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Old 03-16-2004, 03:44 AM   #1
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318is or 325is, better for track use

which is better without engine swap for track use, the 318is i think would be lighter with 4 banger, but under powered? or would the extra weight of the 6 in the 325is not matter with 170ish hp?

Obviously same chassis.

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Old 03-16-2004, 04:00 AM   #2
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a lot of people would argue..

I say both are a lot of fun.. but the 325 has a little more power to play with, and that comes in handy even when your trying to steer and transfer weight to the back on your exits
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Old 03-16-2004, 03:19 PM   #4
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I'd say go for the 325is but that's just my opinion. Test drive both and then figure out which you like better! And make sure you test drive lots to get a good handle on what the good 325's and 318's feel like.
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Old 03-16-2004, 04:37 PM   #5
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if you're gonna turbo it, you could pull it off with a 318is... otherwise 325is, its such a big power difference that it outdoes the weight diff.

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