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  • bimmer
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    Originally posted by Carfantiti View Post
    I just don't agree that it is better with a different motor.
    Please anyone with a e30 m3 and has never looked.
    go to utube look at the videos of these cars in 1987,1988,1989,1990 .
    check out rally and DTM racing.
    It really looks like to me the e30 m3 was plenty fast enough .
    I bet faster than any of us can handle it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The stock cars have little to do with the DTM race monsters!!!!

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  • Carfantiti
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    I'm just happy driving the s14 little 4 cylinder .I love the sound of that engine.I'ts funny it really sounds allot faster than it is lol

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  • Larsen-Racing
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    Originally posted by Alpina View Post
    These numbers ,, 4.2 and 4.8 :peekaboo:

    Are you running slicks .. and redline with clutch-drop
    I clocked mine manually several times on flat road, new asphalt and Proxes T-1R tires. Tried several times. Clocked as slow as 6 seconds on the most crappy start, there it died when releasing the clutch, like a S14 would do :hee:

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  • mpire
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    I think you are missing the point.

    If the title is not in your name, it really doesn't matter what they do to the car.

    The rarer the car, the more special your car is.

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  • Anders
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    Originally posted by mpire View Post
    someone explain how swapping in an s54 makes it any less original than converting it to a 2.5 liter motor. neither is original equipment and both make the car unoriginal.
    Do you really need that explained??

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  • Alpina
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    These numbers ,, 4.2 and 4.8 :peekaboo:

    Are you running slicks .. and redline with clutch-drop

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  • Carfantiti
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    Originally posted by Larsen-Racing View Post
    Well, as I said, PROPER swaped car...
    S50B32 E30M3 is fast, talking about 0-100km/h in 4.8sec.
    I do agree with you on proper done.
    my e36 m3 was 0 to 60 4.2 well thats what the crappy g -tech said lol.
    If the s14 dies you have a motor sitting around and it can drop in until redo the s14 guess its okay.
    I know to each is own do what makes you happy .
    I just don't agree that it is better with a different motor.
    Please anyone with a e30 m3 and has never looked.
    go to utube look at the videos of these cars in 1987,1988,1989,1990 .
    check out rally and DTM racing.
    It really looks like to me the e30 m3 was plenty fast enough .
    I bet faster than any of us can handle it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Carfantiti
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    Originally posted by mpire View Post
    someone explain how swapping in an s54 makes it any less original than converting it to a 2.5 liter motor. neither is original equipment and both make the car unoriginal.
    you serious?
    It is the same motor.
    how is it you ask that question.
    it is a s14 2.3 right?It is also a 2.5 s14 right?
    pop the hood of a 2.5 and a 2.3 do you see any difference?
    Is it the same motor yes?
    there is stock and there is oem modified/ options.
    the s54 was never a option and it sure wasn't stock.
    did they make a s14 2.5 for the e30 m3 yes.
    did they make a s54,s50,s52 ect for the e30 m3 nope.
    some guys like pure oem no mods at all.
    some guys like oem and period correct performance parts.
    swapping a cam and throttle body with a oem performance option part to me is still oem.
    now if you want it bone stock than thats okay too.
    the evo is 2.5 s14 so u can buy one .
    your question is same as saying how is it different if you put a 1997 ls1 in a a 1969 camaro vrs taking the stock 350 motor and making it a stroker 396.

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  • aaronmjr
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    Changing the brake pads and tires from what it left the factory with technically makes a car no longer original. You're really starting to split hairs here. I think we all see your stance on the issue.

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  • mpire
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    someone explain how swapping in an s54 makes it any less original than converting it to a 2.5 liter motor. neither is original equipment and both make the car unoriginal.

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  • jibbajabba
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    For my S38 swap, I'm keeping the S14...slowly doing a 2.5 which I've acquired all of the parts for already and I'm not modifying anything (other then the air box bracket) that I can't drop the original S14 right back into it. If your going to swap, keep the original equipment. That's the only way to do it.

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  • Larsen-Racing
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    Originally posted by Carfantiti View Post
    lol
    I been in a s50 swapped e30 325i.
    I really wasn't that impressed.
    I think my stock engine in my super eta that
    I stroked by putting the 325i top end is pretty close in acceleration.
    I know my supercharged e36 was faster.
    Well, as I said, PROPER swaped car...
    S50B32 E30M3 is fast, talking about 0-100km/h in 4.8sec.

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  • francis
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    Unless you have a very, very low milage COMPLETELY stock mint E30 M3 you do not have anything special. No way can you compare these to Ferraris in terms of value. With that said they are great cars and have there place in rennsport history. What is funny is people change or modify suspension, S14 engines, interior, brakes, why the absolute critical view when it comes to the engine swap, at least it is oem parts.
    Last edited by francis; 01-24-2011, 03:27 AM.

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  • Carfantiti
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    Originally posted by Larsen-Racing View Post
    All I can say, is that if you think the S14 belongs in the E30M3 chassis, you have not driven a proper swaped car!

    **putting his finger in his ears and closes the eyes**
    lol
    I been in a s50 swapped e30 325i.
    I really wasn't that impressed.
    I think my stock engine in my super eta that
    I stroked by putting the 325i top end is pretty close in acceleration.
    I know my supercharged e36 was faster.

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  • Larsen-Racing
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    All I can say, is that if you think the S14 belongs in the E30M3 chassis, you have not driven a proper swaped car!

    **putting his finger in his ears and closes the eyes**

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