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      04-27-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Fun, fast and easy BMW build?

Hello all,


I am relatively new to BMW's, I have been a Domestic guy for the past 10 years and I got my 135 about 5 months ago. Since then I've hit it with JB3 2.0 and DCI, CC brakes etc... I love to mod.

But besides modding an expensive car, I love to work on older cars, whether it be engine swaps, engine tuning or just restoring.

So my question is, what is the most common, highest horesepower and easiest chassis/engine combination in the BMW platform.

I have seen people take M3 engines out of E36s and put them in 325i's and turbocharge them, making OBSENE power levels 700-800 HP.

Are they using stock blocks? Stock internals?

What is a stout stock block and bottom end? I am looking for something to make 400-500 whp in a light E36 chassis. I would like to use one of the Inline 6's pedigree and turbocharge it.

Minimal expense, maximum power. Think 5.0 foxbody, cheap and fast.
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If you like to work on older cars, I would take an M3 E30 EVO and restore it. Well if you like turbo charging, than the E36 is a good base. But I can't help you, I do not know anything about.
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It has to be affordable too. I really like the body style of the old E30s and E36s. I definately want to turbocharge it, something beastly.

It has to be affordable, no crazy car models. Nothing too rare, just a stout motor with forced induction in a light chassis. I am thinking E30 3 series chassis with Inline 6 turbo.
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No hardcore tinkerers out there?
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i'd just get a e36 m3 post 1995... and turbo it
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