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Old 12-11-2015, 07:18 PM   #1
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What throttle cable to use with s38 swap in e30?

As the title says.
What throttle cable is everyone using?
The stock m20 one is too short.
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Old 12-12-2015, 05:08 AM   #2
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E34 m5 should work
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Old 12-12-2015, 07:34 AM   #3
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E34 m5 should work
Thanks you,
I'll give it a try.
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:01 PM   #4
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So it looks like the e34 m5 throttle cable is nla.
Any other cables confirmed to work?
E28 m5?
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Old 12-13-2015, 07:29 AM   #5
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I used my e30 m3 throttle cable on my swap.
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Old 12-13-2015, 07:54 AM   #6
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^thanks!
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:26 AM   #7
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I also had the same issue. Thanks as well!
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:42 AM   #8
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Its been almost 20 years when I did the swap. I forgot to mention that I had to thread the ends on throttle cable and cruise control.
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:36 PM   #9
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Its been almost 20 years when I did the swap. I forgot to mention that I had to thread the ends on throttle cable and cruise control.
So the m3 cable is a little longer?
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:39 PM   #10
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This is the bracket I'm running.

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Old 12-13-2015, 03:25 PM   #11
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The e30 m3 is longer than e30 325i or e

Here is a pic of mine.

DSC04466 by Raul Salinas, on Flickr
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:56 PM   #12
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^thanks for the pic man.

In order to help other people with this issue, an m50 powered e36 throttle cable fits perfectly.
Only thing you need to do is strait out the solid elbow in the line. It is very easily bent.
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