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    Post E30 M3 S54 and 6MT Swap

    No boost, modest hp - but awesome. This street car was built for a serious beating on the road course and skidpad.


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    Not every car needs boost. The S54 is more than enough for an E30 M3.

    What does it put down at the wheels?

    How difficult is this swap?

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    Why did this guy want to eliminate VANOS?

    Awesome engine sound btw.

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    I visited Mike & Tony last week, great shop & great guys. Really looking forward to doing some work with them! I'm actually on my way to Texas to tune an S54-powered E30 M3 right now. I love these conversions, what great cars to work on!
    Neel Vasavada
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    http://www.vacmotorsports.com/blog/3...hite-elephant/

    Summary:
    This is one of those cars that every single person on earth loves - seriously. This is not a show car. It is a close to 300k mile chassis built to be driven and driven hard -which just happens to be in nearly perfect condition Yani had us build this beast to withstand the levels of abuse he is famous for dishing out. If you see the Elephant on the skidpad, road course etc. rest assured that Yani is pushing it past 10/10ths - just the way we like our cars to be driven

    For those who do not know, Yani ran a 300hp VAC 2.5l S14 for quite a while but he wanted more. S54+6MT = more. The car is making 350+ bhp and 280ftbs. Yes, this is a far cry from our 470+hp race engines but the goal for this engine was very modest. A dead reliable and bulletproof 350hp S54 is the perfect solution for Yani’s needs.


    Notable Mods:
    VAC Built S54 – CP pistons, SP rods, Schrick cams
    VAC cable throttle conversion kit
    VAC high capacity radiator
    VAC VANOS Elimination Kit
    KMS MP25 ECU
    ZF 6MT swap
    Clutchmasters FX300
    VAC built differential
    Brembo BBK
    Ground Control suspension
    VAC S54 conversion shifter
    VAC 17″ BBS LM
    and much more…
    ps. the VAC VANOS Elimination Kit is responsible for the aggressive idle ;-)



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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Apex Speed Technology Click here to enlarge
    I visited Mike & Tony last week, great shop & great guys. Really looking forward to doing some work with them! I'm actually on my way to Texas to tune an S54-powered E30 M3 right now. I love these conversions, what great cars to work on!
    Yea man! Can't wait to get something cooking.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Why did this guy want to eliminate VANOS? Awesome engine sound btw.
    The KMS ECU does not control VANOS and he was interested in the simple and effective non VANOS solution. Without doubt, VANOS is a good thing when it can be controlled properly. Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
    http://www.vacmotorsports.com/blog/3...hite-elephant/

    Summary:
    This is one of those cars that every single person on earth loves - seriously. This is not a show car. It is a close to 300k mile chassis built to be driven and driven hard -which just happens to be in nearly perfect condition Yani had us build this beast to withstand the levels of abuse he is famous for dishing out. If you see the Elephant on the skidpad, road course etc. rest assured that Yani is pushing it past 10/10ths - just the way we like our cars to be driven

    For those who do not know, Yani ran a 300hp VAC 2.5l S14 for quite a while but he wanted more. S54+6MT = more. The car is making 350+ bhp and 280ftbs. Yes, this is a far cry from our 470+hp race engines but the goal for this engine was very modest. A dead reliable and bulletproof 350hp S54 is the perfect solution for Yani’s needs.


    Notable Mods:
    VAC Built S54 – CP pistons, SP rods, Schrick cams
    VAC cable throttle conversion kit
    VAC high capacity radiator
    VAC VANOS Elimination Kit
    KMS MP25 ECU
    ZF 6MT swap
    Clutchmasters FX300
    VAC built differential
    Brembo BBK
    Ground Control suspension
    VAC S54 conversion shifter
    VAC 17″ BBS LM
    and much more…
    ps. the VAC VANOS Elimination Kit is responsible for the aggressive idle ;-)



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    Great, great, great update!

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    Such an awesome little car!

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