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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 10-03-2009, 06:06 PM
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hi i have a 87 325i convertable. i notice it has some top end but the throttle response is horrible! is there anything i can do to open her up a bit on the lower end?
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:50 PM
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hi i have a 87 325i convertable. i notice it has some top end but the throttle response is horrible! is there anything i can do to open her up a bit on the lower end?
drop in filter or cai (get the one from kamotors), remove the tube from the inner part of the upper air box, chip, tune up
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:11 PM
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thanks guy i'll probally try a k&n drop in along with the tune up. would chipping it make a difference?
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:13 PM
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thanks guy i'll probally try a k&n drop in along with the tune up. would chipping it make a difference?
yes. youll also have to bump up to 91 or 93 octane. but you do feel a decent difference
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:41 AM
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yes. youll also have to bump up to 91 or 93 octane. but you do feel a decent difference
i wouldnt say decent. theres a difference ill agree but its not that great. CAI is the way to go i have found. that gave me more of a boost than the chip did. and no its not an illusion.. i swapped the standard airbox back on to see if it was just my head HOPING for a difference but it was definately there. chip to remove the rev limiter and give you a bit more top end power, but wont make any difference lewer RPM
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:58 PM
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thanks for the info, and i already pump 91 into my car. like it's slow on lower rpm but once it hits 5k it's like vtec lol (i also own a honda).
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:33 PM
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Loose the AFM and get a Miller maf it helps a lot and makes the car drive more modern.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:36 PM
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I agree with the tune up, chip, and filter. I actually felt a good difference after adding the Dinan chip to my old 325i, and I also put 91 octane every time. New injectors/plugs/air filter, etc and you should feel a big difference. Also, it wouldn't hurt to change the fuel filter.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:31 PM
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kamotors, what is this miller maf you speak of?
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