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1sick318 03-12-2008 02:36 PM

which motor
 
hey guys im looking to do a swap on my car its a 96 318is i was thinking of swaping it to 328 or 330 i just whanted some opinions on what u guys think would be better and how much of a price diference betwen the two also i will be selling my motor 96 318 with 125km standard but needs 2nd gr sincro

UltimateDriv 03-12-2008 04:56 PM

go with the M52 (2.8L) its a direct swap...as far as i know, the 330 motor isnt

e36_all_out 03-12-2008 07:53 PM

i just finished the m52 swap in my 97 318is, it was pretty straight forward just little things here are there that you need to get along the way, but all in all not complicated.

price wise depending on the km's on the motor and tranny your buying around 1500-2200

then all the other little things you need along the way the price rises rather fast

propr'one 03-12-2008 08:23 PM

either
2.8L + boost
3.2L (+boost if you're rich)

or
LS1

R.S.C 03-12-2008 08:46 PM

Go with the 2.8 and boost the crap out of it.

e36_all_out 03-12-2008 09:07 PM

2.8 is the way to go IMO, i plan on boost in the near future along with some m3 cams and a rebuilt head it will be fun :)

1sick318 03-12-2008 11:06 PM

thanks guys for your feedback but what should a stock 328 do quarter mile i hered it 14s and what other littel things would i need for the swap besides motor trans and cumputer

e36_all_out 03-15-2008 01:37 AM

well with the 2.8 your probably gonna have to change the diff as well as the drive shaft, the 318 diff is not really ment to handle all the torque, i would also rec. using the 2.8 rad, the shifter linkage is different, you need a new cluster from a 6cyl, exhaust is totally different you'll need that too, ill keep adding if i remember anything else

Eurostyle 03-15-2008 01:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1sick318 (Post 1123151)
thanks guys for your feedback but what should a stock 328 do quarter mile i hered it 14s and what other littel things would i need for the swap besides motor trans and cumputer

Driveshaft
Shifter linkage
Full exhaust
Vacume lines/solenoid for exhaust
Rear diffuser (for double exhaust tips)
Diff
Axles
Radiator
Overflow tank
Fan shroud
Rad hoses
Power steering pump
Red lable DME
Air pump
Air box
And last but not least, new trunk badge!!!:D


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