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    More power=Fun in the dry also
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigledden View Post
    i thought a remap was a cheap mod compared to some stuff that can be done
    to be fair it is quite cheap ,but,imho,just not worth it on a 4cyl n/a car.
    not unless some extra mods are made to turn it into a screamer.
    panel filters wont flow much extra air over a std fit,but they don't clog up as quickly
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    Quote Originally Posted by tallgeese View Post
    Well to be honest if you guys all think a new 2.8 is the way to go then i might as well sell my baby and buy the bigger one, still i would miss this car it's fun in the wet............
    If the car is still standard and you can afford to replace it with the 2.8 and more power really is what you want then this would be the best route.

    I did my conversion because i'd spent thousands on modifying it and a donor came up at a good price.

    When considering a power up grade you really need to work out how much BHP you will achieve per £ spent. £300 for 7-8BHP really isn't a good return for the money spent.

    When I had the 1.8 16v engine in my motor I had a de-cat pipe, induction kit and performance exhaust fitted and the end result was a LOSS of BHP

    The donor vehicle increased my power output by over 100%. When opting for a supercharger they estimate an increase of approxiamately 40% and that will cost around 8k. Unfortunately i've never tried to work out how much I spent on my conversion but it was far less than 8k

    Hope this helps
     
     

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    bear in mind that if you go for a big power hike it would be advisable to upgrade various other things like brakes and suspension.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano16v View Post
    bear in mind that if you go for a big power hike it would be advisable to upgrade various other things like brakes and suspension.
    As Churchill says "Oh Yesssssss"
     
     

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    Well i have put it up on piston heads to test the water and im off to look at a 1994 M3 tonite but i do need to ask is £2300 good for an M3 of this year with 79000 miles and only early history????
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    to be fair it is quite cheap ,but,imho,just not worth it on a 4cyl n/a car.
    not unless some extra mods are made to turn it into a screamer.
    panel filters wont flow much extra air over a std fit,but they don't clog up as quickly
    i beg to differ i recently took a k and n off my 1.4 corsa and it felt flat everywhere. alot less torque
    E39 525I
     
     

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    paper filters will flow more at the start of their service life but clog up sooner whereas a foam/cotton filter still maintains a constant level of flow/filtration.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano16v View Post
    paper filters will flow more at the start of their service life but clog up sooner whereas a foam/cotton filter still maintains a constant level of flow/filtration.
    And will also filter out smaller particles than a standard filter
     
     

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    Hey Guys , just bought a 2005 318ci m sport coupe , what do you think is the first mod to do ?
     
     

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