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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 02-24-2012, 09:52 AM   #21
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Wondering how youre going to handle SMOG?
SULEVs do come with secondary cats. Maybe he can weld O2 bungs in there and his car will pass
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #22
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I dont care about smog, im using my aunts address in az and getting my car registered their once im out of the military. which is like 7 months from now
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:23 PM   #23
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OP, have you bought or installed anything else besides the headers ?

When are you investing in a single nozzle wet nitrous kit ? (not kidding)


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Old 02-25-2012, 06:33 PM   #24
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well, im not too sure if im going with nitrous or not, brushcountry777 was able to make a breakthrough getting a 330 intake manifold to fit the m56.. which means bigger fuel injectors, which means we can sc.. so im probably going with this next and start rebuilding internals and take it step by step..

so far I just have dinan cai, magnaflow catback exhaust, st coilovers, headers, aa tune
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:57 PM   #25
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well, im not too sure if im going with nitrous or not, brushcountry777 was able to make a breakthrough getting a 330 intake manifold to fit the m56.. which means bigger fuel injectors, which means we can sc.. so im probably going with this next and start rebuilding internals and take it step by step..

so far I just have dinan cai, magnaflow catback exhaust, st coilovers, headers, aa tune

You should give it Maximum consideration, I've helped brushcountry777 a lot with his nitrous ambitions. A simple nitrous system properly setup would be the very best power adder,....period. For about $1200 dollars you could have a nitrous system with all the important/necessary safety devices that made about 60 to 75 WHP & 80 to 112 WTQ.


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Old 02-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #26
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Trust me, im definitely considering, just not too sure yet. S/C and a meth kit sounds like a terrible idea with nitrous lol
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:48 AM   #27
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subbed for some numbers when this project progresses. GL to OP. It's good to see someone actually wanting to do work to a 325 even if they are slow, all about the passion! Your car will be very enjoyable after header/exhaust/tune/diff/cams.(Rob43 has more info on that, he's very helpful) I would say make sure your engine is in top shape before you consider supercharging (Or going with the nitros kit) IMO I would say the supercharger would be the LAST thing you should do. Rebuilding a 325 motor is not worth it spending ALL of that money; Not saying getting bolt-ons aren't worth it but I PERSONALLY wouldn't waste money towards a fully built 325 motor and bother yourself with forged internals yada-yada. Come spring time, I plan on just getting the BB headers, exhaust (debating on which), tune/shark, 3.46 diff, and a custom long tube velocity stack. If anything I would get an AA s/c way later down the road pending on if I keep the car for a very long time. But then again, that's all MY opinion. You may have different goals for yourself and the determination/dedication to your car so by all means, do what you'd like to do..but im subbed

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:01 PM   #28
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Oh yeah man, im rebuilding the engine lol. there's so few people modding this car, its about time somebody does
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:51 PM   #29
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I think the reason there's not a lot of people modding it, is due to the fact that it was only sold in High Emission standard counties, only as a 325 and most importantly, only sold with Automatic Transmissions...not exactly the ideal performance base.

But Props to you on building the car the way you want to! In for the final build dyno.
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well, im not too sure if im going with nitrous or not, brushcountry777 was able to make a breakthrough getting a 330 intake manifold to fit the m56.. which means bigger fuel injectors, which means we can sc.. so im probably going with this next and start rebuilding internals and take it step by step..

so far I just have dinan cai, magnaflow catback exhaust, st coilovers, headers, aa tune
I've got a 330 throttle body for sale, if you're in the market.

As far as the supercharger is concerned, check these out (you'll probably have to modify the stainless steel fuel lines). Personally...ESS!

http://www.esstuning.com/products/M5...%28TS2%29.html

http://www.g-power.de/952.html?L=1&c...#Produkt_Start


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You should give it Maximum consideration, I've helped brushcountry777 a lot with his nitrous ambitions. A simple nitrous system properly setup would be the very best power adder,....period. For about $1200 dollars you could have a nitrous system with all the important/necessary safety devices that made about 60 to 75 WHP & 80 to 112 WTQ.


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Nitrous Express has a single nozzle kit with different jets and a wide open throttle switch for $419: http://www.nitrousexpress.com/produc...ls.php?id=1458

Without WOT switch: http://www.nitrousexpress.com/produc...ls.php?id=1457

Dual nozzle: http://www.nitrousexpress.com/produc...ils.php?id=859
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:14 PM   #32
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Nitrous Express has a single nozzle kit with different jets and a wide open throttle switch for $419: http://www.nitrousexpress.com/produc...ls.php?id=1458

Without WOT switch: http://www.nitrousexpress.com/produc...ls.php?id=1457

Dual nozzle: http://www.nitrousexpress.com/produc...ils.php?id=859

I'm glad you're able to post up links, but what's your point ?

If you think you can get away with JUST buying what you linked to, to get a nitrous system up & running properly,.......good luck.

I wouldn't even install any of those on my lawnmower without the needed safety equipment, which ends up running about $1200.


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Old 04-25-2012, 11:35 PM   #33
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I continue to find myself more and more curious about a nitrous set up
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