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#1 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 11:02 PM
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I have 92 325is and have found a wrecked 95 M3. Is the engine & ecu swap good enough or what are the advantages if any to swap the rest of the power train engine back to rear end?
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the only advantage would be having the appriopriate gears for the m3. with the 2.5s gearing mated to a 3.0, it would actually accelerate faster than a stock m3, but would have a lower top speed. Personally, I wouldnt swap the rest.

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so can the swap be done just by having the 95m3 block/head and just the CPU....leaving the stock 352is drive axles and using the 325is tranny?

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