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Old 07-14-2018, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default 1996 318Ti/M3 swapped For Sale - 12.5k obo

SOLD: 1996 332Ti M-Sport Alaska Blue, Grey Millpoint/Black leather, Slick Top (sunroof delete). I've noticed that there are many posts, here and on the Facebook page about people wanting to do a swap. Don't do it, buy one already done, and save a bunch of money. I've got way more $ in this than I will ever get back, but it was fun to do it (once). Buy mine a save a bundle.

This is a twin to my 96 M44 Ti, found this one on the in 2013, purchased it and completed the build to my specs. Fully sorted out, runs great, and has been reliable since I got it certified in California for smog. Needed to have all emissions equipment added. Also added M3 brakes, Z3M trailing arms, M3 LTW wheels and many other pieces.

Need to sell due to 1) 2 car garage, 2) 4 cars + my daughters E46 touring, 3) 1 wife and 4) purchased a M2 so I don't need another track capable car in the fleet. Would love to keep them all but it's not possible.

Complete M3 (S52) 6 cylinder swap, including ZF transmission, M3 exhaust w/catalysts, Secondary Air pump, full wiring harness, Instrument Cluster, DCE computer and EWS module.

Running Gear:
’96 M3 3.2 liter 6 cylinder (240hp)
Dinan Tuned ECU flash
Fuel Injectors recent rebuild
Sparta Oil Pan Baffle
Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator
Samco Silicone Hoses
Stewart Warner Water Pump
M3 Fuel System, Pump, lines, Emission controls…
M3 Battery cables
Miata AGM Battery to well in hatch
New alternator, starter, and fuel pump
UUC Evo III Short Shift Kit w/DSSR
UUC weighted shift knob
3.73 Medium Case Diff w/Bimmerworld Clutch plate
Stromung M3 304 Stainless Muffler
BAR certification as to all California smog requirements.

Ground Control Coilover s w/Koni SA Shocks, Camber/Caster plates
H&R springs (400/600)
Shock Tower Reinforcements, front & rear
Poly Bushings throughout
Factory convertible X-brace
M3 Front Brakes
Z3M Rear Trailing Arms, Brakes, and Axles
Hawk Carbon Ceramic street/track Brake Pads all around
Stainless Steel Braded Brake lines
Brass caliper bushings in all calipers

Replaced Headliner and A Pillars
M-Sport 3 spoke leather steering wheel
Pioneer stereo head unit
Speakers in door panels only
A/C blows cold
Viper alarm system and remote lock/unlock

M3 LTW BMW Motorsport wheels, Square setup with solid valve stems
Kumho Estca V720 tires
M3 OEM mirrors
Repainted Mirrors, hood, hatch, and right front fender
Reinstalled rear window wipe
M-Sport hatch spoiler (reproduction)
DJ Auto glass headlights, 5K 55w HID’s
Rear OEM mud-flaps

The Bad:
No rust on exterior surfaces, some surface rust on undercarriage
Horn works intermittently, working on a fix
Pervious battery box not vented, leaked onto floor of trunk
No spare tire
Some scratches, chips on exterior, as expected for age

A fully sorted M3 powered 318Ti for use at Driving events, AutoCross and Track days. Reliable and powerful. Fun driving.

Asking $12,500 obo.
Contact Roger @ 949-235-5421.

Photos coming.... See Here
1996 ///M 318ti
Alaska Blue, M-Technic, Chip, Stromung catback, 17" BMW Ltw Wheels, B&M SSK, H&R Springs/Bilsteins, StopTech Brake Lines;

Last edited by 30yrMbr; 07-22-2018 at 01:55 AM. Reason: Adding link to Album of pics
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