Hello everyone, Im new to the boards, so I figured I should make a formal hello.
I currenty own a 1987 Mercedes 420 SEL and a 1989 Jeep Cherokee, and I am in the market for a 318i for a good deal.
I am very dedicated to building a nice M3 clone - basically a 318 with an M3 engine for a nice sleeper setup
I found a nice running 318 for cheap somewhat nearby, and I have found a few sites that sell rebuilt M3 engines, for well, not so cheap, but I am willing to shell out the dough.
The question I had, hoping someone could answer, is if I would need to upgrade the rear axle to a LSD, or if the stock one can take the M3 engine as it is. Basically, what separates the M3 drivetrain from the 318 or 325 besides the engine, transmission, and emblems? I am guessing new shocks/struts are a must, as well as some upgraded swaybars. Anything else I should watch out for?
Thanks in advance.