Your Projects: The Kräppewagen

By Colin Wood
Apr 14, 2020 | Your Projects, BMW 318ti

Thanks in part to rallycross events coming to his neck of the woods, user shagles went on the hunt for a worthy rallycross weapon within budget. After scouting E30s, FC RX-7s and AW-11 MR2s, a buddy came forward with a 1996 BMW 318ti affectionately called the Kräppewagen; $1300 later, the deal was done.

So far, shagles has been working on getting the 318ti properly repaired and in good running order for rallycross, including battling gremlins like a bad crankshaft position sensor that put the engine into a 3500-rpm limp mode.

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mad_machine (Forum Supporter)
mad_machine (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/14/20 11:47 a.m.

They good and solid little cars. They have a following too, so you could probably sell it for a profit in the right place too if you didn't want to rallycross it.

bmw88rider (Forum Supporter)
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/14/20 12:15 p.m.

Fun little cars. Loved the few I drove over the years. Too bad they never came to the US with the 6 standard. I know it's a pretty easy drop in but just don't have the time for it. 

shagles Reader
4/14/20 4:32 p.m.

Hey cool! Yeah i love that little car. Between it and the 09 128i, i'd be more likely to sell the 128 at this point.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
4/17/20 1:30 p.m.

Z3 steering rack time!

buzzboy Dork
4/17/20 1:56 p.m.

My attainable dream car, that I attained, is an M3Ti. I love my compact so.

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