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    I am thinking of getting this mod done to my E36 318is M44. Has anyone had it done and if so was it worth the money??
     
     

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    don't go expecting massive power increases or being pinned to you seat
    it will make the car better to drive and more flexible but not a massive amount faster
     
     

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    It's not really worth it - £300 for a real-world 5-8 bhp...

    Keep the cash, and just make sure your suspension/chassis is sweet and enjoy your car as it is.


    If you're after affordable power, why not sell the 318is and put the extra money towards a 323, 325 or 328 (or M3 if you can).
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyf View Post
    I am thinking of getting this mod done to my E36 318is M44. Has anyone had it done and if so was it worth the money??
    I had it done (Superchip) on mine as well as Scorpion stainless system, de-cat section, induction filter and whilst the car felt more responsive the engine was only pushing 133.5bhp on the rolling road

    The increase in insurance premium and cost of product IN MY OPINION does not warrant having it done especially when you can purchase a 325 engine for near enough the same amount and instantly gain 50bhp

    I eventually exchanged my 318is engine for the 286bhp 3.0litre M3 engine
     
     

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    Keep the cash, and just make sure your suspension/chassis is sweet and enjoy your car as it is.
    Excellent advice

    I also spent a lot of money on Powerflex Polyurethane bushes all around, front and rear Eibach anti roll bars and the G-max 60mm sports suspension kit and it made up for the lack of power due to enabling me to travell so much faster into, out of corners and going around roundabouts etc (all on private roads obviously)

    EBC greenstuff pads and grooved discs all around aided the braking
     
     

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    Thanks for the advice will just keep my money!! I might be able to change the car next year anyway, but just can't resist having a wee fiddle with it every now and again.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyf View Post
    Thanks for the advice will just keep my money!! I might be able to change the car next year anyway, but just can't resist having a wee fiddle with it every now and again.
    Every one of us has the same temptation.
     
     

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    Slightly off topic but why run superchips on an M44. The M44 has the re-mapable ECU.

    Genuine question, not a criticism. What are the differences between the two ?


    e46 330Ci - with some extra goodies


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    Pretty sure that's just the company name, it would be a remap rather than a chip.

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    Ah right, that makes sense lol.

    Cheers Ian


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