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Old 10-06-2010, 08:53 PM
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Hey guys so this coming summer I want to do a motor swap on my 525, the m50 just isnt enough for me. Anyway, I was wondering which would be a better use of money a s50 or s38? i realize the s38 would be more expensive (by a lot) but would it be more worth it in the long run over the s50? Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:28 PM
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the s38 im thinking is the e34 m5 engine and thats a very heavy engine and ive heard takes alot of maintenance
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:59 PM
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I have a 525 it is most definitely underpowered for the weight of the car.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:04 PM
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greed but it has a lot of potential =]
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:53 AM
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:43 PM
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yeah i heard the same on the maintenance aspect of the s38 but it would be cool since I have always wanted an M5. but how much does it weigh compared to th s50? and an m70 would epic, i never thought of that. perhaps when i have two cars i could try that, maybe a m70 powered e30
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:45 PM
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ok maybe i was backwards heres a link http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=226390
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:48 PM
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awesome, thanks for the link! as they said in there 100 pounds lighter and 100 more hp, i think i will plan on th s38... now just to figure out out the little details, good thing i have lots of time before i actually pull the trigger on this.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:56 PM
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well he was wrong on that part the s50 in 2 pounds heavier than the s38
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:59 PM
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yeah i just looked that up and found that out myself, oh well the extra hp will still be fun
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For the best power to weight ratio, go turbo or supercharger on your existing engine. You can get up to 425 HP for about the same money, maybe a bit more money but it will be well worth it.
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