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      08-05-2007, 08:10 PM   #507
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does that mean you have one available or know where to get one from? any word on the price?
If you're seriously interested I can see if I can find a recycled one. If memory serves me right, wasn't it RichReg or Richwm who tried to sell his, but had a difficult time finding any takers?
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well i have a 328i which probably wouldn't be a huge deal to overcome but possibly slightly more involved than a 325i. main problem for me personally is that im leased and wont know for about a year if im going to buy the car after the lease or not.

i just really like to see projects like these happen and am hoping that it will be more common and easy in about a year.

so short answer no i cant call myself seriously interested but i hope someone else will step up to the plate and get this project to work, and think about it with Ks's help it cant be that hard
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      08-13-2007, 12:18 AM   #509
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Michael.... Isnt Hunter Still In Cali? His Car Wud Be The Perfect Car To Do This On... 325 6mt.
Do It Do It Do It.
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Michael.... Isnt Hunter Still In Cali? His Car Wud Be The Perfect Car To Do This On... 325 6mt.
Do It Do It Do It.
Funny, I didn't think about this. He's leaving for TX tomorrow.
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Funny, I didn't think about this. He's leaving for TX tomorrow.
ahhhh. our only chance has slippd away.
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Hmmm, haven't been keeping up with this thread lately. I got a 325i 6spd. I'd be willing to experiment but I'd like to know what I'd be getting into financially and mechanically. I don't want to be wothout a car for too long LOL. Like a lot of people here, I think this would be one of the best mods for 325i owners. Shoot me a pm if you want get something started.


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sup e90pilot. talk to ksfrogman or richp (if hes still around). or some member here with the 325 touring cant rmr, but he actually did it.
theyll inform u, and maybe u can be the one.
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i would do it!! but i have an auto wellz let me know michael
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hmm anyone wanna help either of these guys out
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      08-30-2007, 01:25 AM   #516
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hey guys
i think im gonna do this
since i just got my headers put in, i have a CheckEngineLight. so my shop is getting me software thatll tell my ecu that there are no cats, so the light will be gone. i told my guy, that i want to reflash it as a 330 if im gonna get new software. the company i think is called ESF, and there 325 and 330 ecu tuning has an ETA of 3-4weeks. imma prob be the first ones to get it. hopefully this will all work out. it IS a lot of work, but since no one is doin it, ill prob go ahead and do this for all of us. i have a step however, but power is power. ill try for a dyno. but i first need to get my hands on a 3stage intake manifold and all its screws n parts needed for install. i can get the software stuff on my own, and were good. plz u guys, help me out on getting the intake manifold somwhere cheap and soon. thanks.
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hey guys
i think im gonna do this
since i just got my headers put in, i have a CheckEngineLight. so my shop is getting me software thatll tell my ecu that there are no cats, so the light will be gone. i told my guy, that i want to reflash it as a 330 if im gonna get new software. the company i think is called ESF, and there 325 and 330 ecu tuning has an ETA of 3-4weeks. imma prob be the first ones to get it. hopefully this will all work out. it IS a lot of work, but since no one is doin it, ill prob go ahead and do this for all of us. i have a step however, but power is power. ill try for a dyno. but i first need to get my hands on a 3stage intake manifold and all its screws n parts needed for install. i can get the software stuff on my own, and were good. plz u guys, help me out on getting the intake manifold somwhere cheap and soon. thanks.
I have a link to a wrecker in the UK that may be able to get you the intake manifold... I will try to find it for you.

Question. How do you like the headers? I have been wanting to do something like that as I have heard they add a good step in power across the rev band... especially due to the removal of the pre-cats in the stock exhaust manifolds. Did it change the sound too?
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I just PM'd you the link for the wrecker
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I have a link to a wrecker in the UK that may be able to get you the intake manifold... I will try to find it for you.

