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MCM E30 did they choose the right engine?

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I just saw this, little disappointed TBH, S50/54 would have been nice.

Not that an LS E30 is anything to sniff at!

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Yeah i don't follow them but would of thought they would go with something more special or turbo a BMW 6.

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The most common engine swap in the world :(

Easiest option outside of putting in another M20.

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Should have put a bmw v8 in there - that would have been way cooler

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Should've rotary swapped it for maximum hate.

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I would have liked to have seen an M50 stroker with some cams. Or a s54 :) 

 

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41 minutes ago, Gaz said:

Ah the purity hunters.  1 guy says they ruined it = THE INTERNET IS AWASH WITH PURISTS HATING ON THE SWAP!!!.
People swapping engines love to attract hate.  Even when it isn't there most of the time...

Actually from reading their comments section many are just disappointed that it is another LS swap.  Not that it is a swap.

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Still better than RFB.

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I sometimes think purist are a bit OTT. Porsche Air Cooled enthusiasts are a great example as are manual drivers who dismiss modern DCT and auto boxes and of course the N/A engine guy's who shun all forms of forced induction. I guess this will rankle a few "purists" but it will be a very quick car with this swap so while  I would have preferred a BMW engine in there this still works. 

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Bit sad that they didn't even drive their first BMW with a BMW engine, but I'll always appreciate a V8 E30.

 

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Try this one instead - light weight , rare and up to 850kW - we all know E30's handle better with a smaller & lighter engine 

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I think I would have to sell my house to buy that engine. 

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They're just doing what they and their tuners support.  They could wrangle a S65 in but who would figure out where the wires go?

I imagine it would be much tougher in AU to find a BMW guru to integrate a BMW engine in.

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Yeah but then could have just got a premade harness and ECU online from a tuner that knows this stuff. I bought a setup from Redline Motorsport in the US. Shipped in 2 weeks, all wires marked and EWS and rear O2s removed from ECU. Plug and Play.

http://www.redline-motorsport.com/main/page_e30_adapters.html

E21, E28, E30, E36

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We make harness adapters for all of the following engines:

  • M50
  • S50 (US and Euro)
  • M52 (Single Vanos)
  • S52
  • M52TU (Double Vanos)
  • M54
  • S54 (US and Euro)
  • M60 or M62 (obd1)
  • M62 (Bosch ME5.2) 1 single ECU Plug
  • M62 (Bosch ME5.2.1) 5 small ECU Plugs  
  • M62TU (obd2)
  • S62

 

The LS is obviously a great engine, but its not an interesting swap.

 

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The whole time I didn't realise they were being paid to build it for advertising a game.

All makes sense now.  Was a low effort speedy build for an advertiser.

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They keep tossing out 'cold war' like it's a brand on a pair of designer jeans.  That's a greater travesty than whether they'll be able to get the power down and enjoy it pointing in the right direction.  Still wondering when they'll get the welding done ?

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okay, where do I sign?  time for some more power in Grey Thunder anyway.

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B234 for BMW M3 Drifter Tuned by Maptun Performance (+550hp)400kW saab engine in an M3 shell 

 got a spare engine if anyone wants to give it a crack 

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On 11/16/2020 at 9:26 AM, GorGasm said:

I imagine it would be much tougher in AU to find a BMW guru to integrate a BMW engine in.

Brintec would fit that bill. S65 into E87 a speciality 

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Latest build update is up. Sounds like the Activision bullshit is finished and the boys are chomping at the bit to refocus the build.

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Just watched that update, and you can tell the difference in their attitude and enthusiasm compared to the sponsored sh*t

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