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    Worth mentioning the exhaust for mods. A free flow, decat exhaust paired with good headers will bring some more BHP to the table. Again, just like the cams, it will move the torque upper in the revs, making it feel less torquey bellow 3k.

    Regarding the displacement mod, 330i crank, rods and pistons into M50 block: is this a straight swap? I mean, it's just a matter of removing old crank, rods and pistons and fitting the 330i ones, or is there something else to be aware of? I've heard of this before, but sounds too easy (and good) to be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistreku View Post
    Regarding the displacement mod, 330i crank, rods and pistons into M50 block: is this a straight swap? I mean, it's just a matter of removing old crank, rods and pistons and fitting the 330i ones, or is there something else to be aware of? I've heard of this before, but sounds too easy (and good) to be true.
    I've heard it has to be a steel linered block (325 etc) and not an Alusil / Nikasil block (328, 323).

    I haven't done the mod myself and I don't know anyone personally who's carried out the mod.
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    good morning,

    ive read this excellent post a few times and i think i might be missing something!

    so would the front shocks from an 1998 m3 evo fit onto a 328 touring? ive got a set of rears which fit perfectly, but im not so sure about the fronts!

    thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacfist View Post
    good morning,

    ive read this excellent post a few times and i think i might be missing something!

    so would the front shocks from an 1998 m3 evo fit onto a 328 touring? ive got a set of rears which fit perfectly, but im not so sure about the fronts!

    thanks for your help

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    I think the struts aren't the same size. IIRC you'd need the M3 hubs etc too.
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    I've got m3 struts in my 328. They will bolt on.
    I'm guessing they have the m3 evo top hats as well? If so if you install them properly you will loose static camber. You can gain this back with shims going from the strut to the hub. Or you can switch the sides of the top hats.
     
     

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    What flywheel can you use to get rid of the dual mass item fitted in the 328. Is there an off the shelf parts that work?
     
     

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    hi all was wondering if an e46 m3 engine will fit in my e36 328 ????
     
     

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    yes it will fit. Making it propel the car is another issue
     
     

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    sorry to drag this post up.

    I have a full evo rear axle including diff to go on my 325. Can anyone tell me what prop shaft I'll need?

    thanks

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    Custom, you'll want a 325 front end, and an M3 rear, and you can make the cut and weld on the front half. A prop fabricators can do this for about £30-40, there are plenty of them about that make prop shafts for agricultural and plant machinery.



    The join on this one is in the middle of the thin section.

    Your other option is an M3 3.0 prop and change the gearbox for a 328i one.
     
     

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