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Thread: E36 LS1 swap corner weights

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    Complete E36 LS1 swap total weight and corner weights

    For pics of the build up process, go here build pics which has links to the very beginning.
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    And the answer is ----> 3183 lbs with full interior, all fluids, ac and 1/4 tank of gas The car had not settled at all so the corner weights are probably not all that accurate but the total weight sure is. Too bad those BMW motors are so heavy....









    Exhaust "tuner style" :



    It needs some minor tweaking but it is definitely a car again



    Last edited by rao; 10-07-2008 at 04:01 PM.
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    That's so sleeper . So how do you plan on getting traction?

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    I don't
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    With some decent tires it should do fairly well. With those ancient pieces of junk it is pretty slippery , but that will be fixed soon
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    Great to see you on the street! It's inspiring to the rest of us in middle of our projects to see one driveable again.
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    That is quite amazing. I want vids!


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    I'm not much for videos but I will see what I can do. Just pretend to hear a Corvette and you will get the idea
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    amazing .. that is the best ride you can have on the streets

    get some 265/35/18 all the way around.. they can fit

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    i know this is old, but how much power are you putting down..??

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    Quote Originally Posted by inkface View Post
    amazing .. that is the best ride you can have on the streets

    get some 265/35/18 all the way around.. they can fit
    I have 265's on my m50 E30, woefully inadequate, 335's might be marginally acceptable with a V8, but the flaring necessary will give it away.

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    Awosme swap ! Now you need to upgrade to a LS9 with 638 hp.

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    I kind of did that
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