View Full Version : Just purchased best e36 320i performance upgrade

12-30-2008, 06:24 PM
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328i engine*uzi**uzi*

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Special thanks to RMP Motors for the engine, Rocco = great guy to deal with.

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12-30-2008, 06:39 PM
lol, i was like what the hell could it be... nice upgrade man. When you throwing it into your car?

12-30-2008, 06:46 PM
wicked sikkk
rmp always does a great job

12-30-2008, 07:20 PM
Throw in some s52 cams, and software. Paired already with your old OBD I Intake Manifold. You should get 200 give or take Wheel horsepower.

Good choice man!

12-30-2008, 07:49 PM
^^^umm he won't wanna be using that manifold....

320's have bastardized smaller everything.

Death to all 320s!!

12-30-2008, 08:09 PM
^ hey!! leave 320's aloneeee! I still miss my first 320

OP - try. to convert into OBDI before you swap it in if the means are there!

12-30-2008, 08:34 PM
throwing it in April s soon as i get back from University

12-30-2008, 08:58 PM
Nice... the 2.8 is a good motor.

Power wise its not that far away from the M and all the accessories/bolt on's are the same.

Good luck with your project!


12-30-2008, 10:32 PM
OBD1 manifold and cams. If you're gonna keep the car, make sure maintenance is done
-besian vanos seals
-crankshaft harness replaced (warranty recall, likely already done)
-check the tensionners while its out
-rocco will know what to look for, ask him to look it over.
328's are great motors. With your stock diff, it will pull like crazy (3.45), but i'd upgrade the rear end if you're gonna beat on the car (you will, i guarantee it:D)

12-30-2008, 10:34 PM
I still miss my 320 as well....

12-30-2008, 11:26 PM
328 diff has already been installed last year after i broke my diff and just got m50 manifold project is coming nicely

12-31-2008, 02:33 AM
^^^umm he won't wanna be using that manifold....

320's have bastardized smaller everything.

Death to all 320s!!

I stand corrected.

lol better than getting those 1.6 liters.

Another BM
12-31-2008, 03:15 PM
are the e36 2.8 motors better then the 330ci motor??

12-31-2008, 04:10 PM
The M54B30 is a stroked 2.8L using the S52 crank, same piston bore but more advanced design with dual vanos, drive by wire throttle and updated intake manifold design.