View Full Version : E39 BMW 540 LS Swap Completed


rao
08-28-2010, 05:51 PM
[UPDATES - Supercharger pics at post 24, dyno results at post 75]

Summary - 1998 540i with a 402 LS2/T-56, did the swap in 14 weeks with 4 weeks of a break in the middle. Everything is done except for the AC (wiring is finished, but I need to make up the lines) and some tweaking. I have plans for forced induction after I drive it for awhile.

Here it is, enjoy :)

I picked up a very clean 1998 BMW 540i:

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/6953/stock2q.jpg (http://img829.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stock2q.jpg)

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/6913/stock5.jpg (http://img832.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stock5.jpg)

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6048/stockz.jpg (http://img408.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stockz.jpg)



http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/5289/stock4i.jpg (http://img696.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stock4i.jpg)

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2465/stock3t.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stock3t.jpg)

Stock weight (with almost no gas in the tank):

http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/7551/stockweight.jpg (http://img812.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stockweight.jpg)


Exhaust (98 Camaro Manifolds and custom center section with cats):

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3623/exhausts.jpg (http://img26.imageshack.us/my.php?image=exhausts.jpg)

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/9334/exhaust2.jpg (http://img839.imageshack.us/my.php?image=exhaust2.jpg)

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9611/exhaust3u.jpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=exhaust3u.jpg)

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/64/exhaust4.jpg (http://img713.imageshack.us/my.php?image=exhaust4.jpg)

rao
08-28-2010, 05:52 PM
Modified GTO Oil Pan:

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/6171/20100706modifiedoilpana.jpg (http://img835.imageshack.us/my.php?image=20100706modifiedoilpana.jpg)

Finished Engine Bay:

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9554/ontheroadt.jpg (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ontheroadt.jpg)





http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/760/ontheroad4.jpg (http://img837.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ontheroad4.jpg)

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5451/ontheroad5.jpg (http://img521.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ontheroad5.jpg)





http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/2115/ontheroad8.jpg (http://img834.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ontheroad8.jpg)


Finished Car:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/537/ontheroad2.jpg (http://img690.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ontheroad2.jpg)

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/5357/ontheroad3.jpg (http://img715.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ontheroad3.jpg)


http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/108/ontheroad6.jpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ontheroad6.jpg)



http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7177/ontheroad7.jpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ontheroad7.jpg)




Finished Weight (this is with a full tanks, s there is about 15-16 gallons difference between the before and after pics, so the car lost a little weight :D ):


http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/84/finishedweight.jpg (http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=finishedweight.jpg)



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brian g
08-28-2010, 09:13 PM
WOW!
What an excellent combination!!!!
BMW's handling and 402 grunt.
I've been considering so many different swap options this last year, and thats one of the best combo's.
Thanks for sharing, now post a build thread so I can copy you when the Ls1 Supra swap's done ;)
Cheers

BigDaddyBry
08-28-2010, 11:01 PM
That's cool man. :thumb:

violent_celerity
08-28-2010, 11:51 PM
Sick build, can't even tell from the outside what's lurking under the hood. Get some video clips of that thing!

rotor vs. piston
08-28-2010, 11:58 PM
I'm planning forced induction w/ the e36. Any reason you chose doing the e39 over your e36?

BlueBird346
08-29-2010, 12:26 AM
Great job. I say make it an M5 clone. Badassery levels are high.

rao
08-29-2010, 06:23 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback :)

I always build sleepers, so the exterior will pretty much stay the same - the car does have a M5 differential though :)


I'm planning forced induction w/ the e36. Any reason you chose doing the e39 over your e36?


Mostly so that I could have people offer me 5 cents on the dollar for a pile of BMW parts and LS1 swap parts, and THEN flake out and not buy anything :rotflmao:

The car is a lot larger, the interior is in a whole different league and I like the way it looks.

I have no idea how you will fit forced induction into an e36 with a LS1, but I look forward to seeing the results.

rotor vs. piston
08-29-2010, 08:30 PM
Know how you feel, I sold my last project for MAYBE a quarter of what I put into it in parts.

I've seen a magnacharger on a e36, never saw the hood closed though. But I'm leaning to small twin turbo... just enough for an easy ~500whp on a stock cam. Still haven't even started, the car's been in the front of the house since I got it a few months ago.

Oh, very nice swap!

bonecrrusher
08-30-2010, 09:55 AM
http://boner.berettaspeed.com/springautofair/wtf.jpg

Saw this down in Charlotte a few years ago - its a shop from NY that has a custom hood on it...

rao
09-29-2010, 12:56 PM
The instrument panel is fixed, the CAN BUS finally gave up its secrets :D

Pardon the video quality:

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1508/file22197m.mp4.frm.jpg (http://img684.imageshack.us/my.php?image=file22197m.mp4)

gnx7
09-29-2010, 02:05 PM
Awesome! I would love to own one of these conversions. I love that body style for sure.

Can't believe those pigs are 3800lbs. Wow!

Are you going to install a cutout prior to the factory BMW muffler system?

Can you post some pics up of the mods required on the Kmember... or if you simply cut the middle out and totally redid it.

Did the steering rack have to be moved down?

Did you simply call up a junk yard and get the manual pedal assembly?

:chug:

rao
09-29-2010, 03:39 PM
No cutout - you know me, I like my cars to be slow :) (actually I might to a rear mounted turbo so I purposely left the exhaust fairly small)

The K-member is untouched, as is the steering box and all of the steering components.

That is exactly where I bought the clutch and brake pedals; old fashioned, but effective :)

jmilz28
10-23-2010, 12:32 PM
Holy crap! Exactly the swap I have been waiting to see! You WILL be hearing from me in the future. Nice work!!

Can you offer any advice or guidance on the CAN BUS/making the factory gauges work?

Any major fitment issues? Looked like it slipped right in. All F-body accessories? AC work yet?

Can't see the pic, how much weight did it lose?

Thanks!
Jason


PS: You should get some badging that simply says 566i
:devil:

speedshifterNC
10-27-2010, 12:39 PM
what wiring harness/computer are you using..Gto?

rao
10-27-2010, 02:33 PM
Holy crap! Exactly the swap I have been waiting to see! You WILL be hearing from me in the future. Nice work!!

