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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 05-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #41
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powerflexusa.com and ebay come to mind. They recently redesigned a new bushing for the xi that slides all the way to the end of the arm. The sway bar is 23.5mm.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:39 PM   #42
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:12 AM   #43
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XM3 TT is ready for road tests. After Wheel alignment we will test all wheel drive system, torque distribution.....

Initial tests will be made on 225/40/18 Pirelli Tropheos, all of the tires have to have the same diameter on an all Wheel drive system. I had 225 tires in R Compound on stock and hence they will be used for awd tests.

AWD is activated by Pectel as per my settings. This is where and at which road speeds and under which conditions awd come on. Four different AWD activation maps can be selected on the fly.
Tested on the lift, worked 100 %. Now time for road tests.

Second test point, amount of torque to the front axle. This is one of the hardest parts of the XM3 Project. How much torque do I send to the front axles? % 5 or % 20 or % 50?
Tested on the lift, worked 100 %. Now time for road tests.

Once the all wheel drive system works 100 %, four fenders will be changed, 315tires on rear axle, 245 on front axle.











From the outside, hood closed, this E46 looks like a regular 3.18i.
All Wheel drive system is not visible.
Twin turbo system is not visible.
A real sleeper, which is being prepared to run sub 3 seconds 60-130 mph
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:36 AM   #44
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I KNEW it could be done! Glad to see someone finally doing it!!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:42 PM   #46
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remarkable project. can't wait to see more!
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:11 PM   #47
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:50 AM   #48
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this projekt is number one

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Old 05-31-2013, 05:13 PM   #50
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:54 PM   #51
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Can't believe you pulled this off. I love when people stuff a S54 into a 3 series sedan or touring but into a AWD 3 series!?!? omfg just amazing. Should totally do it to a 325xi Wagon. I couldn't even imagine how amazing that would be lol.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:28 PM   #52
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:15 PM   #53
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You're a fvking God.

No, no, no. Big no to this comment.

There is 1 single GOD.

I am a human being created by GOD.
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This is amazing. If you don't mind me asking, about how much did it cost?
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Can't believe you pulled this off. I love when people stuff a S54 into a 3 series sedan or touring but into a AWD 3 series!?!? omfg just amazing. Should totally do it to a 325xi Wagon. I couldn't even imagine how amazing that would be lol.
Not to derail from this awesome thread, but as a Touring junkie, this would be INCREDIBLE.


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Old 06-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #57
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This is amazing. If you don't mind me asking, about how much did it cost?

Not done with the Project so cant give an exact figure.

Approximately 180.000 $ - 220.000 $.


330ix @ 100.000 miles 21.000 $ (we have high taxes in Istanbul / Turkey)

Just the engine costs 50.000 $. Really Yes.
3500 cc stroker crankshaft 5.500 $ + taxes = 7000 $
Carrillo custom made rods, each rod is rated for 300 bhp & 11.000 rpm, 3400 $ + taxes = 4000 $
Custom built cylinder head, custom valves, valve spings...

4 sets of custom grind camshafts....cams cost 10.000 $, all 4 sets custom made

Pectel engine management / Pectel transmission control / PI Dash / Logger / sensors / knock control / traction control 25.000 $

Automatic transmission, twin turbo system, seats, big brake system, differential.....................

VERY VERY custom built All Wheel Drive System. North of 30.000 $. Including AWD mechanics and AWD electronics.

DSS front axles
DSS rear axles

Dual fuel system, 12 fuel injectors, 2 fuel tanks, 3 fuel pumps...
Fuel system 1: pump gas

Fuel system 2: Alcohol. Once on Wide Open Throttle pump gas system turns OFF, ALCOHOL turn ON.

One full time mechanic which is my hobby garage mechanic, I employ him full time.

Some ask why I did not end up with a GTR35?

My answer: I am a BMW addict and wanted to build a unique BMW.

All Wheel Drive, Twin Turbo.....................
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #58
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Not done with the Project so cant give an exact figure.

Approximately 180.000 $ - 220.000 $.


330ix @ 100.000 miles 21.000 $ (we have high taxes in Istanbul / Turkey)

Just the engine costs 50.000 $. Really Yes.
3500 cc stroker crankshaft 5.500 $ + taxes = 7000 $
Carrillo custom made rods, each rod is rated for 300 bhp & 11.000 rpm, 3400 $ + taxes = 4000 $
Custom built cylinder head, custom valves, valve spings...

4 sets of custom grind camshafts....cams cost 10.000 $, all 4 sets custom made

Pectel engine management / Pectel transmission control / PI Dash / Logger / sensors / knock control / traction control 25.000 $

Automatic transmission, twin turbo system, seats, big brake system, differential.....................

VERY VERY custom built All Wheel Drive System. North of 30.000 $. Including AWD mechanics and AWD electronics.

DSS front axles
DSS rear axles

Dual fuel system, 12 fuel injectors, 2 fuel tanks, 3 fuel pumps...
Fuel system 1: pump gas

Fuel system 2: Alcohol. Once on Wide Open Throttle pump gas system turns OFF, ALCOHOL turn ON.

One full time mechanic which is my hobby garage mechanic, I employ him full time.

Some ask why I did not end up with a GTR35?

My answer: I am a BMW addict and wanted to build a unique BMW.

All Wheel Drive, Twin Turbo.....................
what currency is this in? and by 180.000, you mean $180,000.00 USD or 94,876.74 Turkish lira
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