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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 02-22-2011, 07:11 AM   #41
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Damn thats light. There's definitely a bunch more stuff I can take out from the rear, but I'd rather concentrate on the front and keep an even distribution. I've always wondered if the Kevlar bumper carrier from an m3 will fit on mine...
I never touched the bumpers.

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Old 02-22-2011, 08:49 AM   #42
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Thanks buddy, I'll take a look at that later today.
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Oh...and the "$300 here, $600 there" scenario will turn into "$3000 here, $6000 there". I've had an enourmous amount of labor put into my car. (Luckily the majority of it was done by myself) Also, I've spent over $5k on my tool set since I started my project. You've been warned...
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:46 PM   #43
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I found someone selling a Dinan Carbon Fiber CAI.............should I pull the trigger?

I'm worried wont fit my facelift and if it's worth swapping over my Dinan Airbox. What do you guys think?!
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Oh...and the "$300 here, $600 there" scenario will turn into "$3000 here, $6000 there". I've had an enourmous amount of labor put into my car. (Luckily the majority of it was done by myself) Also, I've spent over $5k on my tool set since I started my project. You've been warned...
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:52 PM   #44
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I would expect the tube to be more beneficial... Correct me If I'm wrong but wouldnt it benefit more because the air goes right at the bottom of the bumper having the cone suck the air going right to the motor.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:56 PM   #45
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:23 AM   #46
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I would expect the tube to be more beneficial... Correct me If I'm wrong but wouldnt it benefit more because the air goes right at the bottom of the bumper having the cone suck the air going right to the motor.
Pretty much, it just grabs colder air away from the engine which helps make power. I think Iceman was also saying that the longer tube creates a better airflow or something like that.

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Old 02-23-2011, 01:06 PM   #47
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He is complementing your thread for being awesome . Guess you don't listen to much Kanye West.

But I'm very interested in the carbon fiber CAI myself. I'd like to see your gains with the coating and intake.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:55 PM   #48
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I'm still contemplating the intake...aghhh
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My friend mgremillion09 is selling his. I have the intake and its worth it. It pulls in colder air outside of the engine bay, and due to the long tube design the air is able to build much more velocity before entering the intake manifold thus creating more air flow.

My e46 330i sedan is undergoing a sweet transformation. 4 doors can be serious business too . I find that all of you will like it, no pics until its almost finish though. Sorry
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I found someone selling a Dinan Carbon Fiber CAI.............should I pull the trigger?

I'm worried wont fit my facelift and if it's worth swapping over my Dinan Airbox. What do you guys think?!
If you didnt, I would be upset with you. Do it!

I cant wait to install mine. And Iceman noted that the long tube style creates more turbulance or something along those lines where cold air is sitting there ready to be sucked up.

the thread in his sig about short ram intakes is a great read.
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My friend mgremillion09 is selling his. I have the intake and its worth it. It pulls in colder air outside of the engine bay, and due to the long tube design the air is able to build much more velocity before entering the intake manifold thus creating more air flow.

My e46 330i sedan is undergoing a sweet transformation. 4 doors can be serious business too . I find that all of you will like it, no pics until its almost finish though. Sorry
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If you didnt, I would be upset with you. Do it!

I cant wait to install mine. And Iceman noted that the long tube style creates more turbulance or something along those lines where cold air is sitting there ready to be sucked up.

the thread in his sig about short ram intakes is a great read.
I'll take the plung and get the intake, all this peer pressure convinced me mgremillion09 is the one selling it and I made him an offer, but I'll tell him I'm ready to buy so hopefully it goes through!
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yo stav i say we gangsta cruise the volvo while your car is out of commissio
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Hey Man,

Are you going to do a before/after dyno on the tune? I'd love to see what AA can do as far as a cam tune....
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Are you going to do a before/after dyno on the tune? I'd love to see what AA can do as far as a cam tune....
Yup that's what I plan on doing. From what I remember, Viral said they have a cam tune. Once the Schricks are on I'll do a pre-dyno, then send the files to AA, have them re-tune it, then do a final dyno.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:51 PM   #57
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Thanks! Anxious to see. I'd like a custom tune, but I feel like I'd change stuff too much after. I need to wait until I finalize my mods.
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Hey everyone, I've decided to start a progress thread which I'll be using to record all the Naturally Aspirated modifications on my m54 as well as the whole car in general. The NA topic has really picked up recently so I want to keep the flow going with another "build" thread. Please feel free to voice your opinion! I want to hear from everyone since I love good discussions and have a lot more to learn from those who are experienced.

I've been a bit "under the radar" so I feel this will give me a chance to be more interactive with all of you and allow me to share all my latest updates.


As for the car itself, it's an '04 TiAg 330ci 6 speed with 95k on the clock. Performance wise so far are:
-Technik Gen. 3 Headers
-Dinan Throttle Body
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-Active Autowerke tune
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-Gutted roughly 300-350lbs off the car

I hope to still keep gaining more from the car and looking forward everyones contribution
How did you drop the weight Stav? I know the obvious exhaust manifolds, muffler, hood?, trunk?, remove spare tire. anyother suggestions?
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How did you drop the weight Stav? I know the obvious exhaust manifolds, muffler, hood?, trunk?, remove spare tire. anyother suggestions?
it never ends.. anything that doesn't make the car go. Take it off I have no washer fluid tank no cabin air filter tray. etc it never ends until you have a frame 4wheels and a motor.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:47 AM   #60
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it never ends.. anything that doesn't make the car go. Take it off I have no washer fluid tank no cabin air filter tray. etc it never ends until you have a frame 4wheels and a motor.
I know exactly what you mean.

Just when you thought you couldn't make it any lighter:



You find a way:



Sorry...I couldn't resist.
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