From digest.v7.n1235 Tue Mar 3 21:35:05 1998
From: Adam Rodman <adamr_at_thorin.instanet.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 15:22:01 -0800
Subject: eta mods... very cool
I wanted to wait until I had a little experience with my latest mods
before I reported back to the digest. With about a week under my belt...
I started out with a stock 1986 325. So sloooowwwww... I added a 3.25 LSD
and a Dinan chip. Much more liveable. Later, I added new suspension with
better tires. Much more liveable still. However, if you are going onto a
freeway, you still had better turn off the ac! <g>
And then I talked to Will Turner...
325i catalytic converted (made by DEC)
All I can say is... WOW! Acceleration is significantly improved. Engine
breathes well all the way to the redline! Horsepower seems to pick up
from about 2500 RPM onward. It feels like 0-60 is under 8 seconds, albeit
just barely. All in all about a good a set of mods as I have made -- and
I haven't even installed my heat shield from Milos Klacko yet!!
The exhaust gets boomy when accelerating from 2000-2500 RPM but is
otherwise unobjectionable. The loudness seems to increase in warm
Anyway, just passing all this along for those who want to make their eta
engined cars go a little better.
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