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    • BimmerBoost user 930chas is having E-Shift Performance swap a Supra 2JZ-GTE into his E39 M5

      No doubt there are going to be some BMW purists who freak out when they see this. They will avert their eyes and start shouting "blasphemy" as they see the supra turbo motor in the E39 M5. Well, if you happen to see one of these "purists" acting in such a matter, please smack some sense into them. E-shift performance has done several of these swaps in to the E39 and E36 and we must say it makes a lot of sense. The BMW S62 simply has not seen the aftermarket development the 2JZ-GTE has and to get big power out of it who knows how much money it would take. This swap makes a lot of sense especially financially and the motor does not look out of place in the E39 M5 engine bay. We will be posting updates on the progress as soon we get them from 930chas. In the mean time, check out some of the work E-shift has done below.



































































































      This article was originally published in forum thread: JDM M5---Purists beware!!!!!!!!! started by 930chas View original post
      Comments 35 Comments
      1. hworang00's Avatar
        hworang00 -
        Wow...this car has blown my mind...I'm new to the whole tuning scene...but WOW...the power of a Supra and the body of a BMW...I think I'm in love...Click here to enlarge
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        I'm still in love with the 4th gen Supra styling..... fresh paint and the right rims/suspension really make that car look good, and it's easy to get the power to match.
      1. Monster135's Avatar
        Monster135 -
        One word can only be used to describe this... SICK! Who cares what BMW purists think!
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        this is ballin man, these engines barely have a limit on anything you can upgrade everysingle thing and make it even more of a beast. i'm in love with this even tho its not a bmw engine lol.

        that turbo is so sexy, it looks like my gt35 except mines not in my car... yet Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        I'm still in love with the 4th gen Supra styling..... fresh paint and the right rims/suspension really make that car look good, and it's easy to get the power to match.
        That cars styling has held up remarkably well.
      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        I fail to see the advantage of this swap vs a turbo m/s5x.

        seriously

        different though
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
        I fail to see the advantage of this swap vs a turbo m/s5x.

        seriously

        different though
        Iron block? Better aftermarket?

        The M/S5X would be lighter.

        Wonder what the cost breakdown would be.
      1. mazdaspeed6's Avatar
        mazdaspeed6 -
        A kid I went to school with had a 600+whp 93 supra... It was the wildest car I've ever been in... Wish I could own one... 2jz in the m5 is going to be mint... Glws
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mazdaspeed6 Click here to enlarge
        A kid I went to school with had a 600+whp 93 supra... It was the wildest car I've ever been in... Wish I could own one... 2jz in the m5 is going to be mint... Glws
        I've never been in a big power supra Click here to enlarge

        Would you prefer a supra or an M5 with the motor?
      1. 930chas's Avatar
        930chas -
        Supra is actullay a good bit lighter then the M5, so I am guessing the rush of acceleration is more substantial in that car. I really thought the e39s were ~3800lbs, but they are 4000lbs which is a heavy pig. I believe Supras are 3400-3500lbs.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 930chas Click here to enlarge
        Supra is actullay a good bit lighter then the M5, so I am guessing the rush of acceleration is more substantial in that car. I really thought the e39s were ~3800lbs, but they are 4000lbs which is a heavy pig. I believe Supras are 3400-3500lbs.
        Sometimes moving a heavier object though gives a different feeling. The feeling of accelerating a heavy car with a lot of power is different from a light one. Your car is going to feel insane, I'm jealous.
      1. 930chas's Avatar
        930chas -
        Haha. That is true. I think it is going to be a lot of fun.Click here to enlarge
      1. Dirt11's Avatar
        Dirt11 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 930chas Click here to enlarge
        Haha. That is true. I think it is going to be a lot of fun.Click here to enlarge
        You will not realize how fast you are actually going until you look at the speedometer ,it will fool you.
        Great project and from what I have read and seen the guys at E-SHIFT do their job well and have pride in their work.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        There is a guy on here who had an E30M3 that was being done by them...I think he just recently sold the project so he could pile more funds into the 335 LOL
      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Iron block? Better aftermarket?

        The M/S5X would be lighter.

        Wonder what the cost breakdown would be.
        the bimmer is iron and MIGHT win on cost(12k for the 2J IIRC?), assuming using the thicker head gasket method to lower compression

        don't forget about VANOS advantages for bmw

        but hot damn, look at all the room a near vertical 2J gives! Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
        the bimmer is iron and MIGHT win on cost(12k for the 2J IIRC?), assuming using the thicker head gasket method to lower compression
        The M52 was changed to aluminum? The S50, S52 being iron. So yes, some are iron.

        Thicker head gasket on the S50/S52 is certainly cost effective.
      1. 930chas's Avatar
        930chas -
        Some updated pictures from Mike. Pretty stoked. Everything is going along pretty smoothly....except for the sale of the s62. Argghhhh.

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      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        is just being used to mock up the placement? cuse that motor is disgusting LOL
      1. 930chas's Avatar
        930chas -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
        is just being used to mock up the placement? cuse that motor is disgusting LOL
        haha...yes, this is just a motor and trans being used to mark for engine mounts!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 930chas Click here to enlarge
        Some updated pictures from Mike. Pretty stoked. Everything is going along pretty smoothly....except for the sale of the s62. Argghhhh.

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        How much are you looking to get for the S62? List it up for sale here, Google picks up our for sale thread pretty well, you never know.