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Old 09-18-2006, 10:03 AM   #1
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IX engine Swap

Has anyone ever done this? I know the IX has a unique oilpan to allow for the front drive shaft.
Is there an easy fit for a replacement oilpan on a M/S5x?
Does anyone have a custom oilpan for this function? Or know of anyone that can do it?
How different is the IX oilpan from fitting other motors?
Please help, if I can't do the swap then I'll be looking at a 3.0L stroker. If anyone has any info on this too, please let me know.
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:07 AM   #2
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can the AWD handle the power fom a big swap? I thought i heard that its a bad idea.
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:10 AM   #3
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well that will be something i will have to look at if its possible, i may have to look at custom driveshafts F/R maybe transfer case and Diffs, who knows. If I go for the Stroker, the low end power added may destroy my drive shafts too, thats why im looking for input.
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:42 AM   #4
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^^^NO,the chain will brake,it has 15++years on it and they not that good to bigen with.....If you go ahead a do it,GOOD LUCK....
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:56 AM   #5
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the IX drivetrain cant handle s50 power, maybe m50 but u would have to i guess get a custom oil pan made to clear w/e need to be cleared..and even if u get that far i dont think its gonna last long...just get some bolt-on mods for ur m20 and thats about it....
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:03 PM   #6
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I will do with the bolt ons then, i denfinitly dont want to F*@# up my IX.
Thanks for your help.
I guess a turbo would be pointless too then?
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:16 PM   #7
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yes turbo would rip up the drivetrain as well and maybe even the motor if the internals arent beefed up to handle boost...if u rly want power, find an RWD e30 and start from there..
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:02 PM   #8
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You do the basic both-ons,19lbs injecters,afm(m30),header and stuff,throttle body and a MarkD chip that is all you go with safety anyways...
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supernaught.....post up some pics of ur ride
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:26 PM   #10
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I will post some pics this week, she wont be much to look at until I get my bumpers done.
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Old 09-30-2006, 08:26 PM   #11
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yea...the front axel shafts are weak...other than that you should be good to go...I heard of one guy with a turbo-ed M20 in his iX and had no trouble doing repeated 6k clutch dumps...just make sure your Xfer case is in really good shape...shouldn't be too impossible, I've seen people putting m70's in E30's so I guess anything is possible...
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