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    That's right mate a good upgrade but expensive! I would Do the above first then cams and stuff after if you feel you need more
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    There are just soooo many options for the M52 engine, looks like I'll need a second job to pay for all this

    Thanks for the help everyone!
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    You rnt wrong mate loads of options for mega gains tho it's turbo charging
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    Quote Originally Posted by disco!!!! View Post
    there are a few things you can do
    first of all you can fit a inlet manifold from a M50 2.5 engine, this can give a gain of about 15-20bhp, and it will open the engine up after 4k rpm
    match that with a exhaust, remap, big bore throttle body and a good air filter with heatshield (something like a davef if you can find one) you could potentially be sitting on around 220-230bhp maybe more, ive seen dyno readouts on other forums show people hitting 240bhp
    you can fit the full exhaust system from a M3, the 3.2 would be the better choice as the lambda sensor bosses are in the right place some say that you wont get much power out of it others say up to 10bhp but there are plenty of offering around from the likes of scorpion etc
    then if youre wanting to go further then you can replace the viscous coupling with an electric fan and fit an under drive kit, going down this route will start to get expensive
    it depends how far you want to go
    the most powerful N/A 328 (in the uk) was recorded at around 260bhp so it depends on how deep your pockets are really
    That is that all covered! with the i's dotted and the t's crossed

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    You rnt wrong mate loads of options for mega gains tho it's turbo charging
    Yeah thats true but I believe that the M50 holds more of those horses much better than the M52... when turbos are concerned


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    Hi biomedman which version of the 2.8 isyour engine, is it the M52TUB28 or M52B28 as you have to be careful???
     
     

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    its the M52B28.....
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    the US M3 camshafts are a direct replacement and give good power gains especially when they are included with the previously mentioned modifications however...

    now i dont not know how much of the following is true, i have seen the following mentioned on other forums and this forum
    US M3 cams arent cheap or easy to find and if you do find some then you wont really know if they are the correct US M3 cams as they have the same part number as non M camshafts (i think the M50 ones are the culprits but i am not sure) unless you measure the cam lobes
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    In other words go to America for 6 weeks to find a set of cams yourself usually find them around the Florida disney land area, new York city and California so check all three to get the best.....
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