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    hi guys i am posting this for my mate as he owns my old bmw now i have been speaking to ian alpina about one of his manifolds for the conversion and am going to order one for my mate the only thing is he is going to use the car for towing as well as normal driving i have read lots of info on the manifold conversion about losing bottom end torque i have asked remap people in manchester about doing a remap once fitted they just scratched there heads will one of these shark injector things work the car is not obd it still has the round dianostics plug under the bonnet or any other ideas thanks
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    Personally I wouldn't worry as there will still be way more than enough torque to pull anything you would want to tow
     
     

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    cant see it would make much difference to towing

    shark injector is for the USA spec cars
     
     

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    he was worried about the loss of bottom end torque for hill starts and the like when towing i have read a lot about this mod and the high rev gains you get but nearly all of the reviews say the loss of torque is noticable
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewc1267 View Post
    he was worried about the loss of bottom end torque for hill starts and the like when towing i have read a lot about this mod and the high rev gains you get but nearly all of the reviews say the loss of torque is noticable
    At worst you'll need 200-300 more rpm to achieve the same level of torque - but bear in mind - it's a 2.5 litre car. So it'll still make WAY more torque than standard 1.8 or 2.0 cars, which are fine for towing.

    There's quite a few companies that do remap's for the M50 mod / Shrick manifold, so look into that if you're really concerned about the torque loss. They should equal or better the original torque, and add another 10ish bhp on top of your inlet mod.
     
     

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