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Old 10-01-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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S50 cams in M50

Hey guys quick question, can you run S50 cams in an M50 without a tune? I know you'll have almost no power difference without it but is there any negative side affects other then that?
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P.S I do plan on getting a chip but 350$ for a custom one from TMS is a bit pricey right now
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:40 PM   #2
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Look up E.A.T chips from Mark D. Ive got his chip on an stock M50 and very happy with it. I know he does have a chip for the s50 cam set up as well. His price should be better then $350
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:15 AM   #3
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Who told you there won't be a power difference? It's still going to be a huge difference.

You don't "need" a tune.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:39 PM   #4
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Yes, you can run the cams without a tune. There will be a power increase, but a proper tune will give more power. I just installed s50 cams into my e36 last weekend. I used a Mark D chip. Very nice power increase.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:08 AM   #5
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im a complete noob so please take in mind.

-- does installing higher quality cams ( S50, S52 cams ) give you the ' rumble ' idling sound?
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:32 PM   #6
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^^^if you mean the (blug blug blug blug blug) - say those words really fast and it works.


then no.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:39 AM   #7
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^^ hahaha blug blug blug.. exactly the sound i was describing !

kurts 328 makes that sound and im jelly...
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I've never noticed his car do it and I've been in it/driven it many times. Compared to a small block chev it doesn't make that noise but what are we comparing it to?
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:42 PM   #9
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Where does one get S50 cams...?
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:40 PM   #10
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Where does one get S50 cams...?
From a blown S50 motor, or someone who has upgraded cams in their S50.

Post a looking for thread on BMW sites and cruise the for sale sections, most have a search function.

Performance cams can be ordered new from companies like sunbelt as well
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I've never noticed his car do it and I've been in it/driven it many times. Compared to a small block chev it doesn't make that noise but what are we comparing it to?
yeah nothing like a small block , just a very very quiet blugblug
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:05 PM   #12
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I'm running a high duration Schrick intake cam meant for an S50 with tube Supersprint headers and straight through cat-less exhaust... I get a blugblugblug sound and a shaky car at idle xD
lol actually sounds like shit, but I'm pretty sure my exhaust is leaking somewhere too.. :/
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