Friday, April 20, 2012

BMW E30 SR20DET swap Brewed Thailand Circuit toy

Thailand is home to a very unique “tuner” scene, with an endless supply of JDM engines and parts available every swap you can imagine happens  in this great land. 2jz powered big body VIP Benz and Bimmers, 1uz American muscle cars, SR20det Miata’s to name just a few.

Models, cars Thailand Flush Style

A dream land with secret hidden circuits tucked away in the mountains that can be privately rented out for the for less than $100 usd per day. This is a great place to be if you have a car and want to get some cheap seat time.

I quickly realized that if I am going to be living here for more than 6 months dealing with parts, builds, engines and tuning projects for customers I’m going to have to build my own car, there is simply no way around it! I rather quickly found myself scouting for a clean BMW E30 chassis, something simple, light weight, RWD and a bit classy. With such a small car the SR20DET was the obvious engine choice, readily available and easily able to put out 400-500 whp which will be more than enough for this 2200 lb go cart.

The build is only now in its infancy, much more to come… 

Just cleaning up the interior and some chassis wiring.

Still running E30 flca for now, E46 control arms cleared customs 4/20/12 after a long Thai new year celebration. E36 non M steering rack E36 tie rods inner/outer. 
OEM Nissan GT-R IC 
Sparco Prodrive seat (old school used WRC seat from Japan)

Deep dish steering wheel and BC Sports Coilovers 

Parts from America are also on the way, hopefully they make it through customs MUCH faster than the control arms.
Speed density conversion
Anti lag hardware
Medium case e30 output shafts (currently have small diff)
Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors Injector Dynamics Sale
Bosch 044 fuel pump AEM intank e85 340lph pump
Copper core NGK BKR7e’s
AEM smart coil (anti lag)

ID 1000cc injectors and AEM smart coil modeling before they find their new home on the SR

This will be a  basic 400 torque 400 whp set up all said and done, in a 2200 lb car it’s gonna be a good time. I will be using E85 as it  is some what common over here.  LPG  aka natural gas however is VERY cheap with gas stations everywhere. We will soon be doing some testing on a new High pressure liquid natural gas injection system. Better fuel economy and power output.
Many more updates to come.

Recently cut out the front radiator support, fabrication for some tube chassis influenced mods just around the corner.

Front Tube Chassis

BMW Bucket seat mount

Prototype rear diffuser by Velocity Element

Early test fitment, still need to remove a good amount or rear bumper to get things working properly.