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View Poll Results: should i get the da sc kit or an m50?
DA 318 SC Kit 4 33.33%
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Old 06-24-2006, 01:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 06-24-2006, 01:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-24-2006, 02:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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about how much for a rebuild including labor?

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Old 06-24-2006, 02:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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.





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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..

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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...
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they're great s/c kits, but I know an owner who has reliability problems... Stick with the M50.
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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
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no replacement for displacement

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