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hi,

just wondered what the best mods are for my e36 328i Automatic?

ok ok, its an auto,lol but its quite nippy already but want a little more power, without making it manual.


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You could start with something like the M50 manifold conversion. Do a search and you will find loads of info on it. You could also combine that with a induction kit provided it has a properly made heat shield and then a remap from someone like TheEnd.

That should see you with at least another 20-30 bhp easy peasy.
 

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M50 manifold conversion, you'd get about a 25bhp increase, add a remap into the mix as well, and you could be up to 230-ish bhp from 193, so there's a lot to gain.
will i need just the m50 manifold for will i need a fitting kit aswell??

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slap a manual box on it and M50 manifold with a TheEnd remap
 

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ok can you not just buy an M50 inlet manifold from a breakers yard and fit it using all the throttle body ets from the M52 as I'm looking into doing this also of would I be better off just buying a complete kit?
 

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ok can you not just buy an M50 inlet manifold from a breakers yard and fit it using all the throttle body ets from the M52 as I'm looking into doing this also of would I be better off just buying a complete kit?
More or less, use search on here and you will find it wise to acquire all the supporting bracketry and some bits and bobs for the ICV
 

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slap a manual box on it and M50 manifold with a TheEnd remap
Cheapest way to make an auto quicker....... make it manual and in a lot of cases insurers don't care (but ask)

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(yes I know the OP says "without making it a manual" but unless you can't drive a stick it is the best answer)
 

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how much hassle is it to fit a manual box? what would i need? apart from a box,lol

vic x

Off the cuff:
  • Flywheel
  • Clutch
  • Clutch slave cylinder
  • Clutch flexible line
  • Clutch hard line
  • Clutch master cylinder
  • Clutch pedal and associated fixings
  • Pipe from Brake reservoir to clutch master
  • Complete gearbox mount (hopefully still on the box)
  • Propshaft - actually not sure ifauto would fit
  • Bracket on tunnel for gear lever
  • Gear lever and knob, hopefully comes with box
  • Various nuts bolts and fixings
  • Some wiring
  • Brake / Clutch fluid
  • Gearbox oil
  • Interior trim
  • Some one to do it for free ideally
 

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i found that the m50 manifold is a definate, but i also found that a k&n panel filter in the airbox works better than an induction kit, the automatic seems to rely on some info from the MAF and changing the filter to an induction seems to affect the gearbox changing and kicking down in the correct way, just my opinion and what i seemed to find from experience.
 
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