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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 08-01-2004, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright alright...I am totally new to the BMW scene, and I was wondering if anyone would help me out with some info on what exactly I can do to it, I wanted it kinda close to the M3...in a way well please help :-P
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a 318is also The things i have right now are BAVARIAN AUTO cold air intake and plasma ignition upgrade add on,BULLET 3.5in exhaust,JIM CONFORTI chip, M3 (control arms, swaybars, bushings),4.10 lsd, SACHS performance clutch, UCC z3 1.9 short shift, 17x7 VOLK RACING TE37, A.T.E powerslot rotors, EBC greenstuff pads, stainless steel brake lines, B&G 1.5in lowering springs with BILSTEIN shocks. It looks like alot but I have more planned
Thats pretty close to an m3 but iff u see on my other post you should get the stuff that they tell you to get also i just ordered all of those parts and should be getting them in a week.
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Old 08-04-2004, 01:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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making your 318is perform like an m3 might be hard suspension y9ou could do b ut engine might be hard not impossible but hard!

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hey i belive that the iS series has hte m3 suspension...also for the other guy, is it 3.5inch piping? or a 3.5inch tip...cuz thats retarded, its a small motor...not enough back pressure. if its the tip then thats cool
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Yeah the tip is 3.5in but i for got how big the piping is. The 318is suspension is basically the same but no aluminum control arms, and the swaybars are a different size[I think they're (12mm(is) and 14mmM3)], also the spring rate on the stock springs aren't as stiff.
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well its most likely 2.5/2.25 cuz thats normal, its wat imma get. it needs back pressure cuz the 318is has a small motor u kno it doesnt have alot of cc's to hold pressure in
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I was actually going to jump on him about the 3.5 inch piping, haha. But you beat me to it. That is crazy. I hope its only 2.5 from the manifold back. That would be so useless, at first I was like "Does this dude have a turbo or something?" and spent like 5 minutes trying to find out. But yeah... I'm going to get 2.5 inch piping and a normal looking muffler (Assuming I don't go turbo...:P)
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lol badass, imma go 2.25 in like a week...i have a 318is wich is a small motor i dont belive it wuld be beneficial if i went 2.5...
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are you talking about getting 2.25 from the manifold back or from the cat back? cause on my e30 318is the piping is already 2.25 stock, whether it's like that all the way up i'm not sure but you might want to look into that before buying anything.
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no shit? its 2.25 stock!? wtf...mayb ill just get the muffler...i was talking about back from the ehaders all the way to the muffler...i was gona get 2.25. hmm ill measure it wen i get home! thanks man!!! u culda saved me a ton of money thanks bro
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If you really want to drift I would say put on narrower wheels and tires, its going to be way hard to drift with 7.5" tires and under 100 whp.
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did u say with under 100hp? my car has 136, 19lbs per hp...i went drifting today a lil bit in the canyons :-D
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