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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 11-07-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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My 05 325ci needs a kick .. Any suggestions ?

Was up guys I have a 05 325ci it drives like a angel and tha motor still a baby only 60k miles. Only wish it was alil faster Any suggestions on what I can do to make it faster ? Ijust want it to be able to blow a g35 without a problem .... So hit me up and let me know what you think
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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Was up guys I have a 05 325ci it drives like a angel and tha motor still a baby only 60k miles. Only wish it was alil faster Any suggestions on what I can do to make it faster ? Ijust want it to be able to blow a g35 without a problem .... So hit me up and let me know what you think

I'll help you if you promise to start spelling better. Please no "was up" & "tha".

Also, how much actual cash do you have to throw at this project, this will help all of us make good suggestions.


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Old 11-07-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
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Haha @rob43 no problem bro. I have $5,000 to put into the car .. What you have in mind ?
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:48 PM   #5
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So for about $2000 we can add about 80 WHP & 100-120 WTQ.

Does this sound good ?
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:02 PM   #6
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Okay that sounds like a good start ... What do I need ?
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:31 PM   #7
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OK, here it is:

1) A Bimmerbrakes Header, fits right the first time. About $250.

2) A CAI from Cosmo Racing, cheap & makes WHP. About $146.

3) A Dynotune Nitrous system, totally complete with all extras. About $1200.



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Old 11-07-2011, 10:49 PM   #8
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Cool sounds good

Do you think it's better to put a cold air intake or a reg. High performance one ?
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Well, a Cold Air Intake would typically be considered a High Performance Intake.

Normally a good or proven CAI will make 3-5 WHP.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:42 AM   #10
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Okay thanks alot for your input bro I'm definitely gonna take a look into all that . Thanks again
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:58 AM   #11
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What do you think about the Cosmo CAI for M3 E46?
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:02 AM   #12
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rod is a very smart man but i would be scared to juice my car
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:52 AM   #13
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I wanna juice my car, its almost at 200k, is this a good idea?
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:56 PM   #14
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will those headers that you suggested fit a 2000 323i?
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:35 PM   #15
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:16 PM   #16
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Cosmo or Cosmos??

I have looked at both and the Cosmos looks like the nicer intake...Which one is the real deal?
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:47 PM   #17
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #18
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Injen intakes are still in production and for sale by a vendor in here. I'd grab one of those, as it also replaces the problematic after MAF intake boot. A member here found a few more whp by changing that intake boot to a smoothed out one. Might be something to consider.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:31 PM   #19
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FYI and was holding my own pretty well (and was losing) with a G35 coupe and a Porsche 944 turbo last night up to 135mph. The fastest I've ever driven and the scariest.
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FYI and was holding my own pretty well (and was losing) with a G35 coupe and a Porsche 944 turbo last night up to 135mph. The fastest I've ever driven and the scariest.
You, and those guys, are fvcking idiots if you're hitting those speeds anywhere but a track.
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