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From Dad's DD to my new toy... M62B44 swap time!!!

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  • wspellmann
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    The wheel is unrepairable... I am sad. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

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  • wspellmann
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    Also the last of the style 32 wheels showed up and it's fucking bent. Took it to wheelsamerica for evaluation on whether or not they can fix it. I spent $150 on the wheel and repair is going to cost $140 if they can fix it. I may end up buying another wheel and use the bent/repaired one as a spare since I have 2 good Conti tires. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

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  • wspellmann
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    Jbracing lightweight flywheel, new pilot bearing and clutch installed Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

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  • Zacm829
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    Looking great, you are in the home stretch now!

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  • wspellmann
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    I'm gonna see if I can get my dad or a friend to come help next time to give the transmission a go along with the motor. I need to tack weld the transmission support brackets on and go get them professionally welded together also. I may do that before continuing on with anything else.

    I have a harness made by Redline Motorsports in Alabama via Ebay. I am really impressed with how quickly it was completed and shipped. I ordered on a Sunday and had it in my mailbox by Wednesday.

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  • wspellmann
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    aaand I finally did a test fit last night of just the motor and mounts!!! Seeing the M62 between the frame rails really reinvigorated me. I'm determined to get this done now!

    I got it all tucked in by my damn self too. I got the bushings and bolts all lined up on my first 15th try.

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  • wspellmann
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    Moved to a more convenient spot in the garage.

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  • wspellmann
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    Style 5 vs 32... discuss

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  • wspellmann
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    Got a set of 225/45/r17 Pilot AS/3's with 80% tread for a really good deal. One is already mounted. Waiting for the 4th wheel to arrive to get the other 3 mounted.

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  • wspellmann
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    Those 32's look so damn good on the E30. The rotors filling almost the entire inside is sexy AF too


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  • wspellmann
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    The bad fitment of the Style 5's I bought on a whim got me to start using my google-fu for what I wanted in the first place...

    STYLE 32!!! A set of 4 17x7.5 ET41 sourced from 3 different sellers on Ebay

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  • wspellmann
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    So back to centered bushings it is...


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  • wspellmann
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    These style 5's are too big at 17x8, especially with the offset of ET20, the nuts on the inside rim were scraping on the calipers.

    The off-center control arm bushings were too much caster with the bigger wheels/tires also.


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  • wspellmann
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    Installed front and rear ST Suspension sway bars, Megan Racing Coilover kit, 5-lug swap/BBK kit

    5-lug and BBK components

    Front:
    • E36 Front hubs/bearings
    • Elcoy's 5-lug swap sleeve for spindle/bearing
    • Elcoy's BBK adapter
    • E46 M3 Calipers
    • E46 M3 Rotors
    Rear:
    • E36 Z3 Hubs
    • Elcoy's BBK adapter shaved down 2mm for Z3 hubs vs. M3 $250+ hubs
    • E30/36 Bearings (same part #)
    • E39 540i rear calipers
    • E46 325i rear rotors
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    Last edited by wspellmann; 08-26-2019, 05:29 AM.

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  • wspellmann
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    Gave the trans a little TLC with a brass wire brush.

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