Can you offer any advice or guidance on the CAN BUS/making the factory gauges work?

Any major fitment issues? Looked like it slipped right in. All F-body accessories? AC work yet?

Can't see the pic, how much weight did it lose?

Thanks!
Jason


PS: You should get some badging that simply says 566i
:devil:

Thanks. for the CAN/BUS you have to be able to code the instrument cluster module.

Fitment issues - just order up E39 swap mount kit from Summit Racing and it bolts right in :rotflmao: The trickiest thing is the exhaust. What you really need is something that keeps everything tight to the block and up at the heads and goes pretty much straight back.

I had the AC working about 6 weeks ago :)

It gained 26 lbs, but that was comparing a full gas tank to an empty one, so it probably lost 40-50 lbs.

No badging for me - in fact I debadged it ;)



what wiring harness/computer are you using..Gto?

01 F-Body harness, computer and accessories.

Pics from last weekend:


http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9904/img00062201010231348.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img00062201010231348.jpg)

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/1954/img00063201010231348.jpg (http://img28.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img00063201010231348.jpg)

michakaveli
10-27-2010, 02:47 PM
That's a badass swap!

jfg455
10-28-2010, 01:27 PM
Very nice work! Super clean. But you took out a V8 and swapped in a V8. Don't see the point unless it is just to say you did it and to piss off the purist bimmer guys! Still nice work though!:chug:

rotor vs. piston
10-28-2010, 02:18 PM
Very nice work! Super clean. But you took out a V8 and swapped in a V8. Don't see the point unless it is just to say you did it and to piss off the purist bimmer guys! Still nice work though!:chug:

They're not exactly powerful, and not the cheapest of engines to maintain.


Also you're saying most of the swaps on this board are pointless... most are v8 to lsx swaps.

River City Speed
10-28-2010, 02:25 PM
Thanks. for the CAN/BUS you have to be able to code the instrument cluster module.

Can you elaborate on this? Can a descent BMW tech handle this?

I just sold a VERY nice Dinan prepared 540/6 to friend of mine. It was my daily driver for a couple years. Wonderful car. Fast with class!

I wouldn't mind picking up another one to swap an LS motor into. I would probably start with a 528 sport. Same great car without the premium V8 price tag.

jfg455
10-28-2010, 03:24 PM
[QUOTE=rotor vs. piston;14051042]They're not exactly powerful, and not the cheapest of engines to maintain.QUOTE]

ah got it. I thought they were already like 350 or 400hp. yea now that you put it that way I can see the point. I was thinking most swaps are replacing a rotory, 4 cyl or 6 cyl engine. I forgot about all the ford V8 to ls and older SBC BBC to ls swaps. My bad! :chug:

Bob@BruteSpeed
11-05-2010, 02:51 PM
Awesome job, Rob! That is a cool conversion. Bob

owen v8litew8
11-05-2010, 03:09 PM
I love this conversion and would shit my pants if I get the chance to swap an LS1T56 into an e39 WAGON! (touring).
that would be sick.

like the pics, is that the spot you take pics of all of your lsx swap projects? looks familiar...

rao
01-04-2011, 03:46 PM
Now with Forced Induction :D

I ended up changing my plans completely and went with a TVS1900 Supercharger. I had to switch back to cathedral port heads (so I am selling my L92 top end setup). It took a little work, but I am happy with the results. I plan on running 8-10 psi of boost eventually, but for now I have a larger pulley installed which should give around 6 psi of boost. I still have to do the tuning, but at least it is back together and working :nod:

Pics:

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/387/gedc1062.jpg (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/gedc1062.jpg/)

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2348/gedc1064.jpg (http://img98.imageshack.us/i/gedc1064.jpg/)

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/1887/gedc1063.jpg (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/gedc1063.jpg/)

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/4136/gedc1065.jpg (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/gedc1065.jpg/)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5880/gedc1067.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/gedc1067.jpg/)

I used Radiator black on the top part of the heat exchanger, it was a little too much with the whole thing shiny.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8574/gedc1071.jpg (http://img152.imageshack.us/i/gedc1071.jpg/)

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8343/gedc1068.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/gedc1068.jpg/)


(http://img191.imageshack.us/i/gedc1065.jpg/)

Pictures with the hood closed:

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/394/gedc1084.jpg (http://img828.imageshack.us/i/gedc1084.jpg/)

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6449/gedc1085.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/gedc1085.jpg/)

ramairetransam
01-04-2011, 04:00 PM
sick , awesome job .

jmilz28
01-04-2011, 04:06 PM
Ooooh, this went from my dream conversion to um, a moister version. Great job! Dat mayka me horny!

kpeterson
01-04-2011, 04:52 PM
Very nice work. I hope my wife doesn't see it. I don't know how I would be able to get out of doing a swap on her 335 at some point in the future.

Kerry P

rotor vs. piston
01-04-2011, 05:51 PM
Nice, can't wait to see some numbers!

sciff5
01-04-2011, 10:15 PM
How are these cars in terms of reliability? I would love to build something like this or an E36 for a daily but I want a low maintenance vehicle, and I havent found any BMWs I would consider low maintenance, or even relatively cheap to maintain.

Looks good though. how much modification did you have to do to the oil pan?

jmilz28
01-04-2011, 10:15 PM
This a speed density tune or is there a cartridge MAF hiding somewhere?

Project GatTagO
01-04-2011, 11:08 PM
Well done Rob!

Andrew

rao
01-05-2011, 08:21 AM
Thanks :)


How are these cars in terms of reliability? I would love to build something like this or an E36 for a daily but I want a low maintenance vehicle, and I havent found any BMWs I would consider low maintenance, or even relatively cheap to maintain.

Looks good though. how much modification did you have to do to the oil pan?

The ones that I have had were pretty reliable once you changed the drivetrain ;)

I posted pics of the oil pan at the beginning of this thread - fairly minor.


This a speed density tune or is there a cartridge MAF hiding somewhere?

