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Trying For Power Gains

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I'm quite the newb when it comes to cars but I'm trying to pickup quick. I was hoping yu guys could drop me some advice..

One of the first upgrades I want to do to my 89' 190e 2.6 is to swap to a manual transmission, basically I was wondering what my options are. I've read about the stock 2.6 manual tranny but are there any other options out there?? Any high performance racing tranny or anything like that?

Is the 2.6 worth boosting with turbo or not? My friend keeps telling me to do it but from what I've been reading people say engine swap to 3.0L+ then turbo.. why doesn't anyone turbo a 2.6? Whats the big difference in between the 3.0 and the 2.6?

Is megasquirt the only/best option for EFI? What kind of stock injection system does my car normally run on?

What is the best route to upgrading my car?

Should I look for a manual 300e and then swap the engine/tranny?

Should I throw a turbo on my 2.6?

So lost... HELP!! :surrender:
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I came up with a plan for what I'm going to buy first:

1-LSD with spring blocks
3-Manual Transmission
5-New exhaust
4-Euro Lights

After the above I need to decide if I'm going to attempt going turbo on the 2.6 or swapping to a bigger engine. :D

I want to focus most of my upgrades on performance rather than looks. I bought a 16v kit already, other than that and some euros I think everything from there will be going into more HP.

Thanks for the help guys :D
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Sure thing man, will do. It will probably take me quite a while to get all the upgrades I want but I will definately make some progress posts as time goes on.
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