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Old 08-15-2005, 05:41 PM   #1
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Talking V8 Powered e36 Conversions - Update!

Hi folks,

Just a quick note for all those interested in LS1 V8 power conversions.
Our LSx V8's prototypes are logging lots of miles around Western Canada
this summer. To date, no problems at all related to the driveline conversions.

Our original prototype, now sporting a Rieger widebody and officially named the "V3 GTR" was well recieved at Bimmerfest West in June. The hood was wide open all day, allowing complete inspection of all our conversion componentry. The car has been attracting a lot of attention in the local Calgary market. I have even had Corvette and Viper owners complementing me on the "Tuned exhaust note"
You guys really need to hear these things. I will be posting sound clips of the crazy sounding dual 3" exhaust notes and more images of the cars and components on the site sometime soon.

A second E36 sedan is on the road sporting LS1 powered and a third coupe is scheduled for completion early this fall.

Browse our site for new information and images throughout - including the infamous "impossible headers". Take note of the ample street driveable ground clearance on the track shot. No easy task!

[www.v3auto.com ]

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Old 08-15-2005, 11:22 PM   #2
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can this conversion be done to an e30?? or should i say would you guys tackle the job??

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Old 08-16-2005, 01:15 AM   #3
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i think so ...
E30 can fit V8 from the 5er, V12 from the 7 or 8, then M5 engine ... , etc. etc.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:28 AM   #4
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Our V8 conversion is E36 specific

[quote=windsor318is]can this conversion be done to an e30?? or should i say would you guys tackle the job??
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:36 AM   #5
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It's physically easier to do the M60/M62 conversion in an E30, but obviously these guys are specialized in their own E36 setup. The hardest part involving an M60/E30 swap is the steering rack, you gotta get pretty creative.

I have no idea regarding the LS1 though. A few E30 guys have pulled it off in the States.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:54 AM   #6
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nice job, a tad bit exensive though (9,995) for a set of headers, engine/tranny mounts, radiator and harness adapters...

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Old 08-16-2005, 11:31 AM   #7
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nice job, a tad bit exensive though (9,995) for a set of headers, engine/tranny mounts, radiator and harness adapters...

T.
Considering the R/D that had to go into it to design and produce, it's not bad.

Low mileage LS6 motor can be had for about 4G's.
Slap on a tranny to that, and you've got a 400 HP/torque N/A motor that will get you 30 mpg, and easily modified for more power & cheap to maintain.

If I didn't have my Z, I'd be all over this combo.

Best of both worlds IMO...BMW chassis, with domestic V8 N/A power!

Email me at eclipsems@rogers.com if anyone has any questions on the LSx series motors.
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:49 PM   #8
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lol thats awesome... imagine blowing m3 away and then telling him you have a chevy engine... lawl!
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