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Old 10-08-2005, 10:26 PM   #1
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need more power

I was looking for an upgrade for my car so i can get more power out of it what wwould you guys reccomend. please help i dont know
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:38 PM   #2
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all depends on your budget...

if you have around $8000, you can get a supercharger and be done with it...

else, you can get CAI, Pulleys, Headers, Exhasut, Shark Software, 3.46 Diff....
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:37 PM   #3
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I would just leave the engine alone. The only worthwhile gains are from headers, heads, and SC'ers.
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Old 10-10-2005, 03:13 AM   #4
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Power to weight ratio

headers, cams, exhaust, pullies and a chip with weight reduction (in that order)
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:32 PM   #5
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headers, cams, exhaust, pullies and a chip with weight reduction (in that order)
what brand would you reccomend all of these.
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:25 AM   #6
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ive never looked into headers for the e46 but technik engineering comes to mind, i dont know who makes a cat back exhaust for the e46 neither, shrick cams or s54 cams if they work with m54, i dont know why i put pullies but i guess you can replace that with a chip. then do weight reduction... gut the interior, replace front seats with racing shells, lightweight rims, carbon fiber hood and trunk (please paint it body color if you do get carbon fiber, i think unpainted carbon fiber looks tacky) and lose the sunroof. to sum it all up... power to weight ratio is the key.
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Old 10-22-2005, 01:26 PM   #7
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ive never looked into headers for the e46 but technik engineering comes to mind, i dont know who makes a cat back exhaust for the e46 neither, shrick cams or s54 cams if they work with m54, i dont know why i put pullies but i guess you can replace that with a chip. then do weight reduction... gut the interior, replace front seats with racing shells, lightweight rims, carbon fiber hood and trunk (please paint it body color if you do get carbon fiber, i think unpainted carbon fiber looks tacky) and lose the sunroof. to sum it all up... power to weight ratio is the key.
Ive benn trying to get a carbon fiber hood for a while now but i dont know where to get it. Do u know?
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:28 PM   #8
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vorsteiner has a "vented race hood" in carbon fiber and modbargains (one of our sponsors) has an assortment of carbon fiber hoods.
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Old 10-23-2005, 08:34 PM   #9
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A CF hood is one of the last things id do if your looking for more performance.
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:10 AM   #10
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all depends on your budget...

if you have around $8000, you can get a supercharger and be done with it...

else, you can get CAI, Pulleys, Headers, Exhasut, Shark Software, 3.46 Diff....
I agree SC and be done with it although I would not SC my car. I love the natural response of a NA engine but people that are power hungry a SC will satisfy them quick.
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Old 11-02-2005, 02:11 PM   #11
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Exhaust, intake, pulleys are nearly a waste of money. You will get maybe 5hp with all of them combined.
If you want something that will actually make a performance difference, get 3.46 differential (+software for 7000rpm redline), and headers. These mods combined will actually kick some time off your 0-60 and 1/4mile and you will feel it.
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:09 PM   #12
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I would personally start with suspension...

15-20 hp won't matter if your car still dives and squats like stock.
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:22 PM   #13
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I would personally start with suspension...

15-20 hp won't matter if your car still dives and squats like stock.
I like that!! Perhaps one of the most, if not most, sensible mod.

Throw in a couple of performance driving schools. If you can't go fast in a 225hp car, you can't go fast in any car.
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