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      01-28-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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best performance mods for e90 330i

hey guys i know our n/a motors dont go up in hp much for mods but what are some basic mods that will help me get alittle more torque and hp numbers?? maybe a website that sells a nice bundle like a performance pack or something idk lol ive been searching and all that comes to mind is intake and exhaust i know i wont be able to catch up to my friends stock 335 but o well or can i??
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hey guys i know our n/a motors dont go up in hp much for mods but what are some basic mods that will help me get alittle more torque and hp numbers?? maybe a website that sells a nice bundle like a performance pack or something idk lol ive been searching and all that comes to mind is intake and exhaust i know i wont be able to catch up to my friends stock 335 but o well or can i??
You can smoke 335i if you get Arma supercharger...just search
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does anyone know how much the arma SC will costs for a 330i?
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does anyone know how much the arma SC will costs for a 330i?
As much as your Gallardo, but hey, at least it'll give you a chance to keep up with the 335s.
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does anyone know how much the arma SC will costs for a 330i?
$12k
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only for a fellow Tampa resident : from what I've read, if have a 330i you're close to as far as you can go without changing NVH. NA Possibilities:

Active Autowerke tune (AA tune)
3 stage intake (330i already has)
headers
muffler delete

I can only vouch for the AA tune. Worth it for 328i, not sure about value for 330i. Aftermarket intakes could be included but their value is debatable (at least on this forum).
I've found suspension mods to be more entertaining.
And other posters are right. You can learn a lot on your own simply by browsing this sub-forum.
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As much as your Gallardo, but hey, at least it'll give you a chance to keep up with the 335s.
Just wanna get more fun with family~ well~Can't get my whole family in with Gallardo

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$12k
Thx~about time to get one for keeping up with friends while track/highway fun
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Oh I'm working on that one too! the on going gas expenses to sharpen this mod is a bitch though. So worth the price! GET IT!
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If you're ok with not keeping it NA, a supercharger from MMW (not quite on the market yet as far as I know) or ARMA would be the way to go:

ARMA kit (no clue about cost): http://www.armaspeed.com/eng/goods.php?act=cat&no=22

MMW kit ($6,500): http://mmotorwerks.net/component/jsh...ct/view/12/145

If you want to try and make more NA power than anyone else (dedicated race cars excluded) I've heard of:

Active Autowerke stage 2 tune($499): http://store.activeautowerke.com/act...ware-p149.aspx

MMW ceramic coated race headers($1,100): http://store.activeautowerke.com/act...ware-p149.aspx

Noelle Motors stroker kit (Around $16,000): http://www.noellemotors.de/3_2l_engi...7f2dc4c.0.html

Things that will work for both:

Lightweight wheels. Apex ARC-8's look good for how little they weigh:
http://www.apexraceparts.com/3-Serie...E902_c_19.html

JB Racing Lightweight aluminum flywheel to get more power to the wheels ($629.95): http://store.vacmotorsports.com/jbr-...dsg-p2433.aspx

Aaaand we're done here
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If you're ok with not keeping it NA, a supercharger from MMW (not quite on the market yet as far as I know) or ARMA would be the way to go:

ARMA kit (no clue about cost): http://www.armaspeed.com/eng/goods.php?act=cat&no=22

overpriced $12k motor grenade

MMW kit ($6,500): http://mmotorwerks.net/component/jsh...ct/view/12/145

not even on the market yet

If you want to try and make more NA power than anyone else (dedicated race cars excluded) I've heard of:

Active Autowerke stage 2 tune($499): http://store.activeautowerke.com/act...ware-p149.aspx

MMW ceramic coated race headers($1,100): http://store.activeautowerke.com/act...ware-p149.aspx

No longer for sale or in production

Noelle Motors stroker kit (Around $16,000): http://www.noellemotors.de/3_2l_engi...7f2dc4c.0.html

lol for $16k I can trade my car and get an e90 m3

Things that will work for both:

Lightweight wheels. Apex ARC-8's look good for how little they weigh:
http://www.apexraceparts.com/3-Serie...E902_c_19.html

JB Racing Lightweight aluminum flywheel to get more power to the wheels ($629.95): http://store.vacmotorsports.com/jbr-...dsg-p2433.aspx

id like to see this one done but no one has and you may lose the driv ability of the car.


Aaaand we're done here
And now we're done lol!
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Omg,the recent threads kill me.
Lets start talking about meth kits for NA application

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If you're ok with not keeping it NA, a supercharger from MMW (not quite on the market yet as far as I know) or ARMA would be the way to go:

ARMA kit (10k+): http://www.armaspeed.com/eng/goods.php?act=cat&no=22
if youmust go this way, wait for the Rotorex version

If you want to try and make more NA power than anyone else (dedicated race cars excluded) I've heard of:

Active Autowerke stage 2 tune($499): http://store.activeautowerke.com/act...ware-p149.aspx

Eurocharged tune($345): http://www.eurocharged.com/products/...uning/3-series

DISA intake manifold conversion for 325i 328i/128i ($250-500): http://www.car-part.com/

Supersprint headers(~$1,500): http://www.supersprint.com/en/prod-c...converter.aspx

Noelle Motors stroker kit//Hamann Strocker kit (~$16,000): http://www.noellemotors.de/3_2l_engi...7f2dc4c.0.html

Things that will work for both:

Lightweight wheels. Apex ARC-8's look good for how little they weigh:
http://www.apexraceparts.com/3-Serie...E902_c_19.html

JB Racing Lightweight aluminum flywheel to get more power to the wheels ($629.95): http://store.vacmotorsports.com/jbr-...dsg-p2433.aspx

Aaaand we're done here
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And now we're done lol!
lol exactly. Just wanted to state everything that has been offered for the n52 to avoid any "what about _____" statements. Someone wants to spend a huge amount of cash for not all that impressive power figures, good for them.
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Omg,the recent threads kill me.
Lets start talking about meth kits for NA application

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He said he has a 330i so he already has a 3 stage intake manifold. But hopefully some 328i/325i people will stumble upon this, haha. I still have to get my hands on one. They always pop up right after I've just purchased another mod, but I'll get around to it.

Seriously though if you want a fast sedan, send your Gallardo to Heffner Performance to get a couple snails slapped onto that v10, weld a hitch to the frame, attach 325i to said hitch and listen to that howling italian purr. Yup, howling and purring. It's the Cat Dog of vehicles
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I have a 330i and to be fair there is not a great deal you can do HP wise to it without spending $$$ and potentially screwing around with longevity. I think you would be better going with a great set of michelin super sports and some BMW/billstein performance shocks. Less wheel spin and faster in the turns.
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