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    Hi guys,

    As I'm new to Beamers I really have no idea about them apart from the M 50manifold as told to me by my girlfriend's brother in law.

    As my car is a 1997 328i SE auto, why is the M50, being a 2.5L unit, a good upgrade if it's from a smaller engine? Is it from one of the 'M' powered cars, hence the letter? ie:
    M3/M5 etc?

    Also, what gain can be had by whacking a sports panel filter in? K&N/PiperX etc If it's a good cheap mod, which make would be best please?

    Sorry if these have been asked before. If so, could a mod please link me to the correct threads and close this one?

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    The e36 328i was restricted on it's power by the use of a smaller intake manifold

    If you fit the e35 325i m50 intake manifold (which has bigger intake)you can gain an extra 15bhp in the upper rev range but will loss lower end torque

    If remapped correctly you will gain extra torque through the rev range as well as extra bhp

    With just the manifold and remap we see 225-230 bhp from these 328i

    The standard air box is good for upto 230bhp

    So m50 intake and remap is all you need
    Here is a dyno graph of a 328i these mods and our remap ImageUploadedByTapatalk1356749913.447633.jpg
    And here is another with m50 manifold remap and Simota induction kit
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    Nice one bud, cheers :-)
     
     

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    You won't get any gains from a panel filter, if you get a full induction kit then you will get more noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr sideways View Post
    You won't get any gains from a panel filter, if you get a full induction kit then you will get more noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr sideways View Post
    You won't get any gains from a panel filter, if you get a full induction kit then you will get more noise.
    You will get gains after 230-235bhp as the standard air box is restricted but will need exhaust mods
    A induction kit will help the engine rev better

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