I am going to be getting an e36 soon and am interested in finding out which engine is better for tuning. it seems that both the 2.5 and 2.8 respond well to boltone and cam/software upgrades. but i have also noticed that it seems the 2.5l engine people have been posting better rwhp figures than some of the 2.8l engines.
I am going to keep the car all motor and am looking for 240 rwhp but i could settle for 220 if thats unrealistic. Im not looking for a parts list just some pointers on which engine will respond best to cam/software and bolton upgrades to get me where i want to be. also info on what cars have limmited slip or higher rear ratios other than the m3 since i would rather get it on the car than have to install one for 800-1200 dollars
so far i am lookinh to get possibly a 98-99 328is but want to make sure i start with the right motor.
Yes, I'm curious, because you wouldn't pass emissions if you did the swap. They don't test in all states, do they? I know I have owned a vehicle in AR for the past three years and have never gone through emissions testing.
Originally posted by catalyst.+Jul 25 2005, 09:09 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(catalyst. @ Jul 25 2005, 09:09 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>
True, but what about inspection?
Just wondering.. what do you personally do about that?
<!--QuoteBegin-drz328i@Jul 25 2005, 11:33 AM Yes, I'm curious, because you wouldn't pass emissions if you did the swap. They don't test in all states, do they? I know I have owned a vehicle in AR for the past three years and have never gone through emissions testing.
Huh? No problems with inspections.....what would cause me to fail? Visual inspection merely requires a catalytic converter, and the emission test only requires a low pollutant output, which any solidly running car should achieve.
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