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  1. Shellis

    Shellis Member

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    okay so i'm not a total idiot i'm just after abit of bargain fun

    i've been offered a bmw 318is that i know alot of the history of and it's the right money etc

    i'm thinking my best bet is to put it on a diet, gut the interior, put some decent seats and harnesses in it and take it to some proper drift days to learn the tricks of the trade?

    i know some might be thinking underpowered, but i know the car well and the history and it's been looked after enough to be worthy of a spanking.

    anyone got any tips/advice on ways of getting the best out of it...


    and the key bit i don't want to spend more than £1500

    bearing in mind i'm fairly handy and i can arc/mig weld myself and do most jobs that don't require major specialist tools....



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  2. Dunx

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    What bmw is it ? e30? e36?

    To be honest either way the 318is will be fine to get started in. Just weld up the diff possibly chop the springs and crack on - no need to gut them really but it would help as do the seats etc...

    could be worth checking out trampdrift
     
  3. Deee

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    Is it an e30 or e36 mate?

    An e30 318is, with a few choice, by choice read cheap, modifications would be a tidy little starter.
     
  4. Shellis

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    it's already lowered, it's an E36, and the shonky leather interior isn't to my taste, i've got a van for work so this is getting gutted, lighter it is the more petrol i'll save right (haha tramp hard at work)

    was inspired ages ago by fast fords very own tramp drift!
     
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    Slam some psi in the rears and give it some stick
     
  6. Shellis

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    right then, project tramp drift will start very soon!!!
     
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    Lex www.dwyb.co.uk

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    Spot on.

    May need a welder aswell as stock diff on BMs are a bit old now and tend to spin oen wheel :thumbs:
     
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    i just bought a E36 318 too buddy :) will be picking it up on sat. Looking forward to gettin out and learning a few things myself.

    Let me know if you plan on selling the leathers ;) as its my daily i need some comfort.
     
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    hmmmmm bit of a difference between a 318 and a 318is lol
     
  10. Shellis

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    interiors comin out today, anyone know where to get cheap bucket seats, got some 5 point harnesses off a mate proper trs ones ;), just thinkin of goin for buckets to make proper use of them.....
     
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    excuse me

    what is the difference between 318 and 318is sorry to sound soo:euge:
     
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    if you have leathers flogg,em and get some other bits with the money.with regards to seats ebay or the usual motorsport companys have good bucket seats just depends if you whant to fit base mount seats with sub frames witch will add about £90 each frame to your budget or side mount and do abit of welding all the best with the project mate:wave::thumbs:
     
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    in basic terms the 318IS is quicker.... more powerful etc
     
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    I have an e30 318iS, its brilliant! def enough power to get those rear wheels spinning in the wet! I think the e36 is just a bit heavier than the e30. I'm just going to lower it 40mm with springs and keep the standard shocks as they are quite good i think. Also guna get the diff welded or an lsd. Is my daily driver and loadsa fun! Is my first rear wheel drive car and think its ideal to start skiddin in!
     

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