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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 09-02-2012, 01:35 PM   #481
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264s are definitely my plan, but mine's a DD...I like op's 272 play...not a DD now and with the other internals I think it'll payoff...prob take a bit more tuning but worth it...

747 - how'd your cam install go? How'd you go about getting the needed tools?
Install was a breeze except for the exhaust side gear timing which I took to a German auto place and they did it for a hefty price because no diy's mentioned anything about that so beware. But It was easy to do without any special tools anyway
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:55 PM   #482
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #483
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Working on a rear seat delete...should be done by tonight.
nice if you can weigh them that would be awesome
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:15 PM   #484
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Working on a rear seat delete...should be done by tonight.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:08 AM   #485
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I'll upload some later today when I get home. I used black carpet for the seat rest and red suede on the back rest. Looks nice I think. Also Steven, I never weighed them. For the back rest I used one piece of strong foam; for the bottom part (seat rest) I used thin cardboard. Shouldn't weight more than 5 lbs..I'll check tho just for the heck of it.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:12 AM   #486
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:28 PM   #487
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:23 PM   #488
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Hey stav...
Did you ever get this dyno'd?

Just wondering because i'm getting interested in the M54 for my E30.
I was going to do either an M52 or S52. But I'm seeing M54s for sale for less than an S52 with less miles and obviously newer. From dynos i've seen the S52 definitely makes more power both stock and with mods but not actually much more at all. And the M54 makes a lot more power below 4k rpms too. And the M54 weighs about 65 lbs less than the S52... thats a lot of weight on the front end, especially in an e30. And it's about 100 lbs less than the S54!

This is really cool that your modding an M54 for more power, not many people are even trying that to this extent.
Check out this dyno overlay of M54 vs S50 vs S52 - all in E30s.
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...22&postcount=6
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:51 PM   #489
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #490
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This is really cool that your modding an M54 for more power, not many people are even trying that to this extent.
Check out this dyno overlay of M54 vs S50 vs S52 - all in E30s.
Really interested to see the dyno overlay, can you post a link/pic.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:04 AM   #491
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Never mind, found it on another website, for those that are interested.
Red is M54, Blue is S50
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:59 PM   #492
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Oops forgot to add the link there
Here it is.. http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...22&postcount=6
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M54 vs S50 vs S52
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #494
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^Those look like Hooveringuys dynos and plots. I'm sure of it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #495
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:40 PM   #496
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:29 PM   #497
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Here we go sorry bout that guys

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:30 PM   #498
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #499
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Waiting to be installed:
Vanos Seals
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:42 PM   #500
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Ordered yesterday:
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-Schrick 264/248 cams
-OS Giken super lock LSD!!!

Waiting to be installed:
Vanos Seals
Vanos Anti-Rattle Kit
Vanos Gasket
Valve Cover Gasket
Bimmerworld Group N Motor Mounts
Rogue Transmission Mounts
Meyle RTAB's
Fuel Filter
Steering Coupler
AKG Derlin Clutch & Brake Pedal Bushings
AKG Subframe Bushings
Meyle Diff Bushings
Maximum PSI Subframe reinforcement

As for the Oil Pump Nut, I was thinking of getting Greg Smith's 4 Bolt solution...but I don't know if it's worth it now since it's only a street car. Might just do Bimmerworld's safety wired OPN for now.
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