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  1. 1995 E36 328i - Best use of £2000 upgrade. 
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    I've got a basically standard 328i MTec, looking to spend some cash on upping the overall performance and handling of my car - keeping it balanced in all areas as much as possible.

    This is my initial spending plan:

    M50 manifold, tb and remap. £900.
    Ferodo track pads, braided lines, fluid and bleed. £250.
    CA-Autos under-engine cross brace. £115.
    After market panel filter (keeping OEM airbox). £35.
    Eibach / Bilstein spring and shock kit. £700.

    So what do you guy's reckon - have I missed anything obvious, is anything listed a total waste of cash?

    And before anyone asks, no I don't want an M3 - my car has every lux option I want, mint condition and is well serviced. I think I'd struggle to find a reasonably cheap M3 anywhere near as good...
     
     

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    short shift kit? or SSK
     
     

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    As I learnt yesterday..

    How about US M3 Cams

    And swapping the diff

    Haha.. look at me sounding all clever.. bet im completely wrong lmao!
     
     

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    I'd like a short-shift kit, but at around £300 I don't think they're very good value for money. Has anyone on here got one, what do they think?

    I'm not gonna bother with changing the cams or any engine internals, I don't want to compromise reliability. My car has a hard enough life as it is ...

    I'm tempted by an M3 LSD, how much will it benefit the handling though? I'd have thought suspension would be a better use of my budget?

    I know the diff would also change my final-drive ratio (from something like 3.15 to 2.93) but in real terms, what would it do to my 0-60 time and top speed?
     
     

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    A diff from a 325 or m3 is a 3,15 ratio so will improve acceleration over the standard 323/328 ratio of 2,93 motorway rpms will increase by about 400rpm at 70mph - a cheap upgrade


    Yes I copied and pasted that off another thread.. but im being useful lol!
     
     

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    i was nearly convinced then melly
    im not sure how true this is but ive heard that a sunstrip can give you around 15bhp and wich will increase acceleration in 1st 2nd and 4th wich is quite a lot more power than the gti 16v stickers wich only give 10bhp, like i say im not sure if its true but the guy in the corsa assures me it is
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron View Post
    i was nearly convinced then melly
    im not sure how true this is but ive heard that a sunstrip can give you around 15bhp and wich will increase acceleration in 1st 2nd and 4th wich is quite a lot more power than the gti 16v stickers wich only give 10bhp, like i say im not sure if its true but the guy in the corsa assures me it is
    LMao
     
     

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    Short shift kit using BMW parts.
    25 11 7 527 252 Z3 short shift lever
    25 11 220 600 Lever Bush
    25 11 220 379 Lower Spring Clip

    About £50 ish all from the Bmw dealer, and half an hour to fit.
    One of the best mods ive done. Just dont be tempted with the cheapo ones from ebay. The Bmw kit is the best ive come across.
     
     

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    sell it and put the £2k in to get an M3.
    Let the fun times roll .....

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    Your prices are a bit on the high side. Are you intending to do the work yourself or pay somebody?

    Have you thought about going for 330 disks and calipers?

    As said diff and cams should help.
     
     

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