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Old 08-04-2019, 12:16 PM   #4202
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Austin, TX
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My Ride: Alpine White M Cars
Originally Posted by yjsaabman View Post
I thought I would be satisfied with 180 HP after 5 years of driving a 115 HP 8v Golf. Well, it's certainly better, but after 2 years in the BMW I'm craving more! After doing my research the S54 swap seems like the most logical route to take. More power than a supercharger, less complications than forced induction, similar cost, and stock reliability. [emoji41]
Yep, you dont have to sell me on it Amazing what an extra .7 liters in displacement and a completely different architecture can do!

Amongst everything else, the potential is very high on the s54. When I did my swap 3-4 years ago I was excited as it was CSL spec'd engine - now going to a fully built , sleeved and destroked turbo setup
1988 E30 M3 / Alpine on Beige (5MT)
1998 E36 M3 / Cab / Alpine on Dove (5MT)
2000 E39 M5 / Alpine on Black (6MT)
2001 E46 "M3" Touring / Alpine on Tan (6MT)
2008 E60 M5 / Alpine on Tan (6MT)
2010 E70 X5M / Alpine on Black (6AT)
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