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Old 02-06-2004, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey, i want to get more speed out of my 318is...
i was thinking of two options....

Turbo or M3 engine....
which is more cost effective and which would give me more speed?

i already have dinan chip, intake and exhaust?

what do you guys thnk? and where can i buy a turbo for our cars?

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Old 02-06-2004, 11:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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all depends on how much money you want to spend, supercharger would probably be the more cost-effective way to go, but even then you're only around 200 hp

another thing, how many miles? after 100k or so i wouldn't really want to do any fi...but that's just me...
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switching the engine will be a hell of a lot more than a SC or TC would ever come close to costing.
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OF course, speking of power delivery, you should go for the M3 engine transplant..!!

Turbo - Mosselman turbo is not bad.. tested one with a slush box and it performed superbly. Instant power.. better if it was a manual.. (oh, that was an E36 318i with M40 engine) Try the link here:
www.mosselmanturbo.com
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