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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 06-28-2014, 11:30 PM   #1
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Header and tune help...

Hey guys! I have a 02 e46 M3. The only mod I have on it is a UUC Corsa exhaust system. I wanted to put headers and a tune and probably some pulleys and call it good for engine mods. I have been looking at Active, ess, and evolve tunes and a bunch of different headers. I guess my question is that I was wondering if sticking with active headers and tune would be best or mix and matching? Does anyone run the Active headers and tune? Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:35 AM   #2
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You might have better luck checking m3forums.net. I do not know of anyone running Active headers. Most people run euro, supersprint or some of the other group buy headers. You can find a deal on some of the ebay headers but there have been issues with the initial fitment to the block.

I would honestly not see too much difference unless you went with long tube headers. I believe most of the headers are modeled after the euro/CSL headers. That is what I have and I love them. I am not running a tune and can see the difference.

I plan on getting a tune but have not yet.
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There's no reason you couldn't mix and match. A custom tune that involves dyno testing/data logging will be much better than an off the shelf tune.

If you get all the same brand at the same time you might be able to get better pricing however.
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evolve tune + euro headers or evolve + supersprint are the most popular! evelove is the best tune hands town and great customer service. goodluck on ur search
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #5
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i have aa headers on my car

the thing with active headers they don't come with cat's but I like how they sound and run. just make sure what ever headers you get get them tune the wright way.... good luck
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Thanks for all the input guys! I appreciate it!
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