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  • IRON-E
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    What's the story on the swap Kevan?

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  • glnr13
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    good luck kev. i'm sure with all the planning you've been doing it should go smooth and hopefully with a short down time.

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  • Chilezen
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    I am excited to begin my M52 swap this weekend! Wish me luck!

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  • E30SPDFRK
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    If anyone needs parts - OEM or aftermarket - let me know. Obviously it will be hard for me to beat the big online wholesalers in price, but I'll try to at least match the best deals you can find online.

    Example prices:
    H&R race - $350
    H&R sport - $230
    Bilstein B8 - $165 F, $116 R
    Koni Yellow - $172 F, $130 R
    Sparco Hub - $80
    Magnaflow 14815 - $275 (can do a bit better, but can't advertise a lower price)


    I have access to a lot of big-brand aftermarket companies, and it doesn't need to be for an e30. Get pretty good dealer pricing too. Hit me up and I'll try to source it for you.
    Last edited by E30SPDFRK; 08-30-2021, 04:36 PM.

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  • Tom_T
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    Originally posted by rudy View Post
    Anybody in San Diego have any recommendations for tint shops? Also curious as to what percent people around here have on their cars.

    I'm just looking to reduce the cabin temperature because of how hot it gets, so I was thinking 50 or 35 would be good and wouldn't have me getting pulled over. Let me know your guys's suggestions though! I'd like to retain the fishbowl look but my old tint is horrid and I just can't stand this heat.
    Rudy -

    Don't know SD area shops anymore.

    But if you go dark as possible on the rear & back-side windows 75-90%, & lighter on the front side driver & passenger windows <35-50% - then it will look more like you have no tint on the latter - which is all that Chips/Cops care about by law.

    Also always use a windshield sunscreen whenever you're parked - both to keep it cool inside & to save your dash top from cracking.

    Mine was good until the kids starting driving my 325e & weren't good about the sunscreen * now I need to replace it.

    Cheers!
    Tom
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  • rudy
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    Anybody in San Diego have any recommendations for tint shops? Also curious as to what percent people around here have on their cars.

    I'm just looking to reduce the cabin temperature because of how hot it gets, so I was thinking 50 or 35 would be good and wouldn't have me getting pulled over. Let me know your guys's suggestions though! I'd like to retain the fishbowl look but my old tint is horrid and I just can't stand this heat.

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  • glnr13
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    milk crates

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  • IRON-E
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    What's crackiiiiiiiiinnnn'?

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  • IRON-E
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    Interesting info on the movement of the engine as I've yet to encounter this situation. I've been on e46 non M engine mounts for the past 3 years and this does not seem to be a problem for me. I also kept OE trans bushings with the ZF and again NO problems.
    Last edited by IRON-E; 08-21-2021, 01:04 PM.

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  • Chilezen
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    Originally posted by e30strokr View Post

    I got the pipes t fit by loosening the exhaust manifolds and fit the downpipe into them and tighten the manifolds... 5 mm spacers on the motor mounts for clearance.. and everything fits.. no banging or bending the pipes, it is a tight fit by the control arms
    Good to know! I haven't gotten that far yet, hopefully I have that fortunate luck. What mounts are you using? Did you space them up equally on both sides?

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  • e30strokr
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    Originally posted by Chilezen View Post
    My goal is to build my downpipes around the stock CAB; I want to keep the rubber bushings for a decent ride quality.

    Yeah he knocked down the subframe to get the pipes to fit as well. I hope to not do that, but I'll see when the times comes.
    I got the pipes t fit by loosening the exhaust manifolds and fit the downpipe into them and tighten the manifolds... 5 mm spacers on the motor mounts for clearance.. and everything fits.. no banging or bending the pipes, it is a tight fit by the control arms

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  • uhhrace
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    Hi all.
    Trying to get my S52 swap running after sitting for 2 years, have crossed off nearly every possible issue except the DME.
    Was wondering if anybody in Temecula / SD has a 24v car they'd let me plug my 413 DME into and see whether it's good or not.Click image for larger version

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  • IRON-E
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    I believe they have the delrin inserts.

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  • prisonerofdoom83
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    Originally posted by IRON-E View Post
    if you're interested in the treehouse lollipops I have a set for $70 picked up in L.A, just let me know.
    Are they delrin? Offset? I’ve had hood luck with the condor bushings I was thinking of going with theirs . I haven’t had good luck with delrin or with garagistic poly bushings

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  • IRON-E
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    Originally posted by prisonerofdoom83 View Post
    Do you know anything about the treehouse style control arm bushings to create more clearance for the stock headers/downpipe
    if you're interested in the treehouse lollipops I have a set for $70 picked up in L.A, just let me know.

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