To do list:
UUC System U TDM- 3/05
M50 manifold converstion 3/05
off to the tuning shop for custom software 4/05
Cams/lightened flywheel, throttlebody........ well lets see what happens
Originally posted by 91notchback+Dec 7 2004, 09:46 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(91notchback @ Dec 7 2004, 09:46 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-NeverLeaned@Dec 7 2004, 06:30 PM I was reading somewhere that a few peeps were swamping in LS1/6 instead of upgrading to Euro spec,M3, or M5 engines.
You can land a 400hp N/A LS1 with 6 speed tranny for 7K
or supercharge your 2.5/2.8 for 7K
or buy Euro, M3, M5 new for 10K +
If you think about it,
Euro Spec = 320hp @10K+ (used)
LS1/LS6 w/ 6speed w/vortech = ~600hp @11k
yeah i'm doing this,
shit i was logged in as notch this was from me, i'm droping this german motor and doing the ls1 swap, very very streetable 400hp
Don't get me wrong...a LS1 engine is absolutely sick modern day American muslce...but doesn't that defeat the purpose of having german engineered power at our fingertips?
__________________ 1996 318i
5 Speed Manual
Alpine CDA-7895 Head Unit
12" Alpine Type-R, sealed box
Pioneer 400w amp for $20 at a yard sale (to replace my fried MRV-1507)
Infinity Kappa 4" 2-way speakers(rear)
Infinity Kappa 5.25" component speakers(front)
Debaffled airbox, K&N filter
Tracked Mud on carpets
Shampooed and cleaned carpets
Originally posted by BlantonG13@Dec 7 2004, 10:14 PM Don't get me wrong...a LS1 engine is absolutely sick modern day American muslce...but doesn't that defeat the purpose of having german engineered power at our fingertips?
yeah i know i'm going to get a bunch of shit for doing this, but consider it a half breed, i still have all the suspension and brakes, which are my fav parts of the car, along with its killer looks, i think the e36 is the best looking car ever. i just have a problem with how costly it is to mod the motor, i could cam the ls1 for 300 bucks, and get huge gains, cam the 325 and it cost you 900 dollars and you get less of a gain. its going to the birth of something very beautiful.
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