Well, some of you have seen this car for sale on Maxbimmer before.
I recently bought it, and shortly after, i blew the head on the 328 motor - Car is originally a 328is.
I then decided to go with a M3 (S52) motor that i bought from one of the vendors here. Bimmersport did all the work and did a great job.
I've decided to sell the car as i have my eyes on a RPS13 that i've always wanted.
If it doesn't sell, i'll keep it. No trades & no test drives.
S52 motor with ~140k
Active auto c30 inter cooled supercharger, with water alcohol injection, freshly rebuilt in 2009
Active auto tuned
M50 intake manifold
3:38 rear diff
Carbonio CF intake custom fit to work with charger
M3 front and rear bumpers, mirrors, side skirts and mouldings, + m3 lip spoiler
Great condition sport seats
Asa ar1 wheels 18x8 fronts & 18x9 rears.
Fenders are rolled so the car comes with 25mm h&r spaces in the back and 15mm in the front
H&R race springs and bilstien sport shocks
Brembo crossed drilled rotors with pbr pads installed summer 2009
AEM UEGO Wideband
Car was painted in 2010 by autopia, the paint is immaculate, all the window and sunroof waterproofing was changed.
All work done on the S52 about a month ago:
New motor mounts
New Rotrex supercharger oil and filter
Engine Oil + Filter
Retune from AA
Valve cover gasket
Valve cover grommet set
Oil filter housing seal
Exhaust manifold gaskets
P/S Pressure hose
P/S Suction hose
P/S Pump pulley
Mishimoto aluminium radiator
NGK race spark plugs
New headgasket with ARP head studs
In 2009 prior to the motor swap:
new camshaft sensor
new o2 sensor
replaced tie rod assembly
tranny oil changed last summer
rear diff oil, fuel filter
New vanos unit installed
New clutch fan installed
Supercharger rebuilt by superchargerrebuilds.com
The car is extremely quick, you wont be disappointed.
The not so good:
The deck played once when i bought the car and hasn't played since. It comes on etc.. but no sound.
FIXED - The valve cover & power steering hose is leaking a bit. I'm waiting for the parts to come in. This will be addressed within a week or two.
The color is pretty much black 95% most of the time, but when there is light on it, it actually has a pearl blue look to it.
I think the colour is something schwartz - cant remember now
I need to take some interior pics and engine pics. Will try and do this by this weekend.
Asking price $ SOLD
Please post here, PM me or e-mail me if interested
12K in mods in a GTi(+ cost of the car) will probably keep up to a Ferrari. This thing can probably hang with say a 430, Some low comp pistons, meth injection and a smaller pulley this thing will hang with almost anything on the road. Bump for a good price.
- $5,000.00 gti with fairly good km's
- $3,000.00 stage 3+ unitronic
- another 4 to do whatever you like to her
with stage 3+ your looking at well over 400whp.. never mind if you bore the engine to a 2.2L with a K04.. 700hp daily
dont forget power to weight ratio..
i had 600whp ek9 that ate r8's and lambo's its power - weight ratio
all in all very nice bimmer, i hope you sell it and move to vw's like i have
if you think what you said can be done for 12K or less go for it, for 12K youll be bulding a GTi that can just keep up with said cars until it brakes something. Power to Weight ratio yes, but when modding a 180HP car to 400+ its not just engine work fyi...