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dogbox46 12-16-2012 09:34 PM

Chipping a 2000 323?
 
What's a 323 owner to do? My 5 speed 2000 323 ci only has 40 k on the odometer and drives like a dream. I have no desire to swap out the motor but I'd like to increase the power as much as possible.

Has anyone chipped their 323 and if so, what product did you use and was it worthwhile?

Also, other performance enhancing suggestions are welcome.

Thanks...

moiz21 12-16-2012 09:39 PM

Headers and shark injector. Chips don't really work on our cars. Look into both items mentioned. They'll give your ride a bit more pep.

Alex323Ci 12-16-2012 10:20 PM

well our cars don't do a replacement "chip" per se, but software. but I got what you were asking. the M52BTU (which is the 323) does respond better than the 325/330 to software. but still nothing huge. you can get a custom tune or generic tune from Conforti SHARK INJECTOR. intake & exhaust aid the gains of the tune. underdrive pulleys help a tad but I'd save that for last.

you can do a lower geared diff ratio like 3:46 that helps performance, although nothing to engine.

illestminimike 12-17-2012 12:05 AM

Forced induction is your best bet.

adaseb 12-17-2012 01:34 AM

Chipping?

Dude this isn't a 1.8T or a wrx

tonykim 12-17-2012 08:25 AM

supercharger.

ModBargains IV 12-21-2012 08:27 PM

You can run a Conforti Shark Injector to increase power on your E46 323i. The Shark injector will not only re-map part-throttle fuel and spark, it also re-maps acceleration enrichment, transition fueling, and Vanos control.

http://www.modbargains.com/zoom_img/...1171564503.JPG

-Frank

siegel0919 09-19-2013 07:58 AM

i "chipped" my 323ci with the conforti shark injector and noticed much improved MPG's (not so much HP)

i think the chip has paid for itself by now with the better gas mileage from the remapping

dancmos 09-29-2013 06:20 PM

Which Headers, what about a Cat-Back?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moiz21 (Post 14985171)
Headers and shark injector. Chips don't really work on our cars. Look into both items mentioned. They'll give your ride a bit more pep.

Which Headers would you use? It seems like a new exhaust would make sense. I read a pretty good article on MotoIQ which recommended Corsa, but they don't apparently have one for the 2000 323i.

Redline 10-01-2013 09:02 AM

Look at my dyno thread.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...168&highlight=


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