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Old 11-25-2004, 05:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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?

exhaust recommendation??

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"

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Old 11-25-2004, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Head to Dinan!! Here's a link for your 318 parts they sell.

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Old 11-25-2004, 05:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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instead of doing the whole bolt on thing. why not check out downing atlanta superchargers. it will give you so much more than bolt ons and the price is not retardedly out there.
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Old 11-25-2004, 06:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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or how about dropping the inline six in there.
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Old 11-26-2004, 12:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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because dropping an inline 6 is $$$$ lots of

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Old 11-26-2004, 02:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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
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Don't supercharge a 4 cyl, it won't be very efficient. Turbo that that bitch!
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah but the atlanta SC is a very nice mod for the 318, they are so underpowered as they are. but this is a nice reliable not to expesive mod that gives your great power i say go for the Sc

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Old 11-26-2004, 10:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey David, how much are they putting out with those SC's your talking about?

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there was a guy on here a while ago that had a SC on his 318, i cant remember what he said it put out but if you search in the posts im sure you can find it.

also for the interior.. just buy a whole new used one. you can get them for around 400-600 bucks. a guy in the classifieds was trying to sell his black leather interior for 600 a while back
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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.

Anyway check the website and check here...

http://www.dynamic-interiors.co.uk/gallery.htm

cause its also cool to see the many packages they have and the different ways you can freshen up your interior!!!
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Puts out anywhere between 210-230HP at the crank and 190+lbs*ft trq depending on various engine modifications.
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i got a friend with a sc 318 and he can take some stock m3's

edit: as far as power goes i think its more around 210ish at the crank...but they feel faster than that because they have shorter gearing he still tops out at 130
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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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???? will auto matter?? wats turboing done by a mechanic usually worth
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