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Old 12-20-2021, 04:13 PM
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Has enough torque to merge and drive normally.

The above reason is why I initially had the blower installed on my E53. I felt like I was a sitting duck at times, lacking primarily merging power. I feel pedal to the floor pretty much most of the time, for basic maneuvers was a bit unsettling.
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The above reason is why I initially had the blower installed on my E53. I felt like I was a sitting duck at times, lacking primarily merging power. I feel pedal to the floor pretty much most of the time, for basic maneuvers was a bit unsettling.
I'm not going to say that I wouldn't like more power. Of course I would. But I've never felt that way at all in the E53.

If I ever need to pull the head, though, I think it'd be pretty funny to install the Turner World Challenge M54 head and Schrick cams that I've got sitting around, though.
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The above reason is why I initially had the blower installed on my E53. I felt like I was a sitting duck at times, lacking primarily merging power. I feel pedal to the floor pretty much most of the time, for basic maneuvers was a bit unsettling.
I bet you don't have that problem anymore Happy. How is Archer doing? Still at the doc's office?
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Old 12-20-2021, 05:09 PM
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I'm not going to say that I wouldn't like more power. Of course I would. But I've never felt that way at all in the E53.



If I ever need to pull the head, though, I think it'd be pretty funny to install the Turner World Challenge M54 head and Schrick cams that I've got sitting around, though.

I lived in Southern California during the time I felt that way. Very unforgiving drivers to say the least. I swear they were going to run right over me at times. Plus, I generally had all 5 seats filled, because our E53 was our family ride at the time.

The ZHP setup for the E46 with just cams alone, bumped up the power a bit. I would assume a head, Schrick cams would definitely bring up the power. Although, I believe a tune would be necessary. Headers for me would be a must!
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Old 12-20-2021, 05:17 PM
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I bet you don't have that problem anymore Happy. How is Archer doing? Still at the doc's office?


Yeah thatís the truth! But now itís, how the heck did we get this far in? LoL..

Yeah Archer is still shacked up. All the parts are in, and the motor should be coming out soon. I miss that E53 already!

OleíGirl has been shacked up as well. Their installing those headers, and doing some general maintenance.

I feel neutered right now! LoL..
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I lived in Southern California during the time I felt that way. Very unforgiving drivers to say the least. I swear they were going to run right over me at times. Plus, I generally had all 5 seats filled, because our E53 was our family ride at the time.

The ZHP setup for the E46 with just cams alone, bumped up the power a bit. I would assume a head, Schrick cams would definitely bring up the power. Although, I believe a tune would be necessary. Headers for me would be a must!
Tune+headers+head+cams is good for 35-40whp in an E46. Presumably a little extra drivetrain loss in an E53, but it'd definitely be noticeable.

And yeah, the stock M54 headers would not cut it.

As for SoCal drivers, well... I never have issues out there. They seem friendly and slow to me. But I'm an East Coast driver.
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Socal drivers friendly and slow? Which Socal are you referring to? Like, South Carolina or something?
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Socal drivers friendly and slow? Which Socal are you referring to? Like, South Carolina or something?
lol. itís all relative. theyíre a lot friendlier than Iím used to in the northeast corridor. and traffic in LA moves slowly.
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Right on! Welcome to the 3 pedal club!
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