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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 06-23-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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E46 M3 mods

I'm new to the site. I just picked up a e46 m3 and was wondering what r the best mods for the car and cheapest?
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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LOL you just used M3 and cheap in the same sentence.....

NOTHING on a E46 is cheap.

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Old 06-23-2012, 09:58 PM   #3
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-_- mods for under $2000
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:40 PM   #4
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:08 AM   #5
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coilovers, wheels, exhaust, tires, bbk. You can get so much for 2000 dollars. Just think about what you want, then find out which brand to go with, then order.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #6
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I got hook ups on eiabach springs and kw coil overs but I want performance material under $2000 tunes,intercooler, intake stuff like that
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #7
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it's not turbo so I don't see what an intercooler is going to get you. :p

for the engine, seriously, headers + a tune is about as cheap as it gets. you can get decent headers for $1000 or so.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:10 PM   #8
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Which tune is good? AA?
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:41 PM   #9
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it's not turbo so I don't see what an intercooler is going to get you. :p

for the engine, seriously, headers + a tune is about as cheap as it gets. you can get decent headers for $1000 or so.
decent headers are ebay headers for 250 bucks which does the same thing as your 1k headers btw
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #10
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decent headers are ebay headers for 250 bucks which does the same thing as your 1k headers btw
Nice appreciate that. What is the best tune ?
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coilovers, wheels, exhaust, tires, bbk. You can get so much for 2000 dollars. Just think about what you want, then find out which brand to go with, then order.
BBK?
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decent headers are ebay headers for 250 bucks which does the same thing as your 1k headers btw
sure, if you don't care that they don't actually fit.

I had a set of the super-duper cheap Ebay headers. they're garbage. I resold them, they'll be cut up and used as jigs to make an E36/S54 specific product.
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You are right they usually don't fit. But follow my Header thread and there may be a set that will fit at ebay price levels. I am waiting on shipping to confirm fitment of final revision now. From what I hear Evolve tune is one of the best.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:51 PM   #14
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You are right they usually don't fit. But follow my Header thread and there may be a set that will fit at ebay price levels. I am waiting on shipping to confirm fitment of final revision now. From what I hear Evolve tune is one of the best.
Thanks never heard of them. Any other tunes that r good?
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #15
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You are right they usually don't fit. But follow my Header thread and there may be a set that will fit at ebay price levels. I am waiting on shipping to confirm fitment of final revision now. From what I hear Evolve tune is one of the best.
I've been waiting around to see what you come up with, seems promising.
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Any other ideas mods?
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Any other ideas mods?
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:17 PM   #20
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Headers, tune? Which is the best exhaust? I'm thinking HPF. And some downpipes
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