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Old 01-06-2006, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question what top speed you getting

just wondering what you guy's with 325i's are gettin on top speed
im getting roughly 120mph (dont know kph sad i know) all ive got is
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what are you guys getting at an average top speed in mph because im thick
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i think with a stock ecu/chip and no gearing mods you should be getting somewhere around 128-130mph. that is the most common top off speed i've seen. before i got my TMS chip mine topped off somewhere around 130. now it tops off at aroun 155mph with the chip, but no i haven't seen it yet, lol.
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i think with a stock ecu/chip and no gearing mods you should be getting somewhere around 128-130mph. that is the most common top off speed i've seen. before i got my TMS chip mine topped off somewhere around 130. now it tops off at aroun 155mph with the chip, but no i haven't seen it yet, lol.
155 mph: where can i get one of those chips? and how much are they roughly? cheers
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lol i pushed 120mph with my 318i
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155 mph: where can i get one of those chips? and how much are they roughly? cheers
Try Turner Motor Sports. The chip eliminates the top speed restriction, among other things, of the DME. Around $250-$350 US depending on year of car.
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I got 125 in my automatic this weekend it bumped the limit but i still had a lot left on the tach
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116mph in my 318, slight incline upwards wasnt redlining either, i did 120 in 4th in a e34 m5, hahaha that was about 5,600 rpm to!!!!
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there are a few diff chips to choose from depending on your cars model and/or year of production.

TurnerMotorSport - http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...Engine%20Chips
Dinan - http://www.dinancars.com/Series.asp?...=14&Chassis=11
BavAuto Sells one, can't remember the type? maybe their own - http://www.bavauto.com/
etc. there are several, just shop around, but to be honest, most people say they notice more with the TMS chip. thats the only one i've tried and i love it. but the only downside is that once you isntall it you have to use 91 or higher fuel unless you wanna chance blowing your engine or messing it up, but i used 91 or higher anyways so it wasn't a big blow to me at all, lol .
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ive never tried going over 120...
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yes 120 is my fastest in the 323. still pleanty of rpms and power left. if there is no speed limiter i may say 130. more with a tailwind.
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what's going on with mine then i got 120 nearly hitting redline how can i make it faster besides chip? mines 1992
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what's going on with mine then i got 120 nearly hitting redline how can i make it faster besides chip? mines 1992

How close to redline? If it was a couple of hundreds of revs, I would say it's your differential. The higher the number, the lower the speed, but quicker the acceleration.
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How close to redline? If it was a couple of hundreds of revs, I would say it's your differential. The higher the number, the lower the speed, but quicker the acceleration.
i would say 1000 rpm little less yor gonna tell me me gearbox is goin arent you its a manual transmition aswel forgot to mention
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Okay, a 120 at , say 5000 revs, is equal to 144 at 6000 revs. That extra 1000 revs does make a difference. Sounds like that is normal. Would the revs not go any higher, or did you just not push it. The redline here in the states is about 6400 rpm. It it the same in the U.K.?

No, not the gearbox. The differential is also known as the rear end. Where the driveshft ends at the rear axles. And no, doesn't sound like a driveline trouble.
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Okay, a 120 at , say 5000 revs, is equal to 144 at 6000 revs. That extra 1000 revs does make a difference. Sounds like that is normal. Would the revs not go any higher, or did you just not push it. The redline here in the states is about 6400 rpm. It it the same in the U.K.?

No, not the gearbox. The differential is also known as the rear end. Where the driveshft ends at the rear axles. And no, doesn't sound like a driveline trouble.
yes its 6400rpm here so you basically saying if you gradually build your speed up you will get more top end than you would flying through the gears with your foot right to the metal?? am i right or wrong in thinking that??
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