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Old 12-08-2008, 01:51 PM
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Wondering if anyone has had any experiences with big bore throttle bodies on e36's? is it a worthy upgrade?
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:42 PM
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You should get these first to maximise the effect (if you dont already have them):

CAI
Exhaust
Chip
Headers

Cams too are a good way to get some power and will benefit from the BBTB
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Have everything but the headers.
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Maybe worth it then i would say

Air is pretty important
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Where's a good place to get that?

I want that and an M50 Intake Manifold.

Does that sound like good upgrades for an OBDI 94 325is?
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I believe you already have an M50 intake manifold.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:24 PM
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So people with OBDII cars are the ones who want the M50 manifold?
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Yes. Ones with 1996 up OBDII.
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I see. Thanks! I'm guessing mine is less restrictive? Is there one I should buy for a decent gain or no?
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Not really. I'd get an intake, if you don't already have one.
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Sounds like a good list. I plan to do a few of those this summer, as well as suspension.

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Good luck to you!

Oh and do you know where to get the big bore throttle body?
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I'd look into what Dinan has.
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If you want truly noticeable gains you should really consider FI.
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