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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:25 PM
jcard412 jcard412 is offline
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Shark injector

Has anyone had any experience with this?

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-84...000-z3-23.aspx
If so, did. You notice any enhancement?
I already have the cold air intake and a magnaflow 14815 exhaust with a resonator delete.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:56 AM
crappyattitude1 crappyattitude1 is offline
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Without actual proof....

of this doing anuthing positive... there is no way in hell I would spend $350 on this "snake oil"...
The old saying... if it sounds too good to be true... it probably is.. applies here.

Crappy : )

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Old 03-28-2013, 07:29 AM
dougmcintyre dougmcintyre is offline
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Topic is pretty well covered in the archives - minimal (at best) power increase, some improvement in smoothness. Trying searching on "Shark" for more info.

I'd saved the money for some other mod. Like new Vanos seals, assuming you have a 6 cylinder and more than 80K miles. Based on my experience and listening to others, if the car has more than 80k, people think the Vanos seal replacement was money well spent. Under 80k, the results are mixed.

http://www.beisansystems.com/ for info.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:54 AM
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I had the Conforti software on a 2.8 engine and the effect was slightly noticeable. The throttle response was better and the engine seems to have a little more omph at high rpm`s but I would have to say that it is way overpriced for what you get.
I also had the the ECIS intake installed.
I wouldn`t get it again.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:21 AM
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Thanks
It's nice to hear from people who have actual experience with that particular product
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:04 PM
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I have the Shark on a single Vanos M52 with an M50 manifold swap. The M50 swap with the stock tune supposedly gives up some low end torque which the Conforti supposedly restores. Overall I think it helped a bit. If you want a far more noticeable gain for about the same amount of money, get a higher ratio diff.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:47 PM
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I've used this product on a 2.5 Z3, and an S52 M3. I notice some quickened response to acceleration in each, but probably the most useful change is the raising of the rev limit (the elimination of the top speed restriction is not something useful off the track!). It's up to you if it's worth the money, but I'm a repeat customer, so I'd say it is for me.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:15 PM
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I bought a shark injector for my 2001 3.0, got better throttle response, higher rev limit, elimination of the speed limiter. Power gain was marginal if any; the better throttle response may give the impression you have more power but I am not sure there is actually more power. I installed the shark after the cold air induction so I am not sure if there is a difference if you shark first without the CAI installed.
I'd say it is a worth while mod but not a priority mod, I'd call it a luxury mod.
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