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    BMW e36 lsx swap Build Thread

    Incredibly nice build, havent actually finished reading through myself but thought others might enjoy.

    http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=48155


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    An e36 with a 5.0 or an LS is still on my want to do list for the future. Awesome build!
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    Wow that's incredible!! any video of it out and about yet
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    Looks sweet, but I don't get the iron block if the car will stay NA. I'm sure it's better from a price standpoint, but I don't think he has a problem spending money so....
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    Quote Originally Posted by slow ride View Post
    Looks sweet, but I don't get the iron block if the car will stay NA. I'm sure it's better from a price standpoint, but I don't think he has a problem spending money so....

    thats exactly what i was thinking. great handling cars should like an fd should stay aluminum unless they plan on making 800+whp or are hurting for money

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    I'll ask. He said at the beginning its getting spray, not much else mentioned.

    Their was a 14sec vid posted of it running, nothing of it really ripping around the streets yet.

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    Always wanted to do an E30 or E36 engine swap. Very cool, you know the I6 in these weighs about as much as a Cast iron LSx.
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    looks like the aluminum motors make them about 65lbs front heavy . iron block would add another 85lbs to the front

    http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversion...r-weights.html

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    I believe the weight difference is almost 100-105lbs for the iron block. People go around and around on this, but I noticed that number by a trustworthy shop a little bit ago. I should have checked the ones to come through my hands, but never bother. Anyway under 800whp or so it's not a big deal. Lots of guys using the stock 5.7 aluminum blocks at 1000+, but the sleeve is at risk and the mains not as stable. I don't really care for all the "stance" lowering but it is a nice ride for sure.
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