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  • M3 with an S55 conversion at SEMA

    Was watching a video from this years SEMA show which features an E30 M3 ( or possibly replica ) with what I think is the S55 engine from an M2 ? I can't keep up with the more modern stuff....
    Anyway, looks quite a nice install, so was wondering if anyone knew more.
    Thanks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3lOSbTVzP4

    Car only features for a few seconds at 19 seconds in.
    This space is a sanctimonious shit free zone.

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    I have been watching the build on instagram. It was built using a real M3 chasis and was done by a group of students. The $1000000 question is how well will it drive?
    Dan

    88 M3
    Black on Black

    San Diego, CA
    USA

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    • #3
      Thanks, found it. Interesting build. Engine conversions aren't normally me think, but quite like this one.

      https://www.instagram.com/honestassembly/?hl=en
      This space is a sanctimonious shit free zone.

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      • #4
        Very cool build. Where was this sort of project when I was in high school?

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        • #5
          I wonder where the original S14 ended up . . .

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          • #6
            I have an F80 with a mild tune, and I can barely put the power down in 2nd gear. I spin in 3rd gear all the time when its below 50 degrees.

            My point is, better have the goo-iest tires on the market for this E30.

            The S55 makes incredible torque, there almost isn't a need to exceed 6K RPMS.

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            • #7
              No S14, no care LOL.


              Originally posted by Kevin///m3 View Post
              I there almost isn't a need to exceed 6K RPMS.
              Thats just so sad... Life "begins" at 6,000 RPMs
              Last edited by jimmy p.; 10-31-2018, 12:02 PM.
              jimmy p.
              87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
              88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Street
              88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - Race (#98 SCCA SPU)
              92 E30 M Technic Cabrio - S14 POWERED!
              98 318Ti M44, Base - Morea Green
              04 Ford F350 - V10

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kevin///m3 View Post
                I have an F80 with a mild tune, and I can barely put the power down in 2nd gear. I spin in 3rd gear all the time when its below 50 degrees.

                My point is, better have the goo-iest tires on the market for this E30.

                The S55 makes incredible torque, there almost isn't a need to exceed 6K RPMS.
                Thats why I am refreshing mine to have a flat torque curve like the S65 and all the HP up top like a NA motor. Best of both worlds!

                T

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mwagner10702 View Post
                  I wonder where the original S14 ended up . . .
                  It seems to be FS according to the instagram page

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                  • #10
                    Still cool to see people modifying these. With that motor it's probably just a burnout machine

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                    • #11
                      I don't dig it. Haven't seen a SEMA M3 that I've actually liked though so could just be my taste *shrug
                      @slowprogress

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                      • #12
                        S55 is a great engine for sure, as in power and torque etc. But turbo motors.... The exhaust and intake have these impellers and turbines in them... That muffle the sound.

                        One thing I love about cars in general is the sound they make. And the s14 with a carbon airbox, is one of the great automotive sounds of the 20th century.

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                        • #13
                          the s14 and trans from this car are on craigslist in denver.
                          -kevin

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                          • #14
                            The ad says 109K miles with a price of $16K and at the end of the ad $15K OBO.

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