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stock M3 vs. modified 325is=small six wins (archive)

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Posted by 73'02 on May 05, 2000 at 12:12:54:

In Reply to: That made me laugh posted by Nicholas on May 03, 2000 at 19:47:23:

I have owned and raced several e30's and am pretty certain that a 325is with header, exhaust, proper chip, schrick 272 will beat an e30 M3 in a straight line until the 0.33 aerodynamic drag benefit of the M3 kicks in (180km/h and up).

: I don't know what fantasy world you are living in but if you think you can pass an E30 M3 in a stock 325IS you must not know how to drive very well. Don't get me wrong, the 325 IS is a great car, but its not in the same league as the M3. As for being a slow car that is just a ridiculous statement. Zero to sixty time under seven seconds is not lightning quick, but its no slouch either. I believe the 325IS could make the run in a tick over 8 seconds. Now based on that information I don't see how you can make a stock 325IS pass a M3 on the street. Furthermore the E30 M3 may have been designed to hold the small six, but the car is far more balanced with a high strung four. I have driven an E30 M3 with a 95 M3 engine and even though it had more power- it wasn't a TRUE E30 M3. Anyway thats my .02
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: : : I am curious if anybody have done this conversion and what are your opinions on doing the swap? I can get a great deal on a '97 E36 M3 3.2 Inline-6. -Mike

: : HI Mike..
: : Iam working on this conversion right now, my car
: : will be ready by the end of this week or the
: : bigining of the next week, if you need help, I got
: : all the informations you need to do the project,
: : and zionsville they will have a CD will be available in june to guide you step by step.
: : dont beleive who says I past e30 m3 with e36 eng.
: : unless the problem is the driver, the car is very
: : vast, my friend did it in CA , I drove his car,
: : is unbeleavable, iam talking from experience I
: : owned both M3 s the e30 and the e36, but this is
: : how m3 should be, but it will cost lots of money
: : to do it, check zionsville for the parts to do the
: : conv. anyway its worth it.
: : you e30 m3 is a slow car, I owned four since 1988
: : and I can pass it with my stock 325Is on the streets.
: : for any help you can contact me.
: : basem




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