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Old 08-15-2017, 01:56 PM   #1
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swapping to 330i...need answers please

hello. I have a couple of questions regarding a swap from '02 318i (N42B20 OR N46B20 not sure)or 02' 320i(m54b22) "Facelifted" to 330i (M54B30) (not sure if the zhp model or not).

So, what parts are needed apart from a whole front donor car in addition to few stuff like suspension, brakes, driveshaft and differential?

and if I wanted to swap the differential into the m3's (LSD 3.64), what will be the impediment?

and since most of the 318's and 320's come with 5-speed automatic transmission, and I willing to get the 330 with a manual 6 speed (if not the zhp), will be there any impediment?

Thanks in advance

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Old 08-27-2017, 09:28 PM   #2
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what is it that you want to do ?
you asked so many different questions in one shot lol
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:29 PM   #3
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get me the vin numbers of both cars you want to work with and i will see what parts and help you with directions
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:40 PM   #4
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hello. I have a couple of questions regarding a swap from '02 318i (N42B20 OR N46B20 not sure)or 02' 320i(m54b22) "Facelifted" to 330i (M54B30) (not sure if the zhp model or not).

So, what parts are needed apart from a whole front donor car in addition to few stuff like suspension, brakes, driveshaft and differential?

and if I wanted to swap the differential into the m3's (LSD 3.64), what will be the impediment?

and since most of the 318's and 320's come with 5-speed automatic transmission, and I willing to get the 330 with a manual 6 speed (if not the zhp), will be there any impediment?

Thanks in advance
If you get a complete donor car you wouldn't need anything else. Just dont throw away anything until you did the swap. I know the hard way.
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