318is First Mods - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
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.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 05-23-2003, 11:25 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Rodm21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rodm21 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I have a friend who recently got a 1993 318is with the sport pack.. If possible he wants to add a little more "punch " to it, torque and hp.. what would you suggest he trys? he doesnt want to get anythign like superchargers. Any ideas to add some noticeable diffrence ? :P

99 m3 cosmos black (my new ride) 95 m3 cosmos black (dads ride)
Rodm21 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 05-23-2003, 11:57 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
onrails318 is an unknown quantity at this point
Well sir, his best bet would be to locate some used Dinan parts. Illegal, but very worth it. Dinan has a larger throttle body, intake, and Stage 3 chip sold as a package. Go to www.dinanbmw.com

Also tell him to get sticky Max Performance rubber. I recommend S-03's. Best street tire ever! IMO
onrails318 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 05-23-2003, 01:46 PM
Defector
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Island
Posts: 5,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
El Presidente is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to El Presidente
CAI, conforti chip, exhaust, pulleys, cams, port polish, bigger throttle are a few ways he could do it. Some are more extreme than others, and some need to be done in conjuction or power loss could result. All depends on what he wants to spend.

<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
El Presidente is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2003, 04:57 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BMWg84 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to BMWg84
Quote:
Originally posted by onrails318@May 23 2003, 09:57 AM
Well sir, his best bet would be to locate some used Dinan parts. Illegal, but very worth it. Dinan has a larger throttle body, intake, and Stage 3 chip sold as a package. Go to www.dinanbmw.com

Also tell him to get sticky Max Performance rubber. I recommend S-03's. Best street tire ever! IMO
Buying used Dinan parts is NOT illegal.

for a 318 you can do very few mods to help the engine's output without going to the extreme. Tell your friend that his best bet is to just get a cold air intake, engine software and full catback exhaust system. Hopefully he purchased a manual transmission or else he will really dislike his BMW if he's looking for decent power. An aggressive Camshaft would relly do the trick in conjunction with the mods i already mentioned and maybe a high flow throttle body! You can get his throttle body machined at a local machining shop for a decent price.. just make sure you have the larger butterfly and access to another throttle body in case something goes wrong.

Bimmers are not known for power, first of all.. We are known for having a world-renown suspension with a pinch of luxury and ride comfort. So if he really wants to max our his 318's performance i would start with lowering springs, bigger sway bars (M3 sway bars are cheap and effective), X brace, Bilstein shocks and struts and bigger wheels and performance tires (ZR rated). Strut and shock tower braces can be purchased on ebay for like $30-40 for both. But the god ones are around $100's

chris

BMW ENTHUSIAST
BMWg84 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2003, 01:44 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,053
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
MrM3 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to MrM3
i'm pretty sure that the earlier M42's have adjustable cam shafts, so if u want more low end power u can adjust the cams down 6 degrees, or 6 degrees higher for more top-end. all u need are some conventional tools, nothing special, but i assume u gotta know what ur doing first :P

also like chris said, concentrate on the suspension. get some Bilsteins, lowering springs, and a strut brace to start. then look for sway bars and a X-brace
MrM3 is offline  
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)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Mods and Rods charity Car show - MN DNeinstadt North Central 3 08-04-2005 10:54 AM
1991 BMW 318iS Mods...HELP! BMW Lover 3-Series (E21, E30) 11 08-05-2004 08:25 PM
E30 318iS vs E36 318iS LondonE30-318iS 3-Series (E21, E30) 16 03-22-2004 01:32 PM

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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome