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    i am looking into getting a 316 e36 over the next couple of months and i was just wondering how well they could be tuned, i wont be driving the car til november when im 21 but i still dont want the insurance to be throught the roof that why im looking at the 316. things i want to know are standard bhp and what i could get it up to after throwing a couple of hundred at it?
     
     

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    sorry guys but i think i posted in the wrong place, can it be moved or should i just repost?
     
     

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    A mod will be along shorty to move it for you mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiLoCollinsy View Post
    A mod will be along shorty to move it for you mate
    I have moved it to the tuning forum mate

    and I will dig out some past threads on this..
     
     

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    Cant find them!

    But basically, no, its not worth spending £££ for the gains you will see.

    by far, the best £ per bhp is an engine conversion but that sort of defeats the object of low insurance!!

    You can however improve the sound and looks and engine response of the car...

    but it will never be a fire breathing drag monster Im afraid
     
     

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    A standard e36 316i is around 100bhp, if it were me I'd drive the car and wait till you've saved the monies up and then upgrade the car to something faster.

    Otherwise buy a 318is or 318ti, insurance shouldn't be too much massively more.
     
     

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    no mate, the 316 isnt worth tuning unless yor puttin a bigger engine in.
    these people are right, save up pennies nd get a bigger engine car, considering yor gona be 21 soon, yor insurance will be A LOT cheaper thn mine.
    if yor like me on the other hand nd not even 19 yet, thn put a big engine into the 316 nd not tell the insurance cos i ave to wait till im 21 to be able to get decent price insurance on a car with over 100 break :(
     
     

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    ok then i will start looking into the 318 and see the difference in price, if not though, i may just get the 316 make it look nice then swap the engine over when i can.
     
     

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