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Old 10-31-2004, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright im a newb, i signed up cause my dad just bought my mom a 325i. I love the car. Im a mustang guy so i kind of felt wierd in a BMW. Anyway, driving one is awesome, they handle like theyre on rails compared to stangs! Not much low end torque though like my GT. I have been looking around and im thinking of putting myself into a 95 M3.

But befor i do i wanna do some homework and find out what kind of power theyre making when stock and what upgrades work best for them? Are there and forced induction kits for them? intakes, chips, gears? I know absolutly nothing about Beemers which is why i need some help from you guys befor i decide on anything.

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first of all, BIMMERS instead of beemres.

allright, well, u need to get used to this.
e30
e36
e46
e30 is those old bimmers, they end at year 1991
e36 is the newer ones, from 92-98
and e46 is the newest ones 99-04 i think
This is a pic of an e36, i dont really know of any good photos of e30's or e46's, im too lazy..

the e36 M3 has 240 horsepower
the e46 M3 has 333 horsepower
the e30 M3 are too hard to get, but they have 190 or something

the normal e36 325 has 189 hp
the e46 has 184 i think
and the e36 has 168
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well youve made a good choice to go with a 95. OBD1 will give you more power when modding. But, Ill let you know right now these mods are going to cost some $$ and its hard to get alot of HP out of the mods, this is not a cheap vehicle at all. I suggest turbo charging for the most Power, and supercharging wont give you quite as much but will not be to harsh on the engine. Pulleys, Chip, Intake, exhaust are some of the more basic mods that put out some good power but can add up afterwards money wise.
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