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  • Looks like I didn't post the Rouge Engineering exhaust pics.
    Here you go.





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    • Wow that "cold air/short ram" intake looks pretty terrible. The factory E36 airbox would've been more efficient with a higher flowing drop-in filter.

      If you want a nice swap air-box you should buy ours:

      S14/M42 radiator old "massive"version (gap by the headlight on the lid has been filled on updated version, and it is not as large for swap cars):



      M20 Coolant reservoir box:





      Pics of the M20 Coolant reservoir box with the top off.

      (Note: this was the original box, cracks seen were caused by weaker/poorer quality material. Newer versions don't experience the same issues)





      Pics from the front of the car, with the headlights removed to show ABS clearance.


      Need a good mechanic/fabricator/performance shop in SoCal?
      http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=155404

      Castro Motorsport

      12600 Sherman Way, Unit C
      North Hollywood, CA 91605
      (818) 765-3606

      The Purple ///Monster Build:
      http://www.s14.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47251

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      • I like your intake PM sent
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        • Originally posted by Vazbro View Post
          Looks like I didn't post the Rouge Engineering exhaust pics.
          Here you go.






          just out of curiosity, who designed/decided to weld the exhaust hangers?


          Goodbye M3, you served me well.

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          • Originally posted by UweM3 View Post
            just out of curiosity, who designed/decided to weld the exhaust hangers?
            Was thinking the same thing...

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            • It is not welded in. The guy welded extra hangers to the exhaust but it is not welded to the body. It is hanged on rubber rings. It is just hard to see.
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              Last edited by Vazbro; 06-15-2011, 05:06 AM.
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              • Why the extra brackets though?

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                • Originally posted by chutrain View Post
                  Why the extra brackets though?
                  Probably saw the unused 325i mounts and decided put them to use as well for extra support. It's unnecessary though, especially with that lightweight rear muffler.

                  88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/M TECH
                  89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/SCHWARZ
                  85 323I S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZ
                  91 M TECHNIC TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH


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                  • Well, the exhaust guy thought the extra support was needed. The exhaust has pretty wide tips so extra support brackets was needed to keep the exhaust centered so the tips wouldn't touch the bumper. As you can see in the pictures, there is little clearance around the exhaust tips.
                    Last edited by Vazbro; 06-15-2011, 06:21 AM.
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                    • just think it's a real shame that a guy welds some 5-6mm think mild steel plates on such a well made stainless exhaust. If that would be my car (driven hard with sticky tyres) I would almost garantee that they will just rip the sheet metal together with the weld out of the exhaust body.

                      That's just not the way to make some exhaust brackets.


                      Goodbye M3, you served me well.

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                      • Check out the new cold air intake. Finally my engine compartment look good!




                        Last edited by Vazbro; 06-26-2011, 12:12 PM.
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                        • Hi Ray,

                          Glad you like our (Castro's Customs) box, and that everything fits well. You forgot to add the pic of the box with the top off. :gotcha:




                          Last edited by e30polak; 06-26-2011, 12:24 PM.
                          Need a good mechanic/fabricator/performance shop in SoCal?
                          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=155404

                          Castro Motorsport

                          12600 Sherman Way, Unit C
                          North Hollywood, CA 91605
                          (818) 765-3606

                          The Purple ///Monster Build:
                          http://www.s14.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47251

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                          • Yep, sorry. I accidentally deleted that picture from my phone. Thanks for posting it.
                            Last edited by Vazbro; 06-26-2011, 12:47 PM.
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                            • Originally posted by chutrain View Post
                              Why the extra brackets though?
                              Originally posted by Reelizmpro View Post
                              Probably saw the unused 325i mounts and decided put them to use as well for extra support. It's unnecessary though, especially with that lightweight rear muffler.
                              Since the donor was a non-M, I would wager there was never a mount added for the rear of the "M3" muffler.
                              Thusly, you'd need to find a way to mount an M3 muffler to a 325i hanger setup, and the 325i clamps wont fit around an M3 muffler.
                              I just went through this on another car...
                              Chris L.

                              Spray paint and tire shine doesn't equate to a "restoration!"

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                              • Yes, now that I think of it, that was the case.
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