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hey all i currently drive a 318i 2001 model and im looking for more power from it, i dont have to much to spend and will be doin it all myself so any help oand ideas on how to make it more powerful will be appreciated
 

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TBH you have to spend money to improve power, ie. ECU remap, Sports exhaust with a sports cat, turbo or supercharger, cold air induction kit, you would be better off just buying a 325i.
 

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yea i got some money but not enough to get a 325 ive got enough for an exhaust, its already booked in, but i want to do more to it, thats y i was askin, im not all that mechanically sound and kno wat i can and cant do
 

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I see, you have some $$$, so an ECU remap will give you more power, after that your on to engine components which are specialist machine shop stuff so big $$$$$. Go for a remap, search on google for your nearest remap centers and get a price form at least 3, you will have options on the remap...economy, sports etc etc.

Oh forgot, Welcome to the Werkz...Have fun.
 

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ok thanks for the help, ill shop around, and ive been with the werkz for awhile now but thatnks for the welcome :)
 

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So you have....I didnt look at the post count, head to full of answers for people.....
 

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i would suggest a ECU remap...

they sell chips for about $300.00 i think along with an exhaust and cold air intake would be great performance increase for not a whole lot of money.
 

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I think his car is to new for a chip, I was told that newer cars are done totally via software, how true this I dont know....
 

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yea guys ive checked it out and its only software updates or buy a performance computer, i checked with my local bmw shop and they said 550 for an update so yea im able to get a performance ecu for 500 from a bmw performance private dealer in brisbane so i decided to go with it instead, it gives me an option to go to a turbo if i want to just gotta take it down to brissy to get it all done so yea
 
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