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Cars > Challenges > “535iT” Vs “The Bimmer”

 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

 

1992 BMW 535iT

“535iT”

1982 BMW 528e

“The Bimmer”

 
Photo of: 1992 BMW 535iT

No longer owned

Photo of: 1982 BMW 528e
 

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About “535iT”

Just finished this car: The BMW wagons were never available in the US with the 3.5l "Big 6" engine, and they were never available with a manual transmission. I decided to fix both of these problems at the same time and build my idea of the ultimate practical daily driver. I took a 525iT wagon with a blown tranny and swapped the engine and tranny from a 535i 5-speed sedan, while rebuilding the suspension and a few other things in the process.

With the 4.10 gears, big motor, and the suspension, this thing is deceptively quick and a real sleeper of a wagon!

About “The Bimmer”

My parents bought this car used in 1985. I acquired it just a few years ago and it is my daily driver. It now sits at about 170,000 miles. And it still has the original clutch, can you believe that? And that is even after surviving the high school years of my brother and me.

 

Specs for “535iT”

525i Wagon converted to 535i with 5-speed manual transmission. Approx. 220HP, 250 lb/feet of torque. Around 3800 pounds of German steamroller.

Specs for “The Bimmer”

2.7L inline 6
5-speed manual

 

Factory Options for “535iT”

Dual sunroofs

Factory Options for “The Bimmer”

Sunroof wind deflector
Fog light guards

 

Mods for “535iT”

M30B35 engine
5-speed manual transmission
EAT Chip
Koni / Eibach suspension
OEM Short Shift kit
16" E60 Wheels
M5T Swaybars
19lb Lightened Flywheel
Bosch Design III Fuel Injectors
4.10 LSD

Mods for “The Bimmer”

none

 

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of 535iT project album
535iT project
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Cover photo of My 80s Flashback album
My 80s Flashback
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