2 bar speed density tune.

philntx
01-05-2011, 01:53 PM
One of my dream cars!

rao
01-06-2011, 11:36 AM
I added some pictures with the hood closed (and some snow!).

norcalauto
01-06-2011, 04:46 PM
Love this swap 100%. Especially since the Kmember/steering rack is untouched.

Hats off on the supercharger upgrade! Looks like there is potentially enuf room to cobble up a turbo kit as well....

What diff are you running out back? What gearing?

abot316
01-06-2011, 08:03 PM
Freeeeaaakin' SCHWEEET!!

carbonrex
01-06-2011, 08:07 PM
looks great! Are you gonna leave the exterior stock?

rao
01-06-2011, 08:44 PM
Thanks.

Love this swap 100%. Especially since the Kmember/steering rack is untouched.

Hats off on the supercharger upgrade! Looks like there is potentially enuf room to cobble up a turbo kit as well....

What diff are you running out back? What gearing?

I was going to do a turbo, even bought a TC76, but decided on the supercharger instead. I have swapped in a 3.15 LSD M5 differential, which should be able to handle the engine - so far it has worked great.

looks great! Are you gonna leave the exterior stock?

I am not doing a thing to the exterior.

Tig
01-06-2011, 09:30 PM
VERY nice, looks amazing.
Must be a blast to drive.

97ta383
01-06-2011, 10:17 PM
Nice car man! what kind of power/torque does that thing make?

tbird31
01-11-2011, 11:23 AM
This is ballin on so many levels. A buddy of mine has a Dinan M5 and that thing is awesome. I know you said you weren't touching the exterior but I mean this does look so sick...

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/attachments/sale-wanted/39450d1176347159-sale-2000-m5-full-dinan-s2-silver-20k-miles-r-frt-ans-side.jpg

http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2000-BMW-M5-DINAN-STAGE-2-M5-Driver.jpg

jmilz28
01-17-2011, 02:46 PM
I like the standard body but with the M5 wheels. My favorites are the ones posted above...seks...

96 WS6
01-19-2011, 06:12 AM
I know that myself and MANY others would appreciate a write up of your amazing piece of work. I'm picking up my 540 this weekend I'm so excited. I looked long and hard for this one...

I have had a 96 T/A (blown, cammed etc) and a 04 CTS-V. Being able to swap an LSx in it would be my dream, the best of both worlds - LS motor and rock solid realiability in a good BMW chassis with a classy (before they got bengal butt and idrive) BMW interior and in my opinion one of the cleanest, most timeless exterior designs ever made.

Please, grace us with a writeup on the details, it would be GREATLY appreciated and would inspire confidence into me to do this myself. I have access to mandel bender, TIG welder, CNC mill, etc.

rao
01-19-2011, 02:01 PM
Sorry folks, the exterior is staying as is :)


I know that myself and MANY others would appreciate a write up of your amazing piece of work. I'm picking up my 540 this weekend I'm so excited. I looked long and hard for this one...

I have had a 96 T/A (blown, cammed etc) and a 04 CTS-V. Being able to swap an LSx in it would be my dream, the best of both worlds - LS motor and rock solid realiability in a good BMW chassis with a classy (before they got bengal butt and idrive) BMW interior and in my opinion one of the cleanest, most timeless exterior designs ever made.

Please, grace us with a writeup on the details, it would be GREATLY appreciated and would inspire confidence into me to do this myself. I have access to mandel bender, TIG welder, CNC mill, etc.

I rally don't have a write up or a list of parts; its all just basic hot rodding. It is not easy, but it is also not hard, but it can be time consuming. I made the engine mounts and trans mounts out of 3/8" steel and they are much stronger than necessary. from there, you have to figure out the plumbing, wiring, etc.

If you have a mandrel bender, TIG, CNC mill, etc and know how to use them then you have a lot more than I used to do the job.

I'd be happy to answer any questions.

Send me a PM or e-mail and if what you need is more than I can write, we can get on the phone.

mwgasman
01-19-2011, 03:11 PM
Seeing this swap makes me miss my '97 540i/6 speed.

Can you elaborate on what has to be done with the CAN Bus in order to get the cluster and A/C and ABS to work? Or maybe point me in the right direction on the interwebby?

I probably missed it, but does your cruise work with the buttons on the steering wheel?

I want to do a '97-'03 wagon with an lsx in it.

rao
01-19-2011, 03:53 PM
Seeing this swap makes me miss my '97 540i/6 speed.

Can you elaborate on what has to be done with the CAN Bus in order to get the cluster and A/C and ABS to work? Or maybe point me in the right direction on the interwebby?

I probably missed it, but does your cruise work with the buttons on the steering wheel?

I want to do a '97-'03 wagon with an lsx in it.

1. ABS - nothing needs to be done to the CAN bus :)
2. A/C - this one is a little trickier, the AC switch on the BMW HVAC controls is purely networked - there i s n o analog "on" signal anywhere in the system (there are on certain model years and trim levels, but not mine) so for now I have a separate switch to activate the compressor. This is on llmy list of things to sort out down the raod.
3. Cruise - it depends on if your e39 has DBW or not. On a cable throttle car you can use the BMW controller, but it has to be recoded from an auto to a manual (in my case, which I did not do, since I had no interest in cruise).

mwgasman
01-19-2011, 04:46 PM
What about the gauge cluster?

rao
01-19-2011, 05:09 PM
Depending on the model, you have to recode the tach and the water temp guage.

Project GatTagO
01-19-2011, 09:53 PM
.....its all just basic hot rodding. It is not easy, but it is also not hard, but it can be time consuming......

That's like saying "skying is easy; just go down the hill and when something gets in your way, turn."

I bet you know what movie that is from. :secret2:

Andrew

rao
01-19-2011, 10:19 PM
That's like saying "skying is easy; just go down the hill and when something gets in your way, turn."

I bet you know what movie that is from. :secret2:

Andrew


:funny:

DoctorV8
01-22-2011, 12:46 AM
Fantastic project.

I'm a huge E39 M5 buff, but one of mine (black/black 2001 M5) has a blown motor.

It has a ton of great aftermarket parts on it, and is a former Car and Driver feature car....if anyone is looking for an LS swap candidate E39, please contact me!

