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    Whats your guess at the total number of running 24v swaps?

    I remember when I first started researching the 24v swap in '06. They were relatively few and far between. (My estimate at that time would have been 40-60). Now there are quite a few. My guess is probably closer to 300.

    What do you guys estimate?
    S50'd

    Originally posted by TDE30
    What is this faggy shit I have happened upon?
    Originally posted by slammin.e28
    I can always live in a M3. Can't M3 a house.

    #2
    Well, I have been making 260 trans braces for the 24V swaps for a few years now. Atleast 2. I know I have sold atleast 150 of them since I started. Shit my last sale I had I sold 36 of them, and that was about 3 months ago.
    Id have to say way over 300 for sure.

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      #3
      3000

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        #4
        Originally posted by White325is View Post
        I know I have sold atleast 150 of them since I started.
        Wow! More than I would have thought.
        S50'd

        Originally posted by TDE30
        What is this faggy shit I have happened upon?
        Originally posted by slammin.e28
        I can always live in a M3. Can't M3 a house.

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          #5
          Was wondering this too since AA thought less than 100 people would have interest in a 24v SC kit for the e30.

          Originally posted by Roysneon
          $5 shipped?
          Originally posted by MarkD
          You are a strange dude, I'n not answering any more posts from you.

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            #6
            I'm guessing 3k-4k in the US, either in progress or running.
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              #7
              Over 9000.


              Shit, I can think of at least 100 within 75 miles of where I lived in SoCal, two years ago. There were old men that had BMW shops with swaps. It's not that rare.

              I would use the OP's estimate for euro s50 swaps, maybe.

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                #8
                who knows... i've done three and own one myself. none of my friends are even r3v members.

                on the last 2 HPDEs there were atleast 8x e30s and just one two weeks ago had an m20! two that weekend had s50 and s52 the rest stock(ish) m50s and one m30. I think people would rather swap than rebuild an m20. Its ancient, low powered and has a timing belt (pfffft)
                No more e30s for me.
                88 black BMW OBDII 332is dedicated track [sold]
                88 BMW OBDII bronzit 332is [RIP 03/08]
                91 BMW 325i [sold]
                86 Corolla 'Ae86' HB 20v trd [sold]
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                  #9
                  There is probably about 75+ in Oregon alone. Washington has more, and Cali is a cesspool of good and bad swaps. I would say nation wide, over 3k.

                  It wasnt super rare by the time I did mine back in 06. But after, it seemed like the flood gates opened.
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                    #10
                    I chased 10+ of them around Road Atlanta last weekend.

                    I would guess 4000+

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                      #11
                      I would say a few thousand plus. But that's still pretty few and far between. I live in a small town and never seen another one besides mine.

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                        #12
                        There aren't that many in Toronto. I mean, there is a good ratio though. I know of maybe 8 people with it done in the Greater Toronto Area, including myself.
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                          #13
                          lots, i know about 20 locally, none of which i believe are on this board


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                            #14
                            well, it seems I underestimated :) AlpineE30m52 used to live around here and I saw an m50 swap near Tampa one time, but thats all I've seen near me.

                            I kind of thought that since r3v is such a wealth of 24v swap info that most swapped cars would be on here. Apparently, thats not the case.
                            Last edited by Lof8; 09-18-2010, 04:34 PM.
                            S50'd

                            Originally posted by TDE30
                            What is this faggy shit I have happened upon?
                            Originally posted by slammin.e28
                            I can always live in a M3. Can't M3 a house.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by matt View Post
                              I chased 10+ of them around Road Atlanta last weekend.

                              I would guess 4000+
                              who won Matt. I was there yest the HSR. I should have stopped and said hey. Back in NC

                              btw lovin the chip
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