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      04-05-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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What\'s needed to get an extra 50 hp from the M3?

Let me know guys if this is even possible
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      04-05-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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      04-05-2011, 07:33 PM   #3
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Let me know guys if this is even possible
start by trading in your car for an E9X
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      04-05-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
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are you asking about 50hp from an E9X M3 or an E46 M3 listed in your profile?
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      04-05-2011, 08:14 PM   #6
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      04-05-2011, 08:36 PM   #7
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intake exhaust tune will do it from some manufactures "claims".... intake full exhaust software pulley and upgraded throttle bodies will get you there from what I consider to be a more reputable manufacturer (i.e. see my signature....)
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      04-05-2011, 09:23 PM   #9
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      04-05-2011, 09:30 PM   #10
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in all seriousness, if i want to get that much power and i was you...i would do the following:

if you are set on a N/A Option: ~50-55hp & $7000
  • Evolve Automotive RS Full Exhaust
  • Evolve Automotive Custom Tune
  • Macht Schnell High Flow Air Filter
  • Rogue Engineering Pulleys

if you are open to a F/I Option: ~120hp & $8000
  • ESS Tuning VT1-535

many people prefer to stay N/A for various reasons, but you can see the value of the ESS Tuning VT1-535...
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      04-05-2011, 09:53 PM   #12
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Lol

Sorry guys I haven't updated my profile, no more E46 M3, I'm getting out of a 135i and about to place an order on a 2011 M3 ZCP DCT.

I had an order on a 1M but I think the M3 will suit me better.

So I was wondering what bolt ons can give me an extra 50 hp.
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The most significant power increase that you can make is to go full catless exhaust and then a tune to maximize the exhaust mode.
After this you can add a pulley kit and a drop in air filter.
Don't bother with intake systems they won't give you that much. A drop in air filter is enough.

So you have:

1. Full catless exhaust
2. A tune (that is for the catless setup to get rid of CEL and maximize the hp gain from the exhaust)
3. pulley kit
4. drop in air filter

This should take you close to what you want.
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      04-06-2011, 05:47 AM   #14
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I know a new LSD won't give you any engine HP, but it will make you feel as if your car is faster, particularly in the lacking low RPMs. But that was not your question so ^^^ this above me.
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      04-06-2011, 01:31 PM   #15
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a nos shot of 50hp would do it easiest and fastest
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The most significant power increase that you can make is to go full catless exhaust and then a tune to maximize the exhaust mode.
After this you can add a pulley kit and a drop in air filter.
Don't bother with intake systems they won't give you that much. A drop in air filter is enough.

So you have:

1. Full catless exhaust
2. A tune (that is for the catless setup to get rid of CEL and maximize the hp gain from the exhaust)
3. pulley kit
4. drop in air filter

This should take you close to what you want.
here is your answer
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for the money the ess vt1 535 is the best bang for the buck
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I know a new LSD won't give you any engine HP, but it will make you feel as if your car is faster, particularly in the lacking low RPMs. But that was not your question so ^^^ this above me.
How is a new limited slip diffy going to make your car feel faster? Are you talking about the ring and pinion?

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here is your answer
Correct and it won't cost you $7k to do it either.

I would do the following:

1. Turner test pipes ($395)
2. Software for no primaries ($995)
3. Pulley ($395)
4. Drop in filter ($100)

You can even keep the stock muffler..

This will get you close to that number..maybe 35-40rwhp.

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How is a new limited slip diffy going to make your car feel faster? Are you talking about the ring and pinion?

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I think he is referring to changing the final gearing ratio using a Dinan differential for example.
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Like said before:

Fully catless
Catless (appropriate) tune
Pulleys
Drop-in filter

Maybe you won't get the full 50whp.. but those are the mods that will get you to as close as you'll be before you need a blower.
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