Doctorv8 at gmail

vsp3c
01-22-2011, 09:56 PM
rao, m5board.com won't let me post for whatever reason so i'm posting here.

3 - the front subframes of the 6 cylinder cars are totally different. They make for a slightly easier swap, but really wanted the 8 cylinder rear end and the stronger 8 cylinder front subframe. People have done LS1 swaps into 6 cylinder cars with success.
can you elaborate more on this? from the little amount of research i've done, it seems that the 6cyl models use an aluminum front subframe with rack/pinion steering while the 8cyl models use a steel stamped front subframe with a steering box. how do these differences affect oil pan clearance, steering column clearance, and exhaust manifold/header clearance? also, do you think triangulating/strengthening the diff mounts on a 6cyl model would be sufficient for handling the ls1?

also, you mentioned that you removed the BMW OBC. so is everything (lights, interior electronics, a/c, etc.) running off of the GM ECU?

thank you.

rao
01-22-2011, 10:02 PM
can you elaborate more on this? from the little amount of research i've done, it seems that the 6cyl models use an aluminum front subframe with rack/pinion steering while the 8cyl models use a steel stamped front subframe with a steering box. how do these differences affect oil pan clearance, steering column clearance, and exhaust manifold/header clearance? also, do you think triangulating/strengthening the diff mounts on a 6cyl model would be sufficient for handling the ls1?

also, you mentioned that you removed the BMW OBC. so is everything (lights, interior electronics, a/c, etc.) running off of the GM ECU?

thank you.

The 6 cylinder and 8 cylinder cars have completely different front subframes, steering and suspensions.


V8 - http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/02/31/38 and http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/02/25/99

I6 - http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/01/04/66 and http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/01/54/69

Pics -

V8

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/4314/540isubframe.jpg (http://img577.imageshack.us/i/540isubframe.jpg/)

I6 -

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7653/528ifrontsubframe.jpg (http://img34.imageshack.us/i/528ifrontsubframe.jpg/)


The differences affect do oil pan clearance, steering column clearance and exhaust clearance ;) I don't have measurements, but the 8 cylinder subframe requires the use of a front sump oil pan - I used the GTO oil pan and notched it as shown in the pics on the first pate. People have done the LS swap with the 6 cylinder subframe and the 8 cylinder subframe - I preferred the 8.

The BMW DME is gone - it is no longer in the car, all of the other BMW computers are in the car and are working.

vsp3c
01-22-2011, 10:15 PM
ahh thank you for such a quick/detailed reply!! :D

jmilz28
01-25-2011, 09:08 AM
People on bimmerforums seem to rave about the handling of the 6 cylinder version and it seems the LS would be roughly equal the weight of the 6 and comes in under the 8. It seems to me some of the other systems would be a better fit (cooling, etc). Rob, did your preference for the 8cyl platform have more to do with the subframe or suspension? Would you mind elaborating a tiny bit?

rao
01-25-2011, 09:35 AM
People on Bimmerforums (and just about anywhere else online) will rave about almost anything and almost any side of any issue ;)

I know from direct experience that the 6 cylinder BMW engine weighs MORE than the LS engine and the 8 cylinder BMW engine also weighs more than the LS engine. I posted the before and after weights for this car and for the 3 series swaps that I did.

For me, the weight difference is immaterial, meaning you cannot sense a difference in weight, especially not one that cannot be over come with double (or more) the horsepower and torque. Besides, people seem to think the e39 M5 handles pretty well, and it has the same architecture as the other 8 cylinder e39s.

My preference for the 8 cylinder front subframe came from my preference to its construction and the fact that I found a cheap donor car that was a V8 car. If I was looking to build another one, I would prefer the 8 cylinder car for the front subframe, larger rear diff and generally higher content of the interior.

As I said a couple of times, people have done the swap with the 6 cylinder cars ad achieved good results.

If you want to do this swap I wouldn't get hung up on this particular issue, it can work either way.

jfman
02-14-2011, 11:57 PM
Im actualy jealous... and I own an e39 M5 :D

hellah fresh
02-16-2011, 01:57 AM
That is a beast right there! Would you do a swap for me? $

rao
02-16-2011, 06:31 AM
Thanks :)


That is a beast right there! Would you do a swap for me? $

I would but it would cost you more then you want to spend ;)

emgarcia
02-16-2011, 02:48 PM
Hello rao. I have some questions about LS swap, and don't wanna open a new topic. I guess you may answer :)

I have a e34 525i, Auto.
I plan to swap that boring engine and gearbox. Actually I was thinking about M62+6speed. But yesterday I was surprised with video on youtube named e36 ls2. I guess its your one)
The problem is I live in Middle Asia, Azerbaijan. Budget plays a great role. I can get a salvage camaro z28 from copart with clean front, i mean engine, gearbox, etc. What should I do besides custom mounting? Can I use everything from z28? harness/wiring, ECU, cooling system, gearbox shifter, etc. What should I get separately from that donor? If you have some time, please.
How much time it takes if i got ready everything for swap?

rao
02-17-2011, 08:08 AM
You want the engine, transmission, wiring harness, computer and as much else as you can reasonable get from the car. The other questions are hard to answer because it depends on how you want to approach it - for example, there may be an BMW or other radiator that will work great or you may need choose to incorporate the GM radiator. bimmerforums.com has an engine conversion forum that can probably help you get answers to your questions.

emgarcia
02-17-2011, 10:33 AM
Many thanks for link.
But I just want to calculate the approximate budget of the project. Some people say that there is a work for 6-7k usd. This is unfortunately more than I consider. But most of that people makes with LS2, which comes after 2005, and probably costs more, i guess.
Fast question - Is it available to use everything from donor car with adding some custom mountings, and wiring which doesn't require ultra-master technical skills? Therefore, we don't have such "genius" who will do that project independently.
p.s. I may worry you, because I rely on your great experience with already 3rd BMW LS project.
Regards

rao
02-19-2011, 07:24 AM
I have no idea how much the costs will be for you given your location. Depending on what you prefer, you can get the engine and transmission for $2k or $20k. You are going to need someone with some technical skills to build the mounts and sort out the wiring - there is no way around that.

