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Old 12-25-2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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big bore throttle bodies

Well since i got some money from xmas, i wanna do some more engine upgrades.

I was considering a bigger throttle body. Can anyone give me more info about them? Like any good manufacturers, what gains i might expect,wether or not there worth the money? Any links would help.

Id probably do this in combination with an M50 manifold for optimal gains. Then maybe the shark inejctor from Conforti.
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:42 PM   #2
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don't buy it. I looked at what people posted about buying the Dinan one for their e36's and they said it wasn't worth the money. I think JRhaile has, or had one.
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:42 PM   #3
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:52 AM   #4
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get an exhaust , how much money do you have?
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I saw one 325is post 7rwhp gain w/ a Dinan throttle body w/ intake and exhaust and chip. (saw the dyno graph)

Personally I like them, but I can't speak for everyone else...

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Old 12-26-2005, 12:33 PM   #6
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for how many mods you have right now, you could get more HP for your money. The first thing I would do would be the M50 manifold, you will feel the biggest difference for the money (go to KO performance!), and then get a shark injector for another good bang for your buck, Lastly get that sexy exhaust.
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:01 PM   #7
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Well since i got some money from xmas, i wanna do some more engine upgrades.

I was considering a bigger throttle body. Can anyone give me more info about them? Like any good manufacturers, what gains i might expect,wether or not there worth the money? Any links would help.

Id probably do this in combination with an M50 manifold for optimal gains. Then maybe the shark inejctor from Conforti.
Do suspension mods before upgrading your throttle body.
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:55 PM   #8
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get an exhaust , how much money do you have?
Well i got $1600 CDN from xmas, and i also have $750 CDN saved in my bank.

So im probably do my suspension first, then maybe M50 manifold.But i should also save a couple hunred cause i have M3 mirrors and eyebrows waiting to be painted and installed.
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:05 PM   #9
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Do the auto < manual conversion.
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:10 PM   #10
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Do the auto < manual conversion.
i would, but i dont have enough mone. And when i get another BMW the 328i will become a backup kinda car, my next BMW will definitley be manual.
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:40 PM   #11
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:23 PM   #12
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A backup BMW? Honestly... who wants a backup automatic bmw. Donald knows how much better a manual is compared to an automatic
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:53 PM   #13
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^^ We learned the hard way when i crashed the van that my family needs 3 cars. My next one will be an E39 5er which will of course be manual.

A tranny swap is WAY to expensive at this point. I dont have the resources, time, money, or knowlege to even attempt it at this point. Who knows, maybe down the road....
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:50 PM   #14
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yeah tranny swap is not worth it at all

oh and manual e39's are nice, there's so much room in the center console it's amazing lol, a sales man at the dealership has a 540i 6-speed i've driven it twice, it's definitely a fun car
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Without getting folks in a "tussle" over stick vs automatic AGAIN... pulling the conversion could come back to haunt you at selling time. (yeah I know NONE of you plan to ever sell your cars - I've heard that song & dance a million times - until you get married, divorced, etc..) A potential buyer(or dealer if trading in) runs the VIN and see it was factory equipped with auto and now it's a stick... you know what impression that gives a buyer? "butchered/ hard driven ride" Guess who's not going to get "fair market price"? You. Not trying to ruin anyones' party but have been through this dozens of times
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