BMW Z3 conversion

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Gigas   1 mW

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BMW Z3 conversion

Post by Gigas » Apr 22 2020 9:17am

Just thought I'd say my journey on here - gutting and revamping my Z3 into a new electric car. Really should be a fun journey!




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Re: BMW Z3 conversion

Post by Gigas » Apr 22 2020 12:32pm

Right now I'm trying to figure out the BMW SRS system as a stand a lone system and it utterly mind numbing

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Re: BMW Z3 conversion

Post by whereswally606 » Apr 29 2020 5:46pm

To embed just put the unique code in not the whole web address. Ie take out the domain bit
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Re: BMW Z3 conversion

Post by jonescg » Apr 29 2020 10:02pm

Always love a big EV conversion project! Any idea what setup you will shoot for? Performance, range, price?

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Re: BMW Z3 conversion

Post by Gigas » May 27 2020 3:11pm

More setup for things to come together in there back and mount the subframe

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Re: BMW Z3 conversion

Post by Gigas » May 27 2020 3:16pm

whereswally606 wrote:
Apr 29 2020 5:46pm
To embed just put the unique code in not the whole web address. Ie take out the domain bit
Dosn't seem to work for me, weird

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Re: BMW Z3 conversion

Post by Gigas » May 27 2020 3:20pm

jonescg wrote:
Apr 29 2020 10:02pm
Always love a big EV conversion project! Any idea what setup you will shoot for? Performance, range, price?

I plan on dual electric motors in the back - as far as what I'm not sure just each will be 70ish KW so a total of 140-200kw. I'm not looking for top speed but to be able to get there quick! Price is up in the air lol

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Re: BMW Z3 conversion

Post by Gigas » Jun 01 2020 1:59pm

needed to see what the rear end would look like - so this is what I came up with. I'm sure it will change as I don't have my electric engine but So far I like where this is going. I can see that battery placement is going to be fun lol


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Re: BMW Z3 conversion

Post by Gigas » Jun 03 2020 8:19am

Does anyone know a good electric engine in the 80kw range? I'm trying to find a good motor - I've even consider 4 small motors for the back

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Re: BMW Z3 conversion

Post by Gigas » Oct 30 2020 7:08am

It's been a bit since i've updated. I'm hoping to get the rear built in the next couple weeks. I've really been enjoying welding. I didn't think I would like do it so much and getting slightly better at it :roll: I hope you all are have a great day!


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