Tripleapex
03-07-2011, 06:26 AM
Wow that is one nice swap. I'm curious tho on how you Recoded the instument cluster.
Is a scan tool all that is needed? Or did you change some of the chipsets? Perhaps this is a propeitary secret of yours? Would you be willing to shed some light?
or would you do this for a fee?

rao
03-07-2011, 04:19 PM
It needs to be re-coded.

Tripleapex
03-07-2011, 10:50 PM
do you mean like..
1. Press and hold trip reset button.

2. Still holding that button, insert the key.

3. When the display shows ' 01._ _ ', let go of the button.

4. Without waiting, quickly tap the button one time, ' 02._ _ KI TEST ' should appear.

4.1. But if you were too slow, it will display ' 01.00 ' instead. Don't worry, just hold the button until it shows as in 3.

5. When the display shows as in 4., hold the button for 1 second and then release, you'll see ' 02.00 '.

6. Tap it one time.

7. ???

? found this on the net to reset it

Tripleapex
03-07-2011, 11:00 PM
Sorry what you mean is i have to find out what protocol the cluster uses? ie
k-line, iso, or the such and convert it to run on the signal the ecm puts out?
sorry can't wrap my head around how i would go accomplishing this.

merim123
03-08-2011, 12:32 AM
let me ask the question that hasn't been asked yet. since you bought a 98, and you are in illinois, what are you doing about emissions?

jmilz28
03-09-2011, 11:52 PM
let me ask the question that hasn't been asked yet. since you bought a 98, and you are in illinois, what are you doing about emissions?

My guess is it's like other OBDII inspections - plug in and pass or fail. It does have cats, factory exhaust, and no bling at all, so it's really not going to raise any suspicions...

merim123
03-10-2011, 12:04 AM
My guess is it's like other OBDII inspections - plug in and pass or fail. It does have cats, factory exhaust, and no bling at all, so it's really not going to raise any suspicions...

they read the vin of the car so he'd have to have that too then? i didn't know you can assign a different manufacturer to a LS PCM.

jmilz28
03-10-2011, 10:31 AM
they read the vin of the car so he'd have to have that too then? i didn't know you can assign a different manufacturer to a LS PCM.

I'm not certain they read or pay attention to the VIN on inspection, at least within the computer, only that it passes all the tests. When I was in the biz, when in doubt, the VIN was verified on the windshield not within the machine. I DO know HPTuners can easily change VINs and my guess is it wouldn't care what manufacturer the VIN was assigned to, only that it has the proper number of digits. Now I'm really curious...

rao
03-15-2011, 12:07 PM
The car is OBDII compliant and legal. It has passed its required emission test.

gnx7
04-07-2011, 02:11 PM
It's spring time.... has IL thawed out yet... so that you can take this car to the strip to see some times?

Wondering if it is faster than the current V10 M5 :usa:

rao
04-07-2011, 02:14 PM
The summer tires are going on this weekend :)

My guess is that it will run mid 15's at around 85 mph ;)

rao
04-20-2011, 02:49 PM
Dyno results - still some work to be done on the tune, but all in all not bad :)



http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/9941/20110420dynopull1.jpg (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/20110420dynopull1.jpg/)

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/7832/20110420100544917.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/20110420100544917.jpg/)

For the video hounds (no the guy in the car is not me) the car is very quiet until you open it up ;) - YouTube - 2011-04-20 - At the Dyno (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5XMRH0U-Ek)

Project GatTagO
04-20-2011, 03:03 PM
Rob,

Let me know when you are ready to sell this car. Ill be ready for a new daily driver in about 18 months :-)

Andrew

owen v8litew8
05-05-2011, 12:04 PM
holy crap that is NUTSO!

awesome power in that lux-o-cruiser, how does it hook up and can you make it get all squirely easy enough or too easy?

wow man what a creation, I love it!
I wish I had the cashola to do this to a touring model (wagon) so I could haul the kids around and still dorifto at will.
but the IS300 is looking like a less-costly platform to maintain and maybe I can find a sportcross wagon if I'm lucky.

rock on rao!

gnx7
05-06-2011, 06:26 PM
awesome! Love this swap. I did the e39 body style.... but not the price tag the M5's command.

This is just the ticket. 575rwtq at 2500rpm.... wow.

Why not rev it to 6500rpm+? It looked like the HP was still climbing steadily.

rao
05-07-2011, 05:58 PM
holy crap that is NUTSO!

awesome power in that lux-o-cruiser, how does it hook up and can you make it get all squirely easy enough or too easy?

wow man what a creation, I love it!
I wish I had the cashola to do this to a touring model (wagon) so I could haul the kids around and still dorifto at will.
but the IS300 is looking like a less-costly platform to maintain and maybe I can find a sportcross wagon if I'm lucky.

rock on rao!

It actually hooks up pretty well on the street, but you need to be sure you now where you are headed when you floor it ;)

I have driven it in most weather conditions (I have a set of snow tires for it :eek:) and it is pretty predictable.



awesome! Love this swap. I did the e39 body style.... but not the price tag the M5's command.

This is just the ticket. 575rwtq at 2500rpm.... wow.

Why not rev it to 6500rpm+? It looked like the HP was still climbing steadily.

The rev limiter is set at 6500, the shop that did the dyno was being conservative which is fine with me. I suppose I could add another 50 hp or so and run it out to 6500 on the dyno, but I am not all that concerned with the absolute numbers. In the real world, shifting at 6000 is works out just fine :)

tonytone4143
05-09-2011, 07:50 PM
very nice!! rob

Euphoric
05-24-2011, 02:21 AM
those numbers are amazing! what a sleeper. excellent swap.

rao
06-07-2011, 03:17 PM
Did some logging today (this is the first real time the temps have been hot since I installed the supercharger setup) . Ambient temps of 95+ with high humidity (not that it matters to the car), cruising intake air temps were in the 120s and coolant temps stable in the 200-210 range (which is under where the fans come on), so the intercooler is adequate and all in all it is good news. All of this was with the AC on :)

merim123
06-07-2011, 08:04 PM
that is impressive, especially in today's nasty heat

AmericanMuscle313
06-09-2011, 02:28 PM
Will you elaborate on how you got the A/C system to work? Did you end up using the bmw a/c compressor or GM unit in the stock location?

rao
06-09-2011, 04:05 PM
F-Body compressor in the stock location run by the GM computer.

mujjuman
06-12-2011, 11:16 PM
wow!!! i want someone to do this to my BMW!!! minus the S/C
just the swap would be cool!!!

bikealarmblair
06-13-2011, 06:48 PM
I'd like to know more about how you have got the tacho & coolant guages to work, I know you have said a few times the cluster needs to be recoded but how?
Does the PCM you are using have can bus or have you managed to conect conventional outputs to the cluster??

