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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:18 PM
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Z3 2.5 easiest performance mod?

Can anyone tell me if there's an easy mod to improve my Z's performance on a budget? Do performance chips work? Anything else to consider?

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Old 11-11-2010, 02:23 PM
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Searching on "performance mod" will bring up a ton of useful info. Here's a link to get you started http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...erformance+mod
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:36 PM
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Performance chips, Cold Air Intakes, Short shift kits, maybe a decent performance exhaust, some cool carbon brake pads. Do some shopping around you'll find tons of stuff.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:36 PM
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Here's One

By far the best performance upgrade for a 2.5 5 speed is to throwout the existing rubber hose line for the clutch and replacing it with a stainless line which excludes the one way valve. With this change you will be able to make shifts like a pro, especially on that critical 1st to 2nd shift. Turner Motorsport sells the part for $26.50.

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Old 11-12-2010, 12:39 AM
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:48 PM
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:13 AM
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Driver school is the biggest performance improvement.
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