Nissan RB powered BMW E36 street machine
We like to joke about our addiction to the automobile and internal combustion engines. Something about the sounds, smells and moving at high speeds (straight or sideways) gets the adrenaline flowing in just the right way. Unfortunately driving a purpose built track car on the street does not make for a good daily driver. Things like solid engine mounts and spherical bearings VS rubber bushings make for a less than “comfortable ride” not to mention the sound of straight cut gears and fuel pumps whining away. So what’s a motorsports addict need to do? Build a “street car”!
BMW E36 sedan (4 door)
- RB25det engine/transmission swap (custom mounts/oil pan)
- VE dual pass radiator
- VE coolant swirl pot
- 2.5” Aluminum intercooler pipes (Brewed Fabricated)
- GT-R intercooler with modified end tanks
- VE Intake manifold (forward facing TB and raised velocity stacks)
- Stock exhaust manifold/turbo with external wastegate (funky EWG setup came with the engine)
- 3” exhaust, 1 muffler with dual 3” VE Y pipe axle back
- AEM e85 fuel pump (310lph part # 50-1210)
- AEM V2 EMS
- Maxima Flex fuel sensor kit
- 4 piston toyota calipers (front)
- 2 piston r32 calipers (rear)
- Bilstein front struts/lowering springs
- BC rear Coilovers
At Brewed Motors Thailand we needed a parts/people runner, nothing that would see track time just something a little special to get things from point A to B with a bit of fun in between. What we ended up with will forever be one of my favorite street cars to cruise on the raised tole ways of Bangkok. Enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for a follow up article with more pictures and a video from some of the local Bangkok car club meets and cruises.
Being a daily driver the E36 of course rocks full interior, stereo, AC, etc. and with 250-320 HP (depending on fuel available) scoots along quite nice and actually gets decent fuel economy at 10 KPL city and 11.5 KPL highway. With future plans of adding a VE twin scroll turbo manifold, Tial MVR wastegate and Borg Warner 62mm FMW s362 turbo matched with a set of ID 1000cc injectors the E36 street car still has a long way to go.
Digital dash and in car PC systems: http://brewedmotors.com/brewed-products/digital-touch-screen-dash-display-navigation
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Pics of the future upgrades!
Don't forget the extra fuel to match: Injector Dynamics 1000cc injector SALE
Check out Brewed Motors doing some track testing on a Borg Warner EFR series turbo