In Reply to: NO ONE HERE HAS STROKED THEIR M3 NOR THOUGHT ABOUT posted by Ben Aslan on January 25, 2000 at 10:03:56:
I absolutly love this motor. My car was the prototype for this engine. Great power and torque 292 and 267. Both of these numbers come at lower RPMs than the stock peaks. The torque is higher at its lowest than the stock torque is at its peak, and the torque curve is very flat. The technology that goes into this engine explains the price. The crank is ground from a solid peice of billet. It took five months to grind my crank. It has titanium rods, and new pistons. Pulls real hard all the way to the limit at 8,000. It took 1.5 years for Dinan to build my car. It does 0-60 in the high fours, and thats with the $11,000 stereo in the trunk!! Now I'm planning to sell the stereo and maybe get all fiberglass body panels and that sould get me into the low fours. :) The engine is an insane amount of money, but it still has potential to put out more power, new cams, header, open up the intake and exhaust... Hehehe.
: NO ONE HERE HAS STROKED THEIR M3 NOR THOUGHT ABOUT IT???
: I'm trying to find out what my options are for stroking my M3 motor to a 2.5L. I know Top End offers a kit, and so does Turner Motorsport. Does anyone else offer a kit? Dinan offers a built motor, but I have PLENTY of building experience, and would rather not pay an insane amount of money for someone else to do the work that I enjoy. Dinan, aside, which kit is the best? Has anyone here done the conversion, and what are your experiences? Am I better off piecing the parts together and using maybe a Dinan chip for the conversion? Price-wise, the Turner kit is the best at about $2200. Any help would be greatly appreciated, TIA!