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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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| Originally posted by LondonE30-318iS@Mar 20 2004, 01:40 AM |
Hello Guys.. just logged on first time... just got myself a 1990 E30 318iS.. have to say, one of the best cars I've ever driven... not as fast as the 325's but better balanced..etc...
ANyway what do you guys think of the later 318is?? Was to work today.. came up on the light with a 94 318iS.. i thought he would beat me, so put the foot down anyway... i could see he was trying but he got left behind...
Was there anything wrong with the E36(i could see he was giving it all ...or is that normal?
And what top speeds have fellow 318iS drivers reached(in a safe environment of course!!)? The top i have reached is 130mph... i could have gone more though... well it was revvin at 6000 so dont know when it would have cut out..
So guys.. any feedback??
| Originally posted by LondonE30-318iS@Mar 20 2004, 03:16 AM |
I see... well i reached 130 so must have been on the limit... im gettin a chip done soon... and changing the AFM .. that should be good for 170bhp... o yeah and that takes the rev limit to 6700 aswell....
BTW..what car is the 325iS? Is that the same as a UK spec 325i (174bhp i think).. or the 325i Sport (192bhp...?)
Aint seen any of these around here in the UK... or Germany (lived both places)... seen the 320iS(2 litre M3 engine) though, now that is another mad car, just a tad bit behind the M3 in speed and handling..
| Originally posted by Fox@Mar 20 2004, 01:16 PM |
I think a little misconception is being thrown around here guys.
The 318 isnt more balanced than the 325, its practically the same car. The suspension is not as stiff however.
The top speed is not 130 because the car doesnt have enough power to get up there. The 325 can barley get up to 130. And thats with a torque curve extremely flat. And your car isnt electronically limited.
There is no way you can be making 170 bhp with a chip and an AFM. Theres no way an m20 could make 170 with a chip and AFM.
| Originally posted by LondonE30-318iS@Mar 21 2004, 03:16 AM |
This is a german website, http://home.t-online.de/home/Pro-Auto/tuning-chips.htm offering all sorts if chip upgrades, it's one of the better chip suppliers in Europe... This guy is actually a mechanic who races one of his E30's( 320is and 325i) on w-ends, and also tests the chips, and gives a guarantee on performance... the prices seem reasonable... he's got chips for cirtually all E30... but for the 318is for example there are 3 chips... each rangin in spec and top rev cut of point..... from 7000 - 7800!!! im looking to get the 7000 rev cut off chip with the throttle body... the chip should be good for 15-18 bhp maybe...
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