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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-12-2017, 05:25 PM
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E36 upgrade for more horsepower

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Old 01-13-2017, 10:06 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our E36 forum. What did you have in mind for power upgrades?
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Trade it for a 325, 328 or M3. There's not much available anymore for the 318 unfortunately. Downing Atlanta used to sell a supercharger kit for it, but the SC they used was discontinued so they dropped the kit from their catalog. You can occasionally find a used DA kit on eBay but they don't come up very often.
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:28 PM
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Use it for what it is. A nice car. If you want power, think about E46 m3, or serious up take on a e36 project. That's a good $2,000 e36 and a $4k fi system for it. Then have a blast.
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Agreed. You can't get any power out of the 318. Either live with it or sell and buy one with a larger engine. A 318 convertible is the double-whammy of slowness - anemic power and very heavy compared to the coupes & sedans.
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A 318 can teach you a lot about maintaining momentum and smoothness while negotiating curves. Remember, a 318 is just as agile as a 325 or 328, in fact moreso. It's lighter.
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Old 01-14-2017, 02:18 PM
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Is a tree ayteen cabrio lighter than a 25/28 coupe/sedan??? I think we need comparative numbers just for sits and squigles.
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Old 01-14-2017, 02:23 PM
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318 cabrio 1370kg
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Old 01-14-2017, 02:27 PM
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318is 1240kg
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Old 01-14-2017, 02:29 PM
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Some reason in getting 1205kg for a 318 sedan curb weight which doesn't make sense.
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