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    hey guys ive just bought an e36 323i and was wondering if an ecu remap is worth having done, the car has 18's on it and at low speed in 3rd and 4th its very slow to pick up and makes it a poor driving experience(i dont want massive power just a smoother band of power), will an ecu remap actually make that much difference in allowing me to access the power lower down the rev range?
    advice apreciated, thanks.
     
     

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    I'd say your better off doing an M50 manifold conversion.. then a remap to get the best out of the mod
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    ye ive heard a lot about doing m50 manifold conversion, but i have no mechanical knowledge at all, so how much would it be to get it done? (just labour) i would buy the manifold seperate(im guessing for around 50-80 quid)
     
     

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    A lot of the forum members have good experience in this. I think the price you are looking at is around 200 - 300 quid

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    It's the best bang for buck performance mod you can do on an e36 323..
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    dude I've just read another thread of yours and you said you was skint so what gives ?

    you also said if the airbag light would cost you a lot you would sell the car by xmas so just when would you be remapping it or doing the M50 manifold Mod ?

    I and many others don't mind helping people but only if they are serious and not just chatting shit m8.

    Please don't take this the wrong way but I think you have bought the wrong car. You obviously have no clue as to what things cost and I'm afraid you are in for a shock.

    Best get saving those pennies.

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    The manifold conversion will not help lower down the rev range. Just drop it into second and give it a thrashing!

    Alternatively look at getting a M3 LSD fitted as the 323 gearing is too long.

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    Sounds like the first thing to spend some money on is a good diagnostic check. You might have a duff cam or crank sensor causing your lack of grunt
     
     

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