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Old 07-20-2009, 10:36 PM   #12
bluejeansonfire
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Originally Posted by GRIDLOCK View Post
That E39 540 6MT will blow the doors off of that E46 330i.
this is true. According th dragtimes.com, the stock e39 540s are running in the low 14s, trapping mid-upper 90s. A well-driven stock 330 should do a 14.4@95. But a 330 can be made to run with a 540 NA, and can be made to destroy it with almost any level of boost, as long as it isn't an auto. The auto 330 is a failure of a car, with boost it is made tolerable, but the detriments to performance from the auto in the 330 are staggering.

A schricked+hedders+tune+3.46 diff 330 manual should eat most mild mod 540s.
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