Crossworth
Crossworth New Reader
1/14/21 4:53 p.m.

Hello Fellow GRM and CMM enthusiasts,

Does anyone know about this touring that was upgraded to m3 spec while maintaining the "sleeper" look?

This is a project i would like to embark if I had someone helping me. 

Or perhaps, if I could afford to buy one that is ready to go and enjoy.

Any assistance is locating the creator, Mark David ( as posted on the article) or locating one that is for sale would be greatly appreciated.  I would be interested on what is involved in the transformation.

 

Thank you

Steve

Crossworth1 @ gmail

 

 

dyintorace (Forum Supporter)
dyintorace (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/14/21 5:29 p.m.

I've wanted to build one of these for years. For resources, check out the Touring group on www.e46fanatics.com. There is also an active M3 Touring group on FB. Lots of owners and builders there. 
 

Slippery (Forum Supporter)
Slippery (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
1/14/21 5:44 p.m.

Kaiv on the NA M3 Forum has built many of them, probably over 10. He is in southern California. 

You can find him on Instagram as "limited.slip" as well. Kaiv’s IG

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 Reader
1/14/21 7:01 p.m.

This, sir, is what I call "the balls". Love this E36 M3.

BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter)
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
1/14/21 7:11 p.m.
Olemiss540 said:

This, sir, is what I call "the balls". Love this E36 M3.

That’s definitely an E46.

lolol, I crack myself up.

Nofive_0
Nofive_0 Reader
1/14/21 9:58 p.m.

I've converted a few e90 wagons. Im currently daily driving a 6mt black wagon.

What kind of questions do you have? E90 is a better chassis IMO

 

 

 

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 Reader
1/15/21 7:14 a.m.
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) said:
Olemiss540 said:

This, sir, is what I call "the balls". Love this E36 M3.

That’s definitely an E46.

lolol, I crack myself up.

UltraDORK indeed!

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 Reader
1/15/21 7:15 a.m.
Nofive_0 said:

I've converted a few e90 wagons. Im currently daily driving a 6mt black wagon.

What kind of questions do you have? E90 is a better chassis IMO

 

 

 

How's the S54 integration in an e90? From memory, the hard part for an m3 wagon is the suspension. Rear coilover options being nil. Dang your wagon looks sweet. Love the roofline.

Nofive_0
Nofive_0 Reader
1/15/21 8:53 a.m.

That current wagon has the original N52 in it. It's a daily. 

If you're going to build an e91 put an n54 in it. Then you will have big block levels of torque.

In an e46 wagon putting in an s54 is pretty straightforward. You have to get the DME, CAS, and key from the donor. Or, what most do, is send out your wagon parts to be matched with the s54 DME. Everything else is bolt in. 

Be concerned about rear subframe mounts. They have a tendency to remove themselves from the car.

 

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Placemotorsports
Placemotorsports GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/15/21 8:58 a.m.

I've seen a few 535i motor swaps in an e91 chassis.  That's probably the best bang for the buck power

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/15/21 9:02 a.m.

Glad that you dug the piece. And, yes, very cool car. I'll ping the owner about this tread. 

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