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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 10-01-2012, 01:02 PM
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I just bought this 1996 BMW 328is coupe. Dont know much about BMWs wondering if someone can give me a little help on how to make this thing faster i looked everywhere for a new cylinder head and cam lol cant seem to find one that isnt stock and my outside door handle does no work but inside does? then seats who can hook it up. and last sunroof motor?
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:02 PM
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well first of all, there are lots of things to use to make your car faster. however, it's not a small block chevy, so there are not any aftermarket heads that would be applicable.

there are cams, but they're pricey.

as for seats and other parts, i'd check the classifieds.


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Old 10-01-2012, 08:57 PM
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Two main makers for aftermarket cams. Sunbelt, and Shrick. IIRC $1300 & $1800.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:05 PM
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And cams would not be worth buying unless you also bought/installed the following:

- Intake
- MAF
- Injectors
- Headers
- Exhaust
- Custom DME tune
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:17 PM
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ill sell you a sunroof motor. 50 bucks shipped.
let me know.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:08 AM
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Okay sweet the motor that is in now i dont think is the right one cause it only opens the roof like half and inch im like thta cant be right. and so first thing is first new intake and exhaust.
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new intake manifold?? or cold air intake??

if the latter, it equates to a fart in a windstorm but sounds cool.

the only other intake manifold) option that i am aware of is for individual throttle bodies, and is not really going to give you that much of a return on investment without an awful lot of additional work.

i'd put the funds that you would be spending in 'making your car faster' into things like maintenance. the cooling systems do not take kindly to neglect...

then the first 'mod' i would suggest would be tires. it's amazing what a good set of shoes will do to our cars.




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You need to do more research.. and a LOT more reading.

Start with your door handle.. go from there.

I would forget about "faster" for now... work on getting your car properly maintained.
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