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Old 11-04-2017, 02:35 PM   #1
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Fellow E30 owners,

In your opinions, is it worth getting an e36 or e46 or z3 donor car to do a complete m5x/s5x swap?

I'm thinking that it is if nothing else I'd get better peripherals like 5 lug swap, with better brakes, steering rack, maybe interior stuff, better wheel/tire combos, etc.

I understand that all of this material that i'm asking for is pieced together somewhere...

Thank you for your inputs.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:21 PM   #2
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I definitely think so depending on the deal. I got a m52 e36 with ews issues for $800 with 70k miles and it made the swap a lot easier because i got the mount arms that I need, the longer wiring harness ect and I knew the engine was good. Plus i have a ton of extra parts that I can sell to make money back like the 5 speed swap stuff. Just keep an eye out on craigslist.
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:17 PM   #3
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Yeah, being able to run the engine's really reassuring, especially when it WON'T start
after the swap.

And then there's the unmitigated joy that is stripping a car!

now, sometimes I just mess with people. It's more entertaining that way. george graves
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