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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Thu, Sep-27-2018, 04:13:05 AM   #11
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You said the s52 wasn't in your budget. That would have made it. However, knowing you have that money, I suggest you check out the FI forum on Bimmerforums.
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You said the s52 wasn't in your budget. That would have made it. However, knowing you have that money, I suggest you check out the FI forum on Bimmerforums.
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https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/f...rced-Induction


Iím saving up to turbo my e36. Thas my goal. Iíve seen sum make 400-450 on stock block... so why go and get an S52 instead when Iíll be making the same numbers


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I think what everyone is saying is that you'll be hard pressed to do much with an M50 engine unless you go FI. Staying NA and wringing out more HP & torque is generally expensive. You can go NA with basic principles of less restricted air in and less restricted exhaust out but that only gets you so far. You have to go with cams and tunes to get the job done. Even then, with an M50, not sure how much you can wring out of it and the cost goes up quickly. A used super charger might be had and be cost effective.
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A 325 with M50 and bolt on mods is going to set spanked hard by a 335i. A 325i with an inter cooled supercharger might keep up with one. We had a local 325i with intercooled supercharger that ran 98-99 in the quarter mile. That is on par with a good running E36M3 or a bad running 335i. A good running stock 335i should break 100 and should do 105 with nothing more than a $500 JB4 piggyback.

If you want big power, go turbo. 400 rwhp is no problem but you will spend $4-5k for good parts by the time you are done and that is shopping carefully, buying some stuff used and you doing the labor. Lots of fun, though. I was supercharged for 4 years and have been turbo for 8 years.
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You are starting with the wrong car. I understand your desire to make it "fast" but the engine is only one part of the picture. The base e36 chassis is not going to be able to handle "335i power" considering it has no subframe reinforcement, no limited slip rearend, weak-handling suspension, and the list goes on. If that was not impediment enough right there, to make "400hp" on an M50 would require serious money as others have pointed out. Putting a $4k kit on it may allow you to do that, but again the chassis will let you down when it comes to actually putting that power to the ground.

Best bet would be to take your money and what you could get for selling the 325 and find an M3 that at least has the building blocks to allow you to reach your goal. You will not be able to realize them with a 325 nearly as "easily".

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With a lot of hard work, a 325i can be reinforced. The reinforcements are available. M3 and 338 have done heavier duty parts but they can be added or swapped. Again more work. But even the last M3 is 19 years old and probably needs a lot of work. It may have a tired LSD that probably needs rebuilding, and a ZF320 that will handle power better than a Getrag 250 but probably needs shift detention bushings and rear subframe chassis reinforcements, but it still needs rtab pocket and front subframe reinforcements. You will be doing a lot of work to any of these cars.
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