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325ixE30
03-20-2010, 12:16 AM
Finally!!!

237 to the Wheels......

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SamE30e
03-20-2010, 12:20 AM
Nice man!

Steve30
03-20-2010, 02:17 AM
nice, what's done to it?

Mystikal
03-20-2010, 10:23 AM
237 at Dyna? That's incredible with just exhaust mods.

craz azn
03-20-2010, 01:08 PM
What kind of strut brace is that?

325ixE30
03-20-2010, 02:21 PM
I've put a lot of bolt ons while the engine was out.

Forged underdrive pulleys, Chip, OBD-I intake, headers, full Redline synthetics from engine to diff, 16 lb fly wheel, stage 3 clutch and all the suspension goodies I could afford without going coilovers.

The sway bar upgrades where well worth it....

The stut brace is from Ultraracing

Steve30
03-20-2010, 02:22 PM
wow those are some good numbers without opening the engine!

325ixE30
03-20-2010, 02:23 PM
All the small stuff added up. The synthetics from front to back are said to be worth 7whp.

325isdan
03-20-2010, 03:14 PM
All said and done what did that 237hp cost you?

325ixE30
03-20-2010, 03:20 PM
More than I'd like to share, but well worth every penny after the first drive.

325isdan
03-20-2010, 09:12 PM
more than 10 grand for everything? Just seeing how economical it is.

325ixE30
03-20-2010, 10:13 PM
There's nothing 'economical' about it. The least expensive way to to buy one with the conversion done already.

A friend of mine might be selling his 4 door S50 swapped E30 for well under 10k.

The problem is with such a big change in drive train, and with the car apart I chose to upgrade everything else to match the S52's new power. Lots of suspension work, cooling, brakes, etc. It all adds up.

I found out there's no real economical way to do the job right.

But I can say everything that has been upgraded or replaced has made a huge difference and everything works well together.

Just my 2 cents.

jeremy
03-20-2010, 11:12 PM
nice!

hosty
03-28-2010, 11:54 PM
How does it pull? Got a vid? Can you take me for a ride :)

325ixE30
03-29-2010, 01:23 AM
It pulls hard thanks in part to the 3.25 LSD. First and second are tricky, Third is the sweetest.

I don't have a camera for taking any vids. As for a ride, I'll be at the first spring meet.

hosty
03-29-2010, 03:48 PM
sweeet :D

MGYVER
03-29-2010, 10:32 PM
Nice engine !*th-up*