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Old 01-11-2018, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default 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!
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Welcome!

I have a 1995 with a 2.8L M52 as well. If you have any questions hopefully I can help.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:58 PM   #3
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Thanks! I still need to source a 188mm diff. Did you swap the rear end in your ti?
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Not yet. I've been fairly happy with how it performs with the stock ti diff so far. It's on the list though.
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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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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

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Try this link if you're interested in a Diff swap.
http://www.318ti.org/notebook/diff_c...ion/index.html
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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!
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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.
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Welcome, congrats and do post a few pics when you get a moment, great to see new folks on board.

Cheers!
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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.
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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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