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Old 01-29-2006, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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upgrade prefomance ignitiion coil and chip

Bavarian Autosport High-Performance Ignition Coils

is there a big difference with the high prefomance coil and the stock coils
for a 1994 325i do you get a boost or it feels the same, i`m thinking of getting
irridium spark plugs prefomance ignition coil and a bavarian prfomance chip or tunermotosport chip which ever is better is this wise or a waste of money
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Old 01-30-2006, 02:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well not really, coils really dont make much of a difference on a relatively stock car, the chip will make a difference but the coils id say dont really bother, irridium plugs is another upgrade i wouldnt bother investing in, main reason is because these dont seem to work so hot on our cars unless , once agian, its heavily modded... i asked these questions back when myself , got these answers... from what i gather the coils are one of those mods that you do near the end, when your pretty much running out of way to eek power...irridum plugs are a good upgrade for force induced cars.
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my brother has a 95 325i and he put in just the the bavauto coils and the spark plugs, it does help a little, not too much, then again...maybe its all in the mind..oh well...he claims you can feel the difference....
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Furious is right, until you have done enough upgrades that you have needed to upgrade the fuel system and have a use for the added fuel these upgrades are going to do very very little. All it will do is give you is a more complete combustion and overkill at this point.

The chip however will make a difference that you will be able to feel. Not a huge difference mind you but a noticeable one. Much more so than the plugs and wires.
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thanx guys now i dont know if i should buy the tunermotorsport chip or tms i think they call it or the bavarian autosport performance chip
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Only when you are running highly agressive cams, crazy FI etc etc will you need to fiddle with the ignition system
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TMS is great bavauto is good if you want to be able to reprogram it at a later date. I am not sure if TMS does that too or not. I don't think you could go wrong either way. Just look at both of the dynos and see which one gives you the power/torque curve you like better.
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