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what to put in my 318i

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hey guys.

 

im jus needin some opinions on what is a good plan...

 

ive adopted a e21 1982 318i off my old man for a run about car... my beast is too hectic to just go to work and back - fuel and police..

 

anywhos - the 318i has great paint and looks classic - pretty nice really.. but must say lacks in the balls dept.. in fact, it sucks a fat one..

 

was thinking, whats the best engine conversion i could get done on this little baby? ive seen some ppl have put ca18dets in them - and thought that would be pretty sweet..

 

i mean, its not for going too fast in, even think sr20de could cut it - to cruise in but balls enough to get up to speed (also dont know how stong the diff is either)..

 

so yea.. lets have it - opinions ppl... if anyone knows what would work good - ca or sr are just examples, anythin over 110kws would be ideal.. post your ideas please.

 

also if anyone would know how much work will be involved or costs would be great also - SOMTHING NEEDS TO BE DONE! ITS WAAAY TOO SLOW

 

cheers yall

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RB26 FTW! but seriously mate a ca8det would be pretty cool.

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RB26det :o lol

 

 

yeah similar size to e30 - little small maybe.. id like to keep it 4 cylinder tho ... somethin that hauls but cheap on fuel too

- if that even possible.. .

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I'm not saying it would fit, I'm saying it would go well in that car

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i dont get it, you got this car for a run around so you didnt have to drive your real car everywhere, and you wanna go and spends thousands doing an engine conversion thats gonna net you bugger all power? doesnt seem logical to me... if you want something a bit faster as a run around, sell this, add to the profit the money you would have spent on a conversion and buy something newer and quicker. or just leave it slow and spend the money/have the fun in your other car

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Don't do it, you'll regret starting to mod your daily and you'll end up with 2 expensive, impractical and unreliable cars.

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you dont get it, i like the car.. i jus want it to be faster.. rebuild the engine or get a new one.. they seem equally expensive..

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strip the thing out then, seats, interior, anything unneeded. It's free and will work.

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f**k what everyone else has mentioned, turbo charge a S52 from an E36 M3 and chuck it in!

Stupidly expensive but who cares, how f**king cool will it be?

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if you want to keep it NA.

do what i said and put a F20c in. its the s2000 engine. itll be great for track and circuit.

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if you want to keep it NA.

do what i said and put a F20c in. its the s2000 engine. itll be great for track and circuit.

 

 

The exact opposite of what he wants to use it for.

 

If you're serious about doing this, even though I don't see the point, you pretty much answered your own question in the first post, any of those engines would be fine.

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Sorry folk to even suggest it VVVVV

 

 

But there is companies that specialise in putting commodore v6 motors into almost anything...... yes i shudder the thought but it is fairly cheap and in a car with minimal weight, should be good on power and economy due to very little throttle needed to "run about".

Buy just cars or just parts and you'll see an add for a company doing this i'm sure.

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RB26 FTW! but seriously mate a ca8det would be pretty cool.

i agree cadet dat wuld be awsum.

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if you want to keep it NA.

do what i said and put a F20c in. its the s2000 engine. itll be great for track and circuit.

 

9k revs ftw~!

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i've got an e36 318i with a cracked block at the moment, making the same choice as you lol

 

a 325 motor gives it a lot more balls, but you really should upgrade the suspension to cope with the excess weight in the front, a full 325 conversion costs around 8 grand, and an m3 conversion is about 12

 

sr20det or sr20de would fit perfectly, even with a lot of room around it, but it's all custom and you'd need to run an aftermarket computer so it would still cost around 5 or 6 grand

 

1j and 2j's fit, but 1j's are a lot easier, probably cost about 6 or 7 for the conversion

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^^^ That bring you down to earth a bit? What a waste for a daily when that money could be spent on your real car...

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super charge the current motor.. a few kita avalible out there easy 30% net..

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