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      11-02-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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E36 w/ Corvette V8

I know... not my taste either, but I came accross this local who squeezed a 'vette engine into his matte-black E36. You should hear that thing growl... pretty funny!
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LS1's don't belong in BMW's. At LEAST throw an LS2 in there.
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      11-02-2006, 08:01 PM   #5
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Why?? why not put an M3 engine or something. That conversion just does not seem right to me
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hah i wonder what the 0-60 hes gettin on that lil car?
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wouldn't that engine totally throw off the 50/50 balance? probably plows through the corners now
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Recently while at Lime Rock (CT), I saw a Porsche 944 with a V8 squeezed under the hood. Even though it seems totally wrong to put an engine like that in a car originally equipped with an inline-4, the sound and the power were AMAZING!

There were a lot of PCA members at the track that day, and with the exception of the Carrera GT, it was one of the best sounding cars of the day.
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Not a bad concept if you think about it...Raw AMERICAN horsepower with German Refinement...all it needs now is Japanese reliability...
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i love that matte black paint, was actually considering if i wanna do that to my e90
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even though its american german hybrid (DO NOT mix) i cant say its slow!
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another: http://www.vorshlag.com/ls1bmw0.php
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There's a few of those running around town, one is the owner of Tunerworks, another has a 4door with full Reiger WB. Both cars are hella fast! But IMO, I think they should have stayed with German Engineering...
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Crazy.... Good job fitting that V8 into the car.

Personally I prefer the E90 with a S85 V10 engine though..

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Wow these are popping up everywhere. I have seen videos of the E36's with the LS1! Great sound... Apparently the Aluminum LS1 is not heavier than the stock motor so weight balance is not a problem....

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hmmmmmmmmm, not a bad idea (considering it's a E36), if it's an E90 though, i would disagree a little...

i'm with shady90 except for the Japanese part

there's a guy here who put a 1J engine (old supra engine with turbo) on E36, i think that's ridicoulas, but he says all i wanted was power

anyway he sold that car for $1000
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I uploaded a short video clip... if you listen at the very end (turn up your speakers for this one) you can hear the unmistakeable V8 sound.

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def sounds like a vette when taking off!
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the matte-black paint has to go.
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dont ever do it. I know you have better taste than that.
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yea, i'm def not a fan of matte black paint. it makes the car look like it just has primer.
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Wow...now that's different.
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