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.
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
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
ps: sorry for jumping on the thread!
engine conversion mate..
What cost am I looking at for a M3 engine into my 318iS? I'm guessing about 3k... or am I wrong?
Just posted this in another thread, might give you an idea bout costOriginally Posted by TT2K
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!!!
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