Thread: s54 vs n52
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      09-17-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
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Drives: 130i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: QLD, Australia

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Originally Posted by TroyDeJ View Post
your swaping an n54? please keep us posted on how thats going, but why do it if you can sell your car and get a 335 for the price of the swap?
i bought my 130i for $31k in november on a personal loan, it's worth $25k if i'm lucky now (still $28kish on loan, bad interest rate, gotta refinance) and it has a bit of damage hit a feral cat etc. lol

if i want a BSM 135i in manual with decent kilometers, decent condition paint, sunroof/rear PDC (same options i have all around) it'll be MAYBE $45k if i'm lucky (plus on road costs.. tax etc.), likely $50k+ (especially if i don't want to go interstate)

and there's only 12 manual 335's (over 100 step) in australia

and they're all E92/E93, i'm a fan of E90 3ers lol

cheapest man 335i is 41k at 115,000km

all others are 55+

i can get the motor and all accessories (turbo etc) for $3.5k, then i just need a HPFP, gearbox bellhousing adapter plate, stock exhaust/dp's and intercooler/piping (2nd hand, cheap as) and a workshop to install, wire, and code for manual, and i'll get it reconditioned for about $1k. i'm hoping <10k installed pretty easily, all going smoothly

definitely going to keep everyone posted

Originally Posted by andrey_gta View Post
i think in Australia n54 engined cars cost much higher...

Plus he has a e87 hatch, that should be a fun result
unfortunately, yes haha

and yeah, there's only a couple of N54 E87's in the world as far as i can tell