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    Quote Originally Posted by mellybmw View Post
    Also my car currently has a Gruppe induction kit on it, which is about the size of my head.
    Is this any good, its carbon fibre, thats all I care about lol. (was on the car when i purchased it)
    It's probably Gruppe M relica as the originals are stupidly expensive. Saying that, the reps are still £150-200.

    Some of the figures being thrown around sound a little optimistic to me. If I was you I'd do the manifold first (forget the throttle body) and then get a remap.

    If you want to go further than that, it would then be cams but I'd probably call it a day and start looking at the diff and sorting out the suspension.

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    Get your car check first with a good service, there is no point trying to improve a car for instance when it may have lost 20% due to poor injectors, i.e. you can't polish a turd...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    Some of the figures being thrown around sound a little optimistic to me. If I was you I'd do the manifold first (forget the throttle body) and then get a remap.


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    I dunno, if you are going to the effort of changing the manifold, it is not much hassle to do the throttle body too. Its all about peak air flow and there is no point choking it at the TB? Just my opinion
     
     

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    Does it choke it? If so what gains would you get for your money? 2-3bhp at most for £100+? I have changed TB's before and it made no noticeable difference. There are other things you could do to improve the airflow through the TB like bypassing the throttle body coolant or even deleting the ASC.

    It's not all about peak air flow either. The manifold design and intake runner length has a big effect on the engines characteristics. The reason the M50 works so well on the M52is that it was designed for a smaller engine.
     
     

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    Blimey im learning lots from this thread.. lol

    Dont think its a replica, unless the replicas are worth about 700 -800 .. Its real as far as im aware/been told by a few people.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellybmw View Post
    Blimey im learning lots from this thread.. lol

    Dont think its a replica, unless the replicas are worth about 700 -800 .. Its real as far as im aware/been told by a few people.

    Come on then, don't be shy... Post the pictures up







    Yes... and this time I mean of the induction kit



     
     

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    Lol oo but that means going out in the dark. I will try and get some tomorrow during the day

    But its real carbon fibre, do the replicas have real carbon?
     
     

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    when i owned a MG zr 1400 the i changed the 48mm TB to a 52mmTB from a higher spec model including the VVC head, so if i were to change the intake system on my 318is to a 320i , i would need a remap as i can get hold of a complete 320 intake system and cylinder head,Bearing in mind i'll have to use the 318 injectors,and full Janspeed exhaust system...Am i right ??

    or would it be better to cam it an have a remap??
    were the hell are my car keys???...................?? oh last pocket i check!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey36 View Post
    when i owned a MG zr 1400 the i changed the 48mm TB to a 52mmTB from a higher spec model including the VVC head, so if i were to change the intake system on my 318is to a 320i , i would need a remap as i can get hold of a complete 320 intake system and cylinder head,Bearing in mind i'll have to use the 318 injectors,and full Janspeed exhaust system...Am i right ??

    or would it be better to cam it an have a remap??
    318 is a 4 cyl and the 320 is a 6 cyl so be care full what you go buying
     
     

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    @ mellybmw
    Get some pics up of the induction kit and manifold ( just in case its already been done!)

    I have done a good few mods to my 323 and 328

    the m52 325 manifold can be done as a DIY but you need to be carefull you dont get any air leaks as in involves bodging t-pieces and hoses etc and the car will be off the road for a while till it's done
    If you want a plug and play maniflod swap there is a kit already made up and modifed to fit as a straight swap including instructions and car will be off the road for 4 hours, I have used this kit and would recomend it again it also includes a BBTB
    if you interested i can PM you his email?

    you should get approx 20hp
    a remap is a good idea to improve torque but not essential
    next step engine wise is a set of US spec M3 cams good for a genuine 8 hp and some nice kick from 3800 rpm

    or you could look at swaping diffs to improve on acceleration, as the 323/328has a very tall ratio thats is great on the motorway but shite in the city or traffic
     
     

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