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    Quote Originally Posted by si83 View Post
    lose 200kg off your car in weight and you will have the same power to weight ratio as a 323, meaning you will be as quick as having 160-170 bhp in your engine, and it saves you loads of money too
    Try taking the seats dash wheels and doors off might get there,
    im new to the forum and i was a bmw virgin untill today got my 318is my first bmw hell of a car,
     
     

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    Personally I'd get bored of the standard engine first
    Then look at modifying it or moving on to a faster car. Way I see it when you modify you lose reliability.
     
     

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    I thnk the is isnt exactly short on power any ways so id suggest get ur ecu done £200+ can acheive up to twenty bhp more then work on the styling build up another years no claims then buy a 328. Or if all goes well m3 mmmmm
    318is coupe troop
     
     

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    I'm in the same boat at the moment (just bought a 318iS), I'm used to cars with 300bhp + 4x4 or 200bhp, light and FWD!

    I'm going to go for about 300bhp again, been out driving my car most nights (only had it since Thursday!) and I really need to sort the diff, the judder in my steering and lastly, power!

    I keep thinking of turboing the 1.8 in it (M45?) or just stick an M3 engine in, with cams and management to get the best out of it, rather than the BMW ECU as I have a friend with a tuning company that could map it for me, making it easier for me.

    I'm new to this site, and have been looking around, any help or links would be greatful though... Cheers

    Radleigh.


    ps: sorry for jumping on the thread!
     
     

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    engine conversion mate..
     
     

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    What cost am I looking at for a M3 engine into my 318iS? I'm guessing about 3k... or am I wrong?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radders View Post
    What cost am I looking at for a M3 engine into my 318iS? I'm guessing about 3k... or am I wrong?
    well id say about 2k realistically for an m3 engine straight swap.. may be able to cut costs down if you can do the work yourself..

    about a grand if you went for a 325/328 conversion..
     
     

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    Just posted this in another thread, might give you an idea bout cost

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    speak to A-tech (www.fastbimmer.co.uk) i believe it a service they can provide, be ready to pay them about £2K and provide you own eaton supercharger, if the want rotrex about £3.5K, if you speak to them they may make you the neccessary parts to fit yourself? if you find a cheaper way of doing it yourself, please please please, let me know, i think i'm going to go down the turbo route purely because if i could afford an extra £2 - £3.5K in one lump sum, i could have got an 325/8 with change (enought to cover the extra insurance)

    I have recently found a second hand downing atlanta supercharger on craigslist in washington (i think, it on my work email) i can't afford it, the guy wants a grand (£) for it, if anyone wants it i can post the link
     
     

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    mate im also interested in supercharging my 318is, you cannot beat the sound of the supercharger whine!!

    expensive but different but also take into consideration that if you buy (mini or DASC) that its expensive but if you sell car you can always take the charger off and sell seperately not full for amount but you will get more than half of what you paid,

    so i am defo into doing this as when fiancee passes test she wants another car (not a big fan of the bmw no idea why) so i will be storing this car and saving up the pennies to do what i want with it and charging it is right up there at the top!!!
    E39 523i Tourer
     
     

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