intake, exhaust, headers, m3 cams, Chip it, good set of coilovers or lowering springs with struts, urethane suspension bushings, stiffer clutch, underdrive pulleys, etc..... any of those are options for performance upgrades, not all you will get for under 2g's though. So make your choices wisely... Intake, exhaust and headers are your best idea for making hp, as well as getting a chip after you have those mods already installed..
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Old 01-17-2004, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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see if you can get your engine bored out.
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Old 01-17-2004, 03:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What about only for engine torque? In other words, what would be the first 5 things you would replace/upgrade to gain the best torque gain, considering budget. As it is now, my car is completely stock. (98 323 IS)
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JUST GET an intake, catback exhaust and a chip.... Once you get those installed, then start askin questions about deeper mods.... as it will cost a lot more than basic bolt ons
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Old 01-18-2004, 08:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Kool...

Thanks alot guys...but i just have another small questions...

What is the best cold air intake system for an E36?and where can i find it on the internet?

What kind of exhause system should i be looking at ?and where can i find that?

What is the chip that u guys are talking about? and where can i find it?

the E36 is 1992 and auto ghead
More than one opinion would be appreciated...
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Check out our sponsor he may be able to help ya out.

if ya need more choices

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There are a few places to check into they have a wide array of stuff to look at with dyno graphs included.
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My situation is similar to parent poster's, except 1998 but mine's all messed up now.
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Old 01-19-2004, 08:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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go to www.turnermotorsports.com they have some really really good stuff there, and thats where i want to get most my stuff!


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If your car is an auto spend that 2000 on a 5speed conversion.... Buy the kit for 1500 form Zionsville BMW and the labor is just another 500 i believe... Easy swap I hear...
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I agree with the transmission swap.
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mmmm 5 speed would definately be nice. Is that a conversion to a manual or just an auto tranny upgrade?
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