1990 BMW E30 325iX S54

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Yes it's an iX and yes it is still AWD.

The customer came to us looking for a swap for his iX. This was something VERY different for a us and proved to be quite a challenge. Retain AWD and add a bunch of power...easy right!?

On a positive note, the Getrag trans that is used with the M20 will bolt right up to any 24v engine, including the S54. The bad thing about this is it needed a custom oil pan. Eh...time to learn.

We also completed suspension and interior work while the car was with us. This thing was a true snow machine!

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I didn’t post every little detail of this build but there are a TON of pictures down in the gallery

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In progress

Good bit of fabrication and custom lines/connectors made to make this all work. We had to make manual brakes work…the

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S54 going in!

With the custom oil pan built the S54 could actually fit into the iX. The engine mounts from the iX

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Oil pan time

I always give credit where credit is due. This is not my idea for the oil pan. Others have done

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Bye Bye M20

The M20 removed to make room for more…a lot more. 333hp S54 time!! Fairly easy pulling this all apart as