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    Afternoon bfuk members!

    As you may or may not know i have a 325i m50 engine e36 track/ tarmac car, and its awesome fun, no doubt.

    But i cant help but get that naggin feeling more power......

    The reason i chose the m50 engine is its bombproof really. Its done 190,000 miles and runs just perfect!.

    Currently it has been chipped, larger big bore throttle body, an induction kit and scorpion cat back system (which sounds amazing!). The plan is de-cat depending on noise regualtions but i have no other ideas to increase oomph.

    Maybe:
    US m3 3.0 litre cams? Are they hard to fit, worth the cost?
    Bore out to 3.0 litre bottom end? Is this possible and will it effect reliability?
    Supercharger/ Turbocharger?
    M3 engine?

    Any other suggestions?

    I have about £1500 to spend roughly but it must remain quite reliable as possible for competative reasons. I have a spare engine and could fettle that gas flow head bore out block etc but is it worth it?

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    I think 3.0 M3 engine would be the best bet, you should gain a solid 60+ BHP, and have an unstressed sportier engine which you can still push further.
     
     

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    I wouldn't think an m3 engine, forced induction, or rebuilding an engine fits in to the money allowed. Depending on what skills and contacts you have I could be wrong.
    Because it is a track car i'd imagine it'll be fine to move the ve of the engine up higher in the rpms. The us m3 cams or a cam regrind will achieve this. Another add on is to use s50b30/2 headers. These will bolt straight up to the block but will need to be modified at the other end as it will not connect to the current flanges. Also if you get a custom chip made for your setup you should be away smiling and hopefully on budget
     
     

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