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      01-10-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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328i performance mod

Hi guys, just wondering what the better bang for your buck is, the afe intake or the pbx chip for a 328i
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      01-10-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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Hi guys, just wondering what the better bang for your buck is, the afe intake or the pbx chip for a 328i
The box is 10 hp = $280.00
The intake maybe 3hp BMW $735.00
RPI Scoops on a 328I $100.00
Performance Exhaust maybe 3 hp $1000.00 for E91

None worth the money for HP!

If you want it to sound better, get and intake and exhaust, it may not do much for the HP but the smile effect will increase by 100 points!
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      01-10-2013, 11:39 AM   #3
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Here's the stark reality: you'd be way better off selling your 328 and buying a 335 of the same vintage and going from there. I know it's a PITA, but If you have any interest in tuning it makes sense.
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      01-10-2013, 11:55 AM   #4
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What is the point of the rip scoops. Sorry I'm a noob
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What is the point of the rip scoops. Sorry I'm a noob
They are designed to scoop the air in to the intake, I guess at speed it will put some pressure in the intake, I have them and I can't tell much difference in power! I may get to 150 mph a little faster!
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Trade in 328i for 335i would be the best bang for buck.
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get the AA tune and 3 stage intake manifold. maybe an exhaust. Anything else isnt worth the money. info here http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381371
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      01-10-2013, 02:06 PM   #9
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performance mods on a 328 is pretty much useless. aside from a custom turbo or supercharger kit... but at that point you'd save more money and time switching to a 335.

imo, the only and best "performance mod" for a 328 owner is a legit driving school. a better driver in a 328 will clean up a 335 with a novice driver on the track.
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Do the RPI scoops make much of a difference? or is it paired up with other mods you notice them.
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Do the RPI scoops make much of a difference? or is it paired up with other mods you notice them.
Maybe a a faster pedal response over 60mph with the air being forced in the intake from the speed!
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Hi guys, just wondering what the better bang for your buck is, the afe intake or the pbx chip for a 328i
The box is 10 hp = $280.00
The intake maybe 3hp BMW $735.00
RPI Scoops on a 328I $100.00
Performance Exhaust maybe 3 hp $1000.00 for E91

None worth the money for HP!

If you want it to sound better, get and intake and exhaust, it may not do much for the HP but the smile effect will increase by 100 points!
Box? Are you guys talking about the powerbox? That does nothing but give you Toyota pedal.
AA tune is about double the price and real dyno HP gains can be had. Still not worth it though.
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Box? Are you guys talking about the powerbox? That does nothing but give you Toyota pedal.
AA tune is about double the price and real dyno HP gains can be had. Still not worth it though.
Yea, Powerbox. What's a Toyota pedal?
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Besides the AA tune what are some other good tunes? Just looking at my options here.I've searched the forum but reviews and opinions are pretty inconsistent. Especially about the bms powerbox hah
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He is right! Not to take anything away from you car, if you want to look the part then, keep the 328 but if you want to tune and enjoy modding the car then move on to a 335i! That would be your best bang for the buck... IMO
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Box? Are you guys talking about the powerbox? That does nothing but give you Toyota pedal.
AA tune is about double the price and real dyno HP gains can be had. Still not worth it though.
Yea, Powerbox. What's a Toyota pedal?
When Toyota had that issue where the gas pedal got stuck and kept on going.
It's a throttle hack. AA Tune puts measurable power into the band.
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When Toyota had that issue where the gas pedal got stuck and kept on going.
It's a throttle hack. AA Tune puts measurable power into the band.
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