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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Dec-01-2004, 02:10:27 AM   #1
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I recently bought a 1997 M3 Sedan. Being a family guy now, I had to purchase the sedan and the auto in order to keep one hand free for the kids. But, when I am alone, I enjoy the car for what it was designed. My question is: Is a K & N Intake a good option? Which series can I go with, and should it have any negative impact on the comp? Should I expect a notable increase in power? :nixweiss:
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Congrats and welcome. Most intakes gain you sound, minimal preformace.
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Yea, you may want to consider an intake, HFM, and a chip

I did so, and my but dyno says I got some gain... Is is worth the 1,000$ ? Well, that is another story....
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I had a feeling that was the case...I have 0 experience with mods and Bimmers, but I had experience with Detroit muscle, and the only significant change I felt in a 93 Saleen was after I added a Supercharger (I was $4g's lighter)...Thank you for the welcome.
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If you're looking for serious gains in these cars, expect to spend major money. Cams will produce good power gains, S/C and Turbos will produce major gains.. but at the cost of your first born.
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Welcome, and way to pick an M3 Sedan over a minivan
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Welcome and post some pics.
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Welcome to the forum pics......

Like mentioned above the only way to get some big gains is through cams, and FI. Changing out the rear end does do a lot. I would reccomend a 3.46 or 3.64
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