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Old 12-17-2009, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Performance/engine swap?

I have a 328i show car that I want to give some performance to. I have considered a short ram intake, sport exhaust and a chip/software. Im not convinced that these are going to add to the performance much overall. I also considered a turbo but dont want engine issues and a supercharger is wayy to expensive. My other alternative is an engine swap? What is the biggest engine I can fit under the hood withoud too many mods, that is perfromance driven. I would like the car to sit at around 300-350hp and sound like it also.
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I have a 328i show car that I want to give some performance to. I have considered a short ram intake, sport exhaust and a chip/software. Im not convinced that these are going to add to the performance much overall. I also considered a turbo but dont want engine issues and a supercharger is wayy to expensive. My other alternative is an engine swap? What is the biggest engine I can fit under the hood withoud too many mods, that is perfromance driven. I would like the car to sit at around 300-350hp and sound like it also.


Your best option would be to find an S54 motor.
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mmmm....that would fit nicely. but there would probably be some other needed modifications to the vehicle as well...

that would be a good jump in power...

you would probably want to throw in some brake / suspension upgrades as well as rear end...
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Would this be a direct fitment or will I need to modify engine mounts etc and replace the computer as well?
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