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    hiya guys in stuck on this one and nt sure whats best for my car, do i get a KnN cone induction kit or do i opt for the KnN panel filter thatgoes straight into my car? if so whats the difference? thanks
     
     

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    i have a k&n panel filter on mine mate, seems ok, but you dont get that nice sound from it. i think the proper induction kit was better on my other 325i...
    your best getting one with a heat sheild though rather than one that just sticks on the end of the intake pipe as they suffer from power sap through drawing in hot air.
     
     

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    K&N Cone Filter works best with a heat shield installed. If you get a panel filter, you won't get the induction noise which comes with an induction kit. You also won't have the lack of restriction that a cone filter would get; say a Cone claims to give a BHP boost of 5 - A panel filter would at a push give 1. Even so, BHP boosts from a panel OR a cone will be highly unlikely; although the throttle response is definitely likely to improve!

    If you need to get a heat shield for a cone, talk to gunner1 [forum member] who makes them. Then check in the BMW How-To section for a guide I wrote on installing that same shield!
     
     

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    thanks guys, how cn i get hold off this gunner1 then thanks
     
     

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    If you use the search feature and search "gunner1" you'll find a thread he wrote on induction kit heat shields. Enquire within!
     
     

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    somy car is 117bhp whats the most i can get from it? im no im not gonna get much more but just want to make a small difference like mak it a bit more nppy from the start
     
     

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    There really isn't a lot you can do at all. You can get an induction kit for a more responsive throttle. You can get a good exhaust system [my vote is with Scorpion] to give a better rear end noise; don't know if it makes the car faster - you'll have to decide for yourself. Give the car a good regular service, with only the best of products [NGK Spark Plugs, Castrol Magnatec 0w30 Oil, etc.] You could try using a higher octane fuel, such as Super Unleaded from Tesco - Personally, I'd say get V-Power from Shell; I found it to make the throttle even better and slightly improve the top end speed.

    You should also look at uprating the brakes for faster and better stoppage.
     
     

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    would a 318is engine go into my car then as i know this will be the best way for power gais but inall honesty im happy with the power i got just want to make it sound nice and save some seconds of the 0-60 time standard is 11.9s and ids be happy wit around 10, lol
     
     

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    A more responsive throttle means an improved 0-60, IMO. For better noise you need an induction kit and a new exhaust system.

    Yes, a 318iS would go in, but it involves sourcing a new loom to go with it and a bunch of different things. RYM had converted his 318iS coupe to an M3 Coupe. His 325tds Touring is now an M3 Touring... That's the same M3 Engine!

    If you can afford the conversion, do it. All E36 engines will drop in without any modifications, but it involves a lot of new parts and work. Have a look in the conversion section of the forum, and you'll get a lot of information about it!
     
     

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    so what else can i do for more throttle responce, lol
     
     

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