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    Another BMW LS swap - LS1tech members puts a GM LS1 5.7 liter V8 in an E46 BMW 3 series to make a 357ci

    These are almost becoming common, aren't they? We must say, we really like what LS1tech members are doing with these motors. From putting them into Porsche 911's to BMW 3 series', these motors seem to be finding their way into everything. We don't think that is a bad thing. Hard to beat the LS V8 series for weight, reliability, power, and cost. Check out the build pictures and videos below.

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    cool, his dash must be light up like a christmas tree
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    That's pretty awesome.

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    You guys have heard my retirement idea, right? I'm gonna sell Apex and open "The LS Shop." We'll put LS motors in EVERYTHING. BMW's, 911's, VW Buses, Go-Karts, Barstools, Outhouses.....

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Apex Speed Technology Click here to enlarge
    Outhouses
    Outhouses eh?

    BTW, see you in about 2 hours.

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    LS swaps are awesome. I considered using one for my car. A budget option is using the 5.3 liter, aluminum block engine from the SSR. You can pick up a lightly used one for $400-600. Makes 300 hp stock. With headers and cams you'll be right around 400.

    Still kind of wishing I had done that.

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    it be cool to drop one of these into my 325ci... but then again if i had the money to do that i woulda bought an m3 already
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    it be cool to drop one of these into my 325ci... but then again if i had the money to do that i woulda bought an m3 already
    Honestly, an LS swap in your 325ci would be cooler...

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    I think there are companies out there that have solved the CAN Bus issue. Giving them a fully functional dash and no check engine lights...its all in how much you want to pay and personal tastes. If no one comes out with a reasonalbly priced e46 m3 who knows what I might do. I mean one can do alot with 20,000.00

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    ol Betsy at the shop may get this kinda swap for our shop race car...stay tuned Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@AUTOCouture Click here to enlarge
    ol Betsy at the shop may get this kinda swap for our shop race car...stay tuned Click here to enlarge
    Matt any words on S85 swap into the E28?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    Matt any words on S85 swap into the E28?
    That is an expensive swap.

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    I've seen this car in the flesh, the owner lives in the same city as me.

    Here it is at a dyno day about 8 months ago:

    Alpine White 2008 6MT 335i - Cobb AP - PTF Tuned - RB Turbos - AR DPs - VRSF 3.5" exhaust - Custom FMIC - 380mm BBK F&R - BMS DCI - M3 DCT LSD - Whiteline subframe bushes - M3 Sways and rear arms - M3 wishbones - ER CP - Spec Stage 3+ clutch and steel SMFW - AST 4100 Coilovers - UUC DSSR -UUC Black tranny mounts - TMS Alu diff bushes - Forge DVs - Aquamist HFS-4 meth - Alufelgen CS7s - BMWP V1 Steering Wheel

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by idnan Click here to enlarge
    I've seen this car in the flesh, the owner lives in the same city as me.

    Here it is at a dyno day about 8 months ago:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH48LNnREOY
    What did it put down?

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    I can't remember exactly but it was in the 300s. Turned out the MAF came from a vehicle involved in a flood and was causing issues. A few month later it made 410hp at the crank on a DynoDynamics roller.

    A few more creations from the same shop:

    E36 m3 ls3 - http://www.dynotorque.co.uk/index.ph...e36-m3-ls2-v8/
    Z3 m coupe ls1 - http://www.dynotorque.co.uk/index.ph...ys-z3-m-coupe/
    Z3 m roadster 7.1 ls3 - http://www.dynotorque.co.uk/index.ph...-z3m-roadster/
    Rx7 ls3 7.0 twin turbo - http://www.dynotorque.co.uk/index.ph...win-turbo-rx7/
    Alpine White 2008 6MT 335i - Cobb AP - PTF Tuned - RB Turbos - AR DPs - VRSF 3.5" exhaust - Custom FMIC - 380mm BBK F&R - BMS DCI - M3 DCT LSD - Whiteline subframe bushes - M3 Sways and rear arms - M3 wishbones - ER CP - Spec Stage 3+ clutch and steel SMFW - AST 4100 Coilovers - UUC DSSR -UUC Black tranny mounts - TMS Alu diff bushes - Forge DVs - Aquamist HFS-4 meth - Alufelgen CS7s - BMWP V1 Steering Wheel

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    M roadster with an ls3 must be a hell of a ride.

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    What kind of ecu is this running?
    2011 335is DCT, JB4 + MHD BEF, stage 2 LPFP, e50 + 50/50 meth, FBO, MT ET Streets when needed


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    Probably stock with a LS1edit or HPtuners adjustment. You can pretty much do anything with the GM ECU's lol
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    Love it! It should get a wide body too
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    what did they do for ABS/ VDC integration? or did they get rid of all the other can bus systems?

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