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Old 06-08-2012, 01:14 AM   #166
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A more exciting update. It's aliveeee!!

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Old 06-08-2012, 01:15 AM   #167
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:01 AM   #168
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man i was jealous of this car before the s54 was in, i don't even know what to think right now...., congradulations man, your car is sick!
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:15 AM   #169
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is that stanceworks?

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Really going to be interested in your opinion on the swap when done. On the face of it Id say its totally not worth the effort(not enough hp/$) but there is a lot to say about 3xx hp and a balanced car... instead of trying to maximize hp/$. Im still not sure what I want to do. lol
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #170
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I can already tell you its well worth it, at least in my opinion. Many others seem to agree as well as this swap is becoming a lot more common. Mike took me for a ride in his car a couple years ago and immediately sold me on the swap. I agree there are plenty of other ways to get better hp/$ like boosting the s52 for one. This swap isn't for someone who's looking to be the fastest out there (a bit of a catch 22 anyways). I did it because of the engineering that went into this engine, its reliability, the intoxicating sound it makes and of course those 6 throttle bodies

I'm going to drive it for a bit and see how the 3.23 rear end works out. If it doesn't satisfy me I'll be looking to get a 3.38 LSD or build something custom from diffsonline. A 3rd option may just be to add the 6 speed along with the 3.91.

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is that stanceworks?

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Really going to be interested in your opinion on the swap when done. On the face of it Id say its totally not worth the effort(not enough hp/$) but there is a lot to say about 3xx hp and a balanced car... instead of trying to maximize hp/$. Im still not sure what I want to do. lol
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #171
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Well its been a long journey but its finally done! Again, I just want to thank Mike and Jay for their amazing work. Thanks to Mike at Maranello as well for dealing with my seemingly endless list of parts! There are still a couple minor things to do such as the euro radiator cover and bimmersport underpanel to put the finishing touches on the car. I guess that's it for now. I have to get back to breaking in these rod bearings I'll post some updates and a video soon.

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Old 06-15-2012, 04:16 PM   #172
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Congrats man! That car is a stunner.

PS. 6spd + 4.10
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #173
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Car looks excellent! Will it be at Tedfest?

Is the 6 speed trans the non paddle shift? If so, is it for sale?
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #174
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Awesome. you must be pumped.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:31 PM   #175
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Congrats man! That car is a stunner.

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Yeah I think it needs it. Probably 6 speed and a 3.91.

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Car looks excellent! Will it be at Tedfest?

Is the 6 speed trans the non paddle shift? If so, is it for sale?
This was an SMG engine. If it was a 6 speed I would've bought it as well.

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Hell yeah. My face hurts from smiling so much lol.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:28 AM   #176
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vids naooww!

congrats, looks fabulous
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #177
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Nice man !!good work!!
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:13 PM   #178
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Thanks, most of the credit goes to stance factory though. I'm having an issue with the euro cluster I bought. The coolant temp gauge its all out of wack so I have to use my original cluster. Can anyone help me out with sourcing a working euro one?? I don't think the guy I bought this off of is going to help me at all.. I should've refused the damn package when it arrived broken.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:51 PM   #179
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:42 PM   #180
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