should i buy a larger engine or get the 318 supercharger kit? - 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.

View Poll Results: should i get the da sc kit or an m50?
DA 318 SC Kit 4 33.33%
M50 8 66.67%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 02:00 AM
LYFE SUCK5
 
Ivan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: West Chester, Pa, USA
Posts: 3,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Ivan
(Thread Starter)
should i buy a larger engine or get the 318 supercharger kit?

my car has 163k miles on it. I consider the engine to be in fair-good condition. can you guys lend your advice? because im a little torn now. 240hp or so is enough to keep me happy.

Last edited by Ivan; 06-24-2006 at 02:03 AM.
Ivan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 02:57 AM
drz
Administrator
 
drz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tee Ex
Posts: 12,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drz Send a message via MSN to drz
Rebuild + DA SC

drz is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 03:24 AM
LYFE SUCK5
 
Ivan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: West Chester, Pa, USA
Posts: 3,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Ivan
(Thread Starter)
about how much for a rebuild including labor?

Last edited by Ivan; 06-24-2006 at 03:33 AM.
Ivan is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 03:48 AM
LYFE SUCK5
 
Ivan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: West Chester, Pa, USA
Posts: 3,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Ivan
(Thread Starter)
lol i was looking for 325s online and look what i found on autotrader. totally stock otherwise. wtf??? who wouldnt feel mortified driving around in that thing?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	474157285.201811566.IM1.MAIN.565x421_A.562x421.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	75.0 KB
ID:	24191  
Ivan is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 08:52 AM
Neutral Member
 
wesmyth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: clemson, sc
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wesmyth is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to wesmyth Send a message via Yahoo to wesmyth
ouch

they should knock off 1500 off the asking price just because of that hood. Some people really just need to get a bit of sense in them.
About the supercharger, go with whats cheaper.

I think I have found(own) the beaten foster child of 318's.
wesmyth is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 12:28 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 294
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hamfisted is on a distinguished road
Save your money...

What you're trying to do ends up in an endless chase interupted only by unforseen repair bills down the road. Take the money you would waste in this effort and put it down on an M3 already built for what you are trying to do. Your 318 doesn't have the driveline and suspension to support the horsepower long term.





Mike
Hamfisted is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 01:40 PM
LYFE SUCK5
 
Ivan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: West Chester, Pa, USA
Posts: 3,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Ivan
(Thread Starter)
sure it does. it doesnt have the stock suspension, i have bilstiens, better than a stock m3. anyway i want to make the car i have now something alot better, buying a car already like that is boring. buying an m3 that was in decent shape would put me ass over head in debt. and i think calling the DA kit or M50 swap a waste of money is pretty bold. i want to spend like 5k max. not 15k..

Last edited by Ivan; 06-24-2006 at 01:49 PM.
Ivan is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 03:09 PM
5th Gear Member
 
RexKing86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RexKing86 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to RexKing86
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ivan
sure it does. it doesnt have the stock suspension, i have bilstiens, better than a stock m3. anyway i want to make the car i have now something alot better, buying a car already like that is boring. buying an m3 that was in decent shape would put me ass over head in debt. and i think calling the DA kit or M50 swap a waste of money is pretty bold. i want to spend like 5k max. not 15k..
Your rear diff ratio is still different...
ill vote after I drive my friends DA 318

RexKing86 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 03:50 PM
Retired administrator
 
triggrhaapi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 5,996
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to triggrhaapi
they're great s/c kits, but I know an owner who has reliability problems... Stick with the M50.


Addicted to Speed Since 1997
Founding member of the GreenDragon Poo Flingers Club
Founder and Double Member of the 150mph club

Read about my Frankenmotor Project and see how an M50 becomes an S50!!!

No, don't worry. It's cool. I'm taking it back for us.
triggrhaapi is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2006, 04:34 AM
LYFE SUCK5
 
Ivan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: West Chester, Pa, USA
Posts: 3,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future Ivan has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Ivan
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by triggrhaapi
they're great s/c kits, but I know an owner who has reliability problems... Stick with the M50.

ya thats what i was afraid of. ok m50 it is, set in stone
Ivan is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 11:34 AM
3rd Gear Member
 
Tochenzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Oakton, VA
Posts: 632
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tochenzo is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Tochenzo
no replacement for displacement

m50 + fi

Tony

National Capital Chapter BMW CCA #367673
1998 Hellrot 328i
Tochenzo 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
HELP! - Engine/Tranny Vibration & Engine Light Fangs 3-Series (E46, E90) 10 01-24-2004 08:30 PM
BMW P83 Engine triggrhaapi Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 0 07-21-2003 03:03 PM
Engine noise difference? 325 v. 328 nosuchsol 3-Series (E36) 13 05-30-2003 10:03 AM

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