316 compact/328 engine new to all this

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  1. Warren leith

    Warren leith New Member

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    new To the drift scene went three sisters the other day and loved it!! just bought a 316 compact with the 328 engine in, I need to strip it out yet and change some bits like bottom arms and what not. It’s still running on it’s original 1.6 Diff will this need changing or will I be ok just welding it up??

    I could do with as much help as possible tips on set ups and practice days.

    North west
     
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    Having done the stripped out compact thing for 3 years, i'd advise leaving the carpets in and a few creature comforts to make it a nice place to be. Mine was fucking awful to be in.
     
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    Haha well I’ve just stripped it out today but left only the gearstick console and dash in and the carpet underneath that..‍♂️ Oh well live and lean hah.

    Is there any regulation list in regards to the build like fuel tank, roll cage etc?
    Really need as much help tbh I don’t wanna look a tool on my first day
     
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    Don't wanna look a tool? Weld that diff and go and get seat time. Dont worry about spec.
     
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    I mean like do some places not bother about a roll cage? I’m northwest so will be going Buxton and three sisters mainly.
     
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    99% of places aren't worried about a cage for practice days fella, keep it simple keep it fun and build the car as you progress :)
     
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    Ok thanks mate appreciate it
     
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    No worries fella, I also used to have a 328 engined compact :)
     
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    I’ve been told that they are to snappy and will be better with a coupe? But I’m like well if I can learnin something that’s hard then anything else should be relatively easy?? Seems legit in my head haha
     
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    don't listen to people with no idea mate.

    wheelbase is identical to other e36
     
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