Since I know the BMW/euro guys in here have a hardon for my gf's car, here's a teaser

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  1. turbo35

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    Last track day with the old motor...

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    Does it still count as a motor swap if you just replaced one S50 with another one? :hsugh:

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    already saw it on bf.c :shifty
     
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    laguna seca?
     
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    Does your girlfriend track it, too?
     
  5. turbo35

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    :werd:

    corkscrew ftw, look how close the splitter is to the track :noes: That's on double-adjustible TC Klines too, 500# springs or so.

    that's her in the driver seat
     
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    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    s50 like omg look at that intake manifold. TCKs are pretty good, I'll be getting ASTs next month :coold:

    What sway bar is it running?
     
  7. turbo35

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    Turner's blue bars with their adjustable links
     
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    Pictures of girlfriend? :naughty:
     
  9. turbo35

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    what do you drive?
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    It does look nice, but what's special about it?

    And why isn't there an air filter on it? MAFs don't work right once they get dirty, and even if you can clean it after every race, why not filter the air and avoid needing to clean it that often? A cone filter won't restrict airflow very much, if at all; it's not forced-induction or anything.
     
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    Lame.

    Nice choice in car though. ;)
     
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    its out of a euro M3, 321hp vs 240 hp and ITB's, theres no filter because its in the middle of being swapped in :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh. I didn't see tools and wires and shit all over the place, so I thought the swap was already done.
     
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    How pricey was that swap? got to love the itbs though.

    O yay NICE FUCKING CAR!!:drool:
     
  16. turbo35

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    Not much more than doing cams "right" (cams, headers, etc)... and the motor was MADE for 320hp.
     
  17. turbo35

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    daily, a 95 540i 6-spd.

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    track bitch '95 M3 (she just put a new headliner and sunroof assembly in it for me, getting RTAB's and a corner balance this week

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    getting rid of my DASC 318is, also own a '90 535i (both 5-spd's)

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showpost.php?p=97989291&postcount=226
     
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    540i?
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  19. turbo35

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    it's a blast... only like 280-290 hp/tq tho, I need to get this chip installed... summer project, after tax season.

    still not 321hp tho... but the V8 is awesome everywhere, and it sounds awesome with the magnaflow setup I put on it.
     
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    just out of curiosity, what was the condition of the old motor? Or did you just decide to swap it cuz you got a good deal?
     
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    Old motor was top-notch. New head work, MLS gasket with ARP studs, double wound springs, new retainers, tight bottom end, oil pan baffle, etc. Woulda thrown it in my car, but I didn't want to drop that kind of $$ on it, I'll just do a head gasket when mine blows (they all do :rofl:)

    Just needed mo' powah, and to do cams properly was about as much money as doing the motor swap when all's said and done... but like I said, the S50B32 is MADE to do 321hp reliably all day, plus it's :cool:
     
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    not to mention pricey.
     
  23. turbo35

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    Well, by the time you get cams, proper tuning, new exhaust manifolds to move that much air, euro 3.5" maf, etc etc...

    it's just about the same price to buy a euro setup, and sell your stock us motor. came out to within $1k difference or so IIRC, so why bother fucking around with trying to get cams tuned just right, pushing your US motor's limits, etc
     
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    how much would that be?

    It must be cool having a mechanically inclined g/f, mine has problems changing a light bulb :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Offhand I dunno, it was more her project... I think total expenditure was somewhere in the 4-5k range?
     

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