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Old 01-10-2005, 09:47 PM   #1
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performance increase

my '85 325e only has around 120hp and im looking to incerase the POWER. wut do u guys use/ suggest
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Old 01-10-2005, 09:51 PM   #2
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:41 PM   #3
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Achip really improves performance in the 325e. Get one! I suggest the chip that Mark D makes. He is on this board. PM him!
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:11 PM   #4
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First thing is chip! Lots of gain on an ETA. Get a new FPR (from 318, 325i, 535i etc...) they are all better then stock, higher ratio diff is a must, the stock is way too low...Intake/exhaust...As many 325i parts as you can get...or engine swap...a 2.5 will give you more power but not as much torque...Or if you have some good $$$ to spend then M50 and others...
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Old 01-11-2005, 02:16 AM   #5
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Get a new FPR (from 318, 325i, 535i etc...)
Isn't it the same one?
What's the Eta's rated at?
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:52 PM   #6
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Isn't it the same one?
What's the Eta's rated at?

The ETA is 2.5 bar, and MOST others are 3 bar. ETA's tend to run lean at high RPM (whatever high rpm can be...with 5K redline!), so this helps...
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Old 01-11-2005, 02:08 PM   #7
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What's an FPR?
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Old 01-11-2005, 02:25 PM   #8
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Fuel Pressure Regulator
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one of the first things im leaning towards are a new chip and cold air intake
is there anything else i need to make the chip operate correctly?
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no one makes a cold air intake for a e30. and installing a cone intake on a eta is a completely moot point.
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thx, i should've caught that.
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:45 PM   #12
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so theres no intake that i can install on my e30?
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There are plenty of cheapo ebay intakes that will fit your car.. however

You will see zero power increase, just alot more noise.
You will be sucking in hot engine air, unless you fabricate a proper heatshield.

My proper CAI setup. All custom fabricated, a zillion times better then anything on the market.

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There are plenty of cheapo ebay intakes that will fit your car.. however

You will see zero power increase, just alot more noise.
You will be sucking in hot engine air, unless you fabricate a proper heatshield.

My proper CAI setup. All custom fabricated, a zillion times better then anything on the market.
I'll have something out April-May of 2005. Depends on how much time I have available then.
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:27 PM   #15
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ya jordan ive seen ur intake setup. thats realy a good idea. what company intake are u running?
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