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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:55 am    Post subject: BMW powered Beetle Reply with quote

Saw this BMW powered Beetle on the internet .. was on a website in German .. couldn't find out much about it but I like it Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's pretty sick
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pretty sweet looking
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

onibug wrote:
that's pretty sick

Yeah, this kind: Sick
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an early 90s M50 non-Vanos, with a custom euro intake. looks like it might have a turbo, hard to tell by the quality. Those bmws need to have their cooling systems in tiptop shape or theyll overheat, hope this guy doesnt have issues.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fab4Fan wrote:
Looks like an early 90s M50 non-Vanos, with a custom euro intake. looks like it might have a turbo, hard to tell by the quality.


Intercooler and big wastegate are abit of a give away.



Obviously changed to a topmount though.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have they done away with the front beam?

What is the steering set-up?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have they done away with the front beam?

What is the steering set-up?


He has done away with pretty much everything VW except the body.

Its same sort of deal as the Bugster.

Just a Super Beetle body sitting on a BMW Chassis.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have they done away with the front beam?

What is the steering set-up?


Super beetles don't have beams, they have struts. Early super beetles had steering boxes, later models had steering racks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hefner wrote:
Have they done away with the front beam?

What is the steering set-up?


That is all BMW E30. Looks like they cut a 325 down to the floor pans and put the bug on it. The strut towers, steering rack, and front sub-frame are all Bimmer.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thing has surfaced in a Speed Hunters webzine article

http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/07/a-beetle-that-thinks-its-a-bmw/

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