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Old 11-19-2016, 07:43 PM   #1
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Hi all - The Ti is no longer M44 powered. A simple M50/52 swap and everthing is much better.

Motor: Fully rebuilt down to block M50/52 - Basically 2.8 OBD1 M50 built by BlueBimma

E39 2.8 Block
M50 Manifold
M50 Head
3.5" MAF
New Bearings
Mahle Rings
Polished Cams
Beisan Vanos
Pulley Kit
OBD-I
E46 M3 mounts
KN/Spectre Box+Intake
Bimmerworld 3.5" Silicone boot
Pink Tops
ARP Hardware
Castrol Edge 5W-40
Bimmerforums Tune for 413 Silver Label DME - EWS Delete, 2nd Airpump delete, 7100RPM, No check engine light and and CEL/Stomp test fully works. No lights on dash!
Ebay SS Longtubes -> Y pipe -> Magnaflow muffler -> MeganRacing dual 3" tips muffler. Semi quiet under 3K. Loud at WOT. Moderate amount of rasp.

Cooling
Turner Motorsport 6cyl Aluminum radiator
Derale electric fan kit with probe
Spal 12" low pro pull
Mishimoto Tank
GEBA Pump
E39 Thermo housing
Pentosin with Redline Waterwetter

Suspension Front
Bilstein's from E36 328i
H&R Z3 2.8 Sport springs
E90 Mounts (Will be going back to E36)
Urethane 26mm sway bar bushings
All new control arms and Karlyn Swaybar+tie rod kits
E36 M3 control arm bushings
E34 steering coupler

Suspension Rear
Koni SRT shocks
H&R Z3 2.8 Sport springs (To low IMO especially with 4cyl halfshafts. Potentially looking at Ireland Engineering Stage 3 E30 springs)
E46 M3 mounts with AKG reinforcement plates
Ireland Engineering Subframe bushings
Ireland Engineering RTAB
Condor Springpads

Brakes - Front
Stoptech Sport Pads
ECS Tuning SS lines
New Calipers for vented
Meyle vented blanks

Brakes - Rear
Stoptech Sport Pads
ECS SS lines
Rebuilt calipers
Zimmerman blanks

Driveline
UUC Black Trans mounts
Stock Getrag from BlueBimma's previous swap. Roughly 310K, fluid changed Pennzoil Synchromesh every ~10K
4.10 Medium Case LSD
Short Shift Kit from Mcoupe bits
Power Flex diff bushing
E36 M3 Flywheel and clutch
SS line
M3 Slave
325 Driveshaft

Wheel/Tire
Square 17x7.5 OEM Contour on Sumitomo HTRZ3 225/45/17
Stock sports on Blizzak WS 60 225/50/16

Lighting
Euro Bosch with 5K HID and White LED City Lights
Stock fogs with Nokya 3500K
Smoked corners
Clear sides
LED plate bulbs
Smoked clears

Interior
Mainly stock M-Tech that I have tried to take care of.
LED interior bulbs
6cyl cluster - OBD1 with gauge rings
ZHP shift knob
Fire extinguisher because I no longer trust it

Entertainment
Pioneer X3500ui HU
Stock front tweeters and door 2.5"
Pioneer 5.25" in kickpanel
Kicker 6X8" in stock rear location. Covered in black speaker fabric
Alpine SWE1042 (Oldschool 2000s) Subwoofer powered by Kicker CX300 (Very efficient)

Need to finish a few things, get a new hood and have front bumper and nose panel painted. Bodywork will be done this spring and it will no longer be a DD!
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Bluebimma did this
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Way to loud exhaust
This was single 2.5" after y pipe to MeganRacing resonator to Megan Racing muffler. Basically straight piped. Lots of rasp and annoying imo at WOT. Not considerate for neighbors/am commute. Did pop and ruble nicely or downshift and deceleration.
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Great swap! How is the vibration level with the E36 M3 motor mounts and poly transmission mounts? I have stock E36 M3 motor mounts and E46 M3 transmission mounts; had to remove the red poly trans mounts because it buzzed like hell in my S52-swapped car. I am interested in hearing about the difference between E36 and E46 motor mounts.
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Great swap! How is the vibration level with the E36 M3 motor mounts and poly transmission mounts? I have stock E36 M3 motor mounts and E46 M3 transmission mounts; had to remove the red poly trans mounts because it buzzed like hell in my S52-swapped car. I am interested in hearing about the difference between E36 and E46 motor mounts.
With stock E46M3 mounts the vibration is not bad at all. I had them on the M44 as well. I wouldn't even say there is much of a difference if any. The trans mounts being UUC black are the lowest tier on their solid mounts. They are ok for DD but around 3K there can be noticeable vibration. I would still run them though personally. If I had the means to easy replace the stock rubber bushings as soon as they got soft I would just stay stock rubber all around. Just because it's still a daily.
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Great write up! I have been thinking of doing this or just swapping my auto tranny with a 5 speed. How much did the engine swap cost ya?

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Great write up! I have been thinking of doing this or just swapping my auto tranny with a 5 speed. How much did the engine swap cost ya?

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Thanks. BlueBimma rebuilt the motor from block up. It's basically a 2.8 M50. Bluebimma did most of the swap and it came with the trans and driveshaft. Overall I have about 4-5 in the swap with all the mods listed. Doing a swap can be much cheaper if you're not gonna tear the motor all the way down. I would go for the 5speed swap first. If your driving style is more in town then try tossing in a 410lsd. I don't miss the M44 but I did have to change my driving style. Where I would wind the M44 out to redine I find myself shifting around 4 in the current setup.
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Looks great. Hey what's your guys contact info?
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Are you asking for the guy that built the motors contact info? Bluebimma on here but more active on BFC


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I guess I can provide an update on it. It's my daily currently and while not the most comfortable or convenient still makes me smile. So far it's eaten a water pump (shocker) and I was able to source a Geba locally. PS lines started to leak so reservoir and lines were replaced by a local motorsport shop. Work and a project E30 give me almost no time to focus on this thus not much progress to report. Oil filter housing gasket and vanos line and VC gasket also have been replaced. It was leaking quite a bit from the vanos line that it ended up killing a starter. The starter was very gritty with oil residue all over internals. As of now everything mechanically has been taken care of and I enjoy it everyday.
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Motor and does he do the swap as well?
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Doubtful but send him a pm on BFC where he is more active: https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/m...4168-Bluebimma
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So long as it's a decent weekend I plan to do the rear suspension. Doing rear swaybar links and bushings as well.
-Koni SRT shocks
-HR Z3 2.8 Sport (Not sure why they are red but part# is sport)
-URO pads 7.5MM. Planning on grabbing Condor Speed shop's urethane stackable pads. I have a feeling it might be too low.
-FEBI E46 M3 Mounts
-Lemforder links
-OEM rubber bushings


Going to try new exhaust setup hopefully by mid May. SS longtubes -> ypipe -> 2.5" flex pipe -> Magnaflow straight through muffler -> MeganRacing muffler 3" tips The magnaflow should be a little louder while not being as harsh as it was with just a very small resonator. If not then a new combo. I like playing with exhaust setups.



Before exhaust work, brakes will get least all purchased and lined up to do. Will be going vented stock, blank rotors all around, Pentosin DOT4, ECS SS lines, rebuilt calipers using Stoptech Street pads. Will be adequate for street driving. Thanks to Bimmerbum on the brakes.

After mechanical then front end body work. Fun never ends
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Looks good but 4.10:1 on the street is screaming for a six speed... or less rear gear. I wouldn't go beyond 3.91:1 myself.

Get those brakes sorted!!!
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