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    ar design: E28 LSx Turbo Build

    Just picked up an E28. I've been itching to do an LSx turbo build ever since I sold my twin turbo C6 a few years back.


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    Engine removed, started working on stripping interior, insulation, and absolutely everything that is not essential. We are going to try and have this thing down to about 2500lbs.


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    WOW, Words even can't describe it how sick it is Andrew. It's gonna be a super sleeper.

    @Itsbrokeagain, this is the way to go. Screw S85 and other expensive motors.

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    I dont have S85 money, sadly. and, LSx is much, much easier. Click here to enlarge
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    This car is going to be serious business. I can feel it Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ar design Click here to enlarge
    I dont have S85 money, sadly. and, LSx is much, much easier. Click here to enlarge
    oh yeah definitely. Fitting something as wide as the S85 in there would be a massive pain the butt.
    This is the way to go.
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    This car is going to be serious business. I can feel it Click here to enlarge
    For certain.

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    I hate you andrew LOL.

    Let me know what kinda mounts you setup in the car. Planning to run AC?

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    ahhh....'Merica
    "We need to upgrade your skill before we upgrade your horsepower"

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    Gotta love domestic engines.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
    I hate you andrew LOL.

    Let me know what kinda mounts you setup in the car. Planning to run AC?
    Custom mounts. Car is getting totally gutted. So...no AC Click here to enlarge

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    Gotta love domestic engines.
    Indeed.

    Just ordered a 4 speed dogbox for it. w00t!
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    Sub'd for awesomeness. Are you doing a truck motor or an actual LS?

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    $#@! yea
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Saturday update!

    Got a bunch more insulation removed. Heat gun, scraper, and a hammer. What a pain!

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    Tex Racing 101 (G-Force GF-4A) 4 speed dog box purchased!

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    OEM LS7 Camshaft Purchased.....

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BoostAddict Click here to enlarge
    Sub'd for awesomeness. Are you doing a truck motor or an actual LS?
    For now, a tweaked 5.3. I am going to build a 406 on the side probably, as a backup.
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    Always thought the idea of an E28 with an LSX was badass, motor honestly just seems perfect for it. Twin turbo on top... damn.This is going to be epic.

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    Single turbo good sir!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ar design Click here to enlarge
    Single turbo good sir!
    Well then, this is simply tits.

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    Dry ice works well on getting insulation removed Click here to enlarge

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    Niiiice! I bet plenty of feelings will be hurt by this sleeper.. Looking forward to more about this little freak machine.
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    Got the 5.3 out of a 2003 Silverado. And cleaning up engine bay. Getting rid of the LS7 cam, probably going to go with something a bit more aggressive.

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    Update..... Got the motor apart. Regapping the top rings to .026. They are .015 currently. Bottom rings are fine, no need to re-gap. Broke one of the OEM rings, had to get a set of new ones, $49. OEM pistons were FILTHY. So much carbon. And the oil control rings were totally gummed up / frozen. Once finished re-gapping rings, installed some ARP2000 rod bolts (pre-01 motors have weak rod bolts), got a Weldon 2035 pump and a Weldon 2040 FPR off eBay. And my Tex Racing T101 showed up today! Turns out the seller DID include the shift linkage ($$$) and all I need is a shift rod. W00!


    Right now, shopping for a NASCAR triple plate clutch on eBay.




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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ar design Click here to enlarge
    Update..... Got the motor apart. Regapping the top rings to .026. They are .015 currently. Bottom rings are fine, no need to re-gap. Broke one of the OEM rings, had to get a set of new ones, $49. OEM pistons were FILTHY. So much carbon. And the oil control rings were totally gummed up / frozen. Once finished re-gapping rings, installed some ARP2000 rod bolts (pre-01 motors have weak rod bolts), got a Weldon 2035 pump and a Weldon 2040 FPR off eBay. And my Tex Racing T101 showed up today! Turns out the seller DID include the shift linkage ($$$) and all I need is a shift rod. W00!


    Right now, shopping for a NASCAR triple plate clutch on eBay.




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    Billet Alternator flip kit from LS1Brackets.com
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    Triple disk Quartermaster 7.25" clutch, NASCAR takeoff, $180 FTW!
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    Heads back from machine shop. Springs/retainers installed, decked, cleaned up, installed height checked, etc. $226.
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    Installing eBay head studs. LOL
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    Welded 10AN return fittings to the GTO pan
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    And I purchased a sweet Southbend manual lathe. Its a beast!
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    lol at the prices.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    lol at the prices.
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    $2 spark plugs? I wish. Id keep a basket full of hundreds lol

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    Hehe.... #MERICA!
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