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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-01-2005, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1985 318i engine/suspension mods

What would be some good engine modifications for 1985 318i? I already plan on a header, high-flow cat, and a more free flowing muffler (DTM), and a cold air intake (with custom heat shield of course B) ).

Also I would like to lower this car slightly. I am looking at either Eibach or Bavarian Autosport springs. What would you guys recommend? Would I have to get adjustable camber strut mounts?
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Actually, some of us do know, we are just to lazy to respond right off the bat. LOL Anyway, adjustable camber mounts shouldn't be necesarry depending on the size of the drop. The bavauto spring kit for your car is on sale right now for $200, and would drop it 30mm. You wouldn't need ACM's for that small a drop. Good Luck, and sorry it took so long for someone to post.

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I plan on using IE Stage 3 springs and Bilstein Sport shocks.
Lowered, a little stiff, but still nice for everyday use.
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DTM Muffler like you said..
IE Stage 3 Springs
Bilstein Shocks
iS Seats
um..euro or small bumpers(89'+)
mtech steering wheel?

i unno..its how much you want to invest, if anything, i'd save for an 88+ 325iS or something..so you can get more power, and better handling, along with an LSD and nice seats, then upgrade from there.
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