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just out of curiosity,

if i had a 325ci steptronic with a gruppe m with a chip and exhuast will it be able to beat a 330ci stock steptroinic?

close match? big loss? big win?

thanks,
edwin
 

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probably not.... lsd, would definately help...

Q
 

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Good luck because I dont think you'll be able to keep up with the 330. I've got the mods listed in my sig on my 325Ci 5-speed, and it still can't even come close to keeping up with my cousin's 04 330Ci 6-speed.
 

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Dont think it would be close, sorry. The mods you mentioned might give you 10-15 more HP (more likely 10) not the 25-40 you need to keep up.
 

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u can do a differential swap (LSD would be nice) and then u might be able to beat a 330 from 0-60, but above 100, it's probably not gonna be close.
 

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It's really difficult to get anywhere with an auto 325 to begin with. The car (IIRC) runs well over 16 seconds in the 1/4 and takes around 8 or so to get to 60. The manual version of the car runs low 15's and does 0-60 in about 7, and even then still loses to 330 auto's in most cases.

If I were you, I would ignore the engine (unless you do forced induction) and put money into looks and suspension and then challenge the 330's where you have a fair match against them...handling. :thumbup:
 
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