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BLACKKNIGHT
06-17-2002, 02:13 AM
Guys what do u think

should i go for a 328is or a 325is

which would u guys recommend, looking for better motor and overall performance

Lil'Smoothie
06-17-2002, 08:04 AM
The 328is just has a little more torrque I beleive and they are more money, more on insurance and there are less parts for them.

Are you selling your E30? let me know

SickFinga
06-17-2002, 11:46 AM
328is is faster than 325is that's for sure.
also 328is are 96-up and 325is 95-down
insurance will be cheaper on 325is
328is has tracktion control which is a MUST in winter
Also 328is a littl nicier interior and exterior, most of them got sideskirts and painted fron bumper

thinair
06-17-2002, 01:08 PM
I've had this debate for a while......I'm choosing a 328is (or better)

325is takes better to mods due to ODBI, you'll have a 325is beating a 328is with the same amount of mods (chip, intake, exhaust), from what I've been told, don't quote me. The 328is does have more torque though, traction control and painted bumpers are standard in 97 and on. In 97, the sports package now includes an M3 steering wheel and shifter....

The 328 also gets a ZF transmission which is quite beefy compared to the Getrag unit, but you'll have a very hard time finding a 328 with a limited slip diff (from what I've notced).

If you don't plan on doing any (or many) engine mods, get the 328, you'll also find a much better selection of lower km 328 models then 325s.

Both cars do have 50/50 weight distribution, but the 328 is about 40 lbs. heavier then the 325, lighter engine but heavier tranny I guess.

Basically, out of the box, a 328 is faster, by quite a bit over the 325, something like .5-.7 seconds slower then the M3 in 0-60 and 1/4 mile.

PS, don't buy either without the sports package, the seats alone are worth it IMO...

mkgino
06-17-2002, 09:57 PM
yup thinair is right, I have a 97 328is and Im going to the chip, exhaust and intake but I know that this combo would give more power in a 325is. So if u'r looking to mod then get the 325is cause the OBDII takes mods much easier especially with a chip. But u might not find one with low mileage, so its up to you.

BLACKKNIGHT
06-18-2002, 12:28 AM
thanks alot guys for the info...


"Are you selling your E30? let me know"

HELL NO!!!!!! after all her and I have been through, I would never have the heart to sell it.. I just had an m50 engine put in
I havent even driven it yet.. Me and my baby have a long way to go. Any ways stop by the resteraunt some time next week. hopefully I ll have the car back.. And I was asking about the 325 or 328 because both my bros. are lokking at bimmers..

Lil'Smoothie
06-18-2002, 08:00 AM
sounds good bro *th-up*

330DTM
06-18-2002, 06:44 PM
Correct me if i'm wrong, but I thought it's possible to do
OBD II conversion to OBD I. There was a big discussion about it several months ago on dtmpower.net

SickFinga
06-18-2002, 06:52 PM
yes it is possible

thinair
06-18-2002, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by 328DTM
Correct me if i'm wrong, but I thought it's possible to do
OBD II conversion to OBD I. There was a big discussion about it several months ago on dtmpower.net

You can......it's not the cheapest thing to do though, and I'm not sure what's involved.

2.8L OBDI conversion is a pretty rare comversion though, although I may consider it if/when I get my 328is...

330DTM
06-18-2002, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by thinair


You can......it's not the cheapest thing to do though, and I'm not sure what's involved.

2.8L OBDI conversion is a pretty rare comversion though, although I may consider it if/when I get my 328is...

When I finish my exams on friday, I'll dig up the writeup on OBDI conversion cuz I remember someone who listed what's required.

I know ppl. doing it for the E36 M3 engines, but i'm not sure about the 328's, should be possible?