Ok originally i was planning on putting a 325i engine under the bonnet but with all the costs invovled its not really worth it. The exterior of my bmw is in perfect condition "94 318i full m3 body kit"
The interior is falling to bits though literally, the inside door covers came off, the cloth on the door handles is all drapped and ugly, few tears in the seats, the whole plastic parts connecting to the door is comming off, and my exhaust is a POS.
I have found a few places that sell the trims for leather seats, is it that hard of a job to put the leather on myself?
And performance, well we all know the 318i slugish, and doesnt like hills, so any ideas on how to give it a bit more power "all stock at the moment"
Yes it is, the amount of extras you have to change, its not like just swapping over engines and wahla your there, but until recently i didnt realise how big of a job it was. Everything almost had to be changed and i was told to still expect problems, for wat its worth, might as well buy a 325i or a 328i
I'm also updating my interior...on my 1995 318i...I'm planning to go to www.leatherseats.com. Whats good about them is that you get a choice of different packages. The premium package is sports leather (the leather found on the 2004 s55 M. Benz and 760il with the little holes in it to prevent sagging and provide ventilation and comfort) and you get new matching door panels. All for $749 plus $25 for shipping. The website also provides installation instructions and it seems easy if you're familiar with hog rings and staple guns . I opted for a professional installation and was quoted $200 to install the fabric in my area.
its an auto... will that effect turboing it?? and wats it usually worth to turbo a car like this "done by a mechanic"
And thanks for those links to the site for interior, also with the panels comming off, wat sort/size of clips are they held in by. I have only managed to find them in american bmw siteds so im going to check if my local hardware store has any or can get some in
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