OEM-level 8HP swaps in E-series cars

sultan.of.swing

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Man I was so stoked last night. Found a local with a wrecked 2012 535xi that was selling the trans with the transfer case and torque converter for 450USD.
I get there and on the back of his truck was a 6hp21.
From my research no 2012 535 F10 chassis would have came with a 6hp.
Would have been a great deal if it had worked out.
 

wheela

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🤦‍♂️ I should have read more closely last time, somehow I missed your post was the 8hp swap thread vs. new thread. It's late, I better get to bed, haha!
 

MR-KRAKA

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Man I was so stoked last night. Found a local with a wrecked 2012 535xi that was selling the trans with the transfer case and torque converter for 450USD.
I get there and on the back of his truck was a 6hp21.
From my research no 2012 535 F10 chassis would have came with a 6hp.
Would have been a great deal if it had worked out.
https://www.lkqonline.com/2012-bmw-535i-transmission-or-transaxle-assembly/-hF4jmKcnnD depending on your location usually can find one very reasonably from LKQ. I got mine for $330 from their eBay store. Picked it up about 45min from me but they will ship at a reasonable rate too.
Here is one for the same as I paid just find your nearest yard and see what they have.

Don’t worry about the transfer case your 6HP transfer case bolts right up. Getting the F series version would be a whole other unnecessary headache on its own. Unless you were trying to be really frugal and wanted to resell it lol.
 

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ShocknAwe

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Very interested in doing 8HP swap in my X5D with the 3.15 diffs from the 50i. Should make for a good combo and give it some legs.

Anyone know what specific trans model would be ideal for that?