I'm outting an 04 LS1 into an E46 325ci & would really like to sort the guages

Blair

One Bad Duramax
10-26-2011, 02:02 AM
The instrument panel is fixed, the CAN BUS finally gave up its secrets :D

Pardon the video quality:

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1508/file22197m.mp4.frm.jpg (http://img684.imageshack.us/my.php?image=file22197m.mp4)

could you pm what wires you used to connect the coolant rpm and MPH :)
going to start an e31 bmw ls build soon

jakeb
11-22-2011, 09:56 PM
Excellent swap...I am about to start an e28 swap.

barkerpa3466
01-01-2012, 02:58 PM
Hey rao
Nice build :drool:
I am thinking of doing the same swap (starting a family and I don't want the standard baby hauler.)

Anyway I was wondering if you have any pictures of the engine and tranny mounts in and out of the car.

Thanks

Thumper28
04-07-2012, 09:18 AM
I'm sorry if I missed this in the thread but have you taken it out to the track yet? Any 1/4 mile times to share?

rao
09-29-2012, 06:51 PM
The car keeps rolling along with some maintenance but nothing major.

I took it to LS Fest in Bowling Green and received this nice surprise in the mail today:

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2199/20120929171105477.jpg (http://img6.imageshack.us/i/20120929171105477.jpg/)

mikezohsix
09-30-2012, 07:55 PM
The car keeps rolling along with some maintenance but nothing major.

I took it to LS Fest in Bowling Green and received this nice surprise in the mail today:

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2199/20120929171105477.jpg (http://img6.imageshack.us/i/20120929171105477.jpg/)

Having done a unique swap myself, I know how important it can be to have someone recognize the engineering as well as the blood and sweat that goes into a swap like this. Congradulations!

rao
10-15-2012, 05:10 PM
I changed my intake set-up. I went to a 102 mm throttle body and a 4" intake tube, up from a 90mm and a 3.25" or so intake tube (the original Magnacharger plastic tube gets pretty narrow). People told me it was too restrictive for a 402 setup running 11 psi of boost and I have to say they are correct :) The change in throttle response is pretty material. I still have to finish cleaning up the tune, but all in all it was a great move. It was worth the time and effort.

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6449/20121012161325902.jpg (http://img5.imageshack.us/i/20121012161325902.jpg/)


http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/149/20121013131142449.jpg (http://img339.imageshack.us/i/20121013131142449.jpg/)

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/4155/20121013133333678.jpg (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/20121013133333678.jpg/)


http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7649/20121013133306258.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/i/20121013133306258.jpg/)

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/3108/20121011163245706.jpg (http://img801.imageshack.us/i/20121011163245706.jpg/)

Tjabo
12-14-2012, 07:05 PM
Beautiful project Rob, it's appropriate that you were awarded for your efforts with this!

Have you given any thought to whether the truck intake and accessories would fit under the stock 540i hood?

Do you think the A/C control might be easier to tackle on a '97? I've heard that up through June, '97 (or somewhere around there) they have less reliance on the CAN bus......?

Also, regarding your aborted plans for a turbo setup, did you give any thought to a front mount system that would allow for gravity drain, or was it apparent that it would be really difficult to fit all of the plumbing?

Thanks in advance for anything you can comment on!

rao
12-14-2012, 07:53 PM
I am not sure if a truck intake would fit. The problem is going to be at the throttle body, there is plenty of space at the firewall end.

It turns out that the model year will make no difference for the AC or instrument cluster.

You could fit the plumbing for a top mount turbo, I decided I didn't want to go that route.

Tjabo
12-14-2012, 08:06 PM
Thanks Rob!

I take it then that if the throttle body would clear the hood that you would expect the other accessories to also fit okay? I guess in addition to the alternator sitting up high the accessories all sit out another inch or so to the front.

I kind of like the idea of having the alternator up there where you probably wouldn't run turbo setup plumbing, so if it all fit under the hood that might be a nice deal. Do you think the reduced clearance to the front would cause any big problems?

rao
12-14-2012, 08:11 PM
I'm not familiar enough with the truck accessories to know for sure.

mapleridge
12-16-2012, 02:03 AM
wow. amazing. BMW + LS power. So perfect. My dream for my E90.

rao
02-05-2013, 09:05 AM
A little update since it has been a while.

Well my plan has worked. I figured that having three full sets of wheels with snow tires would keep the snow away and it has worked :) We have had plenty of cold temps but not a lot of snow.

This is the most snow we have seen this season so far:

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7148/20130203105615.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/20130203105615.jpg/)

I also installed a set of 60 lb injectors, my new air intake system took me past the limits of my ls9 inectectors :)

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4069/2013125newinjectors.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/i/2013125newinjectors.jpg/)

cprmn14
02-05-2013, 09:31 AM
Awesome swap man!

ThumperNC24
03-01-2013, 03:15 AM
Man, whenever you get tired of this one...

Amazing car.

rao
03-01-2013, 08:49 AM
For enough money I can get tired very easily :)

SWAGON
03-01-2013, 10:30 AM
You don't want this car. It's slow. I saw this car get taken out at the light by a stock EX civic the other day :D I would guess it's b/c of his 3.15 gearing.

97camaroguy
03-01-2013, 10:28 PM
You don't want this car. It's slow. I saw this car get taken out at the light by a stock EX civic the other day :D I would guess it's b/c of his 3.15 gearing.

I highly doubt that...

rao
03-02-2013, 06:47 AM
It's an inside joke from another forum.

97camaroguy
03-02-2013, 12:26 PM
cool story

rao
03-06-2013, 11:51 AM
Well my plan has worked. I figured that having three full sets of wheels with snow tires would keep the snow away and it has worked :) We have had plenty of cold temps but not a lot of snow.



Well I spoke a little too soon. Since that post we have had 5+ inches of snow three times, concluding with around 10 inches of snow yesterday. The good news is that with a late season snow the temps are pretty warm so the roads are cleared pretty quickly around here.

I didn't get any pics during the latest storm, but here are some from the day after.

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/249/20130306102559.jpg (http://img836.imageshack.us/i/20130306102559.jpg/)


http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/7199/20130306102616.jpg (http://img594.imageshack.us/i/20130306102616.jpg/)

rathersmart
03-06-2013, 10:27 PM
Very nice!!

rao
03-31-2013, 05:54 PM
Well the car made it through it's third LS powered winter :chug: and it is not the worse for wear :)

I did collect a nice big chip on the rear bumper.

Looks pretty much the same as it did the day I bought it.

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7722/20130331140621.jpg (http://img839.imageshack.us/i/20130331140621.jpg/)

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/7711/20130331140524.jpg (http://img818.imageshack.us/i/20130331140524.jpg/)

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/8150/20130331140541.jpg (http://img844.imageshack.us/i/20130331140541.jpg/)

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/6037/20130331140636.jpg (http://img838.imageshack.us/i/20130331140636.jpg/)




I did some routine maintenance over the winter (basically a new front suspension and steering parts and some odds and ends.

One of my ac lines had a very slow leak - it took 3 months for the leak to reveal itself so I made up a new line.

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/6726/20130331081953.jpg (http://img560.imageshack.us/i/20130331081953.jpg/)

The car is back on its summer wheels, the winter floor mats are out and it is ready for the nicer weather :)

pitbull14218
04-03-2013, 09:26 PM
Any pics of the engine mounts? Custom made?

vazfx16
04-03-2013, 09:48 PM
Very nice. Could you give some information on how you made you ac hoses?
This is one of the areas that I need to resolve with my swap.

rao
04-03-2013, 10:09 PM
Any pics of the engine mounts? Custom made?

Custom made out of 3/8" steel plate with lots of gussets - way overkill :)

People now make mount kits for both the 6 cylinder cars and the 8 cylinder cars.

Very nice. Could you give some information on how you made you ac hoses?
This is one of the areas that I need to resolve with my swap.

You just need the parts and the crimping tool. The trickiest part os the LS1 specific valve for the pressure switch - there is a thread on here with the details from a few swaps ago :)

vazfx16
04-07-2013, 04:49 PM
...
You just need the parts and the crimping tool. The trickiest part os the LS1 specific valve for the pressure switch - there is a thread on here with the details from a few swaps ago :)

Thanks for the info

rao
08-09-2013, 01:50 PM
Rebuilt the transmission:

http://ls1tech.com/forums/manual-transmission/1667836-t56-rebuild-pic-heavy.html#post17605036

rao
08-21-2013, 03:05 PM
Time for AC performance check. Maybe not high performance, but definitely daily driver performance :)

Not the hottest day of the year, but it is upper 80's and high humidity today (Weather Bug says it is 89 with a 66 dew point and an air quality alert :eek:), and I happened to have my thermometer with me so I decided to check out how my AC is doing, turns out it is doing pretty well :)

With the temp set to max AC it gets pretty cold....

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/4566/ldy6.jpg (http://img841.imageshack.us/i/ldy6.jpg/)


http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/8369/tdro.jpg (http://img849.imageshack.us/i/tdro.jpg/)

vazfx16
08-21-2013, 06:56 PM
I think you are just showing off now.
LOL

brewster240
08-21-2013, 09:14 PM
13 is way below operating temp of an ac system.

rao
11-07-2013, 05:40 PM
Put the winter floor mats and witner wheels on for winter #4 :)

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/7658/lvaf.jpg (http://img819.imageshack.us/i/lvaf.jpg/)

rao
12-21-2013, 08:56 PM
T56 with a Viper mainshaft installed - http://ls1tech.com/forums/manual-transmission/1667836-t56-rebuild-pic-heavy.html#post17900889

rao
01-02-2014, 05:18 PM
Snow

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/4214/wqlz.jpg (http://img823.imageshack.us/i/wqlz.jpg/)

rao
01-06-2014, 01:50 PM
We got another 10-12 inches of snow and then the cold rolled in

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6451/sn1v.jpg (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/sn1v.jpg/)

rao
03-17-2014, 02:23 PM
Put just under 2000 miles on the car this weekend on a trip to the Baltimore area :D.

Went to the M5 Graveyard nearby:

At Cars and Coffee somewhere near Baltimore:


http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/189/dtp8.jpg (http://img43.imageshack.us/i/dtp8.jpg/)

At the M5 Graveyard:

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2861/c4ed.jpg (http://img21.imageshack.us/i/c4ed.jpg/)

Traveling through the winter in style :) :

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8484/lnou.jpg (http://img594.imageshack.us/i/lnou.jpg/)

mapleridge
03-27-2014, 03:57 AM
Who makes parts for the e39 swap now?

gnx7
03-27-2014, 11:34 AM
I have a set of e39 engine/trans mounts made by the guy in Oregon for sale.
My project ended up getting parted out and I'm full steam ahead on a '69 Chevelle.

mikesanto70
04-14-2014, 01:33 PM
Put just under 2000 miles on the car this weekend on a trip to the Baltimore area :D.

Went to the M5 Graveyard nearby:

At Cars and Coffee somewhere near Baltimore:


http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/189/dtp8.jpg (http://img43.imageshack.us/i/dtp8.jpg/)

At the M5 Graveyard:

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2861/c4ed.jpg (http://img21.imageshack.us/i/c4ed.jpg/)

Traveling through the winter in style :) :

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8484/lnou.jpg (http://img594.imageshack.us/i/lnou.jpg/)


I read that when doing an LS Swap on an E39, its best to go with a 528-530 because of something to do with the steering box clearance with the 6cyl cars as opposed to the V8 cars? Did you hear or see or run into that at all? considering this swap or E36 swap!!!

rao
04-14-2014, 02:19 PM
See post #53 in this thread. http://ls1tech.com/forums/14398568-post53.html


The 6 cylinder and 8 cylinder cars have completely different front subframes, front suspensions and steering.

mapleridge
04-23-2014, 01:57 AM
I went through this entire thread for the 3rd or so time now. In addition to the pm I sent, I have some questions. I am doing the e38 swap and for the record the mounts are the same as the e39 and in general it should not be much different than your swap. My questions are the following if you could help.


