I am looking for stuff to do to my car so that I get some more power out of the engine. I know that turbo engines are much easier to add power to and short of turbo/supercharging a NA engine, getting more power is tough.
So my car is the 325i coupe (1993). The power output quoted at the flywheel 18 years ago was 192, from what I've read around in the net, most cars only produced 160-70hp at the wheel. My question is, to what extent is that accurate?
In addition to that I've been looking at ways to increase the power of my car.
Till now I've been told the following:
ECU Remap was quoted (by the tuner's shop i asked in Cyprus) to 20hp increase
Furthermore, Ive been told to look at an exhaust manifold, however I have no idea what that will give.
In addition, i have read that new, more efficient and lighter under drive pulleys may give more power to the wheels i.e. increase the efficiency of the system so that more power actually goes to the wheels. Is that true?
I also thought about a CAI but i'm getting pretty mixed reactions to that, I've read people say the standard air box is as good as it gets while others recommended a conical K&N filter with heat shield (In this case I would love to know if anyone can recommend a system that is known to have worked.)
What else can be done? It's impossible to find anything to do to the thing i mean i have friends with hatchbacks who have millions of thing to do to them and gain quite some performance.
What i basically want is as much power as possible to the wheel, getting closer to the 200 area is what i basically want.
Any help is welcome thanks