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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 11-02-2011, 07:31 AM   #1
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Hi guys. i have 2001 330ci. i wanna increasin performance my car. as atmospheric. whats your advices ? how should i start ? thanks
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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Hi guys. i have 2001 330ci. i wanna increasin performance my car. as atmospheric. whats your advices ? how should i start ? thanks
Intake, headers, pulleys, full exhaust, and finish it all off with the Active Autowerke ECU tune. That will give you some extra ponies.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:59 AM   #3
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3.46 diff is the best bang for you buck. You can find them on ebay for $200 shipped.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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Technique Tuning for Turbo

ESS or Active for Supercharger

that'll increase your atmospheric
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:29 AM   #5
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Technique Tuning for Turbo

ESS or Active for Supercharger

that'll increase your atmospheric

i dont think supercharger or turbo. whats your advices brand. headers,exhaust,manifold etc. is suitable m3 manifold for my car ?
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:57 PM   #6
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I'm interested in the same advice.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:08 AM   #7
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:58 PM   #8
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intake, headers, pulleys, full exhaust, and finish it all off with the active autowerke ecu tune. That will give you some extra ponies.

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Old 11-04-2011, 05:00 PM   #9
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:04 PM   #10
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There are tons of options out there whether it be going with a Supercharger kit, or just going with headers, tune, intake, exhaust etc... I would suggest checking out what your budget is, then seeing what is available out there.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:53 PM   #11
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OP, i got a 3.46 diff. really made a difference in accelleration(sp?). also, got a CAI and dinan tune.
big improvement was getting headers!
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:24 PM   #12
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What kind of RPM's are you guys with 3.46's turning at highways speeds? Say 75-80mph?
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:23 AM   #13
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What kind of RPM's are you guys with 3.46's turning at highways speeds? Say 75-80mph?
about 3400

and for all the news with less than 10 post in this thread..

headers with a nice cat-back then a set of pulleys and a dinan long tube intake finished with a nice custom dyno tune.

then cams then headwork the supercharger or turbo
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:57 AM   #14
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steven, did you get an aa tune? i did but returned to dinan.

what kind of dyno tune did you get, if you did?
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:46 AM   #15
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steven, did you get an aa tune? i did but returned to dinan.

what kind of dyno tune did you get, if you did?
nope dont have a AA tune but unless i was in florida i wouldn't get there out of the box tune. i would try to find a localish company or guy that can tune your car on a dyno. i will go oe running because of that reason after i get headers

they showed 19 whp and 20 tq on a stock 330
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:06 PM   #17
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como que oe running?

wtf is this? i've seen several references to this in my searchings last night.
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wtf is this? i've seen several references to this in my searchings last night.


Here.

http://oetuning.com/index.php/products/bmw.html
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thanks again, Rob!

does anyone here, not their uncle's father's dog' beautician, but they themselves have this?
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Didn't E46Mango get one of those OETuning tunes and love it?
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