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kyle2blue
06-02-2006, 07:38 PM
wondering if it would be worth it to sc or tc my 94 325is

Dante
06-03-2006, 08:42 AM
wondering if it would be worth it to sc or tc my 94 325is
If you want more power and your car is in good shape why not?

Burrogs
06-05-2006, 11:37 AM
No, it is not worth it. For the money you will spend you may as well have just traded your car in and bought a newer model with more HP, perhaps a '95 M3. This will be a much better use of money.

BimmersRule!
06-07-2006, 01:40 PM
No, it is not worth it. For the money you will spend you may as well have just traded your car in and bought a newer model with more HP, perhaps a '95 M3. This will be a much better use of money.

I agree, you may end up spending more fixing your car after the upgrade and not be able to truely enjoy it depending on it's condition :dunno: . Take the money and upgrade to an M3 or, 330i that you can tweak. :thumbup:

BeRzErKaS
06-08-2006, 04:47 PM
Go For It.

These days used supercharger kits can be had for $2500-$3000. In fact, I just saw an RMS kit on bimmerforums going for $2400. A well put together kit will be cheaper and easier to install than an M3 motor swap. I wish kits were going for this price when I first started out.

DO IT.

Burrogs
06-08-2006, 05:47 PM
Go For It.

These days used supercharger kits can be had for $2500-$3000. In fact, I just saw an RMS kit on bimmerforums going for $2400. A well put together kit will be cheaper and easier to install than an M3 motor swap. I wish kits were going for this price when I first started out.

DO IT.


I'm not talking about a swap, I'm talking about selling the 325 and buying a M3

BeRzErKaS
06-09-2006, 10:26 AM
I'm not talking about a swap, I'm talking about selling the 325 and buying a M3


A nice e36 M3 goes for what...$15k? $10k for a crappier high-mileage one.

A bone stock '94 325 is worth about $3500-$4000


That's a $6000 deficit at best. I agree it would be crazy to dump that much on a BRAND NEW entry-level stg1 F/I setup. But I think it's just as crazy to invest that much into acquiring a '95 M3. A $10,000 '95 M3 won't be that much better than his current car, +50hp and a blown-out 11 year old suspension setup. Big Whoop.

My original suggestion was simply to invest $3k in a used F/I setup to close that 50hp gap between the 325 and the M3. Truthfully, on 6-8psi he will likely make MORE rwhp than the M3. In the future maybe add a brand new Ground Control coil-over kit for around $1200 and he's set.

My point is that his current car plus $4200 in bolt-on mods will blow the doors off ANY stock e36 M3 around a track. (PERIOD)

So why sell?



However...if the discussion was boost the e36 or save towards an e46 M3 ( or maybe even e90 :eeps: ) perhaps I might change my tune.

Burrogs
06-09-2006, 11:07 AM
A nice e36 M3 goes for what...$15k? $10k for a crappier high-mileage one.

A bone stock '94 325 is worth about $3500-$4000


That's a $6000 deficit at best. I agree it would be crazy to dump that much on a BRAND NEW entry-level stg1 F/I setup. But I think it's just as crazy to invest that much into acquiring a '95 M3. A $10,000 '95 M3 won't be that much better than his current car, +50hp and a blown-out 11 year old suspension setup. Big Whoop.

My original suggestion was simply to invest $3k in a used F/I setup to close that 50hp gap between the 325 and the M3. Truthfully, on 6-8psi he will likely make MORE rwhp than the M3. In the future maybe add a brand new Ground Control coil-over kit for around $1200 and he's set.

My point is that his current car plus $4200 in bolt-on mods will blow the doors off ANY stock e36 M3 around a track. (PERIOD)

So why sell?



However...if the discussion was boost the e36 or save towards an e46 M3 ( or maybe even e90 :eeps: ) perhaps I might change my tune.



Ok,

#1 I wouldn't trust ANY used FI parts, plus I would think that they would be few and far between.

#2 So what if his car is worth $3500-$4000. It will be worth the same, if not less after its been FI'd There's a small market for his car the way it sits now, and an FI'd version of it, that late in the game (miles), makes that market nearly zero.

#3 Its not very likely that an e36 M3 will dip below $8000 in the near future.

#4 There is more to the difference between his 325 and an M3 (suspension, wheels, bodykit, interior, etc) that make the price difference more worth it. Plus routine maintenance will be easier and the chance of anyone messing up his car if he brings itin for service will be reduced.

#5 He can tell people he drives a M3 that alone is worth something.

#6 How many FI'd projects do you know that have gone smoothly the first time?

kyle2blue
06-12-2006, 12:31 PM
thax ppl.... but i think i'll just mod my car. having an m3 would be awesome.... but a little out of my budget. but it would be just as awesome to have a non m3 that is >/= m3 ...:thumbup: