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      03-20-2019, 03:16 PM   #23
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3L straight six is a totally different animal to the S65. S65 is my favourite engine from BMW, but I wouldn't really want to own one at this time I think.
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Also, E9x M3 is too big. Now. S65 in a 1er, you're singing my song.
I have a little car, a Honda S2000 which I'm keeping. The bigness and luxury of the E90 has its pluses for days when I want that. Most days I drive the S2000.

Someone did put an S65 in an E82.
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      03-21-2019, 03:01 PM   #24
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I can't wait until I can say that. I'm slowly getting there. Rear diff done, tune ordered from BPC for my 3SI to go on.....then I will do my headers and tune upgrade.

Lastly have my Milvs here, but I will probably drive to BPC and have them do the install and knock out the VCG for preventative maintenance....then let them do a custom dyno tune.

I bet your car is night and day different between stock and FBO!
Very soon for you!

I need to do suspension now, I got springs&shocks but not control arms/sway bars etc.

You'll LOVE how the car will continue to transform. Each mod will have you saying "why wasn't it like this from factory?"

Biggest thing I noticed when I drive my friend's car (now it isn't stock, 3IM + Euro IAT/tune) was the power for the stock car felt very linear, while my car I felt I built more power the closer I got to redline (which makes sense with the headers scavenging and MILVS increasing lift as a % rather than fixed amount)
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      03-21-2019, 03:27 PM   #25
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Do you have a build thread or list of mods?
Suspension
- Koni Yellow SA shocks
- H&R sport springs
- dinan camber plates
- M3 front control/arms up front
- Whiteline RSFB inserts in rear

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- 3 stage intake
- AA tune
- Modded stock airbox with updated elbow pipe
- BMW PE

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- Blackline tail lights
- smoked 3rd brake light overlay

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      03-22-2019, 06:00 AM   #26
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Very soon for you!

I need to do suspension now, I got springs&shocks but not control arms/sway bars etc.

You'll LOVE how the car will continue to transform. Each mod will have you saying "why wasn't it like this from factory?"

Biggest thing I noticed when I drive my friend's car (now it isn't stock, 3IM + Euro IAT/tune) was the power for the stock car felt very linear, while my car I felt I built more power the closer I got to redline (which makes sense with the headers scavenging and MILVS increasing lift as a % rather than fixed amount)

Sounds right up my alley! It also makes sense as you probably ended up making about an additional 40hp/20tq to the wheels. That coupled with the steeper gears makes for a nice feel I bet.

Don't know if I seen you mention it, but we're your MILVS part of the 1st batch.....or the 2nd run where he increased the lift?

I got my wheels finally put on yesterday. Between what I've read on the net for stock wheels with the tires I had....I should see about 40+lbs of rotational weight savings.

Plus my car came with the M Suspension....so I like the ride height. So I installed an M3 front swaybar yesterday. I think after that I will do soild bushings in the sub-frame....and call it a day.
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      03-22-2019, 08:33 AM   #27
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Sounds right up my alley! It also makes sense as you probably ended up making about an additional 40hp/20tq to the wheels. That coupled with the steeper gears makes for a nice feel I bet.

Don't know if I seen you mention it, but we're your MILVS part of the 1st batch.....or the 2nd run where he increased the lift?

I got my wheels finally put on yesterday. Between what I've read on the net for stock wheels with the tires I had....I should see about 40+lbs of rotational weight savings.

Plus my car came with the M Suspension....so I like the ride height. So I installed an M3 front swaybar yesterday. I think after that I will do soild bushings in the sub-frame....and call it a day.
Solid subframe bushings are a FANTASTIC way to go. I like my Condor Speed Shop UHMW bushings (delrin/nylon). Easy to install once you've taken out the stock bushings (rent the tool from hpashop.com). No change in NVH, with a vast improvement in overall handling cohesiveness. I do regret changing the diff bushings, though, it's woefully noisy. I'd do a lockdown bracket instead if I were to do it again.

I want stock-like ride height so I don't have to drive in fear of scraping, bottoming-out, etc. It looks great while low, but my car isn't even remotely about looks It's all about affordable (ish) functionality. Some Ohlins coilovers are the next big item for me...

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Someone did put an S65 in an E82.
Child's play. Someone else put an S85 in an E82. There's even a supercharged V10 hatchback running around...

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      03-22-2019, 08:19 PM   #28
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Solid subframe bushings are a FANTASTIC way to go. I like my Condor Speed Shop UHMW bushings (delrin/nylon). Easy to install once you've taken out the stock bushings (rent the tool from hpashop.com). No change in NVH, with a vast improvement in overall handling cohesiveness. I do regret changing the diff bushings, though, it's woefully noisy. I'd do a lockdown bracket instead if I were to do it again.

I want stock-like ride height so I don't have to drive in fear of scraping, bottoming-out, etc. It looks great while low, but my car isn't even remotely about looks It's all about affordable (ish) functionality. Some Ohlins coilovers are the next big item for me...



Child's play. Someone else put an S85 in an E82. There's even a supercharged V10 hatchback running around...

*Maniacally laughs in rod bearings*


Thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely look into it. I know the 28mm sway bar made a nice difference on some wide sweeping curves we have near me. Turn-in feels more planted.

I think rear subframe solid bushings will be plenty for me as I like the way it sits now as you do with yours!
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      06-05-2019, 02:41 PM   #29
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Are we talking about track setup or street? I currently have a 128 and e46 M3 set up for track. The 128i has everything (suspension, 3.73 LSD, AA headers and exhaust, DISA, tune, clutch and flywheel upgrade, some M3 suspension bits, and square wheels). Probably some stuff I’m forgetting. Stock brakes.

The M3 has stock everything but a half cage and upgraded suspension. No engine work, but it is an SMG (that is what she wanted).

The 128i is a great car with low running costs. It is good for the lower run groups. But it cannot keep up with the cars and drivers in the upper run groups. HP comes pretty cheap these days. The M3 has a much better HP and TQ profile and the extra it provides over the 128 is very noticeable.

Feel wise, they weigh about the same and they are fairly close in weight distribution. The car rotated around you...as opposed to my Z4M coupe that you sit further back. I think if you put an S54 in the 128, it would feel like an e46. But the 128 is wanting for a little more HP and TQ, even with the upgrades.
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