PDA

View Full Version : 328is Chipped


Zim Zimma
10-31-2005, 11:00 PM
Now I know this has most likely been asked a thousand times but I need to ask again.

I have been searching the Internet for 328 software upgrades and havenít really turned up any solid upgrades that catch my eye. Most donít have power ratings etc.

Does anyone here have any information on software upgrades for a 328? As of right now from what I've read the best bet is to shark it.'

On a side note, not being the most knowledgeable in the motor department. Should the 328 not be able to push a decent amount more power then a 325 based on the fact 328 is 2.8L and 325 is 2.5l?? (I realize the manifolds etc are more restrictive, but regardless)

Thanks guys.

WhadUpp
11-01-2005, 12:02 AM
Check out MarKD, he was at the last meet. My buddy and I were talking to him about the exact same thing. You cant go wrong with him. Hes a member and will give you an excellent price.

Justin e36
11-01-2005, 03:26 AM
Ditto. There are lots of positive reviews on the MarkD chip. Not only does he have the dyno numbers to back up his chips, but since he's local he can throw your car on the dyno and do an actual before & after for your specific car.

propr'one
11-01-2005, 10:19 AM
On a side note, not being the most knowledgeable in the motor department. Should the 328 not be able to push a decent amount more power then a 325 based on the fact 328 is 2.8L and 325 is 2.5l?? (I realize the manifolds etc are more restrictive, but regardless)

Thanks guys.

Our cars (328's) have 1 more HP than a e36 325, although we do have around 11 added ft/lb of torque. They may not be necessarily "faster" in a race (like they would be, but nore enormously) but on a dyno, and even just driving around, you do notice a bit, although not an enormous difference.

Someone once told me that an auto 328 has the power of a stick 325. I think that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it gives you an idea.

thinair
11-01-2005, 09:11 PM
Forget the chip (328's don't generally use chips anyway), get a shorter differential first, like a 3.15LSD or 3.23LSD. You'll notice more of an improvement over any chip you can get. Then get an M50 intake manifold, then software.

bimmer318ti
11-01-2005, 09:37 PM
Check out MarKD, he was at the last meet. My buddy and I were talking to him about the exact same thing. You cant go wrong with him. Hes a member and will give you an excellent price.


^^ wat he said.

Zim Zimma
11-02-2005, 08:43 PM
I guess my question for you Thinair is where does one go to look for one of these. How much does it usually run you with installation?

Thank you.

thinair
11-02-2005, 08:47 PM
The differential can go for about $500-700 or so, the intake manifold goes for about $150-180. I don't know how much they are to install, I did both myself.

Zim Zimma
11-02-2005, 11:02 PM
Where should i start looking for one? I took alook around the internet tonight. Some Vac motorsport sells new ones for like 1400$ american..much to expensive but other then that I couldnt find any used ones.

All help is appreciated. By the way thinair I absolutely love what you have done to your car..Watched the auto X video tonight that car of yours sounds beautiful.

Thank you

JazzM
11-03-2005, 11:30 AM
I have M3 cams if you're intersted (S52)... they alone add about 15-20 hp.

T.

Zim Zimma
11-03-2005, 06:42 PM
How much are you looking for the camshafts, as I am on a budget right now. ( tried sending pm but your box is full)

Also would one be able to perform the installation themselves? I'm a beginner when it comes to automotive work but I wouldnít mind learning / gaining more experience. But through some research I have read that the camshafts are a pain to remove and require a special tool.

Thanks

Rob

MP328
11-03-2005, 09:56 PM
the shark injector was pretty much the biggest waste of money for me!!!
the only thing i did notice is the top speed limiter was gone and it might just barelly pull like 1/4 of the car on a non chipped car.

but it's nice with no speed limiter :D i had the thing barried to the end, but once it gets passed 220 it takes ages to go any higher.