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Old 10-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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Another custom project from Impressive Auto Center

A vehicle BMW did not make.

Members have been asking for the longest for this swap and we are proud to present you with this swap.

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Old 10-15-2011, 07:59 PM   #2
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So what exactly do you swap, and how much would a guy be looking at for it??
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:02 PM   #3
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Needs quad!

Amazing project i did not know this could be done
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
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wow! that's impressive.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:26 PM   #5
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nice project

but what's M3 about it other than the S54? did you swap the 3.62 LS diff and what diff/diff ratio you use for the front?
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:23 PM   #7
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^^ this

otherwise, LOVE IT!!! Good job, guys!
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:57 PM   #8
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I'm sorry, but an AWD M? I'm not seeing it. I'm impressed you could do it, but sort of disappointed that someone would want to. For what it cost, he could have bought an F150 for driving in the snow...and he probably won't take the M out in the snow anyway.

Why would you want to lose an M by adding AWD to it? Is it just me thinking, 'what was owner thinking'?
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I'm sorry, but an AWD M? I'm not seeing it. I'm impressed you could do it, but sort of disappointed that someone would want to. For what it cost, he could have bought an F150 for driving in the snow...and he probably won't take the M out in the snow anyway.

Why would you want to lose an M by adding AWD to it? Is it just me thinking, 'what was owner thinking'?
probably grip?
its very hard to get AWD to lose grip.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:16 PM   #11
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I'm sorry, but an AWD M? I'm not seeing it. I'm impressed you could do it, but sort of disappointed that someone would want to. For what it cost, he could have bought an F150 for driving in the snow...and he probably won't take the M out in the snow anyway.

Why would you want to lose an M by adding AWD to it? Is it just me thinking, 'what was owner thinking'?
Doug I hear what you're saying, in some sense I agree. If BMW were to have made this car in AWD I probably wouldn't like it, because ///m's are supposed to be rwd sports cars, not awd rally cars.

BUT, I have to say since this is a completely custom job, it's completely original and I LOVE IT. And I would TOTALY take this out in a little bit of snow!
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Doug I hear what you're saying, in some sense I agree. If BMW were to have made this car in AWD I probably wouldn't like it, because ///m's are supposed to be rwd sports cars, not awd rally cars.
Oh.....

You mean like an X6M?

BMW has already seriously diluted the ///M brand itself.

This project is cool enough but without further details its hard to tell if it's just an S54 swap or more serious than that.
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Oh.....

You mean like an X6M?

BMW has already seriously diluted the ///M brand itself.

This project is cool enough but without further details its hard to tell if it's just an S54 swap or more serious than that.
Good point. Although I like the x6 and x5 m's they are anti motorsport tradition.

Either way I like this swap
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Doug I hear what you're saying, in some sense I agree. If BMW were to have made this car in AWD I probably wouldn't like it, because ///m's are supposed to be rwd sports cars, not awd rally cars.

BUT, I have to say since this is a completely custom job, it's completely original and I LOVE IT. And I would TOTALY take this out in a little bit of snow!
So I guess Lambo's and the Nissan GTR are "awd rally cars"??

Cool swap, now lets see some more HP!
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Doug I hear what you're saying, in some sense I agree. If BMW were to have made this car in AWD I probably wouldn't like it, because ///m's are supposed to be rwd sports cars, not awd rally cars.

BUT, I have to say since this is a completely custom job, it's completely original and I LOVE IT. And I would TOTALY take this out in a little bit of snow!
You do know that BMW is making an All Wheel Drive F10 ///M5
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So I guess Lambo's and the Nissan GTR are "awd rally cars"??

Cool swap, now lets see some more HP!
1 I've never heard of lambo's racing they're name is drowned out by Ferrari, although they're fvcking awesome
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yea... sigh. I'm sure it will be awesome but I don't know how I feel about it. I'll probably love it but still just doesn't feel right.

I also heard that they made the engine quieter in the new m5, but they made a synthetic engine noise to come out of the cars speakers, to give the driver more of a thrill... Don't worry I'm sure it pauses for phone calls on the blue tooth
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I think that was just a rumor. If its not, then I'm getting one.
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I'm sorry, but an AWD M? I'm not seeing it. I'm impressed you could do it, but sort of disappointed that someone would want to. For what it cost, he could have bought an F150 for driving in the snow...and he probably won't take the M out in the snow anyway.

Why would you want to lose an M by adding AWD to it? Is it just me thinking, 'what was owner thinking'?
What the hell is wrong with you man

If BMW ever made an AWD wagon M E46 I would buy it in a heart beat.

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I'm sorry, but an AWD M? I'm not seeing it. I'm impressed you could do it, but sort of disappointed that someone would want to. For what it cost, he could have bought an F150 for driving in the snow...and he probably won't take the M out in the snow anyway.

Why would you want to lose an M by adding AWD to it? Is it just me thinking, 'what was owner thinking'?
can you say Audi Quattro
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