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    • Successfully Completed S62 V8 into E30 Swap

      This project was done by a user by the name of glenn-b from the UK. This is apparently his second swap. The car is also a beautiful Warsteiner racing M3 replica. The tuning was done utilizing the factory ECU. We await more details from the owner but in the mean time, bask in the awesomeness.









      This article was originally published in forum thread: Successfully Completed S62 V8 into E30 Swap started by Sticky View original post
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      1. maponterios's Avatar
        maponterios -
        Yickes. Sounds like a lot of weight difference. I would hate to upset the weight balance that much. After all, this is the main reason why E30 M3's where so successful. Weight balance is amazing.

        Do you guys know of anyone racing this configuration? Either way, i can expect the car to be....well...tail happy with that power Click here to enlarge But, maybe someone has figured out a way.

        Moving the engine towards the rear seems like a nightmare. Don't know. Seems like S14+turbo may be the way to go. After all, adding a turbo and cooling systems will be a LOT less weight than the S62? But then again.....reliability.

        OPTIONS OPTIONS!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maponterios Click here to enlarge
        Moving the engine towards the rear seems like a nightmare. Don't know. Seems like S14+turbo may be the way to go. After all, adding a turbo and cooling systems will be a LOT less weight than the S62? But then again.....reliability.

        OPTIONS OPTIONS!
        An S14 turbo makes a lot more sense than swapping in an S62 IMO.
      1. s62's Avatar
        s62 -
        If you want to race then maybe a S50B32 or S54 might be a better choice.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maponterios Click here to enlarge
        Yickes. Sounds like a lot of weight difference. I would hate to upset the weight balance that much. After all, this is the main reason why E30 M3's where so successful. Weight balance is amazing.

        Do you guys know of anyone racing this configuration? Either way, i can expect the car to be....well...tail happy with that power Click here to enlarge But, maybe someone has figured out a way.

        Moving the engine towards the rear seems like a nightmare. Don't know. Seems like S14+turbo may be the way to go. After all, adding a turbo and cooling systems will be a LOT less weight than the S62? But then again.....reliability.

        OPTIONS OPTIONS!
        a friend of mine swapped a S38B38 in an E30 M3, the swap is so sweet. the sound of S38 with alpha-N setup is better than anything.
        it's a heavy engine ( 150 kg ), but N/A with the right mods it makes the same power as S62 plus it's a lot cheaper and anyone can tune it.
        adding E39 Diff with LSD in the back is a must, and with that you will add some weight on back which keeps the weight distribution near as perfect.
      1. angelic0-'s Avatar
        angelic0- -
        For a race configuration i would have chosen a S42B20 Click here to enlarge

        Or simply a supercharged LS7 Click here to enlarge
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        LS7 isn't really meant to be FI. LS3 suits better with a SC.
      1. angelic0-'s Avatar
        angelic0- -
        ZR1 has a LS9 SC, and the CTS-V Cadillac aswell Click here to enlarge i was referring to the LS9 and not the LS7, sorry...

        620hp, can't say no to that Click here to enlarge
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Nice project! Would have done this forever ago but car would never pass inspection Click here to enlarge
      1. GranTurismo's Avatar
        GranTurismo -
        E Thir-ty! E Thir-ty! E Thir-ty!