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Old 11-01-2012, 12:07 AM   #1
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how do I get 300up?

After searching and reading I just want to make sure I understand the current state of things because some of the threads I was reading were old.

1. Any boost level will require dme reprogramming.

2. No one will reprogram a dme without buying their kit, so building something from scratch is bricking your car.

3. 300hp out of a 325i costs 5000 minimum because you have to buy a kit.

I was just wondering because I was considering a 330 but there's just not enough low end power for my driving desires. I really don't even need a peak of 300 but I would like mid 200's by 3 grand. I love everything about this car but the motor is missing 2 cylinders.
Seriously, it's a beautiful motor and for just 2 and a half liters it's amazing, but is there any cheap go fast to be had?
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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Technique Tuning doesn't publicly sell a kit for the 325 but they've done it on a forum members car before so i would get in contact with them and figure it out from there.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=828666
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:28 AM   #3
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If you can wire in and tune a Standalone ems in parallel with the factory dme, you can custom turbo your car however you want.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:32 AM   #4
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If you can wire in and tune a Standalone ems in parallel with the factory dme, you can custom turbo your car however you want.
I might be able to figure that out but it would blow the budget. If I can't beat 4-5g then lsx becomes more economical.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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I like spray better for these cars. Too many dick vendors that only wanna push what they are selling, with no real sense of a community. Just money hungry thieves. IMO, but then again wtf do I know.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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I like spray better for these cars. Too many dick vendors that only wanna push what they are selling, with no real sense of a community. Just money hungry thieves. IMO, but then again wtf do I know.
If I wanted to go racing I think I'd do that, but I'm just looking for a peppy DD I can fit 2 kids in. I also have my 7.3l excursion but it only goes straight fast, not real interesting to drive around. I think we'll end up selling the 325 but I can't find anything to replace it that isn't stupid money. I need 4 doors and RWD. I'd like 250-300 ftlbs. Only thing I can find are 20k dodges and ugly caddy's. And nothing handles like the bimmer.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:30 AM   #7
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If I wanted to go racing I think I'd do that, but I'm just looking for a peppy DD I can fit 2 kids in. I also have my 7.3l excursion but it only goes straight fast, not real interesting to drive around. I think we'll end up selling the 325 but I can't find anything to replace it that isn't stupid money. I need 4 doors and RWD. I'd like 250-300 ftlbs. Only thing I can find are 20k dodges and ugly caddy's. And nothing handles like the bimmer.
Why not look at a 335i 4 door? They can be found fairly cheap and are a blash to drive! I actually dropped a deposit on a new one but with looking for a house the financing limited my mortage options so I decided to not go through with it and just keep the SCed 330ci
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:18 AM   #8
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I dont want to spend that much on a car. I live in ohio and cant bear to watch 30 grand rust away. I cap my price at 10-15k. I drive 2-4 years and usually get good re-sale still.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:31 AM   #9
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I dont want to spend that much on a car. I live in ohio and cant bear to watch 30 grand rust away. I cap my price at 10-15k. I drive 2-4 years and usually get good re-sale still.
E36 M3 Sedan?

10-15k doesn't get much these days. :/
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #10
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So you want to upgrade your '02 325 to have more low end torque for $3K?

Trade it for a 330, swap the diff for 3.38 or 3.46

If you wanna go even faster you'll need to save up some more $$
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:56 PM   #11
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I have a few M54B30 cranks/rods for sale. If you are serious PM me.
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