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Old 08-16-2006, 07:18 PM   #61
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I think youre forgetting one important element man, your 318 has no balls lol
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:42 PM   #62
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Well is a supercharger a smarter investment then a turbo since there is no low rmp lag?
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:47 PM   #63
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a DASC 318 only puts out about as much as a 328 anyways...
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:54 PM   #64
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Even with the stock shifter, you'll be able to shift fine. Unless you have a 2' shift lever you'll be able to pull quick shifts.

Don't worry about your brakes, and a BBK will do nothing for you, you'll never (or shouldn't) overheat your brakes drifting.

The the 3-series kit is better for track, but the M3 kit will definately make the car tail happy with the thicker rear bar (24 vs 21mm) and the narrower front bar 26 vs 28mm).

I wouldn't skimp on the reinforcements unless you enjoy the idea of slamming into a wall backwards at 100km/h because something failed.

Basically most of the rear reinforcements and bushings can be done at once. Because you have a 318, you'll want to swap to a 6 cylinder rear subframe. They're larger and will allow the larger case diff with the type 188 gearset. Once the subframe is out you can drop in the new diff, 6 cyl axles, subframe bushings/reinforcements, etc, etc. Most reinforcements can either be custom made (they're pretty simple) or you can buy them from Turner Motorsports. Just don't forget, safety first right.

What are you going to do for power upgrades? While a 318 is driftable, it'll be hard to keep the ass end out for long without the extra torque.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:59 PM   #65
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a DASC 318 only puts out about as much as a 328 anyways...
Horsepower wise, but not torque wise.

Your best bet might be an engine swap. You're going to be extremely limited with the 1.8L. Don't take this the wrong way, but if you haven't started modding yet you might want to consider selling off the 318 and picking up a 325 or 328. The power difference isn't subtle.

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Old 08-16-2006, 07:59 PM   #66
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Like i said before, theres no point in doing any engine modifications to a 318 cause a SC or a Trubo will run the same as installing an M/S 50/2
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Like i said before, theres no point in doing any engine modifications to a 318 cause a SC or a Trubo will run the same as installing an M/S 50/2
And it'll probably be cheaper as well.
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Well what do rebuilt M/S and 50/2 engines run at? and as for the m3 eibach kit, will it fit fine? I don't know how many mms wider the M3 is to the IS.
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Well what do rebuilt M/S and 50/2 engines run at? and as for the m3 eibach kit, will it fit fine? I don't know how many mms wider the M3 is to the IS.
man didnt you say you didnt have enough cash to even buy an I6 3 series in the first place, how r u possibly gonna have the cash to do any of the things your even asking about here, if you ask me it sounds like ur full of poo poo
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man didnt you say you didnt have enough cash to even buy an I6 3 series in the first place, how r u possibly gonna have the cash to do any of the things your even asking about here, if you ask me it sounds like ur full of poo poo
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Well what do rebuilt M/S and 50/2 engines run at? and as for the m3 eibach kit, will it fit fine? I don't know how many mms wider the M3 is to the IS.
The M3 bars will fit fine.

I'd really advise against an engine swap if you're starting from scratch. Buy a 325/8 and you'll have the 6cyl engine and a beefier driveline.
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:00 AM   #72
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dont even waste your time with the 318, save your money and buy somthing worth the money putting into.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:11 AM   #73
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I was planing to do these mods over a span of 20 months, i satrted a budget list and but the mods in order from least to most important.
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:09 AM   #74
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Being a 318is owner, I can vouch for what is being said... This car was castorated from factory (ie: NO BALLS). I'm not sure if you've actually tried to get the rear wheels spinning in your car yet, but I can tell you from experience that it's not an easy feat & as has been said; they won't stay spinning for long. There would be MAJOR work involved in getting enough torque & HP to do what you're wanting.

If you haven't started anything with your car yet; take the advice & dump it for a 328is... Much better starting platform IMO.
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Old 08-17-2006, 09:29 PM   #75
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Hey Ritz so what school do you go to for auto engineering, are you at UofW??
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