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Old 06-21-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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Dont try to talk me out of it....

It all started with my car overheating.... Instead of fixing it, I just decided to do an S54 swap! Ive checked out only a few pre-facelift sedans with this swap, does anybody know if this has been done to a face lifted sedan? I just finished locating all the parts and I have begun to dismantle my car (2003 325i Auto) I hope to have this done soon, but I will keep updating with pics as the process continues. BTW I am doing this myself
I still have parts from the donor M3, mostly interior, but not the Gauges or Steering Wheel that's mine! I also have plenty of 325 stuff , if interested pm me.






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Old 06-21-2009, 09:06 PM   #2
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:08 PM   #3
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Awesome project! Good luck!

I believe Rogue engineering has a facelifted, M3 engined sedan. Also MITe46 has a somewhat facelifted sedan w/ S54 (it actually has facelift coupe lights I believe).
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:09 PM   #4
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i think there is another member doing it right now with a prefacelift sedan..

Aktiv3 i believe is his name.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:12 PM   #5
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Wish I had the time/money/drivetrain to make that possible....

Good luck! Let us know how it progresses
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:14 PM   #6
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whatever u do reinforce the hell out that rear end.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:18 PM   #7
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Thanks guys I will keep you updated, I just checked out Rogue Engineerings 330 ZHP M3 and thats what Im going for, I was looking into reinforcing the rear end, any suggestions???
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:20 PM   #8
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dang i wanna do this so bad but no $$$, oh dibs on cooling fan from your car !

good luck tho
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:21 PM   #9
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TMS has a reinforcement kit they sell.
it works on their race cars, so it should work for you.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html..._ID=TDR4675412
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:34 PM   #10
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:54 PM   #11
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:57 PM   #12
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:10 PM   #13
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:12 PM   #14
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Sweet! Can't wait to see it when you're done!
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:13 PM   #15
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:26 PM   #16
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Should be great! Good luck!

After you install the motor and reinforce the rear end... what about s/c?!

sorry.. getting too far ahead..
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:32 PM   #17
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:47 PM   #18
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All for it. More power to ya. Good luck with the project and keep us updated.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:52 PM   #19
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