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    i feel like i need more power form my 318ti compact, not sure where to start or where i can get good gains any tips?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 318ticompact View Post
    i feel like i need more power form my 318ti compact, not sure where to start or where i can get good gains any tips?
    a bigger engine is the best way to get more bhp,you could use a better filter, plugs and fuel
     
     

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    what are the best air filters n plugs im pretty new to all this ive had my 318ti for a year now and although its a lovely drive, i feel like i need more power but dont really wanna move up to a 325 or 330 jus yet.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 318ticompact View Post
    what are the best air filters n plugs im pretty new to all this ive had my 318ti for a year now and although its a lovely drive, i feel like i need more power but dont really wanna move up to a 325 or 330 jus yet.
    i would say k&n filter and iridium spark plugs but the right fuel along with those should make a few more horse nothing massive tho
     
     

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    how do you mean the right fuel do you mean like shell optimax or something?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 318ticompact View Post
    how do you mean the right fuel do you mean like shell optimax or something?
    yeah optimax
     
     

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    k&n filters are crap, too oily, get a green filter!

    i researched filters long and hard but got told by everybody too avoid k&n's! and unfortunately pipercross dont do a filter for your car!

    also optimax fuel won't make your car go faster i can assure you! it'll just keep the injectors clean and leave you out of pocket!

    same for spark plugs, they'll give you good ignition but not improved performance!

    for improved performance you want a re-map but it's minimal gains and probably not worth it!

    save your money if i were you mate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    k&n filters are crap, too oily, get a green filter!

    i researched filters long and hard but got told by everybody too avoid k&n's! and unfortunately pipercross dont do a filter for your car!

    also optimax fuel won't make your car go faster i can assure you! it'll just keep the injectors clean and leave you out of pocket!

    same for spark plugs, they'll give you good ignition but not improved performance!

    for improved performance you want a re-map but it's minimal gains and probably not worth it!

    save your money if i were you mate!
    better plugs make for better ignition and burn cleaner ie more response and optimax is proven to clean your injectors but also to get the best performance out of your car as it was made with ferrari in mind.
    tiff needell on fith gear did a test to see and it did increase the bhp by up to 10%

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    i saw that on fifth gear mind and actually started using optimax but after a few tanks full i genuinely hadnt noticed anything about from an empty wallet so went back to normal fuel!

    i agree about the plugs but i think he's looking for serious power gains which aren't really gainable without an engine conversion like you said first off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    i saw that on fifth gear mind and actually started using optimax but after a few tanks full i genuinely hadnt noticed anything about from an empty wallet so went back to normal fuel!

    i agree about the plugs but i think he's looking for serious power gains which aren't really gainable without an engine conversion like you said first off!
    try tescos 99 alot of people say it really good and is more like 102
     
     

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