318 Upgrades? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-20-2005, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bronx ,ny
Car:
Posts: 30
Photos:
droptopbeamer7 is an unknown quantity at this point
I have a 318ic 97 i would like to know what potential mods can i use to make it go faster..... do they make any chips or sharks for 318's
droptopbeamer7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
jshearer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Car: 1994 325is
Posts: 1,071
Photos:
jshearer is an unknown quantity at this point
They should. There are alot of things you can do to mod your car. Just keep in mind that it is never going to be real fast. Give it a bit more pep, yes. Make it fast so that you can beat other cars.....not likely.

most common mods for performance

chip/shark
Cold Air Intake
Underdrive Pulley system
cams
m50 manifold
Exhaust
Tires and wheels

Look around here and you will find alot of information on those. I have a 325 so exact numbers, I don't know.
__________________
<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3466/quicksignature20te.jpg" border="0" width="600" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us" /></a>
jshearer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2005, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
quality
 
Delmarco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NYC
Car: 2001 330i & 2011 550i
Posts: 7,254
Photos:
Delmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond reputeDelmarco has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
if you want cheapest is higher Octane....the 318iC has poorer performance than any other E36 318i cars because it (the convertable) is considerably heavier than the others, so the engine is working harder anyway. I have a 318i sedan and I've noticed that the 4 cyl. come alive with 93, 94 or 95 octane gasoline. You'll get alittle more ump...and zippier acceleration within the 0 to 40 range.

At the complete opposite end of the spectrum for 318i mods and the most expensive and only mod you'll ever need on its own is the Atlanta Downing Supercharger (google it or search our DIY/fact section here)
It add ALOT of freaking horsepower and literally turns any 318 E36 car into an M3...in terms of performance....

I don't know much about the supercharger...other than it works, its expensive and it turns your car into a BMW frankenstien, I believe the only and biggest negative to supercharging your 318 is the lifespan of your vehicle will shorten tremendously...I mean you'll be over working your car and alll its parts double what it was really made for so what can you expect....

well in between the 93+ octane and the supercharger you'll get a nice range of mods like you listed but speed mods for 318 cars don't really have an impact as much as it would on a 6 cyl 325 or 328....

IMO forget all the chips and dips mediocre mods and go right for the supercharger if speed is your most important thing...
__________________
Delmarco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2005, 11:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
tomctx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Georgia
Car:
Posts: 693
Photos:
tomctx is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by droptopbeamer7@Mar 21 2005, 12:12 AM
I have a 318ic 97 i would like to know what potential mods can i use to make it go faster..... do they make any chips or sharks for 318's
[snapback]315463[/snapback]

J and Delmarco have covered most everything. Except, I would like to see how the M50 manifold would adapt to a 4 cylinder engine.
__________________
1995 325I, window tint, K&N, debaffled airbox, BMW #104 wheels, Nighthawk low beams, smoked side markers, smoked corners, smoked taillights, M3 stlye heated mirrors, various interior bits, Bosal cat-back.
tomctx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2005, 12:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
Power Shifting
 
Cruzin 323is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Carle Place, NY
Car:
Posts: 3,677
Photos:
Cruzin 323is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Cruzin 323is
ya, i'm with del, on that!
__________________
-SOLD..
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2229108/1 *UPDATED 8.25.06*
R.I.P Fast 6


stuff for sale on my e36.. CHeck it out!
http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/aft...e36-49128.html
Cruzin 323is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2005, 07:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Car:
Posts: 28
Photos:
hitman2045 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to hitman2045
Downing Atlanta Supercharger all the way
you have 200+ horsepower and about 200 lbs of TQ so you will be atleast as fast as 325i
thats going to be my first mod after wheels at the end of the summer!
hitman2045 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 12:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
jshearer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Car: 1994 325is
Posts: 1,071
Photos:
jshearer is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by tomctx+Mar 20 2005, 11:40 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tomctx @ Mar 20 2005, 11:40 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-droptopbeamer7@Mar 21 2005, 12:12 AM
I have a 318ic 97 i would like to know what potential mods can i use to make it go faster..... do they make any chips or sharks for 318's*
[snapback]315463[/snapback]

J and Delmarco have covered most everything. Except, I would like to see how the M50 manifold would adapt to a 4 cylinder engine.
[snapback]315508[/snapback]
[/b][/quote]

Yeah yeah, I am stupid. I just started thinking of peoples common mods, not thinking about a 318.
__________________
<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3466/quicksignature20te.jpg" border="0" width="600" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us" /></a>
jshearer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
325 lowering springs on a 318 jamspeed 3-Series (E21, E30) 2 09-26-2005 10:12 PM
first next last upgrades theironm0nk 3-Series (E36) 5 09-25-2005 02:09 PM
328i Engine Upgrades DEATH2000 3-Series (E36) 3 05-08-2005 02:18 PM
Best Performance Upgrades? matt719 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 4 10-24-2004 12:44 AM
Performance Upgrades dubes1982bmw320i 3-Series (E21, E30) 37 08-12-2004 04:54 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:06 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.