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Xtremelylow
10-23-2008, 10:55 AM
So I have a 1994 318IS that I am boosting. I know a lot of guys say just swap it for a 6 but I want to be different so the build has begun. The project started on Tuesday night Oct 21st. I am going to start posting pics of progress and details on the build as it continues. Here is a pic of the car before we started. So Far the front bumper & hood have been removed along with A/C, stock fans, and exhaust. Last night the new front bumper was fitted along with the front mounted flexalite fan and we started measuring for intercooler mounting.


http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/409000-409999/409719_52_full.jpg?364906-297

everlast
10-26-2008, 01:45 AM
From the Gan.. nice place. Keep us posted!

Xtremelylow
10-28-2008, 11:30 PM
Just thought I would add a new pic, Electric Fan is now mounted and wired up and I have started to fab up some Intercooler brackets should have intercooler mounted tomorrow night.

http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v350/55/58/514335885/n514335885_1068096_7722.jpg

BigD
10-28-2008, 11:40 PM
Man you got one serious blower and intercooler there!

FuryriderX
10-29-2008, 12:40 AM
i think thats the radiator, hehe

keep us updated!

prince1
10-29-2008, 01:00 AM
how much is it the boost costing you
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keep up with the updates
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Xtremelylow
10-29-2008, 08:34 AM
ya thats the rad lol

DriveItSideways
10-29-2008, 10:26 AM
My dad always says, why make a slow car fast when you can make a fast car faster.

To each there own.

What turbo you going to run? what are you doing to the engine internals?

Xtremelylow
10-29-2008, 10:52 AM
I am running a Garrett GT28RS also known as the Disco Potato. I am just going to Run around 10psi on stock internals for now and then maybe build the motor next winter.

DriveItSideways
10-29-2008, 10:54 AM
Good luck.*wave*

TNation
11-10-2008, 08:39 PM
ah i'd like to see more pics!

Red-Polack
12-22-2008, 09:17 PM
good stuff i got 91 e30 318is with m42 engine and im going to put a supercharger in it

JdmEuroNorth
03-05-2009, 12:55 PM
My dad always says, why make a slow car fast when you can make a fast car faster.

To each there own.

What turbo you going to run? what are you doing to the engine internals?

Because slow cars are usually lighter. Cheaper cars are more common with a wider variety of parts to choose from and there's something about a sleeper that appeals to almost anyone.

DriveItSideways
03-05-2009, 02:12 PM
Because slow cars are usually lighter. Cheaper cars are more common with a wider variety of parts to choose from and there's something about a sleeper that appeals to almost anyone.

Im no expert but I dont think a e36 318 has that much weight difference between say a e36 328 or m3.
Again, Im no expert but it seems that performance parts are way easier to come by for a 328 or m3 vs a 318.
Sleepers definetly are appealing, but handsdown more work/money/time is required. Whats all that worth to you?

As to your comment "slow cars are usually lighter", this makes no sence. A Toyota Echo is slower and lighter than a corolla, does this mean your going to mod the Echo because its lighter?:rolleyes: I think the smart thing to do is choose a vehicle that shows the most potential that suits your likes and budget.

Lets be serious here. With 10psi on a stock internal e36 318, how fast do you really expect it to go? Id be shocked if it could hang with a 328 without blowing up.

To each there own.*wave*

TNation
03-05-2009, 02:54 PM
Im no expert but I dont think a e36 318 has that much weight difference between say a e36 328 or m3.
Again, Im no expert but it seems that performance parts are way easier to come by for a 328 or m3 vs a 318.
Sleepers definetly are appealing, but handsdown more work/money/time is required. Whats all that worth to you?

As to your comment "slow cars are usually lighter", this makes no sence. A Toyota Echo is slower and lighter than a corolla, does this mean your going to mod the Echo because its lighter?:rolleyes: I think the smart thing to do is choose a vehicle that shows the most potential that suits your likes and budget.

Lets be serious here. With 10psi on a stock internal e36 318, how fast do you really expect it to go? Id be shocked if it could hang with a 328 without blowing up.

To each there own.*wave*

agreed man.

JdmEuroNorth
03-05-2009, 05:09 PM
Did I say anything about a 318 vs. a 328? No.

318s and 328s are the same chassis(Sorry, VERY Similar, don't want to just jump to another conclusion), so in this case it's not a lighter car.

Again, I said "Usually" which means not in all cases.

To your corolla vs. echo comparison, take a good, fast toyota motor.

Drop it in your corolla, take it down the track. Now take the same motor and slap it into your echo. Take it down the track.

Which one is faster? The lighter one.(echo)

I guess my generalization is just as rash as yours.

everlast
03-05-2009, 05:13 PM
These arguments are all grossly over-simplified, and quite useless, sorry lads.

DriveItSideways
03-05-2009, 05:57 PM
I guess my generalization is just as rash as yours.

I'll agree to that *shiner*

STYLEZ24
03-05-2009, 06:37 PM
So back to the boost thread :) Lets see more pics

JdmEuroNorth
03-06-2009, 12:50 AM
I'll agree to that *shiner*

lol. It's all in good fun.*th-up*

SpoolinS6
03-06-2009, 05:45 AM
Im no expert but I dont think a e36 318 has that much weight difference between say a e36 328 or m3.
Again, Im no expert but it seems that performance parts are way easier to come by for a 328 or m3 vs a 318.
Sleepers definetly are appealing, but handsdown more work/money/time is required. Whats all that worth to you?

As to your comment "slow cars are usually lighter", this makes no sence. A Toyota Echo is slower and lighter than a corolla, does this mean your going to mod the Echo because its lighter?:rolleyes: I think the smart thing to do is choose a vehicle that shows the most potential that suits your likes and budget.

Lets be serious here. With 10psi on a stock internal e36 318, how fast do you really expect it to go? Id be shocked if it could hang with a 328 without blowing up.

To each there own.*wave*

why bash the guy not everyone wants to do motor swaps some peeps just like working with what they have right....