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    I have had my bmw 325i for a few years now and it is not as quick as it was, It has done over 100,000 miles and is serviced when it asks to be. Is there anything that i could do to get a bit more power.
     
     

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    you sur eyour not just getting used to the power a bit? ive found that with my 325ti
    whats your budget
    what kind of power are you after?
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    i am not talking about wanting a turbo or anything as my wife drive it most the time. I could be getting used to it but a bit more power would be good, i am not after top end as i dont drive it flat out i am just after a bit more pull when accelerating. I would be looking at around £500 tops. I dont want to start barrying the car as i want to keep it standered.
     
     

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    Cars do lose horses, but I agree, you're getting use to it!!!

    I did! You need a change... Doing little things will increase power for a while, but not greatly, you'll still get bored!
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    a quite cheap option is an induction kit. it doesnt give loads more power but the throttle response improves quite alot. only down side is that you have to figure out places for cold air feeds. is also doesnt sound chavy, just gives ur engine a nicer growl when acelerating
     
     

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    The induction kit looks like and idea also i have been looking a getting it chiped? Do they make any difference.
     
     

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    not a vast difference,but it'll seem smoother and you will know its running about as efficiently as its able.
    a decent exhaust will help matters too,but the days of the plus 15 bhp janspeeds are long gone
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    the biggest thing to remember is that a lot of exhausts will actually vap power! bmw exhausts are about as good as it gets, they are desisgned to do the most for the engine as viable considering fuel efficiancy and performance.
    Also on the induction kit, i would personally go for the replacement filter over the cone, as these suck in warm air, even with cold air feeds, it doesn't help when sat in traffic or slow moving traffic, as nothing forcing air in to it.
    So for you i would suggest a panel filter and remap, should be good for 10% increase, eg 17bhp-20bhp. and the power band will be smoother, and more fuel efficient.
     
     

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    So who or what company is good for a remap then?
    and what panel filter should i go for?
    Thanks Mark
     
     

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    look at motech and emaps forums a bit further down the front page
    pipercross seem to be popular for panel filters...and i think the consensus is to avoid k and n (too much oil coats the maf)
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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