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    Anyone have info on LSx powered E36's

    I have a 1994 325is thats been sitting for a good year now and have always wanted to swap in an LS1 or lS2 with a t56. You can get a ls1 or ls2 and tranny for $3-4k on ebay, so I'm sure local recking yards would be just as cheap. How much more do you think it would cost? Know any shops in California that have done the swap before?

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    lots of info on bimmerforums. vorshlag sells lots of stuff for it.

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    thanks, I'll check them out. I'm suprised its not a more popular swap. Figured at least one person on here had done it before.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmw335iguy Click here to enlarge
    I'm suprised its not a more popular swap.
    It's fairly popular and getting done more and more.

    Getting done in E46's, E36's, you name it: http://www.bimmerboost.com/content.php?1462-Another-BMW-LS-swap-LS1tech-members-puts-a-GM-LS1-5-7-liter-V8-in-an-E46-BMW-3-series-to-make-a-357ci

    another thread to check out with a company that does these: http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthread.php?354-LS-V8-swaps-into-BMW-s

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    Thanks for the links sticky. I'm hoping that I can get the swap done for less than $10k. I figure RB turbos plus level 10 tranny rebuild would easily cost me that much. And I think the LS powered e36 would be way more fun so thats where I'm heading for now. Still gunna keep my 335 though.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmw335iguy Click here to enlarge
    Thanks for the links sticky
    No prob, looks like these guys have everything you need to do it yourself: http://www.nahrods.com/

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmw335iguy Click here to enlarge
    I'm hoping that I can get the swap done for less than $10k. I figure RB turbos plus level 10 tranny rebuild would easily cost me that much.
    And be nowhere near as fun to drive Click here to enlarge

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    I've thought about how much fun it would be to put a newer ls motor in my e92....who knows maybe one day

    How does this effect emissions / state regulations?
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    I found a great sticky on motor swaps for the e36 if anyone else is interested: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1719007

    As far as smog goes mine is a 94 so its obd I. Not sure if that makes it easier or not. So I'll smog it with the stock motor, then due the ls swap and I'll have two years to find a linient smog tech.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    I've thought about how much fun it would be to put a newer ls motor in my e92....who knows maybe one day

    How does this effect emissions / state regulations?
    Don't think you are really allowed to do swaps on new cars but if it passes...

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    I think you have to be " like for like " emission level of engines....so a later gen LS should be fine
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