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Old 09-28-2003, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just took my recently purchased stock '92 325iS to the local drag strip and pulled a 15.780 @ 89.36mph. Now that I have a baseline for the car, I would like to throw on some mild mods to the car. I was wondering what are some good initial mods to do to the M50 engine.

Also, please post your times and what mods you did to acheive those times.

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Old 09-29-2003, 09:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess nobody around here goes to the track ever? used
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Old 09-29-2003, 09:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I guess nobody around here goes to the track ever? used
Well, not really dude..I mean we have members that track but this forum is still young and growing so be patient and continue on w/ your questions and info about it..

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I guess nobody around here goes to the track ever? used
a few people goto the track, just not dragstrips. thats not really what these cars are made for. your not gonna get big hp out of bolt on mods for the M50. if you like straight line racing mod your cams and differential ratio
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Originally posted by Ski+Sep 29 2003, 10:12 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Ski @ Sep 29 2003, 10:12 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-325iS@Sep 30 2003, 12:01 AM
I guess nobody around here goes to the track ever? used
Well, not really dude..I mean we have members that track but this forum is still young and growing so be patient and continue on w/ your questions and info about it..

Another words, lead the way!! [/b][/quote]
That's understandable.
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Old 09-29-2003, 10:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MrM3+Sep 29 2003, 10:23 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (MrM3 @ Sep 29 2003, 10:23 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>a few people goto the track, just not dragstrips. thats not really what these cars are made for. your not gonna get big hp out of bolt on mods for the M50.[/b]

Yeah, I know that's not what they're made for, but that doesn't mean they can't do it. Although I'm still very interested in drag racing my Mustang, I thought it would be cool to mod my new daily driver a little. Also, I do all my own work on my cars so it will be a chance for me to learn tuning on a different platform.
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your not gonna get big hp out of bolt on mods for the M50. if you like straight line racing mod your cams and differential ratio[/quote]
This is the kind of response I was looking for. Thanks.

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Throw in some M3 cams and a chip to start with.
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Old 09-29-2003, 11:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Throw in some M3 cams and a chip to start with.
I can assume Dinan chips are worth looking into; are there any other brands worth considering. Are there any brands I should stay away from?

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If I recall correctly, Jim Conforti chips have the biggest hp gain.
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Old 09-30-2003, 12:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Do you know what the stock gearing is in my rearend?
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I assume when people on here say intake, they are refering to the cold-air tube and not the intake manifold itself, right?
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