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Old 09-20-2004, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering in your travels if you guys have seen stuff for the 1.8 liter.
I have looked all over and have no idea where else to go.
If you see something please throw down the link
I know of Dinan, thats about it.
I am sick fo there parts, they are too expensive for really no gain at this point.
Thanks in advance for your help
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Old 09-20-2004, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah the 318 is a hard car to shop for, dinan is expensive i agree but most mods you will be buying for a 318 give you no HP anyways so if you want mods might as well pay the $$$ for them! ebay always claims to have parts for the 318 haha

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theres a few big ones but like red said.... there aint to many hp gains on bolt on stuff. Drop an m3 engine in there or a turbo and make it sleeper lol
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What are you looking for exactly? There are lots of parts if you look around. Suspension parts are pretty much all the same as the 6 pots. Intakes are easy to custom make. Lots of exhaust systems available. Brakes are all the same as the 6 pots, pistons, rods, valvetrain can all be purchased from Crower, JE, BMPD, etc. If you're looking for some nice cams, I'd recommend BMP, they have a wide variety of low-high duration cams. They also have the multi-throttle intake manifold. All brands carry chips for the 318, TMS, Dinan, BAV Auto, BMPD, EAT, Garett, etc.

So what is it that you can't find? :wink
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Originally posted by Dinan 95@Sep 20 2004, 02:54 PM

I am sick fo there parts, they are too expensive for really no gain at this point.

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I know what you mean I have a M44 and am in the same boat, however I am woking on a few things. I am working on adapting a one piece intake manifold from a 91' 318is, ported and polished cylinder head, and having my cams reground.

I got the 91' intake manifold today and I have the cylinder head with cams, a stock intake manifold, extra injectors, and spare throttle body coming in tomorrow. So then the custom work will begin.

I have spent about $350 on spare parts. Having my cams reground will be about $300 and I am checking with a guy to have the head ported.
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Old 09-21-2004, 09:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Zq-8_dawg+Sep 21 2004, 08:09 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Zq-8_dawg @ Sep 21 2004, 08:09 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Dinan 95@Sep 20 2004, 02:54 PM

I am sick fo there parts, they are too expensive for really no gain at this point.

[snapback]195333[/snapback]

I know what you mean I have a M44 and am in the same boat, however I am woking on a few things. I am working on adapting a one piece intake manifold from a 91' 318is, ported and polished cylinder head, and having my cams reground.

I got the 91' intake manifold today and I have the cylinder head with cams, a stock intake manifold, extra injectors, and spare throttle body coming in tomorrow. So then the custom work will begin.

I have spent about $350 on spare parts. Having my cams reground will be about $300 and I am checking with a guy to have the head ported.
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Let me know how that works out. I have a '90 M42 intake manifold which I tried to custom fit into my E36 M42. It fit no problem, but it sat way too high, I couldn't close my hood. How did you solve this dilemma? When you start working on the project, please let us know the specs!

If you're working with N/A, I haven't seen anyone with a super fast M42/M44. Your best bet would be to build a 2.1L stroker. I'd be happy if I could get 2.0L without stroking it.

thanks,

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