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Old 11-29-2004, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you bore out a 2.8 to a 3 or 3.2 litre engine. I'm guessing you could in a Bimmer but then you would have a problem with the computer goodies. If you can, why don't people do it? If it can't be done, why can't it be done?
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Okay, okay... I don't want a stampede answering this question, you'll have to take a number and wait your turn to get an opportunity to answer this...lol.
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Because a BMW engine is tuned so well for its stock cyl size. Thats why people dont do it, It would be a ROYAL PITA to do.
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Old 12-02-2004, 02:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Because a BMW engine is tuned so well for its stock cyl size. Thats why people dont do it, It would be a ROYAL PITA to do.
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I dont think its that big of a task, there are zillions of "stroker" kits for the older engines, I'm sure there are a few for the newer too.
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Old 12-03-2004, 04:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thats true, but why? why go through the trouble of boring/stroking a car that honestly doesnt need it? It isnt a ford or chevy with a big block.
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Doenst need it? 2.8s are SLOW!
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Old 12-04-2004, 08:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Doenst need it? 2.8s are SLOW!
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well, sell it and buy a 540. cost that is involved with the stroker kit, all the work, and the electronics will cover the difference.
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thats true, but why? why go through the trouble of boring/stroking a car that honestly doesnt need it? It isnt a ford or chevy with a big block.
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BMW did its own boring. a 3.5 is a 3.3 bored. boring is a good thing if done right

though i agree it would cost too much to be worth it.
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Doenst need it? 2.8s are SLOW!
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well, sell it and buy a 540. cost that is involved with the stroker kit, all the work, and the electronics will cover the difference.
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Well, some people like the feeling of the 6 vs the v8 - the 6s also have a bit more mod potential. Often times its a pain to sell the car for another due to losses, etc and some people have attachments to their cars.

Personally, I'd rather go for a stroker kit and some other mods, too.
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I dont have a need for a fast car. I'm not complaining. I'm simply stating that it is slow and there is a good reason for it to be bored out.
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