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    • Dinan Built 600 horsepower S62 V8 tuned by Apex Speed Technology swapped into E36 M Coupe

      This is a quite an impressive build. Dinan built the S62 V8 with the One Lap of American in mind. Dusty Renteria of Dinan was the engine builder and he used Mahle pistons, billet crank, race spec cams, and Carillo rods. BB supporting vendor Vasavada of Apex Speed Technology did the tuning on the Pectel SQ6 ECU. Claimed power is 600 horses, but only a crank dyno has been supplied.

      Specs:

      - Dinan Built race spec BMW S62
      - Custom 3 ring lightweight composite Mahle pisons
      - Race spec camshafts, billet steel crankshaft, solid lifters, velocity stacks, Carillo rods, valve springs and valve retainers
      - Dry sump side mounted on oil pan
      - Engine management and traction control via Pectel SQ6 ECU

      Transmission and final drive:

      -TR2CD racing clutch by OS Giken
      -Super Lock LSD by OS Giken

      Cooling:

      -Two Setrab SET125 oil coolers
      - Dual PAss racing spec radiator

      Weight Saving:

      - Carbon Fiber hood saving about 55 lbs
      - Carbon Fiber roof saving about 40 lbs (from the original with sunroof)
      - Carbon Fiber front bumper cover with splitter and additional cooling ducts
      - Grand-Am spec Carbon Fiber rear wing by Crawford Composites
      - Carbon Fiber front and rear quarter panels

      Chassis and Wheels

      - CCW 18x9.5 and 18x 11 wheels
      - Michelin PS2 265/35/18 and 315/30/18 tires (1 lap requires street tires)
      - Rotora 6 piston 355x32 and 4 piston 330x34 brakes
      - TC Kline Double adjustable shocks and camber plates
      - H&R swaybars
      - Ireland Engineering Subframe Bushings and rear Toe Adjusters
      - RRT front and rear subframe reinforcements




































































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      This article was originally published in forum thread: Trinity Motorsports/Apex Speed Technology/Dinan V8 in a Z3 Coupe! started by Apex Speed Technology View original post
      Comments 23 Comments
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        thanks for the post Sticky
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        thanks for the post Sticky
        No prob, it's what I do.
      1. 930chas's Avatar
        930chas -
        Words really can't describe this build. I owned a stockish m coupe for a while and that car was a blast to drive. This monster has to be off the charts fun, especially since whatever small weight increase is caused by the s62 is easily negated by the carbon fiber hood and fenders.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Sick ride.
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        I want Rusty to build me one. All I want for Christmas is to drive around and have flames shooting from my cars tailpipes! Soooo cool!!! That is a cold ride. And the S62, what an engine. Click here to enlarge
      1. jacobs323i's Avatar
        jacobs323i -
        omg this is so fing awesome! Sick work! That must have been fun to tune Neel! Click here to enlarge
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        Love the look of dry sump engines!
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        A few things. 55lbs weight savings on the hood? How much does the stock hood weigh?

        I thought the engine would sit lower than it does with a dry sump
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        A few things. 55lbs weight savings on the hood? How much does the stock hood weigh?

        I thought the engine would sit lower than it does with a dry sump
        It's still a V8 and it can only be placed so low in that nose. Looks like they fit it about as well as you can.

        55 pounds on the hood doesn't sound right, I don't know, but those are the provided specs.
      1. jacobs323i's Avatar
        jacobs323i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's still a V8 and it can only be placed so low in that nose. Looks like they fit it about as well as you can.

        55 pounds on the hood doesn't sound right, I don't know, but those are the provided specs.
        why not my stock hood weighs 70 pounds, and a good carbon hood weighs 15-20 it sounds right to me. But i have a 323i not a z3
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        that's one mean looking Z3 with a nice engine to boot
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jacobs323i Click here to enlarge
        why not my stock hood weighs 70 pounds, and a good carbon hood weighs 15-20 it sounds right to me. But i have a 323i not a z3
        I thought BMW started using aluminum heavily around that time. I know my hood is very light and carbon doesn't even save much weight.

        I really don't know, not familiar with the stock Z3 hood.
      1. Apex Speed Technology's Avatar
        Apex Speed Technology -
        It ain't over! Got track tests coming soon; stay tuned.

        Working with Dusty and the Dinan crew is a blast too. We're also doing electronics support for Inight racing, the Grand Am cup team Steve's engineering.
      1. jacobs323i's Avatar
        jacobs323i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I thought BMW started using aluminum heavily around that time. I know my hood is very light and carbon doesn't even save much weight.

        I really don't know, not familiar with the stock Z3 hood.
        Sticky your car is really new compared to mine and this one! Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jacobs323i Click here to enlarge
        Sticky your car is really new compared to mine and this one! Click here to enlarge
        True, it could just be a heavy steel hood.
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        My e30 hood weighs ~35 lbs and i forget the z3 hood is actually more like the hood and fenders in 1 so ~70 lb metal hood does seem in reach.
      1. dbmarine's Avatar
        dbmarine -
        I am interested in
      1. dbmarine's Avatar
        dbmarine -
        I am interested in having Dusty build me a 600hp S62 engine for my GT3 Ascari, what is the cost for the dinan Gt3 engine?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dbmarine Click here to enlarge
        I am interested in having Dusty build me a 600hp S62 engine for my GT3 Ascari, what is the cost for the dinan Gt3 engine?
        Oh man, likely WAY up there. Dinan doesn't list the price for that kind of custom work.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        man it would be awesome if you shared the pics of Ascari !!
        those things sound really mean