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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Alpina527 has done more research into this, the first problem is it will hit the oil filter housing, then after that, the injectors are pointing in the wrong direction, as they want to be aiming at the back of the intake valve.

    I guess some people have already done it, but the fact these easily available mods aren't done points to it turning out to be a failure.
    are you talking about the M3 throttle bodies?
    aww man that just sucks :(
     
     

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    Yep, I've seen precious few non Ms with throttle bodies, and all the pics have been of dbillas kits or possibly some other manufacturer, but in all cases, there were only used in race classes where the engine size was pegged, and money no object to wring ever last HP out of the engine.

    As a rough guide, you could get 2 M3 engines for the price of getting throttle bodies fitted.
    Motorbike TBs are the next option, nice and cheap, and i think the injector angle is more "average" meaning there is more of a chance of getting them to work on anything.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Yep, I've seen precious few non Ms with throttle bodies, and all the pics have been of dbillas kits or possibly some other manufacturer, but in all cases, there were only used in race classes where the engine size was pegged, and money no object to wring ever last HP out of the engine.

    As a rough guide, you could get 2 M3 engines for the price of getting throttle bodies fitted.
    Motorbike TBs are the next option, nice and cheap, and i think the injector angle is more "average" meaning there is more of a chance of getting them to work on anything.
    Hmm.. bike TB's. Thank you.
    2 M3 engines? TB's shouldn't cost that much? i'd use megasquirt and do it myself
     
     

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    As already stated by Enda, the M3 bodies are virtually impossible to fit. There are far too many problems to make it worth while. Even if you did get them to work properly you would need some very hairy cams to get any benefit out of them.

    Best to go with an M3 lump if you want a real hike in power, or go M50manifold/bbtb/ cams if you want to go half way
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpina527 View Post
    As already stated by Enda, the M3 bodies are virtually impossible to fit. There are far too many problems to make it worth while. Even if you did get them to work properly you would need some very hairy cams to get any benefit out of them.

    Best to go with an M3 lump if you want a real hike in power, or go M50manifold/bbtb/ cams if you want to go half way
    Nah i don't like the thought of M3/M5's. too many litres for me lol. i'll do throttle bodies and cams with remap sometime in the near future
     
     

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    i am looking into this whole m50 idea for my 320 and was wanting to know which models have the m50 motor so i can go on the rob at my local breakers

    of topic hi momanatorz i see you replaced the punto with a bmw lol funny lol that my cinq went for a bmw too please tell me you aint going sticker happy on this one too lmao
     
     

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    m3's are at rock bottom price wise so imo i would go for an m3 if its a power thing
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mario320i View Post
    i am looking into this whole m50 idea for my 320 and was wanting to know which models have the m50 motor so i can go on the rob at my local breakers

    of topic hi momanatorz i see you replaced the punto with a bmw lol funny lol that my cinq went for a bmw too please tell me you aint going sticker happy on this one too lmao
    Lol are you mariocinq??
    I got some stickers but the Punto was something different
    see my build thread
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momanatorz View Post
    Lol are you mariocinq??
    I got some stickers but the Punto was something different
    see my build thread
    yeah its mariocinq lol i gave up on the cinq for more comfy inviroments lol
    e46 318i se
     
     

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    A friend of mine has done this on his 325i a while ago and he was quite happy with the results. Definitely a lot more responsive and some gains in the upper range. He also had free flow exhaust and chip.

    I think I'll do it this summer.

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    If it moves (and it shouldn't): duct tape. 
If it doesn’t move (and it should): WD40.

    Everything else is just stuff.
     
     

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