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E46 Xi Forum
The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Ac belt removal = more power

For the winter I was going to take off my AC belt. Gain a little more response and some power. Would this be a good thing to do for about 3 months?
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:09 PM   #4
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@steven, are those style 157 wheels?
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:19 PM   #5
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For the winter I was going to take off my AC belt. Gain a little more response and some power. Would this be a good thing to do for about 3 months?

I was thinking of taking off my hood and trunk...
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:21 PM   #6
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When the AC is off there is load due to the clutch
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:21 PM   #7
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:40 AM   #8
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Well I didn't know! Ha I thought it was always taking a little off just for spinning the belt.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:41 AM   #9
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I was thinking of taking off my hood and trunk...
But you would be pretty light if you did take them off. Arrow dynamic not so much.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:06 AM   #10
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But you would be pretty light if you did take them off. Arrow dynamic not so much.
Your car is not dynamic as an arrow anyway.

You can also ditch the spare tire, rear seat, passenger seat, all the airbags, center console, radio, HK amp, speakers, etc and gain massive increase in performance!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:14 AM   #11
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:15 AM   #12
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@steven, are those style 157 wheels?
Yup!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #13
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Ill remove all the fenders and install plastic!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:47 AM   #14
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Your car is not dynamic as an arrow anyway.

You can also ditch the spare tire, rear seat, passenger seat, all the airbags, center console, radio, HK amp, speakers, etc and gain massive increase in performance!
And the engine too! Who needs that anyways!?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #15
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Do it! Just because the defroster blows warm, DRY air at the windshield means nothing in the winter.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:15 AM   #16
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And the engine too! Who needs that anyways!?
Lets not get crazy here...
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:24 AM   #17
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Remove it, it only takes 5 minutes, you won't notice a grain of performance, i didn't.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #18
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:49 AM   #19
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Remove it, it only takes 5 minutes, you won't notice a grain of performance, i didn't.
Well I know how to remove it just I didn't know If my throttle response would be faster. But they are telling me it doesn't have a load to it unless it's on
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:00 PM   #20
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I wouldnt remove it.
its suggested to use the AC once every month to lubricate all the components.
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