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    S54 swapped into E30 by BimmerWorld and tuned by Epic Motorsports hits 326 wheel horsepower

    This is the kind of project we really love to see. The S54 is a great motor but E30 swaps have not been as prevalent with it as with say the S50B32 from the Euro E36. The wiring and tuning makes it more complex to pull off so congratulations to BimmerWorld for what looks to be a very clean install. Randy Mueller at Epic Motorsports did the tuning and 326 at the wheels with an S54 is some very good tuning indeed. We believe the ECU is also the factory DME with an Alpha-N tune (mass air sensor delete) making this all the more impressive.

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    sooo cool , and that alpha-N setup is even cooler
    OT but today i had a chance to try a S38 swaped into E30 , and what a great great great harmony that thing has

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    The ECU is a factory unit, sent off to Bimmerworld for the conversion for it to run in a non-E46 car. They handled the ECU changes and provided all supporting parts (header, pulleys, intake, etc) for a proven combination that was known to work well together. My old man did the install at his shop (MR Auto Clinic) in his spare time and Randy did the tune last weekend.

    Overall, we are extremely happy with the results and the power its making for such a light car. Can't wait to surprise some GT3's out at Sebring next week Click here to enlarge

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    ^ sir you got a very sick car

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    ^ sir you got a very sick car
    Agreed! Amazing car

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    wow. that combo has got to be the epitome of BMW ///M right there.
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    Amazing project. I sure would love to see some footage from Sebring.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hyboost Click here to enlarge
    The ECU is a factory unit, sent off to Bimmerworld for the conversion for it to run in a non-E46 car. They handled the ECU changes and provided all supporting parts (header, pulleys, intake, etc) for a proven combination that was known to work well together. My old man did the install at his shop (MR Auto Clinic) in his spare time and Randy did the tune last weekend.

    Overall, we are extremely happy with the results and the power its making for such a light car. Can't wait to surprise some GT3's out at Sebring next week Click here to enlarge
    Thanks for the additional info, great swap and your father has some talent as well.

    Factory DME.. damn, that's awesome. Bimmerworld can do this with any S54 swap?

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    Yes, from my understanding the tune that Epic does can apply to any of the Bimmerworld s54 swaps. I saw a dyno from an e36 with the s54 swap right at 340whp, with a 3.5" exhaust I believe, which is said to net around 10hp over our 3" version.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hyboost Click here to enlarge
    Yes, from my understanding the tune that Epic does can apply to any of the Bimmerworld s54 swaps. I saw a dyno from an e36 with the s54 swap right at 340whp, with a 3.5" exhaust I believe, which is said to net around 10hp over our 3" version.
    340 whp on the S54 in naturally aspirated form is incredibly admirable.

    You going to move to a 3.5 inch?

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    Was there any motor work and head work done to this engine?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    Was there any motor work and head work done to this engine?
    Alpha-N setup as stated and bolt on mods (exhaust) but internals are stock. Impressive eh?

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    Motor has honestly not been opened up. Header/exhaust/pulley/intake and it is dry sumped, but that's it. We may go 3.5" at some point, but right now I'm sure I'll have my hands full with the way it is. Its good knowing that I have options in case I need the extra little power at some point.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hyboost Click here to enlarge
    Motor has honestly not been opened up. Header/exhaust/pulley/intake and it is dry sumped, but that's it. We may go 3.5" at some point, but right now I'm sure I'll have my hands full with the way it is. Its good knowing that I have options in case I need the extra little power at some point.
    Didn't you have an awesome supra at one point?

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    Sold it a couple years back...
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    And replaced with this (had a baby, needed 4 doors and a baby seat)...
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    Now I remember you, from supraforums right?

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    Yep, always had "hyboost" as my username and a matching license plate on the supra...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hyboost Click here to enlarge
    Yep, always had "hyboost" as my username and a matching license plate on the supra...
    Yep, brings back memories lol. Always was a fan of your supra, nice ride. Gone I presume?

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    Awesome converson! I am really dying to do this one day! One day soon I hope! Will be my DD Click here to enlarge
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    Cool project Kristensen Automotive in Canada has one doing 365. Alpha-N is cool and all but I wouldn't convert. Changes in altitude, barometric pressure, drastic temperature changes, etc., all make them run like turds.


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    I want to do a S62 Swap into a E30 Convertible..

    Similar to this one:

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    ^ Any more details on that car?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ZooyorQ Click here to enlarge
    I want to do a S62 Swap into a E30 Convertible..

    Similar to this one:

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../3321jit-1.jpg
    Beautiful car.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    ^ Any more details on that car?
    There's a little bit of info on this page.. WARNING PORN POPUP INCLUDED! :|

    http://bmwe30cars.blogspot.com/2009/...m5-cabrio.html

    Then there's these two E30 builds.. the white one is just insane!

    http://www.euroteknik.com/forum/gene...gine-swap.html

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ZooyorQ Click here to enlarge
    Then there's these two E30 builds.. the white one is just insane!
    The white one was never finished from what I understand, seems the project was abandoned.

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