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Old 05-29-2009, 10:00 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by Attaus View Post
If you do an S54 swap, then you're $8,000 out and only have 330hp at the crank.

Then what? Turbo the S54? Those kits start at $15,000. So you're talking $22,000.. not $8,000.

Theoretically you could have a 400whp 330Ci for < $8,000, if you can source parts and do everything right.
I'd like to see someone get 400whp for < $8k. I bought my S/C kit, cams, and headers used and I am at 345 whp. I've paid $8k w/ install.

Then the S54 swap will be more than $8k. You can buy an M3 that comes with an LSD and all of the other goodies for about $8k more than a 330. When you do the math (s/c kit, cams, headers, LSD for 330Ci), the M3 is a cheaper alternative.
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