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    Hi

    I have just bought a 98 323i and want to beef it up a bit.

    I have already fitted some E46 17" 7 spoke Alloys and locking wheel nuts which makes it look loads better, however i want to improve the stance.

    I have gotten some Jamex 60mm drop springs of the bay and as an after thought (as always he he) will i need to do any arch mods?

    The 17's have 225 45's fitted.

    Also, induction mods. i have searched the forum and have not found any discussions about the cheapy kits on the bay.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E36-92-99-...item518e01015c

    I was thinking about that one specifically, will it fit my 323? What is that branch off the main intake in the pic? What is the plastic pipe for?

    As you may have guessed i have not bought a haynes manual yet I figured that this site looked quite cool and has some knowledgable members that would have some informed answers.



    Thanks in advance!
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    Hi Andy,

    What mileage is your Bimmer on? I would recommend replacing the dampers at the same time as the springs if they are over 60K and still on OE. Easy job to do I would be more than happy to help if you want to drive to Sheffield lol.

    I wouldn't bother with that induction kit - it will just soak up warm air from the engine bay, I have fitted a few BMC CDAs recently and have been impressed with those but they are around about 200 notes. REALLY nice bit of kit though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OBD View Post
    Hi Andy,

    What mileage is your Bimmer on? I would recommend replacing the dampers at the same time as the springs if they are over 60K and still on OE. Easy job to do I would be more than happy to help if you want to drive to Sheffield lol.

    I wouldn't bother with that induction kit - it will just soak up warm air from the engine bay, I have fitted a few BMC CDAs recently and have been impressed with those but they are around about 200 notes. REALLY nice bit of kit though

    Mike
    Hi Mike,

    Cheers for the offer, I was going to fit the springs over new year when I can get access to my dads garage over new year... (inside and heated ftw)

    The induction kit I was going to fashion my own heat sheild for it but was concerned about the other bits that went off it.

    I see from your sig you drift, PM me if you are on DW

    AndyC
     
     

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    M50 manifold conversion and get an induction kit with a heatshield and possibly a cold air feed to it too.I have one coming from the brake duct on the bumper to it.
     
     

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    Hi Andy,

    No sorry I am not on there.... I am a learner drifter.... The car has actually had more circuit racing of recent.

    I have got a unit in Sheffield where mine lives Its nice to have some cover & heat when you are working in winter time!

    Here is a few pics of my induction kit I built.... would not be very good for... well wet conditions:


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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    M50 manifold conversion
    LOL I knew that would be coming.... I have read about it but need to save some pennies first. Oh and get the brakes and suspension sorted first

    Anyone know about the ebay induction kit and the pipes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OBD View Post
    Hi Andy,

    No sorry I am not on there.... I am a learner drifter.... The car has actually had more circuit racing of recent.

    I have got a unit in Sheffield where mine lives Its nice to have some cover & heat when you are working in winter time!

    Here is a few pics of my induction kit I built.... would not be very good for... well wet conditions:
    Sweet job Mike!

    No worries about not being on DW, I am not a drifter per se, I am a Tog / Target lol (AndyC on DW)

    I was thinking about getting one of the cheapy kits off the bay and making the heat sheild myself but was confussled by the branches on the inlet in the pic and the tube... I guess what i mean is will it fit and is it an easy job for a rusty spanner monkey like me lol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyC2501 View Post

    Anyone know about the ebay induction kit and the pipes?

    AndyC
    Yep thats the exact same one I have on my car still have no idea what the blue tube is for though and I put on a heatshield and cold air feed to it too.Works a treat and was cheap too
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    Yep thats the exact same one I have on my car still have no idea what the blue tube is for though and I put on a heatshield and cold air feed to it too.Works a treat and was cheap too
    Nice! Got any links to a thread with pics and info by any chance?

    My mouse is over the buy it now button but want to be sure...

    Thanks for the welcome
     
     

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    Thats it in my car when I first put it on...added heatshield later
    Got some other pics somewhere will try find them
     
     

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