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    Originally posted by FredK View Post
    A good roll and hammering the bump on the wheelhouse is all you need to do to fit 245s.
    I think we could fit them with some work, I'll be running 275s once I get the 17s ordered so we will be installing flares this weekend.
    1987 325i-M60b44 swap

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      20160527_170811 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

      Brought a deal of a 92 325ic down for Matt! Excited to see what does with it.

      Mostly bolted on some parts to the e30 this weekend, gauges working, wheels on, fuel pump replaced. We are going to wait for wider wheels to run the flares 245s fit very nicely in the rear. I'll let the pictures do the talking. Road Atlanta this week!

      20160529_214946 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

      20160529_170643 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

      20160529_173110 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

      20160529_173054 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

      20160529_170649 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

      20160529_170634 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr
      Last edited by Zacm829; 05-30-2016, 05:29 PM.
      1987 325i-M60b44 swap

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        Maybe I missed it but how was the wiring? did you just join the c101 and x20 connectors?
        M30 is God's motor.....but Jesus drives an M60'd car -slammin.e28

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          Awesome swap and some great quality work there.

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            ...sound clips....?
            1991 349is (wadded up)
            1984 Rabbit 2.0L16v swap (wife's)
            2003 LR Disco II (wife's)
            1993 MB 400SEL (son 1's)
            1980 MB 450SEL (son 2's)
            2004 KTM 525 EXC-R SM Sold:(

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              Well it was an eventful and pleasing weekend. Loaded the car up and went to Road Atlanta for the car's real shakedown runs. After 50 laps of the track time with two different drivers we hauled the car up to the SE Brodeo and continued to flog on the fresh swap for 150 miles of mountain roads. Great trip, tons of memories and the car performed really well. Loads of instant torque and a blast to drive.

              A few small hiccups emerged. First off with the car into a hard right hand turn the motors loads to the left witch causes the header to vibrate the steering shaft. This makes turning a but harder and we will remedy with a smaller diameter shaft. The second issue is we need a rebuilt and balanced driveshaft. Car has some DS vibration at low rpms. The car did creep towards 3/4 temp mark on the track, but it was 105 degree track temp. Possibly doing an oil cooler soon.

              All in all I'm very pleased with the performance and durability of the car on the torture test of a weekend. The exhaust can be loud and have some drone at times, but this will be addressed. I have some GoPro videos to edit so sound clips coming soon!

              Here are some pictures of the weekend.

              Leaving for Road Atlanta!

              20160602_161552 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

              image-20160603_073303 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

              20160603_092523 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

              20160603_154827 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

              20160603_163850 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

              20160604_093711 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

              20160604_121325 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

              20160604_141241 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

              IMG_20160609_100950 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

              20160604_211134 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

              20160603_215725 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

              Finally back home.

              20160605_154147 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr
              Last edited by Zacm829; 06-11-2016, 01:25 AM.
              1987 325i-M60b44 swap

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                How were the tires? Did you rub much?
                1989 325i LS Swap (Money Pit):https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=244933
                COTM Feb 2019: https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=428404

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                  Shot in a remote location in Mexico.

                  Originally posted by kronus
                  would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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                    Thanks Agent!

                    The above pictured burnout attempt was a failure. Lots of noise from the rear end and driveshaft vibration. Sticky 245s didn't help.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD0HuHKtGY0

                    Some exhaust noises.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBvaxQVhOZU
                    Last edited by Zacm829; 06-18-2016, 03:16 AM.
                    1987 325i-M60b44 swap

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                      Had to sort out some post shake down problems. First was an oil leak that turned out to be the oil pressure switch leaking through the electrical connection. Installed a new plug and also did AN lines with a Mishimoto oil cooler crammed in front of the right wheel.

                      I wanted to quiet down the car a little and reduce highway drone so I opted for a larger Magnaflow muffler with internal X pipe. Car sounds much better and I think it looks so much better as well.

                      Next up is a new driveshaft and rear end refresh!;)

                      20160720_232826 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

                      20160720_232834 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

                      20160720_232815 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

                      20160721_072522 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr

                      20160721_072503 by Zachary Murray, on Flickr
                      1987 325i-M60b44 swap

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                        Originally posted by Zacm829 View Post
                        I think it looks so much better as well.
                        I agree - looks great!
                        Originally posted by kronus
                        would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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                          you running any kind of thermostat for your oil cooler?

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                            Originally posted by LoneWolf View Post
                            you running any kind of thermostat for your oil cooler?
                            No thermostat on oil cooler yet. I've contemplated adding an inline thermostatic valve, but since the car isn't a DD I've been putting it off.
                            1987 325i-M60b44 swap

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                              Here is a mostly comprehensive list of what I spent on the swap. This does not include the oil cooler setup I added later or any other parts that weren't swap related.

                              jpg swap totals by Zachary Murray, on Flickr
                              1987 325i-M60b44 swap

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                                Looks like I missed a few questions from before.

                                Originally posted by dougie30 View Post
                                Maybe I missed it but how was the wiring? did you just join the c101 and x20 connectors?
                                We basically followed the sticky at the top of the v8 section

                                http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=246108

                                Still need to work out a few kinks as I still have a CEL and batt light on.


                                Originally posted by Pootis View Post
                                How were the tires? Did you rub much?
                                Tires did really well, very sticky once warmed up. The car really does not need anything bigger so I'm not going to be splicing in the fender flares. We did have a little tire rub but nothing another pass with the fender roller wouldn't remedy.



                                Bonus video footage!

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCAeKVnPTtk
                                1987 325i-M60b44 swap

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