what do i need to do to turbo my 1984 bmw 318i found a kit


Asked by 84318iGUY Sep 15, 2014 at 11:19 AM about the 1984 BMW 3 Series 318i Coupe RWD

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 1984 BMW 318i 1.8l m10 sohc, I found a couple of turbo kits that fit this specific vehicle, was wondering before I throw this in to play what other upgrades do I need to throw on this car, before I put in the turbo so no damage to the engine will occur. Ive seen plenty of these 318i turbos on youtube and it says a lot of them are stock w/ turbo???

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To do it right you should do cold air induction. Up grade the injectors, exhaust system, radiator, tires, brakes, get the ECU reprogrammed, roll bar, 5 point safty harness, proper set of gages, oil pump little things like that so you can get to use all the boost your making.

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Port and polish the head, new upgraded valves, engine bearings. Ahhh what the hell and get a high amp alternator.

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First thing you should do,is make sure that motor can handle upgrade,s,like this,check compression,this age and mileage upgrade,s can some time,s be a down grade.

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Thanks for the replies guys I do have upgrades 2-1/4" flowmaster exhaust..has header and highflow cat... k&N cold air intake. in the process of getting fuelinjector upgrade deffinently upgrading suspension and braking its a work in progress and the replies are greatly appreciated.

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