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Old 07-27-2011, 10:38 AM   #90
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Originally Posted by richie_s999 View Post
I remember talking to someone who had a friend try and put that motor in their e36, apparently there is major body and subframe mods to do it and they gave up, would love to have one of the alpina's though!!
I was involved with that build back in 1997 (Motronix, tuner that built my blue E30 attempted that conversion) Turned out too costly for the the customer once they ran into all the oil pan/subframe/steering position issues. LSx definitely a smarter choice. I visited Alpina Germany back in '04 and the rep was telling me how much money they lost from that project. I guess they didn't sell enough B8 4.6's to recoup the R&D, production costs.
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