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Old 05-20-2005, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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goin from a 318 to anything else, what are your suggestions?

and yes i know you cant just drop the other motor and ecu in...ya have to change the susp., axles, diff, drive shaft....

is it worth is, what do you think it will cost?
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get another car...325/328 to an m3 is a lot easier than changing from a 318 because radiator etc is same whereas on a 318 almost everything has to be changed
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goin from a 318 to anything else, what are your suggestions?

and yes i know you cant just drop the other motor and ecu in...ya have to change the susp., axles, diff, drive shaft....

is it worth is, what do you think it will cost?
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Honestly it is not worth the cost. The most cost effective option you have for more power the Downing Atlanta S/C.... and a rebuild depending upon your mileage just to be sure. If I had 3.5k or 4k lieing around that's what I would be doing right now...
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true, true...thanks guys...i was just exploring ideas

i already started building for turbo...cheaper and the sound makes the girlies scream
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dont bother...i believe the craziest turbo 318 i knew that was boosting 19psi was only making high 200's whp...
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that doesn't sound right, he must not have had it tuned right correctly or the clutch was slipping.
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Old 05-22-2005, 11:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah, if watched dyno tuners tune 250 additional hp out of an F.I. car
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get a 97 M3, yank the motor, sell it, and buy a 3.2L Euro motor.... i can dream right?
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Put my vote under, "Get new Car with bigger engine!"
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