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Hunter2 Thompson
Feb 3, 2005



Ramrod XTreme


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Hunter2 Thompson
Feb 3, 2005



Ramrod XTreme

BmwM3AF posted:

I bet it looks like a piece of old metal scrap =)

I'll be pushing easily over 500rwhp when my turbo is done.

What the gently caress is your problem, seriously? Did you not understand why you were the laughingstock of AI?

Hunter2 Thompson
Feb 3, 2005



Ramrod XTreme



No transmission or interior (besides seats) in it right now --I'm working on finally completing the 5-speed swap I started 6 months ago . It does seem to have working (full disk) brakes now though!

$100 exhaust.

Hunter2 Thompson
Feb 3, 2005



Ramrod XTreme

Mat_Drinks posted:

It warms my heard to see another goon with an e10. Especially in that color, which I've always loved (and wouldn't mind having had mine in instead of Granada Red)

Which 5 speed swap are you doing? e21? And what brake kit did you go with?

Mine came with (I think) an e21 5 speed and the aardvark rear disc kit, which if I remember correctly sources rear discs from a golf or something.

2002 pride! O=00=O

Yeah, I'm using a Getrag 245 pulled from a junkyard e21 320i. The rear brakes are a junkyard "kit" consisting of MKIV VW rear calipers, MK2/3 carriers and hardware and some brackets that I ordered from Ireland Engineering which are part of a kit. I think the rotors are MKI Rabbit front rotors. When it's running, it runs MegaSquirt II with a 318i intake manifold and some parts sourced from around the internet (02again, diyautotune). The wheels are new (to me) and required to fit the new rear brakes but I need some tires because they are totally shot.

Future plans are to just get the thing driving again (requires driveshaft + a whole lot more stuff for the 5 speed swap) and then revise my ghetto-diy throttle linkage and wiring. Eventually I'll take it to a body shop and have the minor rust straightened out and maybe get a respray before I put the interior in. Rust and paint aren't really a high priority, being in California, but I want it to look nice at some point.

Hunter2 Thompson
Feb 3, 2005



Ramrod XTreme

No turbo plans, but I won't eliminate the possibility. I did it for the technical challenge and thought it would be more reliable and efficient than carbs. My conversion was pretty standard as far as cheap 2002 MegaSquirt conversions go and was pretty close to this one: http://www.zeebuck.com/bimmers/tech...megasquirt.html

The main differences are I used MSII, EDIS for spark, a nicer missing tooth gear from a Ford Escort and a 325i throttle body.

Hunter2 Thompson fucked around with this message at 19:25 on Oct 25, 2013

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