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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
E36/7 Z3 roadster and coupe talk with our gurus here.

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Old 11-18-2009, 09:12 PM
Mile High Z3M Mile High Z3M is offline
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Schrick M50 style intake Mani for a 2K M Roady

I've done some research on intake manifolds. I've heard that the M50 swap (sold by a couple "tuners") hurts the torque curve @ low RPM. I recently read up on the Schrick intake manifold (supposedly similar intake runner size but with a slightly modified shape) and the claims are that with their design, you don't lose torque at low RPM.

Seeking advice and counsel . . . . does anyone have some real life experience with the intake manifold swap? Would you spend the money again?
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:43 AM
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Several people have done Shark and M50 and said that that was able to really reduce any low end loss.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:38 AM
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M5o and forced induction work great together. Should take care of that low end torque issue.
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