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gr8330 02-26-2006 11:08 PM

V8 E30
 
If you wanted to put a V8 into an E30 who would you choose? I would want a complete color change and new interior also. I would prefer someone in the Southwest but not a must.

Transporter99 02-27-2006 12:59 AM

Bump that, put a V12 in like this guy in Germany! Mmmm, 350i sounds sweet! :thumbup:

http://pic.piczo.com/img/i170121225_38659.jpg

Hmm, not sure who you'd turn to for the install. That'd be a fun, but heady project. There can be a LOT of stuff to replace along the way of modding an E30. I should know, I've owned 2. BUT, good luck on the build!

Ervin87 02-27-2006 01:16 AM

:yikes:

V12 in an e30 :drool:

joserse46 02-27-2006 03:54 AM

:yikes:

you have more pics of that

jzar 02-27-2006 04:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Transporter99
Bump that, put a V12 in like this guy in Germany! Mmmm, 350i sounds sweet! :thumbup:

http://pic.piczo.com/img/i170121225_38659.jpg

Hmm, not sure who you'd turn to for the install. That'd be a fun, but heady project. There can be a LOT of stuff to replace along the way of modding an E30. I should know, I've owned 2. BUT, good luck on the build!


:drool: wipe :drool: wipe :drool: wipe

holy crap v12 in E30.... that thing must fly.... literally you know with wings and all :shhh:

Transporter99 02-27-2006 08:26 AM

Click on the link, and enjoy! :) It's pretty old news from the E30 community, and some here may know about this guy as well. 0-62 in 4 seconds flat,lol! And gotta love the 6speed manual conversion, 5-lug conversion from a 4-lug wheel, and only the "V12" badge on the back. Some poor sap thinks it's just a badge until he gets mopped,lol.

Motor swaps in E30's are getting to be rather common place, especially OBDI S50B30 3.0L M3 engines from the first series E36 M3, and M50B25 engines from the E36 325i. And, some have the S38B35 M5 engine from the E28 M5!:yikes: So be careful! It's only now that the V8's and V12's are being considered more so than before.

Transporter99 02-27-2006 08:27 AM

http://www.bmw-power.de/Fahrzeuge/E3...uebersicht.htm

whoops, here's the link :)

redronin 02-27-2006 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Transporter99
Bump that, put a V12 in like this guy in Germany! Mmmm, 350i sounds sweet! :thumbup:

http://pic.piczo.com/img/i170121225_38659.jpg

Hmm, not sure who you'd turn to for the install. That'd be a fun, but heady project. There can be a LOT of stuff to replace along the way of modding an E30. I should know, I've owned 2. BUT, good luck on the build!

wow, thats a tight fit :lmao:
id like to see a 4.4l from an e39 in that thing. if i remember that motor puts up similar numbers to the v12?

witeshark 02-28-2006 12:30 AM

I heard that someone put a Grand National turbo V6 in an E30. Dunno if it's true :argue:

fckupayme 03-01-2006 11:03 PM

goddamn!!!!! thats hot

DarXide 03-01-2006 11:21 PM

The weight distribution must be terrible...

Sick car regardless:drool:

///M Speed 03-06-2006 08:37 PM

"The weight distribution must be terrible..."


true, but i bet thats the last thing they are thinking about.... it definetly shifts the car's priorities to some serious straight line acceleration... still cool though..

Transporter99 03-06-2006 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ///M Speed
"The weight distribution must be terrible..."


true, but i bet thats the last thing they are thinking about.... it definetly shifts the car's priorities to some serious straight line acceleration... still cool though..

Yeah, kiss near 50/50 goodbye! It's a nose heavy hog now. I hope (and I'm sure) he calibrated the suspension to handle the power and change in weight transfer.

BMWPower06 03-06-2006 10:45 PM

E60 M5 V10 in an E30 :drool:

ironicdesigns 03-06-2006 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Transporter99
Yeah, kiss near 50/50 goodbye! It's a nose heavy hog now. I hope (and I'm sure) he calibrated the suspension to handle the power and change in weight transfer.

if he went through with a complete engine swap and everything else related to that, i'm sure he wouldn't cut corners and just adjust the suspension accordingly

Transporter99 03-06-2006 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ironicdesigns
if he went through with a complete engine swap and everything else related to that, i'm sure he wouldn't cut corners and just adjust the suspension accordingly

My response was a bit sarcastic. He didn't cut corners. the classic 3 series feel (from what I was told years ago) was lost a bit, but it's still a very agile performer. Case in point, the 5 lug swap from the 4. Common swap for non E30 M3 owners.

chamber36 03-07-2006 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMWPower06
E60 M5 V10 in an E30 :drool:

Cizetta V16 in E30:drool:


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