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      11-05-2008, 04:49 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by camaross305 View Post
I was saying chipped. All i had was the 379$ JB3 and that gives you about another 100rwhp. Not to mention you can do and intake and dp's for about another 900$ and put down almost 400rwhp and tq. Do get that out of an m3 e46 youll have to spend about 10k
No need to mod the motor when a final gear change for $3000 will turn it from wild to super wild. A shorter gearing change is far more beneficial than doing things to change power curves, which adversely affects drivability and reliability. The shorter gearing affects every rpm in every gear equally.

Adding more "peak" power to 335i just imbalances the overall package even further. There's such a drastic fall off in power toward redline that you erase much of the benefit of what you gained at peak. Quoting rwhp numbers isn't any way to compare the actual acceleration capability of two cars. Gearing is a torque multiplier, so what's measured at the crank means little in multi-car comparisons.
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