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Old 03-12-2013, 11:02 PM   #286
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Ok so it looks like from my quick search that the tranny will work just fine.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:25 AM   #287
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Yea I'm using that setup right now. My original 5 speed with an s52 lightweight flywheel bolted to the s54.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:28 AM   #288
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Yeah its the most intelligent setup being that it makes for less work.
Steven does it matter if I buy an S54 out of an SMG or a 6 speed M3? Im guessing the motor out of the six speed, Im sure thats a newbie question.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:33 AM   #289
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My motor was actually smg. They are both the same. The only difference is that the smg motors have a different plenum with the smg fluid reservoir built in. I tell people it's my intake fluid lol.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:36 AM   #290
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also the wiring is different you will have to strip out the smg wiring from the main harness.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:19 AM   #291
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I think once I get the motor (from a six speed) Im gonna do the rod bearings, valve adjust, polish up the motor and what not. mounts z3m engine mounting brackets and MSS54 ECU most of the parts should be pretty much there.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:43 AM   #292
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so is this thing back out on the skreetzzz yet?
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:58 AM   #293
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #294
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I have a steering wheel made by Tainik. It is OEM quality.





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I'm a year late on this one, but that wheel was not done by Tainik. I don't want someone to rely on those photos to decide to purchase a wheel from another wheel recoverer.

Also, may I ask who did the exhaust? It's beautiful work.

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:33 AM   #295
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how does that wheel diameter compare to the typical 3 spoke that comes in the car already?
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:49 AM   #296
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I'm a year late on this one, but that wheel was not done by Tainik. I don't want someone to rely on those photos to decide to purchase a wheel from another wheel recoverer.

Also, may I ask who did the exhaust? It's beautiful work.
The exhaust was done by my friend Sham. He mainly does turbo builds so this was a piece of cake for him.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:24 PM   #297
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Hey there,

I've been following your s54 build post for post for some time now! I am over at bimmer forums doing my own s54 build as well

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...36-on-a-Budget

If you have a moment, I have some questions for you that would help me greatly!

my email is itsplynch@gmail.com

this would be the easiest way for me to communicate.

is this the flywheel you used? it says on the listing it is only used with m3 clutch, but i have a 328is so will that work? I'm also using the 5speed tranny.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/F1-CHROMOLY-...11cc36&vxp=mtr

Also, which motor mounts did you use? looking to upgrade my tranny/motor mounts. do you think the z3m motor arm is needed? how much was it?

if you have a moment, please get back to me! You see mlike the guy to speak to on this subject.

Cheers!

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:25 PM   #298
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I'm not sure if i can sent PM'S yet, but I tried! Steve if you get a shot, please shoot me an email. Big fan of your work and progress!

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:06 PM   #299
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Finally got the style 5's on late last week.



12.5mm spacers in the front and it sits perfect. The rear could use a 10mm (or some 17x9's!!!) so I'll eventually pick some up.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:49 PM   #300
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So hot.
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