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#176 2016-10-29 18:59:32

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

I love coming back to this build and seeing all the fun progress on this great car. It's one of my favorite builds.  banana

I'd love to see pics of how the car looks now that it has settled lower. Those wheels look great btw. I liked how it sat in the earlier pictures but a little lower must look absolutely killer. Keep the updates coming!  up


Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#177 2016-11-01 10:14:58

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

Those look awesome.

Jameson wrote:

The front pads are Powerstop Ceramic, next time I'll do something with a bit more bite like Hawk HPS.  Otherwise, damn.  Very confidence inspiring.

Get ready to enter a racecar level of brake dust world... unamused

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#178 2016-11-02 19:12:36

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

Bunnspeed wrote:

I love coming back to this build and seeing all the fun progress on this great car. It's one of my favorite builds.  banana

I'd love to see pics of how the car looks now that it has settled lower. Those wheels look great btw. I liked how it sat in the earlier pictures but a little lower must look absolutely killer. Keep the updates coming!  up

Snapped this real quick, gives a better idea of wheel gap in the front. 
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u18/Jamesonsviggen/IMG_20161102_172627326_zps0ifyoqcm.jpg


1998 BMW M Roadster, Dinan/RMS stage 2+@12psi
2006 Saab 9-5 Aero'D Combi 5mt stage5+@20psi
2009 Saab 9-3 Combi (too nice to call a beater-beater)
2015 Buick Regal "T" (wife's)

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#179 2016-11-03 21:57:34

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

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Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#180 2016-11-05 10:33:48

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

The Powerstop pads suck, they lack initial bite.  Going to my trusted Hawks which were on sale and installing this week.

http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brakes.j … rbocharged


1998 BMW M Roadster, Dinan/RMS stage 2+@12psi
2006 Saab 9-5 Aero'D Combi 5mt stage5+@20psi
2009 Saab 9-3 Combi (too nice to call a beater-beater)
2015 Buick Regal "T" (wife's)

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#181 2016-11-07 11:12:05

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

Good deal on the HPS, should work well for your setup. I run the HP+ on the Elise and love them. They're great for street and track, but they are eating my rotors.


2015 Tesla P85D - 11.59 @115 mph
2008 Turbo X 20T JZW Stg 5: 415 hp+, 532 tq+
2006 Lotus Elise - Supercharged, 6.3 lbs/hp, 1.55 lateral G's on street tires
2005 9-2x Aero Stg 2

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#182 2016-11-07 14:02:00

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

ERP wrote:

Good deal on the HPS, should work well for your setup. I run the HP+ on the Elise and love them. They're great for street and track, but they are eating my rotors.

Yeah. saw the HP+ and read that possible side affect.


1998 BMW M Roadster, Dinan/RMS stage 2+@12psi
2006 Saab 9-5 Aero'D Combi 5mt stage5+@20psi
2009 Saab 9-3 Combi (too nice to call a beater-beater)
2015 Buick Regal "T" (wife's)

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#183 2016-11-18 21:19:52

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

I bought this stupid car.

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=194289&d=1474236392


1998 BMW M Roadster, Dinan/RMS stage 2+@12psi
2006 Saab 9-5 Aero'D Combi 5mt stage5+@20psi
2009 Saab 9-3 Combi (too nice to call a beater-beater)
2015 Buick Regal "T" (wife's)

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#184 2016-11-18 21:35:50

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

What's stupid about that?


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#185 2016-11-18 21:50:49

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

racerjim wrote:

What's stupid about that?

It would be about a $2500 car.

But it's got about $15k in upgrades.

I bought it to take the engine out and swap into my car.  I already sold all the other upgrades I didn't need.  I will have never even brought the car home or register and insure it.  It's being parted on the spot where the engine is being installed.  At the moment my out of pocket for the car+the labor to swap engines is $500-800(it might hit $0 soon).  The engine alone has $3k in machine work and labor(high end balancing and blueprinting, porting etc).  This saved me $5k in having this done to my 172k mile engine.


1998 BMW M Roadster, Dinan/RMS stage 2+@12psi
2006 Saab 9-5 Aero'D Combi 5mt stage5+@20psi
2009 Saab 9-3 Combi (too nice to call a beater-beater)
2015 Buick Regal "T" (wife's)

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#186 2016-11-18 22:11:01

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

I can see how this would make good financial sense, but isn't it a bit tragic to be parting out such a clean example of a car that's getting harder to find in good shape? Tell me that car had significant issues and I'll feel better about it.  hmm


Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#187 2016-11-18 23:37:00

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

Bunnspeed wrote:

I can see how this would make good financial sense, but isn't it a bit tragic to be parting out such a clean example of a car that's getting harder to find in good shape? Tell me that car had significant issues and I'll feel better about it.  hmm

It's a base '00 with 140k.  It's not that rare and although rust free it's got its issues.

This wasn't even my idea.  The seller posted in my build thread to buy his car to take the engine and part the rest.  Even he knows the car itself is Meh.

I will have a Cobb type hand held tuner with an e85 and 93 pump gas tune to switch between.  I should have about 310-325whp/370tq on 93, 350-370/415tq on e85.  The block can handle 500 but it's silly for FWD.


