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desgor | 2014-12-05 22:09

There's this guy, Peter Krone, in Germany. He had 318i compact with S85 engine in it, lol. Now the engine is sitting in his beautiful E60. Stroked, btw, 5.8.

desgor | 2014-12-05 22:03

That engine looks neat. Factory twin turbo V12, around 450hp. Not that much, tbh, and the sound, well, ain't going to beat a N/A V10 screamer.

Singh | 2014-12-05 09:49

one thing for sure is the sound will be brilliant

Singh | 2014-12-05 09:48

wowwowow well good for him i guess haha

Daniel | 2014-12-05 09:43

Oh wait, he's from Iceland. Some 50 year old dude. http://alpina.123.is/FS/ffca42d8-6ce2-4ddc-9180-599f64b7e863.jpg

Daniel | 2014-12-05 09:37

I dont know why he is doing it, but he is. I think V12 swap in a E34 is much better than in an E30 tbh.

Singh | 2014-12-05 09:28

i never understand the V12 swaps, those motors are problematic, and too big for the power they make. doesn't make sense IMO. i could easily outrun an E30 V12 unless it boosted or something.

Daniel | 2014-12-05 09:24

There is someone in Denmark (i believe) who is putting a M70 or M73 in a E30 convertible..

Singh | 2014-12-05 08:55

yea, there is different cars for different purposes of fast. my e30 has more than enough power for what it needs to do in the turns, but you know even I love straight line speed so a supercharger is going to happen :P

oxman99 | 2014-12-05 08:51

Touche You're right sometimes 'slower' is faster, especially for the corners. You don't have to break as early as a "fast" car and can get on it quicker and harder out of the turn.

Singh | 2014-12-05 08:35

when it comes down to it, the car shines in the turns, entry and exit. the straight line performance is just a bonus. but if you don't care about that or don't know how to drive then i'de say V8 all day for the money. the brake setup is complicated though with a V8 there and its often compromised for the worse.

Singh | 2014-12-05 08:34

if you drive old school bmws like the E30 you'll see why its important to keep an inline 6 in one, if you care about the back roads and windy turns etc. I think an e30 would be really cool with a V8 like an LS or even the M5's V8 but... i can't imagine going as hard as I go around turns with a V8, the car would be much more difficult to control with the instant tq the V8 would have. winding out the rpms through the curves and twists on the inline 6 is an awesome experience. there is a reason a lot of race cars for a long time did the inline 6 platform.

oxman99 | 2014-12-05 08:22

I dont know hard to beat a junk yard 4.8L LS w/ Ebay turbo, can make over 600hp @ the crank for about 3000$ if you can weld

Singh | 2014-12-05 08:13

E30? i would always do what I did, S52 converted to OBDI with all the bolt ons, the engine makes over 300 crank hp which is very close to the S54 or euro S50, but for much much cheaper. Then bolt a small C38 or vortech supercharger with 6-8psi and make 360-450whp with minimal boost. the S52 has forged internals by factory, its a smooth engine with efficient head design. its just a great all around power plant. and its torquey !

Caballo | 2014-12-05 05:07

I would keep the engine, get some forged internals, and thow in a huge compressor. or maybe a sequential turbo thing.

desgor | 2014-12-05 04:52

M62/S65, or, the ultimate, S85. E30 deserves the love of 8 or 10 cylinders. V10 has been done, you can search up in youtube, it's just quite expensive :D

Bigg Boss93 | 2014-12-05 04:05

sr20 all the way(i'm obsessed by that engine so ask me another car to swap and i'd still answer that lol)

dG.Cyanide | 2014-12-05 00:39

If you guys had a BMW E30, and wanted to do an engine swap, what would you do? Not something obvious either like an LS or 2JZ or RB26 but what would you do? Something interesting.

Ghostrider-09 | 2014-12-04 23:46

I already started share that video singh :)

Singh | 2014-12-04 21:46

News is up now finally, new street legal game, please watch the video and share it with everyone in the SL community. Thanks.

SinisterFlame | 2014-12-04 21:41


SinisterFlame | 2014-12-04 21:40

Hurry up Singh!

Singh | 2014-12-04 21:16

releasing some really big news as soon as this video is done uploading. stick around !

dG.Cyanide | 2014-12-04 20:51

Looks good bud.

Singh | 2014-12-04 10:01

no problem, and congrats

BLEACH | 2014-12-04 09:55

thank you for aproving my paintjob its my first ever file uploaded anywhere

desgor | 2014-12-04 02:47

Adjust it by user resolution, if minedrift says 1920x1080 is good, than no need to resize for it. Laptop 1366x768 is not going anywhere soon, so yeah, some resizing for it would be good for viewing.

Singh | 2014-12-03 19:17

I think we can add in the css for the wiki like image max width 90% or something

Singh | 2014-12-03 19:16

okay cool thank you

RedCarDriver | 2014-12-03 19:15

@ Desgor, mindedrift: Sorry about that. The images are in fact too big for most monitors. I didn't resize them because I wanted the text to be readable.@ Singh: Modzona and Forgotten Garage come to mind, as well as SLRR BR.