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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Mar-06-2012, 12:57:26 AM   #1
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Default Ported s54 head teaser pic

UPDATE 11/14/2013: Hey guys, just a quick update: The new cylinder head is here & looking awesome! Can't wait to swap out our 'home' ported head for this beauty sometime over the winter months. Without going into too much detail, I would say that this head would be 'comparable' to something like a VAC Stg III head. Also wanted to give a big shout out to Frank for making this happen...can't wait to try it out buddy!









Hey guys, just wanted to post up a quick teaser pic of my ported head w/more to follow soon...I'll snap some more pics this weekend when I actually get my hands on it! This will be installed along w/ported tb's, schrick cams, csl rep airbox, and topped off w/a custom alpha-n tune!: Should be an exciting year for us as I think that a few others are coming out w/similar N/A builds as well...can't wait to see what everyone else is coming out with also!





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Couple pics of the tear down:

Parts everywhere!


More parts everwhere!


Uh-oh, looks like someone's missing a cylinder head!






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One more of the finished head ready to go back on!



EDIT: Reducer pics below...I'm planning to dyno both w/and w/o the reducer.








EDIT: UPDATE Just added a couple of header pics w/the Swaintech White Lightening coating. Flange to port alignment looks great! Also removed the 02 defoulers from the collectors (last shot). Car is in the shop now and the teardown has officially begun, should be up & running within 2 wks!











Couple of pics of the airbox:







UPDATE 05/31: Couple shots of the head bolted down. ITB's are being ported now!




Close-up of the ARP head stud fasteners


Couple of mocked up gratuitous airbox pics




My catch can set up


Update 06/04: Schrick cams, VANOS, and headers installed:




Fresh air duct set up down to the CSL bumper opening






UPDATE 6/28: Airbox installed, just a couple of more odds and ends to finish it off before we start it up!















UPDATE 7/20: Getting her all set up on the dyno for some initial pulls. (Don't worry, the hood was shut for all pulls!)


This was around the 4th pull after some very preliminary tuning!


This was after a brief cool down period w/no other changes!


A comparison between my baseline full bolt-on car to now! Holy crap, almost a 60HP gain up top! Notice some flat spots in the graphs due to timing being pulled due to overly sensitive knock settings. Still have plenty of work left to do! Oops, just noticed that this was an earlier pull, the best pull is even more dramatic!


UPDATE: After a little more tuning today...still pulling at almost 8700rpm's!


CAT's Removed


UPDATE: Couple pics of the completed product!:













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awesome, can't wait to see the results!
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Old Tue, Mar-06-2012, 01:14:12 AM   #3
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awesome, can't wait to see the results!
THanx bro, looking forward to hearing about your Evolve airbox install as well!

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Any pics of the bowl area?
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Throw on some CSL cams while you're going all out
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no wonder you don't take my calls anymore. Do I have to get cams/intake to be you friend. Lol
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Sounds like a nice set up! Looking forward to seeing some results!
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