E36 vs E46 drift build?

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  1. Gnab2

    Gnab2 New Member

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    I am building a drift car and I can’t seem to get a straight answer. What is the easiest and most budget friendly to build an E36 or E46 drift car. We will be doing 90% of the work ourselves.

    what are to pros and cons to each?

    I am in Texas USA
     
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    Your not getting a straight answer because it doesn’t really matter. Just pick the one you prefer. From my knowledge an e46 makes more grip dunno why that’s just what I’ve heard.
     
  3. Andy318ti

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    E36 parts are getting harder to find and more expensive over here.
    E46 is newer so less chance of rust or major accident damage and should be cheaper.
    Id look for a 330ci saloon if I was in your position.
     
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    Would also recommend E46's, don't really have to do anything to them and they skid great. As above would recommend a 330 but any of the 6cyl's are good enough, 318 you can skid but its just not as fun.
    Just weld the diff, get yourself some coilovers (BC's seem to be the way most people go), a cheap bucket seat and maybe some rack spacers if your doing a real budget build. Don't need a hydro, don't need to strip the car, don't need a big lock kit, do need seat time.
     
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    Gnab2 New Member

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    Seat time is my goal. I just stumbled upon a 350z but it is an auto and I have to do the manual swap.
     
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    Well the 350z is gone. I have a big choice another e46 but one is 1999 4dr 328i and the other is a 2001 325ci convertible. Both are are manual. For a budget build and a reliable car, which would be a better build choice.

    Thanks for the opinion.
     
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    4dr 328
    Verts are really heavy
     
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