| First of all there is more then one m3 and 325i motor. Which were you reffering to? Second, what is your sole goal? |
the m3 motor i was talking about is the s14 and the m20b25(correct me if i'm wrong but i believe that is the 325is engine?). As from the previous posts, you guys have persuaded me to single out the s14 engine because of the fact that you guys said that it is an expensive process to maintain an s14. My sole goal is not to just say "forget handling, i want all power" - no. I want my car to handle just as well (preferably even better) as the performance. I dont want a car that has a lot of power but yet can't even harness its power around the apex. Basically i want a car that i can go on closed race tracks and have fun with the car, and not to have a sluggish car that takes turns like a freakin jollopy. So yes, performance and handling is a must, but what i'm concerned more about is performance because engine wise, i pretty much dont know jack.
| First of all there is more then one m3 and 325i motor. Which were you reffering to? Second, what is your sole goal? I know you said over all and if that is the case then I would go with the e30 325i motor. They have gotten over 400hp out of them. You can squeeze around 1k hp out of an s50 ('95 e36 m3 motor) but it will through off your weight distribution which will in turn affect your handling. So if you truely want something that is best over all. That would be the way to go. 400 hp is more then enough hp for the e30. Now if you just want to go fast and you dont care to much about handling then by all means go with the s50. The big problem with the s14 is $$$. Plus it is only 2.3l where as the e30 325i motor is 2.5l. I havnt seen an s14 with 400hp. I thin the most I have seen or heard of is 300 something hp. Another good thing about the e30 325i motor is it is fairly common, and it is a strong motor. Therefore parts will be less expensive compared to a s14. I hope this helped. Feel free to comment on anything. |
I'm also thinking about the s50 motor, it seems like a tempting thing to do. But as whata OreoGaborio has mentioned, finding a good 325i motor and combining with the present motor i have right now. Although, i'm concerned about the pricing of the s50 swap, even if it's really tempting to do. People say it will probably be around 10-14k, others say 6-9k. I dont know who to believe? Any feedback on this topic please will be greatl appreciated.
Also, what would you guys do? swap an e30 325is engine and replace with ETA parts?
Or go with an s50 engine swap?
What seems more practical in use, in the interests of time, money, maintenance, complications, performance, handling?
Thanks in advance