View Full Version : Turbo 318i ?? worth it?

E30 Kid
09-25-2010, 12:02 PM
Is it worth turboing a 318is?? and roughly what would it cost??

09-25-2010, 01:18 PM
i met someone who had a supercharged 318,

wasnt very impressive, but its what he wanted.

09-25-2010, 01:21 PM
I've seen some turbo kits for sale on ebay for about 1500 bucks, don't know how good they are but one of them claimed 160 hp gain on a 318, which would bring it up to about 300 total. That would be a bit of a sleeper if you ask me

09-25-2010, 06:42 PM
Take VW's 1.8T Jetta. Those things are pretty quick for what they are. I don't know how much boost they run stock, but it's decent, and you can play around with the boost if you know what you doing. I think if you just want to boost your car for fun, and don't run an insane amount of boost, it would be good for booting around in.

The turbo does make a difference though, I mean, a Jetta 1.8T is quicker than a VR6 Jetta.

Choice is yours. the worth it part depends on what your loonking to get out of it.

09-25-2010, 07:36 PM
not worth it - but it all depends on what you want. u can get alot more for less money.

E30 Kid
09-26-2010, 12:57 PM
i really just want a turbo to be honest, i get roughly 700 kms on a whole tank, and once i sell my e30 ill have close to 3 grand to play with

E30 Kid
09-26-2010, 12:58 PM
any kits you recommend?

Another BM
09-26-2010, 01:34 PM
not really worth it...
only because if you actually decide to turbo charge your car.. it'll only be about an extra $400 to swap in a 2.5L motor

E30 Kid
09-26-2010, 04:18 PM
i really dont wanna a 2.5L tho, i just wanna have some boost and not go nuts

Bullet Ride
09-26-2010, 05:05 PM
I will answer your question with a video... not an E36,but you get the idea

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E30 Kid
09-26-2010, 07:24 PM
thats what i wanna do ^^^^

09-26-2010, 07:32 PM
I dont know why people are saying it is not worth it, if you can get more power than a north american e36 m3 with a lighter 1.9 L engine I say go for it

I had a 318 E36 before and it handles great because the engine is light, that would also be a plus

09-26-2010, 08:29 PM
if u run enough boost to get 300hp, wont it blow up after a few months?

09-27-2010, 12:21 PM
Talk to Bear, his car is fast!

E30 Kid
09-27-2010, 01:57 PM