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Old 07-13-2012, 04:34 PM   #178901
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If youre thinking about the s65 ever given any thought to the s62? It makes almost as much power, is much cheaper and the later ones are the same generation as the e46s so it's a simpler swap, electronically speaking.
No.

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Old 07-13-2012, 04:37 PM   #178902
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I think in the video I post of the m3 with the v10, the guy said something like "20k for the build"

but I have no idea ...... i would just imagine those engines going for a lot more that the s54's or s65's.....
this one is going for $5k, but it has no oil pan and has damage to the engine..... so ...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-M5-E60-S...99a2a5&vxp=mtr

another s85 for $10k.....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E60-M5-S...bbb518&vxp=mtr

another edit since I keep looking at engines...

S65 with 11k miles for $8k
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-BMW-M...69de20&vxp=mtr

s54 with 72k miles for $5k
http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-06-BMW-e4...b4f0b7&vxp=mtr
$20k for the V10 swap is believable. Costs less than half that to do an S54 swap.

Ebay prices aren't that great. All of the S54s I've bought have had fewer miles and cost much less. You can get a whole wrecked M3 parts car these days for $5kish.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:43 PM   #178903
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$20k for the V10 swap is believable. Costs less than half that to do an S54 swap.

Ebay prices aren't that great. All of the S54s I've bought have had fewer miles and cost much less. You can get a whole wrecked M3 parts car these days for $5kish.
I assume if I want the engine/tranny to be ok that the rear end/subframe will be trashed right? (unless it was totalled for like a severe hail storm or something. )

I was planning on just buying the m3 rear subframe and install then the m3 parts car later. Good plan?
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what are those rims? Gah... so tiny and messican
yeah i know. but they are rare and that makes them cool. 15x8.5 et-10 they need bigger tires really bad. Ill get that soon hopefully i can sell the current tires as they are virtually new.
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I assume if I want the engine/tranny to be ok that the rear end/subframe will be trashed right? (unless it was totalled for like a severe hail storm or something. )

I was planning on just buying the m3 rear subframe and install then the m3 parts car later. Good plan?
Yes, you'll most likely be sourcing at least one corner of the suspension from elsewhere. It's rare to have everything intact, but there are odd occasions when an interior gets stripped, a tree falls on a car, etc.

Yeah, that's what I did. It's easier that way since they're separate projects.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:22 PM   #178906
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Yes, you'll most likely be sourcing at least one corner of the suspension from elsewhere. It's rare to have everything intact, but there are odd occasions when an interior gets stripped, a tree falls on a car, etc.

Yeah, that's what I did. It's easier that way since they're separate projects.
Cool.

What reinforcement kit did you go with? I know there is VAC, HPF and Turner.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #178907
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What reinforcement kit did you go with? I know there is VAC, HPF and Turner.
Turner.
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Ebay prices aren't that great. All of the S54s I've bought have had fewer miles and cost much less. You can get a whole wrecked M3 parts car these days for $5kish.
That is what I figured. That is why I would just send you the money and let you work your magic
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That is what I figured. That is why I would just send you the money and let you work your magic
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hello guys long time no chat. Just got back from getting my quads done to ****en loud now both resonator delete and muffler delete.
How's life in the slammer?
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sounds brutal, he is out moddin' his car
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lol... thats what keeps me going .....
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$20k for the V10 swap is believable. Costs less than half that to do an S54 swap.

Ebay prices aren't that great. All of the S54s I've bought have had fewer miles and cost much less. You can get a whole wrecked M3 parts car these days for $5kish.
nice. makes sense new cars because they have larger resale are less likely to get salvaged? so an e46m3 will be more common than an e9x e6x
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