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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-20-2011, 03:14 PM
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Question engine swap

i would like to do one. i was thinking of the ls swap or an m3 3.0 or 3.2. the ls would be cheap to upgrade and what not but how hard would the actual swap be? anyone done any swaps or any input?
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:18 PM
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Vorshlag LS1 Swap

Ford 5.0L Swap

It's much easier to swap in an S50 or S52, but you won't make the same kind of power. If you want buckets of power and a reliable, lightweight package, the all-aluminum LS swap is the way to go. It's also the most expensive by a long shot.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:51 PM
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yea the s50 s52 is not that bad...2 weekends worth of work
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