Good question, I’m going to swap in bimmerbrake gen 3 headers, the eBay jobs have lasted 10 years but I think it’s time for a change. I’ve got an m3 front sway to try out when I return to gingerman raceway this Memorial Day, and then I’d really like to tackle a cam install later this summer or fall to help the twin screw breathe better and free up a few more horses. Should be a fun summer, I can’t wait for it to start and get the car out of the garage.What are the plans for this year?
Thanks I’m glad you liked it!Just read your thread from start to finish, I enjoyed it very much!
Stick to Mtech 1 as it's just as rare or even more rare depending on spec. Throw maintenance and suspension upgrades at it instead IMO.Just read your thread from start to finish, I enjoyed it very much! Can't wait to do some fun stuff to my 330i/5 as funds allow. I love the way the ZHP body kit looks, I'm so torn as to whether I should stick with the M-Tech I package that my car came with or upgrade to the M-Tech II (ZHP) look.
My misfire isn't fixed, but I've mitigated it by tuning the DME to NOT shut down cylinders when a misfire is detected. So now I only get a quick SES flash at about 6250 RPM when it does occasionally misfire and its very non intrusive. I really can't feel it happening, the only reason I know something happened is the quick flash of the SES light when it does.
In other news, I installed an M3 front sway bar. Here's the M3 bar (26mm) compared to the stock ZHP front bar (23.5mm):
Notice the ends of the bar have a slightly different angle to them. The M3 bar bolts in fine, but the end link is a little tweaked:
I don't think it will be a problem, worse case they probably wear out faster, but I might install a set of adjustable end links from Turner anyway at some point.
Turn-in is much improved, the car feels so nimble. And its flatter in the corners, obviously. But what surprised me is how much the car feels like it wants to "dig in" through corners now, its quite fun! I'm very much looking forward to memorial day weekend at Gingerman raceway.
Also gave her a spring cleaning. Clay and sealant.
Going to finish tweaking the tune and then I'll get it down to the dyno in a couple weeks and we will find outAwesome..! Schrick cams! How many hp are you putting down to the wheels?
Thanks Kakashi, those ebay headers lasted about 10 years. I had them ceramic coated from JetHot since day one. Granted, the car never saw winters, but they lasted longer than I thought they would've.Awesome updates to the car man!
How long did your ebay headers hold up? I probably have the same type of ebay headers and I wanted to know if there is any danger to it.