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08-04-2011, 12:40 AM
Greetings, im new to maxbimmer and bmws somewhat..This 1992 is my third beamer,ive had a 2005 745li (which started my problem)a 2010 323i which almost ended my affair with these cars..Anyways ive got this sweet lil 92 vert auto and i want to perhaps get a m60 v8 in to her..Is it possible? Which shops could handle this swap in the gta?Any help is welcomed..thx joe

08-04-2011, 01:04 AM
The sponsors on this forumn seem to deal with these things a bunch, a few have pics of swaps on the forum... I can't suggest one as I'm to broke to pay someone to do mechanic work, but their not far from the GTA,

Anything is possible really, just make sure you don't want some serious cornering power, cause that big engine will add a lot of weight to the front. If they can fit a V12 in an e30 I'm sure your car will fit a V8, just try and do a lot of thinking as to what needs to happen so whoever you choose you can direct and give an idea of how you want the project to end up

08-04-2011, 01:19 AM
im going to hit the"stance factory" tomorrow in ajax..diy thx for the input..*th-up*ill follow up with a post after my meet with them..

08-04-2011, 06:47 AM
im going to hit the"stance factory" tomorrow in ajax..diy thx for the input..*th-up*ill follow up with a post after my meet with them..
They are closed for a few days, they will be back on monday:)

08-04-2011, 08:44 AM
im going to hit the"stance factory" tomorrow in ajax..diy thx for the input..*th-up*ill follow up with a post after my meet with them..

it will work but I believe the transmission tunnel will need opening to allow for the engine to sit far enough back. I've seen this done back in 2000 for a track car.

The Twin
08-04-2011, 09:16 AM
sweeet another vert!

FYI, I'm from Ottawa and I'm dealing with Jay directly @ Stance for a m60b40 swap myself ;-)

nice car!

08-04-2011, 09:34 AM
what wheels are those?

The Twin
08-04-2011, 09:36 AM
what wheels are those?

pretty sure they're painted borbet type A's

08-04-2011, 11:15 AM
I'd rethink the m60. That's a really expensive swap, and its going to throw your weight distribution way off.

If you want to drop a motor, i'd do s50 (already obd1) or s52 (needs to be converted to obd1). If you want even more power, go for a euro s50 (the early ones are OBD1 already also)

The Twin
08-04-2011, 11:22 AM
I just want gobs of torque. (300ftlbs+)

turbo'ing is always an option, but it never runs right.

08-05-2011, 10:08 AM
Yes,good call borbet type a's..16"...what about doing a 1989ish 750 motor with a auto? i want gobbs of torque and im not worried about weight dist,ive recently put in a sub box and its all f@#ked up anyway..plus its a auto and a vert so mosport track days are out..

btw,,should the 325i with a auto be peppy or is it a stone,,mine is retarded slow..like real slow..

The Twin
08-05-2011, 10:22 AM
1989 750=M70 engine...V12.
absolutely a mind f*ck of an' engine to work on (for backyard mechanics like myself) and would require even more work than a M60 swap.

like others have mentioned, anyswap bigger than a 2.5L and you're laughing...

if your engine is healthy and has a solid base Stage 0, look into boosting it?

as for peppyness...

perhaps in 1992 when new yeah lol

they're not really "straight line cars" by anymeans.

08-05-2011, 12:32 PM
Automatic M20s are just slow.

08-05-2011, 10:31 PM
you tubing....m70-e30 really leaning that way..*th-up*

The Twin
08-06-2011, 12:20 AM
I'd really really really really recommend you do your research before you go for that kind of swap. Electronics alone would be nuts. Those engine have an ecu for each 6cyl bank, and that's just the beginning. For the same if not more power, not to mention lighter engine look at S50's.

08-06-2011, 12:03 PM
+1 on the research... Here's some numbers to get you started

Disclaimer -- I don't vouch for these numbers just a general idea from a 5 minute search....

M20 total 385 lbs
S52 (maybe not including accessories?) 330lbs
M60 total weight 448 lbs
M70 with accessories 522 lbs

As you can see this will have a much greater impact than your 30lb sub box ( which you're still able to feel I'm sure)

Jut be prepared for stiffer CABs, big ass front sway bar and welded reinforcements, big ass motor mounts, big ass brakes, etc

That said, anythings possible if you put your mind (and wallet) into it :D and with a cf hood, ac delete etc you could save some weight

But with all the complications of bigger motor swaps I still think an S5x is still best bang/buck... Lol turbo it if it's not enough power

08-17-2011, 08:26 AM
Im in pickering. We should compare notes