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Old 03-29-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Dinan Gains

Hey guys, I'm not too experienced with cars but I do know I like performance.
I decided to upgrade my 325ci with a high flow intake, stage II engine software, front strut tower and an exhaust
- ALL DINAN UPGRADES - I'm wondering if someone could tell me how much this will actually improve my car (as far as performance and response - estimated hp gains maybe?)

Thanks in advance

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:30 PM   #2
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A little bit.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:32 PM   #3
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Call Dinan, seems to make the most sense

Or dyno
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:35 PM   #4
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Just a lil bit??? I'm blowin a couple grand for A LIL BIT???
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:36 PM   #5
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I saw a dyno with a dinan intake and software and he got about 5 at the wheels more. I bet headers will really open that up to 7-10.

strut tower wont be too much of a difference unless doin slalom or track.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:37 PM   #6
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Why bother with DINAN stuff, other upgrades are known to be better?
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:38 PM   #7
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Just a lil bit??? I'm blowin a couple grand for A LIL BIT???
Yes, dinan is quite overpriced. The dinan S package will make a standard 330 about on par with a zhp in terms of power, but still lacks the rear end, cams, and 6-speed if your 330 is a 01-03
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:38 PM   #8
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Don't waste your money if you want performance HP gains. Compare Dinan to the following:

ESS software
UUC exhaust
Strongstrut tower brace

Yea there are other options for around the same price as the ones I listed above. Do some homework and look around first.

As far as TB's go. I don't know of anyone else besides Dinan. And your gains will be minimal really.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:39 PM   #9
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you know when them b*****'* see that dinan badge they be like all over my car
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Just a lil bit??? I'm blowin a couple grand for A LIL BIT???
Easy tiger

Most gains on these cars are minimal at best, regardless of the manufacturer

Most people will say, and for the most part are correct, that most of Dinan's products are overpriced, but I bought a few goodies for a few reasons:

-CAI: got a great deal and I love the design, utilizes stock air intake point and it has a snorkel intake that leads to the bumper, which I like
-Stage II Software: Reliability and no issues

You can get these products from many manufacturers, so if you want to get the same products, I'm sure you can get them for less

I just can't bring myself to pay $700 for a throttle body, but would love to get it and the Stage III Software someday
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #11
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you know when them b*****'* see that dinan badge they be like all over my car
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #12
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you know when them b*****'* see that dinan badge they be like all over my car
I must have no game, the badge hasn't worked for me yet
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #13
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that was a joke, thanks for the advice though everyone!

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:46 PM   #14
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Just add the DINAN badge to the trunk. Performance will be more or less the same with anything less than a supercharger.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:47 PM   #15
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that was a joke, thanks for the advice though everyone!
It could be because I'm married tho

But no, the thing that was/is cool about dinan is that they are factory performance upgrades, so you can get them done and still maintain factory warranty. That's why they came with the high cost. Now that there are very few e46s still under warranty it's pretty silly to spend the money on a dinan package
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:04 PM   #16
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sell it and get a 330.
due to many reasons, you won't get much power out of a 325.
Now, if you dont have to pass emissions get a SC.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:04 PM   #17
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just check these videos out there's thirteen of them

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Old 03-30-2011, 12:56 PM   #18
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Just add the DINAN badge to the trunk. Performance will be more or less the same with anything less than a supercharger.
A SUPERCHARGER IF ONLY I HAD 5+K TO BLOW!
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