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      11-15-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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VIPER Engine Swap into Z4 Coupe, WTF

Not sure if this is a repost but stumbled upon this thread

SRT-10 engine from 04 Ram into a Z4 coupe in Germany:

http://www.bmw-syndikat.de/bmwsyndik...TOPIC_ID=31693
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      11-15-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
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Wow. Never did see this one. That is one complex project, but they seem to be approaching it right.
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      11-15-2012, 10:14 AM   #3
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Nuts.
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      11-15-2012, 11:04 AM   #4
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I love the viper engine, this would be an amazing swap!
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      11-15-2012, 11:06 AM   #5
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Ugh, viper transmission too. Thats the worst part. Boo
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Fail, LS3-LS7 would make more sense.
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Fail, LS3-LS7 would make more sense.
Sense is rarely a part of these equations/projects,lol.They are most always driven by rare combinations and WOW factor.
That....and unlimited budgets and time frames.

Just a persons way of showcasing some skill sets and creativity.
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      11-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #8
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*insert shoe-horn sound*



He still hasn't run this thing yet? Can't wait for some video action
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Sick!
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That's wicked! Z4 coupes always get the fun swaps! N54 and this beast! Z4M's have "only" gotten S62 V8 and S65 V10.
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That's wicked! Z4 coupes always get the fun swaps! N54 and this beast! Z4M's have "only" gotten S62 V8 and S65 V10.
I'd take the s62/65 any day over the n54, and this swap has yet to be completed. Don't forget the e39 m5 v8 that was swapped into the pre-facelift roadster (before the M's were released)!
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That's wicked! Z4 coupes always get the fun swaps! N54 and this beast! Z4M's have "only" gotten S62 V8 and S65 V10.
thats because its silly to take out a perfectly good high performance motor and replace it. Plus if you're gonna hack something up, the regular z4 is much cheaper and appropriate
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Pretty nice build there!
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Srsly

Never heard a Viper on the street that didn't sound like a tractor. Actually driving one allows you to discount that aspect quite quickly, however, in considering engine swaps for anything other than an industrial pump, a Dodge v10 probably wouldn't even come to mind.
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The old Vipers didn't have any crossover in their exhaust, so it sounded like two 5 cylinder engines.
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Never heard a Viper on the street that didn't sound like a tractor. Actually driving one allows you to discount that aspect quite quickly, however, in considering engine swaps for anything other than an industrial pump, a Dodge v10 probably wouldn't even come to mind.
With a Corsa Catback they sound pretty good

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With a Corsa Catback they sound pretty good
With Corsa catback's... Everything sounds good. The ONE company I wish made an exhaust for our car.
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With Corsa catback's... Everything sounds good. The ONE company I wish made an exhaust for our car.
Corsa makes universal mufflers, which can be used with a custom exhaust on my car. Won't be as throaty as a big block engine though
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The Corsa does make it sound like a proper automotive engine; much nicer.
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