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zachdog 01-11-2018 04:11 PM

Just bought a ti with a swapped motor
 
Good morning, I'm Matt and I'm new to this forum.

My brother owns a BMW shop in Phoenix and he regularly builds unique Bimmers. I just received a 1996 318ti with a 2.8L engine. He purchased the car a few months ago without a motor and found a wrecked 328 for the donor parts. It's a pretty sweet ride.

I look forward to learning more on the forums!

Diavel 01-12-2018 02:50 PM

Welcome!

I have a 1995 with a 2.8L M52 as well. If you have any questions hopefully I can help.

zachdog 01-12-2018 02:58 PM

Thanks! I still need to source a 188mm diff. Did you swap the rear end in your ti?

Diavel 01-12-2018 05:23 PM

Not yet. I've been fairly happy with how it performs with the stock ti diff so far. It's on the list though.

ZEK 01-12-2018 07:09 PM

I have a 188 410LSD. You can use your stock axles if you use the small case flanges. You should get the correct 6cyl axles though


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havocfears 01-14-2018 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by zachdog (Post 387742)
Good morning, I'm Matt and I'm new to this forum.

My brother owns a BMW shop in Phoenix and he regularly builds unique Bimmers. I just received a 1996 318ti with a 2.8L engine. He purchased the car a few months ago without a motor and found a wrecked 328 for the donor parts. It's a pretty sweet ride.

I look forward to learning more on the forums!

good stuff... post some pics when you get a chance[emoji106]

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SlowBimma 02-02-2018 04:56 PM

Try this link if you're interested in a Diff swap.
http://www.318ti.org/notebook/diff_c...ion/index.html

zachdog 02-02-2018 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by SlowBimma (Post 387903)
Try this link if you're interested in a Diff swap.
http://www.318ti.org/notebook/diff_c...ion/index.html

This is INCREDIBLE!
Thanks for the link. I'll do this!

SlowBimma 02-02-2018 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zachdog (Post 387904)
This is INCREDIBLE!
Thanks for the link. I'll do this!

You're welcome amigo, good luck with your build. That link is somewhere here on the forum, I found it months ago.

BlackBMWs 02-03-2018 03:37 PM

Welcome, congrats and do post a few pics when you get a moment, great to see new folks on board.

Cheers! :cool:

Mdriver 03-20-2018 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by zachdog (Post 387742)
Good morning, I'm Matt and I'm new to this forum.

My brother owns a BMW shop in Phoenix and he regularly builds unique Bimmers. I just received a 1996 318ti with a 2.8L engine. He purchased the car a few months ago without a motor and found a wrecked 328 for the donor parts. It's a pretty sweet ride.

I look forward to learning more on the forums!

I know it's an old post but I just stumbled upon it. That's funny... I think I know your brother Alex. He built a couple of cars I own, a 318ti and an E30 318is both with built s52/s50. I think my old seats are in your car. Your brother is great guy and mechanic; I wouldn't own BMWs if it weren't for him.

zachdog 03-20-2018 03:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Mdriver (Post 388291)
I know it's an old post but I just stumbled upon it. That's funny... I think I know your brother Alex. He built a couple of cars I own, a 318ti and an E30 318is both with built s52/s50. I think my old seats are in your car. Your brother is great guy and mechanic; I wouldn't own BMWs if it weren't for him.

Hey Tak, you've seen the car and the seats are terrific! I love the ti. My only fear is tearing up the rear end - hence my questions above about modding it.

I've seen your ti as well. It's beautiful - and I hear it's fast!


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