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Old 06-16-2014, 12:51 AM   #1
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E46 sedan LS1 swap

Motor and trans is already in! More pics coming soon
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:54 AM   #2
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:57 AM   #3
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you're like one of the first ones who wanted to put a LS1 into an e46 with a pic!

in on legendary thread. cant wait to see more. keep us updated unlike some of those dick wads
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:04 AM   #4
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I wouldn't call any of the other guys "dickwads" lol it's not an easy task to bite the bullet and year apart a PERFECTLY running car to perform a swap like this. I will say I'm very familiar with the lsx family of engines and this car will be done a lot
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:21 AM   #5
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Clicked link expecting dumb questions about swapping an LS1.

Thankfully, you have disappointed us. More pics and info!
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:34 AM   #6
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I will be posting more pics soon and will gladly share all the info on the swap


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Old 06-16-2014, 08:41 AM   #7
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Clicked link expecting dumb questions about swapping an LS1.

Thankfully, you have disappointed us. More pics and info!

No damn joke. I cam in fully prepared to troll.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:45 AM   #8
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No damn joke. I cam in fully prepared to troll.
Damn! Is it that bad? Do people always post **** and not follow through?
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:46 AM   #9
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unfortunately, tq will ruin subframe
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Damn! Is it that bad? Do people always post **** and not follow through?

Yes. Like twice a week. I saw the title and said to myself "Oh great another one of these.."
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Damn! Is it that bad? Do people always post **** and not follow through?
Constantly.


Wasp is right about the subframe, though. Be sure to reinforce it.
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Damn! Is it that bad? Do people always post **** and not follow through?
We should have an "Official LS1 swap dreamers" thread.

Congrats for actually doing it!
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:44 AM   #13
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We should have an "Official LS1 swap dreamers" thread.

Congrats for actually doing it!
hooray for someone who actually is matching title of post.



what about a everything e46 dreamers thread?

i wanna dream a :

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lsd for the piece of poo 323i (that is being financed)
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I don't know much about LS1. Is LS1 a V8 engine? Is LS1 coming from M5?
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