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    about 3.5K for 280bhp
    1st> 2004 Seat Ibiza 1.2
    2nd> 2005 Seat Ibiza 1.9TDI FR
    3rd> 1991 VW Polo Coupe 1.3
    4th> 1990 Honda CRX Del Sol
    5th> 1998 BMW E36 328
    6th> 2003 BMW E46 M3
     
     

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    hi guys i see your all talking power for pound figuers ,im new the world of bmw's wit a 328i (its great) i allso have a nissan 200sx ino there turbo but for under a grand i got mine pushin 303bhp at the flywheel sure goes to show turbo tunning is the way for big gains!!
     
     

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    To be honest (i don't know what is done to your car already but) if your thinking of an engine swap it would be cheaper to sell up the 2.8 and buy an M3, they're cheap at the mo and you will pay well over the odds on insurance if you do a conversion. You would also need to take into acount everything else you would need to swap out with a conversion..... brakes, suspension, roll bars etc etc etc

    For your 328 though, the best mods in my opinion would be;
    M50 manifold + throttle body conversion (or seperate throttle bodies)
    Cams and lightened pullies
    DaveF or the like
    3ltr M3 Limited Slip Diff
    Re-map
    and for good measure throw in a short shifter for that extra bit of driving pleasure

    I would have thought on a strong engine that will put you in the region of about 250fwhp / est 200rwhp
     
     

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    I have spoken to a few garages and I am told the M50 manifold plus throttle body change transforms the car.
    On www.BMconversions.co.uk it can be seen that the M50 manifold is bigger but one of the recomended garages on this site (in Herts) said it is smaller?
    If anyone has had this done, where did you get the parts and what was the cost.
     
     

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    if you put m50 manifold, you will lose some torque in lower rpm, and get some more at high rpm. if you put m50 manifold, i recomand you to change dif ratio(3.23 or 3.64)
     
     

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    If you use one of my kits, you won't lose any low down torque. You will only lose the torque if you have an air leak.

    Torque simply moves up the rev band by 200rpm. It certainly doesn't reduce.

    Who was it that said the 325 M50 manifold was smaller?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpina527 View Post
    If you use one of my kits, you won't lose any low down torque. You will only lose the torque if you have an air leak.

    Torque simply moves up the rev band by 200rpm. It certainly doesn't reduce.

    Who was it that said the 325 M50 manifold was smaller?
    PM Sent
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpina527 View Post
    If you use one of my kits, you won't lose any low down torque. You will only lose the torque if you have an air leak.

    Torque simply moves up the rev band by 200rpm. It certainly doesn't reduce.

    Who was it that said the 325 M50 manifold was smaller?
    Hi, I'm very interested in the M52/M50 manifold conversion kit you've mentioned. Ive got a 323i 1998 M52. (So far ive only done the cold air induction set up.) And from what ive learnt a pre-ready conversion kit is the way to go. So could you give me some more info about yours please. Especially what bits it contains, price, rough idea of power gains and does it come with the modified cover ready to fit? looking forward to your reply. Cheers mate...
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    Ps. what do you fellas reckon to this? (follow link)http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=350098788822
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jas1 View Post
    Ps. what do you fellas reckon to this? (follow link)http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=350098788822
    £129 for the Mani, £2K+ for the snail that goes with it
     
     

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