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Old 05-29-2009, 05:43 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by Afrothunderr86 View Post
seems 2 me that folks who have money 2 put 8 grand into a 330 could either get an m3, or do an s54 swap. i do agree that the tuning market should be much better and much more accessable, but i would b fine with 350 hp comin from my car, its a daily.
If you do an S54 swap, then you're $8,000 out and only have 330hp at the crank.

Then what? Turbo the S54? Those kits start at $15,000. So you're talking $22,000.. not $8,000.

Theoretically you could have a 400whp 330Ci for < $8,000, if you can source parts and do everything right.

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