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Sneak peak: 1995 Hellrot 318ti

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95 Hellrot 318ti Restoration and Stroker Build

Picked up a 1995 Hellrot 318ti manual w/ about 120k. No rust, new rotors and pads and calipers in the front, and bushings/balljoints are all pretty good... for $700. Only downside, no motor or trans.

Buying a 1995 325i 5 speed parts car tomorrow for $800, M50 and the getrag are going in it. I already have a M50 midpipe with two good cats and a good O2 sensor, just need a muffler which will be aftermarket obviously.




I'll keep you guys updated
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should be a great project and you're clearly qualified to do the job. seems like everytime I go to a junkyard there's always tons of E36s around...
Donor M50 and Getrag 5 speed arrived. Anyone need any parts off of it? It's pretty rough but has a couple things here and there.

Hell ya, this is going to be an awesome build. That compact will be super fun with the added power.

I don't know how serious you plan on getting with parting that car out, but I'm very casually looking for a spare rear sub-frame. I basically just want a spare to clean up, reinforce, and install poly bushings into so that I can just do a quick swap on my car.
So today I bought myself a new toy, a 1500lb engine stand.

And I pulled out the M50

So I would like to stay NA and get a few more horsepower out of this M50. Any ideas? More then S50 cams.


lots of info @ 318ti.org on swapping out the 4 banger for the 6. i have a 95 ti as well that i will be dropping in an m52 soon. (when i get time....:eek:)


but very much interested in seeing this build. :thumbup:




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you know the thing that make the window go up 1/4inch?
coolant overflow tank?
fan shroud?
aux fan?
cargo straps in the trrunk?
strut bars?
9 buttong obc with no missing pixels?
Franklyn, I don't follow.
this karl?

and im poor
Donor M50 and Getrag 5 speed arrived. Anyone need any parts off of it? It's pretty rough but has a couple things here and there.
I have the OEM front Aux fan off of the 325i and I also have a OEM radiator 318ti electric fan. And I have expansion tanks from a 325i and a 318ti. If interested shoot me a PM.

Guage clusters? Pink and green top injectors (need new caps)? OEM rear Nokia speakers? 18 button OBC? Manual HVAC unit? Style 30's (One has a bit of a bend a bad tires)? I need to get this s**t outa here.
you know the thing that make the window go up 1/4inch?
coolant overflow tank?
fan shroud?
aux fan?
cargo straps in the trrunk?
strut bars?
9 buttong obc with no missing pixels?
Let me get them fog lights. Still good?
Franklyn, even though you say you don't have a lot of money now, I wouldn't recommend buying used cooling system parts, especially an expansion tank.
I second this. Even I wouldn't feel right. Ebay knockoff brand > used
Franklyn, even though you say you don't have a lot of money now, I wouldn't recommend buying used cooling system parts, especially an expansion tank.
Wow, that's hard core impressive. Great project and best of luck.

Your NA question -- I've read that the Conforti download (or chip I should say in this case) gives nice boost to OBD-I engines. Can't confirm first hand.
I installed a Confori/Turner chip into an OBD1 525i (M50), and I didn't notice much of a difference. It wasn't my car, however, so I didn't really push it in the upper rev range. Maybe I would've felt a bigger difference closer to redline.
Yeah I figured. I'm feeling a stroker motor

M50B25TU Head/Block
M54B30 Crank
M54B30 Pistons
M50B25 135mm Rods
21.5lb Pink Tops
S50 cams
S50 DME

Whatca guys think.

Also, got the interior out and the motor is in my basement now on the motor stand.
I am jealous, because this is what I wanted to do if I had a freakin bigger garage and more places to store my toys... :cry:

As far as the stroker motor... what will you be doing with the 318ti? Farting around or racecar?
Farting around.

Get the cams out and the head pulled today. Pic's later. HG was good, head looks great, coolant passages look crazy good, cams were good, though the piston tops had a a lot of carbon.

Currently looking for a M54b30 crank and pistons. And S50 cams. Gonna make it a stroker.
I am jealous, because this is what I wanted to do if I had a freakin bigger garage and more places to store my toys... :cry:

As far as the stroker motor... what will you be doing with the 318ti? Farting around or racecar?
Busy with work but making great progress.

No pictures yet, but I purchased most of a Black 318ti mtech interior. This included the recently recovered headliner and all other associated bits, A/B/C pillar trim, front and rear Mtech seats, front and rear door panels, and real speakers.
I already have a black carpet and dash and the lower trim so the interior will be full mtech black. I got a 95 M3 cluster to go with my tune (high rev limiter) and my swap (6 cylinder vs 4).

I will swapping the car from the 6 speaker to the 10 speaker. Already got the correct rear housings and door panels. Also feeling aftermarket rather then OEM like I did on all my other BMW's.

And to top it all off, Order about $2000 of parts from various places to finish the motor and trans.


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