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I am a bmw lover from the start of time and own a 328is 1996. Although im selling in about the next week or so. Im purchasing my dream car. The e36 1995 m3 cosmos black m3. Now i believe im ordering the HID HL from umnitza.com and getting the x from bavarian autosport. But now i need some effective mods to put this baby ahead of all the rest. Now im not an idiot by any means. But im open for suggestions. Any type's of Coldair intake,chips,undercarrige pulleys,rear/front strut bar,exhuast, short shift / short throw. Basikly anything you can think of thats quality. NO K n N bull shit.
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Does any1 really believe that the throttle body from oh...i dont know dinan does any good.Or is it just some bull shit for an inline 6 m3? thats for all u bmw lovers.
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Without spending a rediculous amount of money, you won't make any major gains. That being said, there is always room for improvement.
Dinan throtle body by itself, won't do much, but you could certainly make an M3 breath better. Dinan CAI, e39 540 MAF, Dinan Throttle body, and a free flow exhaust will certainly help this out. Adding software to take advantage of these mods will improve the grin factor even more.
Other boltons or boltoffs (as you mentioned above) will help decrease power loss, but probably won't make a huge difference.
Beyond that you would have to get into the internals (cams, headwork, etc.) which rapidly falls out of the realm of cost effective. This include FI.
Originally posted by bmwforumerm3@Dec 31 2004, 03:47 AM now another thing...u here all this bull shit about 12hp for intake...and exhuast being 15-18. rah rah ...u know
what would any of you guess would be your avg horsepower for lets say....dinan exhuast....dinan cold air....alpina chip...a bounce for 240hp too what you think? anyone have proven results? dyno any1?
Well, believe it or not, those little graphy thingies in Dinan's catalog or website are lamda graphs from a dyno. That's where they get the claims of +9hp or +11hp.
As for personal experience, I've been on and off they dyno for the past few weeks, and bolt ons definitely make a difference. I should have more RWHP than a stock M3 of the same year as soon as I get my software dilema out of the way.
Just keep in mind it's not cheap. After all is said and done, I will have well over $1K invested in dyno time over the past month. Most people save for mods, and not for tuning, and that doesn't make sense.
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