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    Question New Z3 Owner.

    I just bought a 2001 z3 2.5 I really don't know anything about it, could you guys educate me on my car, and point me in the right direction for modding it. I'm looking for more horsepower and torque.

    Are there any engine swaps that can be done with this car?

    Thanks,
    Nik

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    pics please, and yes, you can drop a new engine into it. possibly a s52

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    Congrats and yes post pics. Check out the Z3 forum also.
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    Congrats. post pics when you get time.

    They are very moddable. If you want to do an engine swap, look into S50 or S52 swaps (3.0 and 3.2 M3 engines). Very easy swap, but a bit expensive...

    I say just FI the 2.5L

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    Unhappy i'm new here but i need some help here

    i owm a 93 325 i and i want to drop a 97 m3 engine in it i have the engine and the wiring any advise

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    If you guys check out the main page of this message board you'll find individual fora devoted to your models plus a few others such as for discussions of Forced induction.

    There is a lot to be learned here, many of your questions have already been discussed at length.

    The search function is very easy to use. Happy exploring!
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    Indeed! As we all know,

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    Why did you buy the car without researching future mods first? I have done that once before, and I regret it. Never again.
    Anyway, congrats, and again, pics

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    That 2.5 is a double Vanos that is NOT mod friendly, unless you go FI. Sorry dude.

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    Talking Congrats on the car (m)

    As Hugo mentioned, the dual V engines are a royal pain in the BUTT to modify cheaply. You could always drop in a single V engine, say the 2.8L and FI the bad boy and give Hugo a run...
    Congrats again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobu
    I just bought a 2001 z3 2.5 I really don't know anything about it, could you guys educate me on my car, and point me in the right direction for modding it. I'm looking for more horsepower and torque.

    Are there any engine swaps that can be done with this car?

    Thanks,
    Nik
    We welcome you, but several of us are scratching our heads wondering why these questions didn't come up BEFORE you purchased the car. Some cars actually come from the factory with more HP and torque.

    Perform a search and you'll have more answers than you'll be able to digest in a month.

    Again Nik, welcome.
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