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Archive for January, 2012

Calculating rim and tire sizes to achieve stock wheel diameter

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January 24, 2012
Calculating rim and tire sizes to achieve stock wheel diameter

So your thinking, man I really dont like those bottle caps (stock rims) on my E30. A mistake a lot of people make is they intuitively think that a bigger rim automatically equals a bigger overall wheel diameter. Tire sizing is determined by calculating the mm width of the tread, percentage of that width...
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Mounting an M60 / M62 V8 Into an e30 without subframe spacers and without drivetrain angle

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January 22, 2012
Mounting an M60 / M62 V8 Into an e30 without subframe spacers and without drivetrain angle

It has long been the norm to use subframe spacers while preforming the m60 / m62 v8 swap into an e30. Where did this norm start? Well basically as far as I can tell it started with an old-er swap guide which you will find somewhat translated here.  So for the sake of convenience...
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Manual Braking, Boosterless setup for people swapping engines, racing, or otherwise wanting a Manual Braking system

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January 20, 2012
Manual Braking, Boosterless setup for people swapping engines, racing, or otherwise wanting a Manual Braking system

A few days ago I was researching if it was possible to run a boosterless setup (only master cylinders), and still have leg input force that was daily drivable. When swapping in different engines into an e30, often times the brake booster has to be relocated upfront just behind the left headlight (as with...
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