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    Ive been thinking about this for a while instead of doing a M50 conversion and from what I can see only from pics the stud patterns look the same on the heads so would it be a simple case of putting a S50 manifold on and getting a S50 throttle cable and rig up the pipe work job done ?


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    Hi mate,

    The S50 has 6 throttle bodies where as the M52 has 1 so not sure if it would be as simple as what you have written. I'm sure there must be a whole load of other parts that would be required or need to be modifed for it to work. I suspect the financial outlay would be a lot and you may be better off selling your car and putting the money towards an E36 M3/Evo. They have dropped quite a bit in price as well.

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    It has been done, but it's awkward, and needs some custom adaptors made up, and even then, it ends up being less than perfect.
     
     

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    just make a custom inlet manifold, but will prob have to do standalone tuning or remap to make it run right. this one is cool but on a m20 engine
     
     

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    IIRC there is an aftermarket kit available to give something similar to an S50 set-up which works better than the S50 conversion too but it is very expensive IIRC
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    IIRC there is an aftermarket kit available to give something similar to an S50 set-up which works better than the S50 conversion too but it is very expensive IIRC
    These bad bwoys....
    http://www.rtsauto.com/e30-e36-e46-e...w-from-dbilas/
     
     

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    Hmm nice, but running proper ITB without them all coming to one pipe will increase airflow right? like the one in the video
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momanatorz View Post
    Hmm nice, but running proper ITB without them all coming to one pipe will increase airflow right? like the one in the video
    the one in the video will suck in hot air straight from the engine bay though and any other stuff too as there are no filters on it....
     
     

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    Yeah true but alot of people run that crazy shiz!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momanatorz View Post
    Hmm nice, but running proper ITB without them all coming to one pipe will increase airflow right? like the one in the video
    From what I remember you need the collector box, something to do with air turbulance into the bodies and keeping the MAF sensor. Open throttle bodies are fine for the track where the car is constantly running at high speed with high air flow, but on the road they would bog down like fook.
     
     

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