1998 BMW M Roadster, Dinan/RMS stage 2+@12psi
2006 Saab 9-5 Aero'D Combi 5mt stage5+@20psi
2009 Saab 9-3 Combi (too nice to call a beater-beater)
2015 Buick Regal "T" (wife's)

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#188 2016-11-19 16:17:29

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

Still trying to find out why stupid....  smile  seems pretty brilliant to me.


My Car:  2009 Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG
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#189 2016-11-19 17:47:25

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

racerjim wrote:

Still trying to find out why stupid....  smile  seems pretty brilliant to me.

It's a stupid car because so much money was put into a very unappealing version of a 9-5.

Great for me of course.

Today sold my 172k engine with pickup at the swap location.  So as of now I have no money spent to make this happen.


1998 BMW M Roadster, Dinan/RMS stage 2+@12psi
2006 Saab 9-5 Aero'D Combi 5mt stage5+@20psi
2009 Saab 9-3 Combi (too nice to call a beater-beater)
2015 Buick Regal "T" (wife's)

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#190 2016-11-19 17:59:16

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

Sounds like you played your hand perfectly. Carry on.  up


Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#191 2016-12-01 14:39:35

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

Found another Saab for you Jameson. It has a lot in common with my old NG900. The current bid is sadly low for how much work has been done. It would be better with the Viggen seats and balance shaft back in it.

http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1996-s … 9-3-ng900/

http://13252-presscdn-0-94.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/SideClean-620x413.jpg

Last edited by ERP (2016-12-01 14:41:26)


2015 Tesla P85D - 11.59 @115 mph
2008 Turbo X 20T JZW Stg 5: 415 hp+, 532 tq+
2006 Lotus Elise - Supercharged, 6.3 lbs/hp, 1.55 lateral G's on street tires
2005 9-2x Aero Stg 2

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#192 2016-12-02 10:42:02

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

ERP wrote:

Found another Saab for you Jameson. It has a lot in common with my old NG900. The current bid is sadly low for how much work has been done. It would be better with the Viggen seats and balance shaft back in it.

http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1996-s … 9-3-ng900/

http://13252-presscdn-0-94.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/SideClean-620x413.jpg

I know of that car, doesn't really do anything my Viggen didn't do.  Really doesn't do much for my stable.  My wagon is superior to my Viggen in every way except for looks but makes for a sleeper.


1998 BMW M Roadster, Dinan/RMS stage 2+@12psi
2006 Saab 9-5 Aero'D Combi 5mt stage5+@20psi
2009 Saab 9-3 Combi (too nice to call a beater-beater)
2015 Buick Regal "T" (wife's)

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#193 2017-01-10 18:31:49

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

The engine swap took place.

I cannot really comment on the value of the work just yet.  Not only am I on snow tires, but the stage 5 tune which was on the '00 ECU does not play very nice in my '06 as it has lit up my dash with all kinds of faults.  That is to be expected as there were changes to the 9-5 from '00 to '06. 

To solve this I have a hand held tuner coming which will be specific to my '06.

I will have three tunes to work with:

Pump 93
E85
Winter detune

I also installed a modern 7" touchscreen which brought Android Auto, BT, and a back up cam.  It's like being in a new 2016 vehicle   banana


1998 BMW M Roadster, Dinan/RMS stage 2+@12psi
2006 Saab 9-5 Aero'D Combi 5mt stage5+@20psi
2009 Saab 9-3 Combi (too nice to call a beater-beater)
2015 Buick Regal "T" (wife's)

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#194 2017-01-21 00:10:57

Jameson
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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

Got the tune in and damn things a beast.  Gotta replace the MAP sensor and throw in the big fuel pump Monday.  Will put in an wideband and when it looks safe I'll dyno it and see how it does on E85.


1998 BMW M Roadster, Dinan/RMS stage 2+@12psi
2006 Saab 9-5 Aero'D Combi 5mt stage5+@20psi
2009 Saab 9-3 Combi (too nice to call a beater-beater)
2015 Buick Regal "T" (wife's)

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#195 2017-01-23 19:52:09

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

Niiice! I'd love to see what that interior looks like now. Is it still a reasonably refined and quiet highway driver or does it feel like a Racecar now?


Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#196 2017-01-24 10:30:35

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

Bunnspeed wrote:

Niiice! I'd love to see what that interior looks like now. Is it still a reasonably refined and quiet highway driver or does it feel like a Racecar now?

Its very comfortable on long trips and very quiet on the highway.  The engine being balanced and blueprinted, you often hear and feel nothing at 80mph.


1998 BMW M Roadster, Dinan/RMS stage 2+@12psi
2006 Saab 9-5 Aero'D Combi 5mt stage5+@20psi
2009 Saab 9-3 Combi (too nice to call a beater-beater)
2015 Buick Regal "T" (wife's)

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#197 2017-01-25 21:08:34

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Re: Soon to be gone BMW 328, replaced with?

Jameson wrote:

Bunnspeed wrote:

Niiice! I'd love to see what that interior looks like now. Is it still a reasonably refined and quiet highway driver or does it feel like a Racecar now?

Its very comfortable on long trips and very quiet on the highway.  The engine being balanced and blueprinted, you often hear and feel nothing at 80mph.

Oof, that's one of my favorite things: a quiet highway cruiser. And a fast one at that!  banana


Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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