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Old 01-03-2005, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having trouble finding performance parts for a 1996 325is. I'm assuming its because this is OBD-II. Is it due to emissions laws? I plan on buying and modifying a e36, and the one I'm looking at is a '96, should I steer clear of these? How hard/costly is the OBD-I conversion?
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I'm having trouble finding performance parts for a 1996 325is. I'm assuming its because this is OBD-II. Is it due to emissions laws? I plan on buying and modifying a e36, and the one I'm looking at is a '96, should I steer clear of these? How hard/costly is the OBD-I conversion?
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What are you having trouble finding? There are plenty performance parts available.
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the odb1 conversion is a few thousand, you can mod obd11 just some things are easier on obd1
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I'm having trouble finding performance parts for a 1996 325is. I'm assuming its because this is OBD-II. Is it due to emissions laws? I plan on buying and modifying a e36, and the one I'm looking at is a '96, should I steer clear of these? How hard/costly is the OBD-I conversion?
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I thought in 96 they were called 328 and not 325. Is that why you are having problems finding parts for that car? I own a 96 328is and to my knowledge, 96 was the first year of the 328 and OBD2.
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LOL. Indeed. That is why. There was no 325 from 1996-2001.

You can convert the OBD-II 2.8 to OBD-I and see dramatic gains in power.
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If you want to do that, talk to jlphan.
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