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Old 09-21-2016, 03:39 PM
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3.0i mod???

What mod have you guys done to your 3.0 X? I have been looking around for an chip for the engine or whatever it's on eBay but don't know Wich is the best. please chime in with your experience and what equipment you had installed and what was the difference. If any grammar error sorry in advance I'm in the phone
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:05 PM
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See in my sig - I added the intake because a previous owner sold it and it comes with a dry filter which I like, easier maintenance - I paid $100 for the AFE and no I didn't notice any torques

I got the 4.8iS axle back and besides the better look and smoother sound no crazy hp but it drives smoother

Also added the Shark Injector (software) because it was on Black Friday sale for $100 off so $250 - normally its $350 - smoothed out the throttle band

All in all I love the mods I did and the X drives super smooth, but you aren't getting huge gains either way - if you have the money those are the mods you can do (intake, exhaust, chip) on an NA motor
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Engine mod for 3.0 = get a 4.4 or 4.8is. No matter what they claim the chip to do on ebay, I don't believe there is any chip out there that will give you reasonable gains. The 3.0i is a well handling SAV, not a rocket by design.
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You can eek out some horses here and there with bolt-ons but you will never hit the bigtime unless you are doing things that require ECU tuning.

3.0 exhaust manifolds look pretty restrictive, and the cats being up high like that was to make ULEV standards as opposed to performance (so I read, makes sense). I'd get rid of those and go to a header and an aftermarket high flow cat.

If you spend anytime on E46 fanatics, you will find there are people over there who plowed the "hotrod a 3.0" ground long ago. You have to do a lot of reading to find that there is not a lot left on the table as far as this engine goes in NA form. Intake, exhaust, ECU tune (either DIY or shark) and you are probably about done...unless you want to really head into crazy territory.

An often overlooked mod on these vehicles is weight reduction. They are fat. Removing weight is like adding power, but cheaper.
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Don't even bother, imo this engine on the x5's aren't worth it, not enough torque for how much the truck weighs. Save your money & enjoy higher mpg lol
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thanks for the fast reply I am not seeking to put crazy HP on the 3.0 just a little bit I was looking for the name of the chip(SHARK) thanks for that and probably a cold air intake . that's about how much I was looking to doing to it. thanks again for the reply. I will update as soon as I have it ready to go. currently waiting on parts to finish her up.
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afe intake looks real nice I'd definitely get it if I had the money. For now I just have a k&n filter
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See in my sig - I added the intake because a previous owner sold it and it comes with a dry filter which I like, easier maintenance - I paid $100 for the AFE and no I didn't notice any torques

I got the 4.8iS axle back and besides the better look and smoother sound no crazy hp but it drives smoother

Also added the Shark Injector (software) because it was on Black Friday sale for $100 off so $250 - normally its $350 - smoothed out the throttle band

All in all I love the mods I did and the X drives super smooth, but you aren't getting huge gains either way - if you have the money those are the mods you can do (intake, exhaust, chip) on an NA motor
is this the one?
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$500 when you include what appears to be a required battery charger. $150 for a battery charger??!! Seriously?
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nah you can find one for much cheaper but yea when you reflash ecu's the battery needs to be charged. same idea as installing new os on your phone
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