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    hi guys. rite im new to bmw's. i have built a mk 2 golf and a renault 5 gt turbo from scratch. so when it comes to getting my hands dirty im happy. i worked for bmw for over 3 years. most of ur parts probably came through me at some point from late 2000 to 2004 ish. as i worked in bracknell. the main uk base for bmw.

    i have finaly given in and got one. a e36 323i. body work is not to good but i also have body shop experiance. but the engine and running gear is sound. paid £550 for it from a mate. it has e36 m3 rear bumper and side skirts and a stupid e46 front bumper. wich looks crap! And i want to change for a e38 m3 front bumper!! if anyone has one??

    anyway. i play with cars, i want this to be fast but i dont want it to let me down. its a large engine compared to what i have delt with in the past bit i like a chalange!

    so any tips would be good from the guys and girls that know!!

    thanks guys and girls!!!
     
     

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    o forgot to say. it aparantly has had stuff done to it.
    it revs off the clock!!! like back to 0 but sounds fine. not sure if its a fault or what. any ideas???
     
     

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    Most people start with an enclosed air filter commonly know As a dave f, also an m50 inlet manifold from the 325 and throttlebody
    This will take u to about 200 bhpgive or take a few ul also need a conversion kit unles u buy a converted one from a forum member called alpina,also many people instal 325i / m3 diffs, fan delete should free up a few hp too, also on e 323 a common mod is to put a 328i twin exhaust from manifolds back , the 323 normaly have single pipe from manifold back whereas the 2.8 has twin ,
    Hope this helps
     
     

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    Most people start with an enclosed air filter commonly know As a dave f, also an m50 inlet manifold from the 325 and throttlebody
    This will take u to about 200 bhpgive or take a few ul also need a conversion kit unles u buy a converted one from a forum member called alpina52,also many people instal 325i / m3 diffs, fan delete should free up a few hp too, also on e 323 a common mod is to put a 328i twin exhaust from manifolds back , the 323 normaly have single pipe from manifold back whereas the 2.8 has twin ,
    Hope this helps
     
     

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    If you want to save up/look for the right air filer (daveF) you could debaffle your airbox, makes it sound a little fruiter
    As stated above though M50 inlet and 328 exhaust is a good way to go
     
     

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    The m50 manifold mod and a remap will give you the most amount of power for your money
    The mods you do after this will help but will have smaller gains to add to the cars power

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    thanks guys. well it has a scorpion exhaust. (twin pipe) havent looked how far it gose forwerd yet. i will check in the morning if its not pissin down.
    it also has a cone filter fitted. ( no air box atall). sound realy nice.
    i have read about the m50 inlet. how do i tell the differance? i herd somthing about another bm's manifold looking the same but it ist. if you understand.

    like i said im new to bmws. but im a very fast lerner. lol
     
     

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    The m50 manifold mod and a remap will give you the most amount of power for your money
     
     

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    Rather than tell you what most people do, I'll just tell you what I've done in terms of increasing power.

    Mine started as a standard M52 323.

    I have fitted;

    Full M3 Evo exhaust and manifolds
    US M3 cams
    M50 intake manifold
    Dave F enclosed induction kit
    Fan delete
    Aircon delete
    ASC delete
    3.91 ratio LSD.
    Wizards of NOS direct port nitrous

    Its a fair bit faster than standard, I'm just about to get it remapped so I'll stick some power figures up once thats been done.

    In order of importance I'd recommend the M50 manifold and a better ratio diff. The 323 has 2.93 as standard which makes the gears soooo loooong.
     
     

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    Thanks mate that's great. Let me know what the power is as soon as u know. Has anyone got a picture of the m50 manifold. So I can tell what I'm looking for.
     
     

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