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Old 12-30-2011, 03:30 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by smolck View Post
You need to consider upgrading your trans to handle the extra power, and also I do not think the DME from the m52tu will run right with the ZHP engine. At minimum you need bigger injectors. Seems like a lot of expense for a 30hp gain. If you are putting down 172hp at the wheels (don't see how that is possible with a 323) then why bother? A stock ZHP only puts about 200hp to the pavement. And with the wrong DME, you won't be able to take full advantage of the 3.0 motor anyways. A $100 set of headers and pullies would probably be about the same.
I have a ZF tranny and this is the same as the 330 I think.

For my 172HP thread please see my intake manifold retrofit project below
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