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reupgang 11-20-2012 02:23 PM

I plan on getting CAI, Headers, & Exhaust: Recommendations?
 
Anybody have any suggestions? I'm frugal and the car has 161xxx miles on it. m52 5 speed. I'm willing to run ebay headers + 02 sim, but I don't know what my options are for the other two components.

Steven747 11-20-2012 02:59 PM

why do you want to do all of that?

330xIce 11-20-2012 03:25 PM

God just answer the guys question.. Maybe He's doing it just because he want to. Check out modbargains. They have a lot of the things you're looking for.

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330xIce 11-20-2012 03:40 PM

ECS tuning is a great site as well

3coupe 11-20-2012 03:40 PM

I'd recommend doing either exhaust or headers unless you plan to get one of those helicopter intercoms. If you have the budget for both, I'd also recommend a more high quality set of headers. The holy grail of headers on here seem to be the technik headers.

For intake get either a tube style or one with a heat shield. I wrapped my heat shield with some heat shielding tape and it pretty much locks out any engine heat. A true CAI may be better but I'd rather not worry about water getting in. Plus I have a carb sticker so I don't have to take it out for smog.

330i ZHP 11-20-2012 03:53 PM

In CA - good luck with emissions

Steven747 11-20-2012 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by icecold9485 (Post 14915456)
God just answer the guys question.. Maybe He's doing it just because he want to. Check out modbargains. They have a lot of the things you're looking for.

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with a 1000 posts you still seem to post like a newb. :facepalm:

on a 323 its prob a waste of money just like it is on any other non-m

then if he still decides to do it he can use the search function which you must not be aware of

in any event im trying to save op some coin . maybe he can look into a did swap and muffler delete with a cosmos intake.

you sir dont have great advice

Steven747 11-20-2012 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 330i ZHP (Post 14915559)
In CA - good luck with emissions

its not that bad just find a guy to smog ya

3coupe 11-20-2012 06:14 PM

Didn't see you were from CA.

In that case, get a ECIS intake and tse3 exhaust. It's what I run and I've passed smog 3 times with that set up.

And don't listen to the people saying it's a waste of money to mod your car. It's a waste of money to mod any car if that's the case. In my opinion it's not a waste if it makes YOU happy. Just know you're never going to have 800hp in your car and enjoy it.

330xIce 11-20-2012 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steven747 (Post 14915704)
with a 1000 posts you still seem to post like a newb. :facepalm:

on a 323 its prob a waste of money just like it is on any other non-m

then if he still decides to do it he can use the search function which you must not be aware of

in any event im trying to save op some coin . maybe he can look into a did swap and muffler delete with a cosmos intake.

you sir dont have great advice

I'm just pointing the guy in the direction he wants to go. I'm not telling him what he can and can't do with his car. It's his he can do what he wants. He said he wants to see what kind of intakes and exhausts are available. I'm telling him Where he can find such things

Oh by the way... There's this new thing called punctuation. Try it out sometime! It's fun! :thumbup:
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Steven747 11-20-2012 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by icecold9485 (Post 14916520)
I'm just pointing the guy in the direction he wants to go. I'm not telling him what he can and can't do with his car. It's his he can do what he wants. He said he wants to see what kind of intakes and exhausts are available. I'm telling him Where he can find such things

Oh by the way... There's this new thing called punctuation. Try it out sometime! It's fun! :thumbup:
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That's not necessarily in op's best interest

Punctuation is not needed on forums I'm assuming you read what I wrote without any issues


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