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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 08-30-2005, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey~

i am of selling my current BMW. i got a '79 320i and was wondering what the average price for one goes. i was hoping to get my $1050 back out of it, but doesnt seem to be any interest in it. its not perfect by any means. would anyone out there give me $1000 dollars for it?

got another question. what can i do to increase my acceleration. what would it cost to do this. i am relitively new to the BMW scene (bought the car last December) and still learning.

i am an avid "fast car nut" and it just doesnt have any acceleration at all. i was told about a 2002 series on the east coast that had a small block chevy V8 stuffed in it. i was thinking of doing this too, if i cant get the performance out of the stock banger.

how much horse-power would the stock e21 rear-end hold?

sorry for all the dumb questions, but i gotta know!

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don't throw an american V8 in it, that's freaking terrible. i bet that 2002 doesn't handle for piss....the best mod for those cars (2002) are the motors out of the 320's or better yet the first gen M3 motors.

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but basic stuff to make her move.........i recommend a lightened flywheel (those motors take forever to rev up. you can have a machine shop lighten and balance yours for pennies on the dollar compaired to an aluminum/metal one). better exhaust (get rid of that cat if your emissions laws will allow you to do so, ie you are old enough where you don't need to have the car tested). reduce your accessories, drop the a/c and get a manual rack if you have power steering....the less the motor has to turn the better. frees up more HP and also aids in quicker revs.........cam is a pain in the arse as you have two options to install, 1)removing the radiator, hood, etc. as the cam pulls out the front of the motor......or 2) all together removing the head. and if you opt for option two i recommend decking the head for higher compression while it's out. i know there are some CIS tricks that i am forgetting right now as well........
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