What pedal assemblies did you use to do the manual swap
what radiator are you running
do you think the steering linkage from a I6 can be used with the v8 subframe to get more manifold clearance?
did you test other manifolds for fit after choosing the 98 camaro set


I'd appreciate any insight you could provide.

rao
04-23-2014, 08:19 AM
I recommend starting a thread on Bimmerforums if you want folks with specific BMW swap experience to see it.

To answer your questions:

1. As I said in my PM, I am using the clutch and brake pedals from a manual e39
2. I am using s stock replacement 8 cylinder e39 radiator
3. It is not possible - you would need to change the entire front subframe and suspension to the 6 cylinder style to use the 6 cylinder rack and pinion steering set up.
4. There are no stock or aftermarket manifolds that will fit without modification.

mapleridge
04-23-2014, 10:41 AM
I recommend starting a thread on Bimmerforums if you want folks with specific BMW swap experience to see it.

To answer your questions:

1. As I said in my PM, I am using the clutch and brake pedals from a manual e39
2. I am using s stock replacement 8 cylinder e39 radiator
3. It is not possible - you would need to change the entire front subframe and suspension to the 6 cylinder style to use the 6 cylinder rack and pinion steering set up.
4. There are no stock or aftermarket manifolds that will fit without modification.

Thanks. That helps a lot. Last question for now. For point 4, by modification do you mean just cutting the lower flange and welding pipes in to clear the necessary areas? A lot of 2010 camaro ss manifolds look like they would fit the bill because they seem to hug the block and dump straight back like you suggested. The lower flange would be the problem from what I could see.

LQ4-E39
04-23-2014, 11:01 AM
I used a set of stock 1st gen CTS-V manifolds with no modification, but then again I made my own mounts, which probably sit a bit differently than the off the shelf mounts. It would put you in the ballpark though. Of course you have to fab up "intermediate pipes" that go from the flange of the CTS-V manifold, around the bellhousing, and down to the area where the stock exhaust bolts up.

my setup:
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/72453_10101002686904358_1405273362_n.jpg

there was a user on bimmerforums that milled the milled down the flanges of some 2010 Camaro manifolds so that they'd hug the block a bit closer.

mapleridge
04-23-2014, 09:56 PM
Thanks Norg. There are some nice offerings for the camaro ss at decent prices. If you have a link to that thread please pass it on. I will look into those headers when the time is right. I am planning to run the steel bellhousing for the t56 so I will have to see how that affects things. Lastly, I am thinking of getting dirty dingo adjustable mounts so I can have some slack to move things around a bit.

rao
08-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Update time.

I met up with user Thaniel over at Bimmerforums earlier in the summer and he showed me some of the really cool stuff he has been working on with the BMW CAN bus system. Check out his thread here with lots of details: E46 Can bus project. (http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1887229-E46-Can-bus-project) - he has done an amazing job of reverse engineering the BMW CAN bus system which opens the door to a lot of swap possibilities :D

With his guidance I was able to read the car's bus directly and use the switch on the HVAC controls to operate the AC compressor in my car, a small but meaningful victory. Not much to show here since the HVAC controls look stock, but here is a pick of the Arduino board and components that work behind the scenes to produce the magic:

http://i58.tinypic.com/244o21l.jpg

Next I decided to build a new exhaust for the car. I was very interested in the Dynomax VT Mufflers. You see a lot of complaints about them online but the concept was compelling so I decided to give it a shot. They have a 90 day refund policy and a lifetime warranty so if I do have troubles I expect hem to take care of it. I also built the exhaust so the muffler is easily removable and if the VT doesn't work out there are lots of other options that I can easily install in its place. I will say though that so far I am very happy with the way it turned out. It is a little louder than it was but not loud at all, there is still more engine and induction noise than exhaust. The system is all 304 stainless (except for the cats and muffler which are 409) with v-bands like the old one and it is 2.5" until the merge than 3" to the muffler.

On to the pics...

Who says you need a lift?

http://i60.tinypic.com/154di0j.jpg

In process:

http://i60.tinypic.com/2j5eyiv.jpg
Old vs. new

http://i60.tinypic.com/2w3nmtf.jpg

Side view:

http://i60.tinypic.com/jqhw0l.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/2q1v47m.jpg

Finished:

http://i57.tinypic.com/mwzfo0.jpg

mapleridge
08-27-2014, 12:24 AM
nice. thanks for the update.

rao
09-27-2014, 11:21 AM
4.5 years of swapped fun :)

Out in the wilds of Illinois:


http://i59.tinypic.com/20krdj6.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/2epu4wp.jpg

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Project GatTagO
09-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Rob,

I need a new daily driver...Surely you're ready to do another build...

Andrew

rao
09-27-2014, 12:05 PM
Rob,

I need a new daily driver...Surely you're ready to do another build...

Andrew

Bring the right sized pile of cash and you can drive it home :)

rao
11-29-2014, 03:50 PM
Supercharger upgrade time:

http://ls1tech.com/forums/forced-induction/1759659-gto-magnacharger-tvs1900-tvs2300-upgrade.html#post18548964

Project GatTagO
11-29-2014, 04:26 PM
Supercharger upgrade time:

http://ls1tech.com/forums/forced-induction/1759659-gto-magnacharger-tvs1900-tvs2300-upgrade.html#post18548964

So nice of you to add power to my next car :-) What are you doing with the old blower?

Andrew

rao
11-30-2014, 08:17 AM
So nice of you to add power to my next car :-) What are you doing with the old blower?

Andrew


All talk, no cash :rotflmao:

I plan on selling the TVS1900 head unit.