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Old 05-15-2009, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm considering switching teams, auto wise. My goal is to turbo a 3 series for some track days and maybe autocross. My questions: which year and model is the easiest to modify, has the most available aftermarket stuff, put down around 300 rwhp and still pull about 26-28 mpg? I've noticed in the past some model/year were more popular with the aftermarket companies. Not really a budget build but don't mind spending the money for quality parts.
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I would think a e36 Would work well! also look into an e30 and do an s50/s52 swap with a turbo
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Go for OBD1 cars (1995 and before); I would think either a 325 or an M3 would do the job.

I can't guarantee that kind of gas mileage on either of these cars after you start modding the engine, tho.
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I'm considering switching teams, auto wise. My goal is to turbo a 3 series for some track days and maybe autocross. My questions: which year and model is the easiest to modify, has the most available aftermarket stuff, put down around 300 rwhp and still pull about 26-28 mpg? I've noticed in the past some model/year were more popular with the aftermarket companies. Not really a budget build but don't mind spending the money for quality parts.
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Best deal today should be an F1 BMW Sauber which could be picked up dirty cheap since they are not doing very well at the track.
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