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Old 11-26-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Has anyone seen the engine running gear and axles from the 2005-10 BMW M5 in a Mustang Fastback/would it fit as i think its a good conversion for a Mustang Fastback and it mix 2 of my fav cars.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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This would be interesting. I have not seen it, but it sounds cool.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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I share your love of BMWs and Mustangs so the idea of making a mustang-bodied M5 sounds great as long as you have the skills and resources. Which Fastback do you have in mind?

That v10 is a big engine-long and wide. At 500 hp and 5000 lb gross weight, the suspension and running gear will not be exactly petite. To get the running gear to fit, you might easily find yourself reworking the bottom of the car from front to rear. You might want to check BimmerForums.com to find out what is required to do a conversion.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:16 PM   #4
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I have to ask why when the money it will take could build the fastback faster and better handling then a m5.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:47 AM   #5
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It was just a thought as there are loads of tunings for that engine (g power :P) and a semi-auto paddle shift gear box maybe use different axles etc cos it would be a pain to mod the underside of a mustang and i don't really know but I'm sure someone makes an excellent running gear for a mustang with good handling and decent brakes etc. And on the money front i wouldn't care id be getting an awesome looking fastback that goes like the clappers and sounds as nice as a M5. Plus i have found loads of written of M5's with the engine and gear box it excellent nick.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:53 AM   #6
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Not trying to sound rude but a m5 has the exhaust tone of a civic.What a mustang should sound like
and that engine can be copied for about 5 grand plus 3 grand for a trans to handle it.Handling and brakes comes down to to your wallet and skill bolt on stuff cost more then weld in.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:55 AM   #7
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Nar that V10 after a tuning from g power with twin belt driven superchargers and a custom exhaust sounds HOT! V10's sounds better than V8's anyway in my opinion.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:41 AM   #8
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I found a video of one still sounds like a civic to me.What's the price for their twin blowers tho?
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:35 AM   #9
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I found a video of one still sounds like a civic to me.What's the price for their twin blowers tho?
I have to defend the sound of this engine. I have a friend with an 850 that has the BMW V 12 in it and it sounds awesome I can't imagine that the V 10:
with sound anything but great! This is not the classic American v8 muscle car and it won't sound like one but I think the conversion concept is very interesting.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:19 AM   #10
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I don't think the engine will fit the engine bay a v10 is long.The bmw trans is big so cutting up the trans tunnel and part of the floor would have to be done.The track width on the m5 is probably wider so shorten everything up with out making it handle and drive funny will be another huge job too.
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I have to defend the sound of this engine. I have a friend with an 850 that has the BMW V 12 in it and it sounds awesome I can't imagine that the V 10:
with sound anything but great! This is not the classic American v8 muscle car and it won't sound like one but I think the conversion concept is very interesting.
:P just check this video out :
: this is the g power M5 with the tuned version of the engine and i would get them to tune it if i put this is in a Mustang. Plus the engine isn't that big here :
with a custom built gearbox to suit the car weight difference and stuff it would fit and I've deiced against using the running gear from the Beamer and find some axles and suspension etc from a Mustang tuners any ideas on what to use? oh and just to end this comment here's some engine **** : http://www.tuningnews.net/news/08010...w-m5-hr-04.jpg
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:30 PM   #12
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...Things NOT to do with a classic mustang...
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #13
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Yeah well if you read the topic you would know that im looking into an engine conversion!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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Don't let the ignorant get ya down josh, it's clear that some people don't even know who the stig is much less how well a BMW motor can run or that a few world class cars have used BMW engines......even the fastest. Mclaren I think used a BMW V8 to build the fastest car in the world, it can even beat up on a veyron.
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The mclaren f1 was bmw powered but the worlds fastest car is a ssc ultimate aero and its chevy powered.I'm laughing at dyno run max torque of 497 at 6900rpm my small block makes more torque then that.One thing your not thinking about a early mustang has the aerodynamics of a brick over 160 you have no steering in one.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:05 AM   #16
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The ultimate arrow...I kinda recall They make a fast car (now), kinda sux *** that it took the world so damned long to catch up to that old mclaren lol.

They do state that they designed the billet aluminum v8 so I don't know if it's a total chevy knockoff or what, I can't imagine it being cheap though.

Pushrods, I love em in my shovel but not so much in a super car.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:50 PM   #17
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Same say he eats his Mustang projects when they are complete... All we know is that they call him the 'Coupe'.
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This year they say they designed their own engine but the top speed run car was a chevy ls c5r in it.
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Do what you want. It is your car and your (soon to be emptied) bank account.
I was going to buy an E39 540I and drop the engine trans and rear suspension in my 57 bel air. But i got transferred across the country and had no where to store it for the time i was in South Carolina.... now I am in guam so it would have been 7 years instead of 3.
I figured, even with a generous "Oh F*&k" budget, that it would take about 7k for the fab to put that together and make it run right.
would have been one of a kind.
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just asking about dropping a bimmer motor into a stang is complete disrespect to the mustang community. If you do hack up/ruin an american icon to attempt this garbage, please do not post it up on this forum.
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