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      10-27-2014, 12:16 AM   #1
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Dinan S3-R Build by ilikebmxbikes

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This thread is to document my Dinan S3-R project. I had an m4 on order but after much deliberation, I cancelled my order and decided to look for an e92 m3. I wont debate the merits of the two cars but basically the e92 m3 has always been an inspiration to me and I needed one in my life.

I am no stranger to the s65 and can say that the 4.6L is absolutely a different beast. It has everything I love about an NA s65 but a whole lot more torque. I will be bringing the car to LA to have Mike_Benvo protune it. No doubt Dinan makes great products but they do tend to tune very conservatively for their street cars. Mike tuned / coded my S65 1M clone and I have no doubt when we get this thing on a dyno, he can make the most out of it's potential as well as code in some nice features.

My main goal with this car is just to make a nice weekend track toy / street build. It is to accompany my 1 series so it wont be as hardcore ( or so I hope).

I will be releasing a lot of information on the build and tuning. I know there has been a big lack of information on stroker dynos so hopefully I can contribute some useful information.

Some photos of the car before it shipped down to CA





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Immediately after the truck unloaded the car. I drove it to Performance Technic and we put these on her. They are temporary until my HRE's are mounted. Waiting on TPMS.

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      10-27-2014, 12:38 AM   #2
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Fantastic ride! Personally it would be hard for me to molest a signed Dinan S3-R, especially considering what some are getting for E46 S3-Rs these days. But its an awesome ride none the less and I would probably take this over an M4 as well.

Enjoy! Looking forward to updates.
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Fantastic ride! Personally it would be hard for me to molest a signed Dinan S3-R, especially considering what some are getting for E46 S3-Rs these days. But its an awesome ride none the less and I would probably take this over an M4 as well.

Enjoy! Looking forward to updates.
I know what you mean. I have a bunch of iND stuff coming for the car, HRE's, Stoptechs ( S3-R kit doesnt come with brakes!) and BMW Performance Seats. I will also likely get an RKP lip and Euro bumper from iND as well. I want to preserve a lot of what dinan has already done to the car and just compliment it with tasteful upgrades.
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I know what you mean. I have a bunch of iND stuff coming for the car, HRE's, Stoptechs ( S3-R kit doesnt come with brakes!) and BMW Performance Seats. I will also likely get an RKP lip and Euro bumper from iND as well. I want to preserve a lot of what dinan has already done to the car and just compliment it with tasteful upgrades.
Well I am envious... its a great starting point and will be a bullet proof track car. From what I understand, all of Dinans stroker builds have been extremely reliable. I am hopeful I can get a Dinan 4.6 S65 or something similar under my hood eventually.
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no love for the f80. let me guess, you are hooked on the high revving, race bred engine.
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Well I am envious... its a great starting point and will be a bullet proof track car. From what I understand, all of Dinans stroker builds have been extremely reliable. I am hopeful I can get a Dinan 4.6 S65 or something similar under my hood eventually.
You have seriously one of the best e92s out there. I spent quite a bit of time looking at it at Bimmerfest. A stroker in your car would be out of this world.

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no love for the f80. let me guess, you are hooked on the high revving, race bred engine.
I have plenty of love for the f80. Its an awesome car and platform. Its just not for me. I will probably own one some day.
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Marco, can't wait to see what you do with this.
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Good to see that the car went to a good home...will sub to this as I am sure this car will go beyond anyone's expectation!
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Keep the volks they look better than the hre
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Love Interlagos. Congrats! Can't wait to see what's next!
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Marco, can't wait to see what you do with this.
Thanks man. You will need to drive it.

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Good to see that the car went to a good home...will sub to this as I am sure this car will go beyond anyone's expectation!
I have a few ideas for it but it wont be a full build out like my 1series. I have a bimmerfest 2015 project on a different chassis that will be a large build out.

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Keep the volks they look better than the hre
The volks do look good. But I have some R43's for this car. I will be able to switch wheels and tires between both cars so the M3 can run the 1series's take offs.

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Love Interlagos. Congrats! Can't wait to see what's next!
Thanks Cat. Andrew@iND helped me out on the first half of the cosmetic package. You will probably see the parts before I do.

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You know it. You in the avenues? A few forum members live within a few blocks
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Awesome. Can't wait to see what else you do with it.
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Not anymore but grew up there. Parents still there.

Great project, will be following along
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Props to a fellow Bay Area member! ...love your 1M Conversion/S65 Swap and very interested in your plans for this one! I too take my car to PTech and hope to see you and your car there sometime as well! Keep up the good work dude!
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      10-27-2014, 06:42 PM   #21
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Is this in addition to the 1M clone?

Either way - Solid pickup ! Looking forward to updates!

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When temp wheels are ZE40s.... we are not worthy

Jealous as heck, and can't wait to see what Mike can do!
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