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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:48 AM
john1in2 john1in2 is offline
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Mein Auto: 1995 325is
"undo" increased HP w/ underpower pulley?

As I'm thinking of ways to up my HP I thought of this question- if you increase your HP with a chip, CAI, exhaust, etc.... is there a risk that you will overpower your alternator? If so, is it pretty standard to put in an underpower pulley to drop the alternator by 10-15% in order to "undo" the HP increase to alternator as well as to increase the overall HP even more?
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E36 Stats: 1995 325is: 125Kmi; TSW Rims; Bilstein shocks; K&N panel filter; Pioneer/ Polk audio CD/MP3; Conforti Chip; NGK Iridium plugs. Original owner.
E36 Replacements: drivers seat leather (1), wheel bearings (3), water pump (1), radiator (1), rear brake light assembly (1), battery (3).
E46 Stats: 2004 M3, 45Kmi (3rd Owner)

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