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Old 02-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #21
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:44 AM   #22
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You will literally spend more money converting your car to what you want speed-wise, then if you just bought a E36 M3 with decent miles on it.

Considering you'll want to push that much, I do believe 323i components are sometimes smaller/different then the rest of the E46 series.

If you DO do it because you have THAT much money laying around, you'll have to replace everything in your car almost to handle that kind of power.

Please do what I'm considering, an engine swap from a 330i and play with that engine.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:45 AM   #23
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Not to mention bigger brakes being needed, a PROPER ecu tune, a turbo kit that costs at least 4k, possibility of the subframe ripping apart, etc.


OP, just get an E36 M3.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #24
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guys, don't worry about OP's money. He's driving a BMW, obviously he's balling outta control. He got that F2B money.
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just let him have a little fun, fail or not, it'll be a learning experience.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:10 PM   #26
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Just do a 330i engine swap brotha, I believe they push around 225hp stock, 180horsepower on a 323i...that's 45horses in one engine, not to mention a much more capable engine to build off of.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #28
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what can i do to add power to it other then selling it?
NITROUS OXIDE! See my pics above. That's what you do.

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There's so much wrong with this thread.
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Just do a 330i engine swap brotha, I believe they push around 225hp stock, 180horsepower on a 323i...that's 45horses in one engine, not to mention a much more capable engine to build off of.
**170 horses in a 323i lol
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It's threads like these that make me think back to the days when I was 16 or 17 and made irrational decisions because I thought it was cool.
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for the money you would dump into your 323 to make it run proper F/I you can buy a M3 and call it a day.
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Don't listen to anyone in here. Just pick up a turbonator. If you have the time or resources, go get a leaf blower motor. Attach the blower motor to your air box. Start the blower motor and zip tie the throttle. All turbos do is force air so a leaf blower does just that!
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We need to vote the 323 off the island. Its like the e46s ugly stepchild, and it seems everyone who owns one for some reason confuses it with a honda civic.
Yeah. There's nothing more powerful than BMW's later entry level vehicle ... the all-mighty 325Ci. If I had a 325, I'd be ragging on all sorts of other cars.
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Don't listen to anyone in here. Just pick up a turbonator. If you have the time or resources, go get a leaf blower motor. Attach the blower motor to your air box. Start the blower motor and zip tie the throttle. All turbos do is force air so a leaf blower does just that!
Not sure if serious.
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I've seen a civic with a leaf blower rigged up with a switch in the cabin. I think it made like 10-15hp with more potential but the stock maf/tune couldn't adjust to any more air.

Can't find the article but it's somewhere on the internet.
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