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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.

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Old 05-19-2006, 10:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What are some things you can get for your bimmer, that increase the acceleration a bit. When I'm driving my 318is,(4 cyl) my foot eventually feels like its hitting the floor. Then all of a sudden, it begins to accelerate, but for that short time period, the car just stays at a very slow constant speed. What are some cheap but effective parts you can buy for my model E36 that will improve its acceleration a bit more. I have a 1995 318is. thanks
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What are some things you can get for your bimmer, that increase the acceleration a bit. When I'm driving my 318is,(4 cyl) my foot eventually feels like its hitting the floor. Then all of a sudden, it begins to accelerate, but for that short time period, the car just stays at a very slow constant speed. What are some cheap but effective parts you can buy for my model E36 that will improve its acceleration a bit more. I have a 1995 318is. thanks
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i have a 318 too and i dont feel like putting mods on it is worth it at all, the car will still be slow, just not as slow. easier to just convert it to a 6 cylinder.

but then again i guess it depends on what kinda acceleration youre looking for.
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you may look into changing the rear diff. itll give you quicker aceleration but will cut down on your top speed...
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the 318 will never be too quick... If your looking for speed upgrade to atleast a 325 or 328... if not an M3. Unless you put thousands into a 318... its never gonna touch anything else.
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An auto 318 isn't fast, but you could get an intake, exhaust, and chip if you wanted a bit more power.
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how long do you mash the peddal before you feel anything

if it's a a second or so, that's normal because it's an automatic and it takes time for the car to downshift

if you mean that you just don't feel that much power until higher rpms that's because you have a 318

downing atlanta supercharger might be 5k but it'll definitely increase your acceleration lol

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downing atlanta supercharger might be 5k but it'll definitely increase your acceleration lol

http://www.downingatlanta.com/da_superchargers_new.htm[/QUOTE]

Actually Understeer will sell you one for $3350 shipped. and I've seen them for $3299 somewhere. Good bang for the buck.
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Also the 318i engine doesn't make mauch power below 3k, you get decent acceleration between 3.5k and 5kish where it flats out for a few hundered and then picks back up. It's kinda weird but start getting used to it, having a manual does help quite a bit though. A chip is really the only worthwhile upgrade to do to it, but in your case you could also get a chip for your auto tranny which might speed things up. Also your only diff choices would be expensive, you currently have a 4.44 diff and there isnt anything higher that BMW sells for the E36, you would have to spend over 1k to get anything higher and really wouldn't be worth it.
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hi i have a '97 316i and have tha same problem over the weekend i put a brand new clutch kit and replaced the pump (secondhand) but i still cant get that acceleration that makes your tires spin and pushes you back into your seat, am i expecting too much from this can, my friend says if a bimmer cant spin then it has a problem
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:47 AM   #14 (permalink)
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might be from 2006 but i still have the same problem, any help
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