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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 04-03-2006, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am a new member and a new owner of a Black BMW 325es it is a 1986 i am just wondering what i could possibly do to make it quciker i am shooting for 13second or 12 second quarter miles please pm me with and ideas. i have talked to a few people here in town and they say i should do a 325i head swap and turbo it with 10 psi but i have also thought about just completely swapping the engine for a 325 and i am wondering if anyone has a wiring diagram for either the head swap or engine swap please pm me with details thanks!:
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Wow. An efficient 13-second quarter probably needs an M50.
Swapping another M20 and boosting it would work, but there's just so much more potential in a newer engine, especially for extreme goals like those. The S/M50/2 swaps are well documented all over the place, as is the Eta to turbo-i conversion.

But. For general romping about, a Conforti chip and a solid suspension will wake that car right up. Good luck.
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my manual says my car can do the 1/4 mile in 16.5 seconds.....I know that's not 13 secs...but ummmm...yea.

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Take a look at JimC's Car...

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