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Old 07-30-2017, 01:46 AM
evanmccallister evanmccallister is offline
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2000 528i to M5 conversion?

I have recently picked up a 2000 528i and was wondering if it would be possible to convert to an M5? Any feedback is appreciated.

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Old 08-01-2017, 08:30 PM
gcodori gcodori is offline
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Many people have done the LS swap, but it's easier to start with a 540.

Plenty of motor mount kits out there.

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Old 08-04-2018, 02:41 PM
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I would go with an M3 engine from that era, it would be a lot easier. Better yet, get a rebuilt tuner M3 engine with HP/Torque in the realm of the E39 M5 V8... M5 Light???

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