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Old 09-07-2007, 01:42 AM   #1
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Hey guys I'm new to the forum and just picked up a 2000 328ci. I've seen a lot of info on tuning the 330 and how with boost and proper tuning that car is capable of killing m3's but I haven't seen much on the 328. What's out there in terms of supercharger and turbocharger kits for the car? And does it have just as much potential as a 330? If not has anyone done any wild engine swaps on this car? I'm assuming a 330 engine would drop in without too much trouble.. or am I completely wrong?
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:49 AM   #2
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if you are going to to engine upgrades then I'd suggest re-enforcing the rear subframe to avoid costly repairs in the future
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:31 AM   #3
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Engine swaps will always be painful. If I were going to go to that much trouble, I'd just drop an M3 engine in.

ESS has a twinscrew kit which is pretty powerful and AA has some interesting C38 kits.

You can get 300 rwhp from a SC kit and get into M3 territory.
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The 3.0 swap isnt that bad. You keep your 2.8 intake manifold and TB, as well as your transmission and exhaust. If your 2.8 is in need of a head job, I'd do the swap.

I have a 328 putting out what should be almost 300rwhp on a dynojet. The same mods I have on a 3.0 would be 320rwhp+ or so.
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300 hp is good. What mods do you have?
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300 hp is good. What mods do you have?
AA C38 kit, AA headers, AA exhaust, ltw flywheel/e36 M3 clutch, 3.46 diff.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:05 AM   #7
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oh wow those are some sweet numbers. I just hadnt seen a lot on the 2.8 liter engine around the forums. The thing is tho I have a shop of my own lol, i've been working on japanese cars for many years, and even the e36 bimmers i just wasn't too sure on the new e46. But thanks for all the info guys, i really appreciate it. Keep it comin!!
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