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Re: Those that are running 17" (are going slowly.. (archive)

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Posted by Roops on October 23, 2001 at 10:19:08:

In Reply to: Re: Those that are running 17" (are going slowly.. posted by Darren M on October 23, 2001 at 09:57:46:

I was asking the guys about the amount of work. Not as much as you would think, I have seen Nigel do a cam swap in about two hours on his car including timing up, drinking coffee and chatting.
So it shouldn't be anywhere near 4 or 5K. True the parts are close to a grand but the cams I am getting are pre-used. The most valuable time is the chip job on the dyno afterwards.


damn 8 seconds!!!! let this be a lesson to all, and to me who has 16`s on the back with 245*45 tyres (oooops, bad gearing!).

but u must be talking about about 4 or 5 grand, right? probably not much extra labour than a chain change to fit the cams, but parts alone must be about 2 grand. Are u getting the gas flowing done too(or porting or whatever)? ).

The car on 17's did 0-60 in over 8 secs. The 2.3 was a shade over 6 but topped out fastest with the EVOII at 147mph (2 mile straight).

The Schrick job is not too bad, obviously best time to do it is when you are considering timing chain etc. (They are working up a deal for me at the mo.)


seems like those bexeley boyz do good :)

How much slower was the car on 17`s? and how much faster than a std car was a bexeley 2.3 with schricks (not evo II with schricks).

i bet the schrick cam job is expensive, especially if u do the chain job and haed porting (or polishing) with it.......worth doing if any uk folks blow and need to rebuild an engine though

Nice and slow too. Anyone seen the latest Performance BMW mag. Little track test in there, three of the cars I know. One that had 17"'s,
0-60 on a calendar.....(he's now going to throw those away) The two Bexley Motor Works cars fastest....EVOII and 2.3 with Schricks.

The car with the DTA management defies belief. But just goes to show that even with all the right bits if the job's done badly it won't work. Why have they estimated the power, if it was set up on a dyno, which is the only way, the should know exactly how much power.


do you have?

I have 214/45/17 and I recently compared my car to another E30 M3 running stock wheels and my car looked like a 4x4 is was so high.

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