Question. How do you like the headers? I have been wanting to do something like that as I have heard they add a good step in power across the rev band... especially due to the removal of the pre-cats in the stock exhaust manifolds. Did it change the sound too?
say my sound was a 3 before. now its a 9. not ricey, just the deepest, loudest, throatiest sound ever. i cudnt be happier. im gonna post a video soon.
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say my sound was a 3 before. now its a 9. not ricey, just the deepest, loudest, throatiest sound ever. i cudnt be happier. im gonna post a video soon.
how do you feel about the power gains?
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how do you feel about the power gains?
im not gonna say like 10-15hp gain. but u can feel it, and def. hear it.
throttle response is waaaay better, and overall acceleration feels faster.
before when i wanted to floor the car, after i hit the pedal, it wud take a lil to kick up the RPMs, after the headers and highflow cats in, its hit the pedal, and voooooooooom.

but none of this matters unless i get this 330 conversion!!! my boi at the shop was sayn, once i get a chip, especially if i cud somehow get 330 software, the car wud be ridiculously faster, cuz the chip will be tuned for with all the mods for max. performance.

i dont know how to navigate on taht site u sent me for the manifold, is there an easier way? especially in the US or sumtn?
if we can get all the parts and get it to work, ill do a writeup for everyone taht wants to do this conversion, with dynos for proof. but i appreciate all the help i can get thanks. can anyone find me taht post, its liek earlier in this thread, of all the parts required inlcuding the 3stageintakemanifold? there were like some specific screws and otehr parts i cant really rmr. i think they even had part numbers?
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im not gonna say like 10-15hp gain. but u can feel it, and def. hear it.
throttle response is waaaay better, and overall acceleration feels faster.
before when i wanted to floor the car, after i hit the pedal, it wud take a lil to kick up the RPMs, after the headers and highflow cats in, its hit the pedal, and voooooooooom.

but none of this matters unless i get this 330 conversion!!! my boi at the shop was sayn, once i get a chip, especially if i cud somehow get 330 software, the car wud be ridiculously faster, cuz the chip will be tuned for with all the mods for max. performance.

i dont know how to navigate on taht site u sent me for the manifold, is there an easier way? especially in the US or sumtn?
if we can get all the parts and get it to work, ill do a writeup for everyone taht wants to do this conversion, with dynos for proof. but i appreciate all the help i can get thanks. can anyone find me taht post, its liek earlier in this thread, of all the parts required inlcuding the 3stageintakemanifold? there were like some specific screws and otehr parts i cant really rmr. i think they even had part numbers?
The best thing to do with that site may be to email them and tell them that you want the 3-stage intake manifold from a 325i or 330i E90/E92. IF you look at their different sections (breaking now, engines & transmissions, etc) you see the kind of stuff they wreck. I would contact them and ask them for what you want. They may have a car with an N52 mill that got busted but the intake manifold is okay... this would be something that they would want to sell and probably don't have a much of a market for in Europe due to the fact that all bimmers there have the 3-stage.
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Can someone post a DIY of removing/installing the manifold?
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I'm unsubscribing to this thread... I just can't believe that no company has been able to crack this and sell it.
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I'm unsubscribing to this thread... I just can't believe that no company has been able to crack this and sell it.
Turner Motorsports is selling...just not at a price that many people are willing to pay.
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Turner Motorsports is selling...just not at a price that many people are willing to pay.
Exactly... For that amount of dough, I'll forgo the 330 altogether, and put that money towards a 335i!!!
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im still tryn to find here tryn to find a way to get a cheap 3stage manifold...
epiphone, i u cud somehow find one from that place at a good price lemmo kno by PM plz.
i have a company tats tuning it for me, they just dont think puttn in a 3 stage intake manifold and reflashing it just like a 330 will work or sumtn... iono, isnt that all the other guy did, just reflashd it with 330 engine properties? but first i really need this manifold. thanks again.

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i have a company tats tuning it for me, they just dont think puttn in a 3 stage intake manifold and reflashing it just like a 330 will work or sumtn... iono, isnt that all the other guy did, just reflashd it with 330 engine properties?

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Did they say why is not going to work?
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