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Old 02-11-2004, 05:52 AM   #1
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E30 vs. 2000 prelude

I own a 1988 325 is... I just got it back from the shop with a tune up. I got a new oil pan and pump, new wires, cap and rotor, valves were adjusted, new water pump timing belt, short shifter and a flex disk, and finally a fuel pump and filter

I got this buddy and its pisses me off how everytime we go for a pass he catches me in 3rd gear v-tech....... since my car is ready for a chip and an intake now does anybody have any feedback about the power increase from those two....

I wanna be able to beat the prelude before I race again..... so will a chip and an intake work or would i need the get a exhaust system with it???
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Old 02-11-2004, 06:34 AM   #2
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with a chip and intake you should notice some pretty significant gains.. i have a chip and intake on mine and it made a pretty big difference. ive never run against a prelude, but i think u might be able to take it

talk to MarkD on this board, he is in Toronto and he makes chips for e30s (I got mine from him as well as a few others on this board so we can vouch for it) and not too expensive

Old car 1990 325ix. Current car 2000 540i.
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Old 02-11-2004, 08:14 AM   #3
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What year is the prelude??
is it the H22?? if so you gonna have a hard time,you might need more then a chip and intake to take him.
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Funny, the day after I got my chip installed (and I already had an intake), I went up against a 97-01 Prelude on the highway. We were dead even.

Coincidentally, last night on the way home from the meet at BMW Autohaus, I got in a battle with a 92-96 Prelude, an SR (160hp)model. I can see his exhaust and hear his intake, but I'm not sure what else he had. Anyways, I was pulling on him slightly every run we made.

Oh, and the chip made a world of a difference on my car. Whenever I have doubts I put it back to stock for a week, and that is always a rude awakening.
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:43 PM   #5
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Mistikal.. you also had a battle with a V6 Automatic Grand Am and you almost lost HAHHAH!

Ps. warmed the car up real nice
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Old 02-11-2004, 05:01 PM   #6
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Almost lost?! You never even gained an inch! Plus, I was pulling ahead in third. Oh yeah, and the car warmed up real quick after that shit.

I got home 10mins after we got onto the 400. That Prelude was good encouragement.
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