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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:26 PM
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i have looked everywhere and have found countless m3 itb conversions, what about a regular 325i? what mods are needed to support itb's? where would i get the actuall throttle bodies? and do i need to adjust the ecu at all? if so how?
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:59 PM
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Probably makes the most sense to ask the people responsible for the ITB conversions you've come across.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:23 PM
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Probably makes the most sense to ask the people responsible for the ITB conversions you've come across.
ive done some research and i feel like doing a euro m3 multithrottle manifold.. would that work?
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:29 PM
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I take it you're new to BMWs?
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I take it you're new to BMWs?
o absolutely.. haha ive built hondas and a couple camaros and couldnt beat bmw's.. so i got an e36
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Yeah, I figured. Asking about ITBs is a dead giveaway of newb status. If you're new to E36s, take a close look at all of the stickies at the top of the main E36 page. Don't spend a dime on anything other than maintenance until you get your car fully sorted. Very few E36s don't need some sort of major overhaul when purchased.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:54 PM
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Yeah, I figured. Asking about ITBs is a dead giveaway of newb status. If you're new to E36s, take a close look at all of the stickies at the top of the main E36 page. Don't spend a dime on anything other than maintenance until you get your car fully sorted. Very few E36s don't need some sort of major overhaul when purchased.
ok thank you.. if i do have stuff to replace should i replace with m3 spec? like exhaust and stuff? or oem
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If you have to replace stuff, go with parts which are better than a stock M3. You could by a used M3 exhaust for about $75.00, but they're heavy as hell, quiet, and won't really yield any meaningful performance gain. The aftermarket for E36s is gigantic, so there are lots of great upgrades to be had, but you gotta get maintenance taken care of first so you have a solid platform to build upon.
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Yeah, I figured. Asking about ITBs is a dead giveaway of newb status.
that was your givaway?

welcome to the 'fest, take what everyone says here with a grain of salt and dont get but hurt and you'll love it here

First things first...pics of e36? other cars you built? we like pics

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:56 PM
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that was your givaway?
Yep. Asking about ITBs in a US E36 BMW is akin to asking how to get 500whp in a US E36 BMW. Nobody who knows anything about BMWs would ask those kind of questions.
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o absolutely.. haha ive built hondas and a couple camaros and couldnt beat bmw's.. so i got an e36
then you built them wrong...

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that was your givaway?

welcome to the 'fest, take what everyone says here with a grain of salt and dont get but hurt and you'll love it here

First things first...pics of e36? other cars you built? we like pics

sorry to OT your thread
^this. plus yeah, we reeeely do like teh pics.


welcome to the fest, and as stated, read up on what works for bmw (read maintenance services). the company put a whole lot of r&d into making them what they are, and are not at all like chevy or honda when it comes to cheap performance mods.

they handle like on rails when the steering & suspension are proper, and there's nothing worse than ricing out a bmw with gadgets and loud fart cans only to blow a headgasket due to cooling system neglect...



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then you built them wrong...



^this. plus yeah, we reeeely do like teh pics.


welcome to the fest, and as stated, read up on what works for bmw (read maintenance services). the company put a whole lot of r&d into making them what they are, and are not at all like chevy or honda when it comes to cheap performance mods.

they handle like on rails when the steering & suspension are proper, and there's nothing worse than ricing out a bmw with gadgets and loud fart cans only to blow a headgasket due to cooling system neglect...



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Um, hate to be the one to point this out df, but yes there is. And that's having a Bimmer riced out and not have the cooling system crap out. 'Cause then it's still on the road where it can be seen all riced out :P

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:50 AM
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that was your givaway?

welcome to the 'fest, take what everyone says here with a grain of salt and dont get but hurt and you'll love it here

First things first...pics of e36? other cars you built? we like pics

sorry to OT your thread
i got a pic or two on here.. i just put an m3 exhaust on.. i have an m3 suspesion system (springs dampers and sway bars) is that an upgrade worth doing? or is it more work than its worth?
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Better to get coilovers or bilstein/H&R(or eibach) setup. M3 stock is a bit soft for most tastes.
ya but i have it.. its free so would it be a noticable difference.. and is there anywhere that has just adjustable coilover sleeves not the whole assembly?
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It is better, yes. Try to get M3 sway bar end links, so you can hook it up to the M3 struts.
i already put the rear on and the back wheels look like they have a bit of camber to them.. is that how it is suppose to be? or is that an indicator of cut springs?
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