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davericher20 07-28-2012 10:26 PM

Mods for the 330ia vert?
 
Hey guys, new posting in this section. My father in law bought an 01 330 vert and i wanted to maybe give him an xmas gift or something for his car.
Is there a markd chip, or headers or an intake or anything...that would give him some extra hp for this engine thats simple?

T.Dot_E30 07-28-2012 10:52 PM

BMW performance intake is a pretty nice piece

It ain't cheap though.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...ntake/ES35341/

davericher20 07-29-2012 12:07 PM

Thanks, maybe under 5 bills?

doogee 07-29-2012 01:20 PM

M54 is pretty hopeless power wise.

I wouldn't bother with anything like that :P

cormier 07-29-2012 04:09 PM

Any non-power mods an option? I love my zhp shift knob and that's pretty cheap! Maybe a nice SSK to go with :) big drivability upgrade

davericher20 07-29-2012 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cormier (Post 1576651)
Any non-power mods an option? I love my zhp shift knob and that's pretty cheap! Maybe a nice SSK to go with :) big drivability upgrade

Non power mods are def an option. But it only has 2 pedals lol. Its more of a cruiser for him and I just asked him and he's not interested in more power, so it limits what he can do. I was thinking spacers? I dunno.

vic325ci 07-29-2012 07:29 PM

Under drive pulleys for about 3 bills, also puts a bot less strain on your engine accessories

doogee 07-30-2012 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vic325ci (Post 1576665)
Under drive pulleys for about 3 bills, also puts a bot less strain on your engine accessories

Also makes them less efficient and adds about 2hp :P



Dave you could get him one of these if the car didn't come with one already:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WIND-DEFLECT...item2a206274e4

Or get him an Mtech front bumper and have it painted for him. That would really change the look of the car!

http://www.cargym.com/images/E462DMBumper.bmp

davericher20 07-30-2012 05:50 AM

Awesome, thanks Kurt! I was wondering about the windscreen when he picked it up cause it doesnt have one. It fits in no problem?

vic325ci 07-30-2012 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doogee (Post 1576700)
Also makes them less efficient and adds about 2hp :P

...actually it adds 3% which is about 7 hp on a 330...and if you're worried about inefficiency, then you might as well get an M3

jabela 07-31-2012 12:15 AM

How about just a more aggressive muffler? There's lots of options.
It'll sound nicer, even if it doesn't go faster.
Or, do him a favour and replace his water pump, tensioner, idler, and belt before they fail on him.

ac_2007 08-01-2012 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vic325ci (Post 1576780)
...actually it adds 3% which is about 7 hp on a 330...and if you're worried about inefficiency, then you might as well get an M3

3% on paper? I really want someone to prove me wrong and demonstrate that underdrive pulleys actually have these gains on a dyno. Regardless, anything under 10hp gain remains basically unnoticeable.

To the OP, why not get him some LED tail lights to update the look of the rear? They'd only run about $250 shipped, or in some cases cheaper. I'd really like to know where and how an Mtech bumper could come under $500 painted.

ScotcH 08-01-2012 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ac_2007 (Post 1577034)
3% on paper? I really want someone to prove me wrong and demonstrate that underdrive pulleys actually have these gains on a dyno. Regardless, anything under 10hp gain remains basically unnoticeable.

To the OP, why not get him some LED tail lights to update the look of the rear? They'd only run about $250 shipped, or in some cases cheaper. I'd really like to know where and how an Mtech bumper could come under $500 painted.

$200 for the bumper (aftermarket, but polyprop), you could always find someone to paint for under $300.

EMPOWERD 08-01-2012 01:55 PM

Forget all the other stuff, get the wind deflector... it's a God-send for a convertible and makes driving with the top down MUCH more enjoyable, especially if his wife has longer hair.

davericher20 08-01-2012 08:10 PM

Lol, thanks for the title change Randy! Yeah probably gonna go with simple stuff, he likes the bumper on it now so windscreen or led's it is


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