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Old 09-07-2006, 02:39 AM   #1
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best performance mods for an auto e46 sedan?

what are the best performance mods for an automatic transmission e46 sedan?

im trying to decide the order to purchase mods in...

ive heard mixed between sway bars or "software" as probably the best performance mod for an automatic e46 sedan

wat are your thoughts?
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Old 09-07-2006, 02:40 AM   #2
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oh and something within budget so no s/c, turbo, engine swap..
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Old 09-07-2006, 04:20 AM   #3
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start with intake and exhaust...and then get the software..
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Old 09-07-2006, 04:19 PM   #4
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the 325's aren't that bad, but definatly an intake, exhaust, software would be your best bet.

I'd probably go intake, software, then exhaust, but that's really preference.
after that, mabye some pullies, try to get some weight off the car.
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Old 09-07-2006, 06:56 PM   #5
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what do pullies do?

what are the best things to do for weight reduction?
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:00 PM   #6
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intake, software, exhaust, oh and a 5/6 speed conversion
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:37 PM   #7
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U know what.. instead of spending on the exhaust, intake and software, combined u can get cams, and they're MORE noticable than all of the above mods. Actually those mods are complimentary mods w/ the cams, but if u want a more "noticable" gain, Id suggest go w/ 264/248 cams.
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:16 PM   #8
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Bolt-ons are pointless. Regardless of what breathing mods you throw at that car, a stock 5-speed 325i will still be faster.

Save your money for another car. Think 3.0 6-speed.
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:21 PM   #9
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what are the best performance mods for an automatic transmission e46 sedan?

im trying to decide the order to purchase mods in...

ive heard mixed between sway bars or "software" as probably the best performance mod for an automatic e46 sedan

wat are your thoughts?
i have an e46 sedan .. did the intake and software .. its worth it. exhaust im iffy on since i dont want it loud so everything points to getting a remus exhaust. Pulley's I dont recommend and some others will tell you the same.
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Old 09-08-2006, 05:30 PM   #10
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did you get software for the engine and tranny? where did you get it from?

and yeah i dont want a loud exhaust either... is remus a quieter one?

and for intake, im still debating whether or not to get one... im weighing in the risks involved, etc...
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Remus are quieter but they're deep sounding..noice. Some shops can actually remove some of the baffling to make the muffler louder, but by the time you buy a Remus and do the de-bafling, you're well over $1,000 (cat-back system).
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Old 09-08-2006, 05:48 PM   #12
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Manual transmission.
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Old 09-08-2006, 06:08 PM   #13
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Bolt-ons are pointless. Regardless of what breathing mods you throw at that car, a stock 5-speed 325i will still be faster.

Save your money for another car. Think 3.0 6-speed.
I agree. Save your money for a faster car.
330i 6 speed manual with 3.46 rear diff is pretty sweet.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:51 PM   #14
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did you get software for the engine and tranny? where did you get it from?

and yeah i dont want a loud exhaust either... is remus a quieter one?

and for intake, im still debating whether or not to get one... im weighing in the risks involved, etc...
remus is really quiet but pricey. I have manual so i didnt get any software for tranny. I got it from RMP .. Rocco did the work. What risks with intake?? lol .. I got the Conforti .. check it out,,

http://www.namotorwerks.com/products...hp/II=180/PA=0

i've been running it for over a year and its great .. beautiful sound too when u really push it.
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:36 PM   #15
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remus is really quiet but pricey. I have manual so i didnt get any software for tranny. I got it from RMP .. Rocco did the work. What risks with intake?? lol .. I got the Conforti .. check it out,,

http://www.namotorwerks.com/products...hp/II=180/PA=0

i've been running it for over a year and its great .. beautiful sound too when u really push it.

risks with hydrolocking the engine... but i dont think it will be too much of a hazard even in heavy rain.... as long as i avoid the large puddles and get a CAI that is not too low

can you keep your CAI on in the snow?
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