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Old 05-17-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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E30 M3 S54 Swap Complete! Lots of details..

Well, my swap is done. The car completed over 1000 rigorous miles to Bimmerfest '11 and back. The car took 2nd place in the Modified class.
Here's an updated mod list and specs on everything... I'm sure I forgot some mods and details but you get the idea... many more photos of progress on the build are here:

'88 E30 M3 Lachssilber/Black

S54B32 with 5spd ZF E36 Trans
3.46LSD Diff with M-Coupe Cover
Marcus' CF Race Airbox
ESS Tune, Kassel Modified MSS54 DME
VAC Underdrive Pulleys
VAC Secondary Air Blockoff
VAC AN-10 Oil Cooler Conversion with E60 M5 Oil Cooler
Z3 M-Coupe Radiator, Samco Silicone Hoses, Stock Coolant Bottle
Stainless Headers and full 3" Mandrel Bent Exhaust, Cat/Resonator and Stromung Exhaust
Dual sump S54 Oil Pan modified to fit with custom subframe
8.5LB UUC Flywheel with Sachs E34 M5 Clutch Kit
UUC EVO3 Shifter

19x8.5"/19x9.5" Morr VS7 Forged Wheels with Michelin Pilot SuperSport 235/30/19 & 265/30/19 Tires
AKG Front Control Arms
Ground Control Coilovers with 650/1200 Springs, Koni SA Race Shocks
AKG 12mm Raised 80A Subframe bushings, 75D TA Bushings, Weld-in Camber/Toe Kit
Brembo 4pot Calipers all Around, 14" floating Front Rotors and 13" Rears, One-Off Kit by Ron Lee
E36 M3 3.0:1 Steering Rack
No Swaybars (drives great without them, springs are plenty stiff)
Massive Lee Boosterless/Non-ABS Brake System with 21mm/17mm Master Cyl
Hawk HPS Pads

Leather Wrapped Consoles with Tri-Color Stitching
ZHP Shifter and custom leather boot, M-Tech2 Steering Wheel
Recaro SRD's in M-Technic Cloth
JVC Stereo,Memphis 5.25 Components, Luke 10" Box, Toxic Audio Sub and Memphis 5ch Amp
Black Suede Headliner
CF Cluster Trim

Shaved Bumper Piping and lic plate mounting
EVO3 Fenders
EVO2 Front Spoiler with EVO3 CF Splitter
EVO3 Rear Wing with CF Flap
CF Kidney Grills (JEDM3), Euro Grilles, EVO3 Hood Seals
Shaved Door Locks and Washer Nozzles
Smoked Hella Headlights with French Yellow Fogs and Clear markers
MHW Smoked Taillights, Shaved Badges, Shortened Antenna
3" Dual CF Exhaust Tips (custom made by yours truly, may sell a few sets)
Rolled front Fenders and Pulled Rear Quarter Arches to clear wheels
Tint: 5% rear, 35% side, 50% front and 70% Windshield

Stock resivour on manual brakes, clears airbox easily.

Headers and custom valve cover oil drainback hose.
'88 M3.2 S54 Lachssilber/Black
'07 335i Alpine/Black Sedan
'12 X5 3.5i Alpine/Black
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what just happened but all I know is I liked it.
Need a part? PM me.

Get your Bass on. Luke's r3v Boxes are here: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=198123
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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I'm not sure what just happened but all I know is I liked it.
My exact thoughts! Well done Ryan. Any videos?

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Old 05-17-2011, 10:53 AM   #4
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:53 AM   #5
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I would cringe at every hole on the roads around here with those control arms. Must say your brave running a race control arm on public roads. I might consider running them in some areas of Germany but even there the roads are not perfect.

How are you liking the added HP and Tq from the 2.5L? Is that pickeled in the corner of your shop so some day down the road you can reinstall it if needed?
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:05 AM   #6
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holy shit your car is absolutely the nicest m3 I've seen! good job
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:13 AM   #7
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Looks great! Good work sir.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:15 AM   #8
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:17 AM   #9
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Mother of god.
Video from the front asap!
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Oh. My. Fuck!
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:24 AM   #11
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Good god, videos are needed.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:29 AM   #12
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i saw this at bimmerfest it was awesome
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:30 AM   #13
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:30 AM   #14
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How the hell did this only get 2nd place?! That car is sex on wheels!
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:31 AM   #15
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wow.... speechless. simply amazing!
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