Buying a Bmw 330e

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  1. parakey

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    New range of workshops?
     
  2. gunnerzz

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    Thats the fineprint we always miss at the bottom of the page.hahaha..
     
  3. LittleWhiteWagon

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    What's your mod list for the 32? For the 50K needed for 700whp what did you get?
     
  4. 6UE5t

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    So confirm tak jadi get 330e and instead get GTI? I think can change the subject title. I think Izso did it before on his thread.
     
  5. LimauKanker

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    Yea man, totally agree. Sometimes tengah baring also kena tembak. Those limau bois also no incentive to come here chat of course la getting quieter and quieter. Give constructive comments then kena tembak balik because not one of the non limau species.
     
  6. vr2turbo

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    Not aged yet, He way behind me leh and I still drive VR.....hahhahha
     
  7. Izso

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    I haven't had the chance to hoon in a e92 M3 but I did get driven around in one and my god it has so much crazy torque (manual). 4.4L v8 my friend, it's no comparison with the 335i at all. Totally different class imho.

    Pinjam is not own. Pinjam is pointless when you can caress her, can play with her but you know deep down she isn't yours....

    No way in any reality will I buy a Camry. Good car yes - a drivers car no - boring car yes.

    Urgh.. all this "stage stage" business is a real put-off. If it's a turbo mod it's a turbo mod... and if it's done right it'll have all the supporting mods done at the same time. Apa stage 2, stage 3, stage 4.. just go straight for the one your budget can afford and go with that. Anyway that's my rant for now. If you're looking to mod your Golf GTI, why not consider the Revo mods? They have all full packages and are guaranteed to work rather than you testing some mods here and there. One shot go for the good stuff and enjoy.
     
  8. KeeSeong

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    I thought like if I wanna go for stage 2, then the parts that need would be downpipe + open pod+HPFP+tuned ecu. Then I’m thinking to get those parts install according to my budget then lastly get tuned by revo..

    If everything go to revo and they recommend branded downpipe like akra, remus walao will die leh... why not I go the non branded and good quality downpipe lol...

    Pls correct me if I’m wrong ...newbie to all these stages stages..
     
  9. Izso

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    The reason why I suggest Revo everything is because Revo make their own parts and test with their own parts so it's guaranteed to work. If you opt for your own non-branded parts you just need to make sure they work as advertised otherwise risk having issues later. If you know people who've done exactly what you plan on doing and never had issues then sure go ahead. Otherwise prepare about 20-30k for repairs......
     
  10. Mitevo7

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    I never believe in stage 1 2 3 mods, its all marketing gimmicks by the companies to make you perceived stage 2 mods are more awesome than stage 1. In fact, when you know your stuffs, you will know what parts you should pick according to your budget that matches your demands, and save more money for other mods. GTI stock HP is about 220hp right ? I recommend you to look into making your engine to breath in and out more efficiently before think of making power. Don't forget your ignition and spark plugs as well as these 2 will make loads of difference in all Rev range. ECU tune is not entirely necessary until your AFR is way off the chart. Modern ECU is tuned towards emission so naturally the fuel maps are towards rich side, when you introduce more air and better ignition, it will lean out the AFR a little and the car will perform differently.
     
  11. vr2turbo

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    Yah, like package offer. Many actually don't know and need mechanic or performance shop people to recommend and that is where these packages comes in......lol
     
  12. Mitevo7

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    Makes me wonder what would my E46 be if i chose the 4.0 1UZFE V8 instead of 1JZGTE VVTI, with few mods can the E46 drag like the E92 M3. :smokin:
     
  13. Mitevo7

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    Not sure when this trend started, i think it began with the introduction of NFS Underground, Basic Package, Pro Package and Extreme Package. In fact, if you pick your parts well even in the game, you actually save few hundred cash and having the same performance LOL !
     
  14. KeeSeong

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    yalo 330e tak jadi.. I currently own a gti and wanna sell off but few buyer loan x jadi so Mayb god wants me to retain it and mod it hahahhaa..

    but okla Mayb by modding it i learn something out of it lol.. so many sifus advise I need slowly digesttt.. hmm interesting ☺️
     
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    Potential for turbo mods should be better and easier on your 1jz but if stock for stock then the 1UZ should give more low-mid torque. I saw in Russia there's already Mark X also swapped to 1UZ.

    Ic, selling cars needs time especially if want to sell a bit higher. But if you still like the GTI and the car doesn't give you problems then just keep it. For me I'd sell my cars if I already don't like it and already find a worthy replacement for sure.
     
  16. Mitevo7

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    There was a dilemma when i was choosing N/A or turbo path, but after figured out the weight & power ratio that i want to match to the E46, 1JZGTE is better and i was right. Some 1UZ swapped E46 owners complaint that the nose of their cars gotten much heavier and makes understeering very profound. 1UZFE weights 250 kgs and 1JZGTE weights 204 kg while the original BMW M43 weighted at 138kg and M54B25 engine weights at 130kg. I have to shift the 1jzgte position slightly backward and lower to get the balance the car weight. With 1UZ, don't think this is possible as the engine is tall with 90' design and not to mention its weight. Fortunately all the swap is done without anything done to the body and i can taste the smoothness of inline6 and its turbo powahhhhh when on boost. Its intoxicating.
     
  17. 6UE5t

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    The 1jz weighs 204kg with or without the turbo and inter cooler?

    Yeah boost is intoxicating but somehow on average I probably drive as slow if not slower in my Evo than my other 2 NA cars! Lol.
     
  18. Charles

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    mywikimotors.com - all engine weight listed.
     
  19. Izso

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    don't think the UZ would fit. Some friends of mine commented that it's a wide engine although short. Wide is never gonna fit in a 46 engine bay.

    And you're better off with a M62 or S62 if you wanna do v8. At least BMW engines will fit there properly....

    First of all research how much power and torque the gearbox can handle. Then find out how much your current engine delivers. Then from there you can estimate how much you can mod.
     
  20. 6UE5t

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    Not complete, 4G63T and M16A not listed and the 4GR-FSE doesn't list the weight.
     
  21. Mitevo7

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    Not included, purely engine weight. Hahaha that's what i'm impressed with 1JZ, i boost all day long and still return me with kinda good FC. On average, RM100 on RON95 can get me somewhere 360 km or 380 km.
     
  22. Mitevo7

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    There are plenty of E46 with 1UZFE, domestically and internationally. However, the engine bay is fully occupied that makes modifications very troublesome. Russians like to fit this engine into their E46, locally wise, i went to this Lee's Garage in Shah Alam, they have done a couple of 1UZ swapped E46 in the past with great success.

    For modifications, 1JZ will benefit more as more working room. For stock standard comfort, 1UZFE will be good enough. The later version of 1UZFE packs 320hp N/A. Some simple IHE, ignition and ECU should get another 30 hp easily.

    Thanks,
    Ken
     

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