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Old 08-10-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Get more horse out of a 330ci

So i just got a 330ci a couple of weeks ago.

Would like to know what you guys also with a 330 what you would recommend. I swapped the cold air K&N intake from my old car..
Dont notice any difference.. but i didn't notice any in my 323 either

What upgrades are worth the money..
Which upgrade will be the more noticable
What to stay away from..

Willing to spend the money if its a good quality upgrade
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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bolt ons won't really give you any noticible power. You could chip it with an intake and full exhaust, but the power increase is negligible.

The only way to get a real increase in power is to go forced induction. Supercharger/Turbo.

The price for a descent supercharger is around $5000, which isn't bad considering the power increase.
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:58 PM   #3
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very much considering boost over the next year...
Whats the cost of labour to install
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:10 PM   #4
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you'd have to ask our local sponsors for that.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:37 PM   #5
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If you have more than 60,000 KM I would change the VANOS seals. I did mine (M54 in 530) last month. The power under 3,000 RPM is much greater and the throttle response is now very crisp. The best $70 you can spend...

More info here: http://www.beisansystems.com/
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
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very much considering boost over the next year...
Whats the cost of labour to install
nothing if you install it yourself
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:47 PM   #7
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If you have more than 60,000 KM I would change the VANOS seals. I did mine (M54 in 530) last month. The power under 3,000 RPM is much greater and the throttle response is now very crisp. The best $70 you can spend...

More info here: http://www.beisansystems.com/
I was actually thinking about this also..
Did you do it yourself, or get it done at a shop
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:33 PM   #8
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I was actually thinking about this also..
Did you do it yourself, or get it done at a shop
I did it. The instructions on the site are very good. I can't tell you how long it took, as I also replaced the thermostat, water pump, rad, lower control arm bushings, and re-greased the idler pulleys at the same time. (All the usual E39 160,000 Km stuff)
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:27 PM   #9
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thanks for the info, i have 170k km on my car now i think am going to do this..
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:44 PM   #10
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So i just got a 330ci a couple of weeks ago.

Would like to know what you guys also with a 330 what you would recommend. I swapped the cold air K&N intake from my old car..
Dont notice any difference.. but i didn't notice any in my 323 either

What upgrades are worth the money..
Which upgrade will be the more noticable
What to stay away from..

Willing to spend the money if its a good quality upgrade
Software alone can make a decent difference, especially if you don't have $7K or so burning a hole in your pockets.

It's less than 10% of the price of a supercharger, and on a 330, you get about 10% of the increase in ponies that the sc gives you.

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Old 08-12-2008, 08:06 PM   #11
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^Hey MarkD, how does your chip compare to a Dinan stage II chip?
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:32 PM   #12
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order the VANOS seals yesterday, today the engine light, abs and parking are on, my car have 117K on it not 170K.. from what i've read is a need to do..

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Old 08-12-2008, 09:10 PM   #13
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^Hey MarkD, how does your chip compare to a Dinan stage II chip?
It's closer to Dinan's last stage. I think that is stage 3. And it's much cheaper also. Look for my sale ending Aug. 15 in this thread:


http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108589

So far the interest level has been very low, a few PM's but only one or two sales may happen later this week. So you can still qualify for the early bird discount.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:25 PM   #14
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^Thanks, I was just wondering because it is such a great deal! just low on funds this time of year (school)...
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:29 PM   #15
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how much do our sponsors charge to repair the vanos seals? i'm definitely interested in doing mine... and markD can you chip an 08 rs4?
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