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dil 10-26-2009 11:41 AM

What Mods can i do to easily gain horsepower (bolt ons)

dil 10-26-2009 11:41 AM

328is 97

328IScreamer 10-26-2009 11:56 AM

this has been touch on multiple multiple times in this forum
check the search function, you should find lots of info.
for the heck of it i'll state the obvious
m3 cams
lsd-----> likely biggest bang
cold air
under drive pulley kit

Steve30 10-26-2009 12:03 PM

m50 manifold best bang for your buck mod

dil 10-26-2009 12:20 PM

price range for m50 manifold ?

Steve30 10-26-2009 12:22 PM

the manifold itself is roughly $100-$150 if you want a clean install you can buy a kit for about $220, so in total the mod is about $350 for a gain of 15-30rwhp

dil 10-26-2009 12:56 PM

do u know anybody selling an manifold for around the 100 150 range

328IScreamer 10-26-2009 04:07 PM

I don't think you'll have a largely noticable difference with anything other than the lsd
manifold you might feel in higher rpms but you shouldn't be driving your car in such high rpms anyway unless your tracking it?
LSD will reduce gas milage but largely increase acceleration thus giving you the feeling of a much faster snappyer car....make sure to pay attention to the gearing ratio, i'm not sure off hand which would be the best in your case

spoony_prelude 10-26-2009 04:26 PM

best diff hands down 3.38, very pricey but deffenatly worth it. I tried about 3 diff diffs and ended up sticking to the 3.38.


Dado 540 10-26-2009 05:03 PM

arent all mods bolt on anyway?

dil 10-26-2009 05:24 PM

wat diff would be good for drifting or quick acceleration

spoony_prelude 10-26-2009 05:27 PM

3.38---> poor mans supercharger!


dil 10-26-2009 05:31 PM

which other lsd have you tryed and how where they compared to 3.38?

mhamouda 10-29-2009 11:28 PM

i got the stock diff on my m50 e36 93.. will it better to keep it stock for the winter or change it with the 3.38?

also, i thought lsds take more gas than the stock ones?

Bimmer Heaven 10-29-2009 11:46 PM


Originally Posted by mhamouda (Post 1361164)
also, i thought lsds take more gas than the stock ones?

No such thing! An LSD is identical to a normal diff with the same ratio, you only get more traction....

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