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Old 12-01-2013, 12:27 PM   #61
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M54B30 in a compact... This should be good!
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:11 PM   #62
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nice build - I love the Ti (mainly because we cant get them here)
Thank you man... It really means a lot coming from you. I read your whole build thread in a night! Keep me awake till 7AM but it was truly worth it. Mine isn't as ambitious as I want to keep the exterior as it is. (Maybe I add a sunroof)
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:14 PM   #63
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I have to say - I would likely change the front end
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:18 PM   #64
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Keep it coming man, everything looks great thus far! One thing I would look into if it were my car would be swapping the front end for a facelift coupe front end of course with an mtech II front bumper.
I won't I prefer to keep the odd looks (Kind of like it) I know it's not everyone cup of tea but hey.. it's coffee. What you are saying it's been done and IMO the coupe facelift doesn't suit the car. The main lines of the car are rounded, so angular lines look out of place.

If I really wanted a coupe front end why bother to swap the engine would had been easier to buy one.

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nice build, more photos of the swap plz!
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M54B30 in a compact... This should be good!
I hope so! Especially when I finish it as I plan to go through the ESS route!
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:21 PM   #65
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No disrespect to you man! The work you've done to your car is next to none, and I admire you for it. Like you said, not everyone has the same taste but I respect you for wanting to keep it as it is. What color is it? Topaz blau?
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:23 PM   #66
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Well let's keep it coming a couple more pics of the donor


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Old 12-02-2013, 05:27 PM   #67
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is the car more coupe or sedan in the front?
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #68
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I will fit back my Eibach springs as I had to remove them for the Spanish inspection (I used the oportunity to give them a good clean)



My 6 speed knobs



The slick shift



6000K Bulbs



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Old 12-02-2013, 05:30 PM   #69
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Now... let's start with the Compact...



Took it to the RR before I dismantled the N42 B20 Engine so I can see how much HP I will gain







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Old 12-02-2013, 06:16 PM   #70
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I took a small video of the launch...
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #71
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Just before starting to take it apart...



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Meantime in the donor...



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Old 12-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #74
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Empty engine bay ready for the sweet six in line... well needs a lot of cleaning before that...



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Meyle HD sweet!!







The Old vs the new radiators...

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Old 12-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #75
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330Ti Build Thread M54B30 Swap!

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Old 12-04-2013, 05:25 PM   #76
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There is an M54B30 swap in my garage going on too, so this is gonna be interesting
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:09 PM   #77
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Headers...

DEFINITELY want to hear how those headers change the sound after the install.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:41 PM   #78
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More new bits


Old spark plugs vs new

Engine before headers were on...

Light control units

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All brackets will be colour coded but still didn't took them to the bodyshop

Love them already...


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Old 12-06-2013, 04:21 PM   #79
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really nice work i love your progress i can't wait for the engine to go in!
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:38 PM   #80
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This is gonna be really cool once its done

You should eventually do a front end conversion... That would look AWESOME! But With an m-tech front

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