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post #41 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Never mind that, how about one of these?

Too big, of course.
But seriously, most people either turbo or throw in an S14 M3 engine since its the same block with a different head. You only have to modify the bell housing to accept a couple sensors. Since mine already has the 5 speed, swapping in another tranny isn't necessary. Not sure if an LSD was put in, will check the numbers.

The s14 engines aren't usually cheap and can be the same on maintaining.
I'm thinking of doing the turbo route instead. But we'll see. Just want to take care of the common issues for now; brakes, wheel bearings, a little rust here and there nothing major. I think the ball joints are still good.

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Oh Yeah -Reno.
Driving I-80 from Lincoln to just few miles east of Reno the speed limits are 75mph and with not too many drivers going over that speed -controls don't exist on this 1400 miles stretch and doing that distance in 14-15 hrs was never a problem with Mercedes.
But once you get to the lower limits east of Reno, you better observe the limits all the way down to Sacramento.
Those cops are starving for donations
Yes probably the long stretches of highway in the middle of no where is fine. But you're right about once you get in town. Most areas that are 45 mph in California are 25-35 here. I did notice that one part that goes from the 45 to 55 has been raised to 60 mph so there is hope.

If you're caught going over 100 mph in Nevada, they usually just shoot you. They figure it's like saving a tree. Less paper work, not filing a ticket. Plus plenty of wide open space to hide the body

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Too big, of course.
But seriously, most people either turbo or throw in an S14 M3 engine since its the same block with a different head. You only have to modify the bell housing to accept a couple sensors. Since mine already has the 5 speed, swapping in another tranny isn't necessary. Not sure if an LSD was put in, will check the numbers.

The s14 engines aren't usually cheap and can be the same on maintaining.
I'm thinking of doing the turbo route instead. But we'll see. Just want to take care of the common issues for now; brakes, wheel bearings, a little rust here and there nothing major. I think the ball joints are still good.
Please upgrade those rear drum brakes on that E21 before

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