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Old 10-16-2008, 07:33 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Bimmer Dude Xi View Post
Well I plan on doing more than just cams. Intake or maybe supercharged, engine software, tranny software, full exhaust, larger throttle body, pullies. So I'm looking for more ways to add HP.

This is my first bimmer, so I'm really just getting to know these cars. Before this car, I also have a 99 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX. I would like to get a 330 but the way economy is, it'll be tough. It was hard for me to get this 325.
Perhaps you should plan to hang on to your money then... but this thread isn't about your finances.

Plan carefully. Cams for FI are not the same as cams for a NA motor. With an auto 325, FI options are going to be boost limited by the transmission and would likely make FI cams pointless. If you stay NA and pursue cams, plan on ~ $2500 +/- for the cams and install to give you another ~ 20 hp, mostly on the top end. Intake and throttle body would probably help you get the most out of cams otherwise their value is questionable. Personally, I'm not a fan of pullies.
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