For sure. That's half the reason I ditched the idea of going back to AWD. It was too much guessing/custom work/etc simply to make my car more "proper". I'm the first guy to dig into something way deeper than I need to, but as time goes on I almost feel less ambitious. I see threads like that and don't feel like doing the work... I'm almost embarrassed to admit it to myself. Maybe I'm just getting smarter about prioritizing different projects... I'm still very much interested in dropping the M50 sitting in my garage into my E30!All the old VS threads make it look way worse than it actually is because people were swapping in stuff from P1s and AWD cars. If you're using all FWD P80 parts, it bolts up pretty politely.
I reassure myself with the fact that once you tear into something, it's way easier than it looks in the planning stages. I try to be a planner, but I find it much easier and, believe it or not, less stressful to just figure things out as I go. I WILL eventually swap an LS based V8 into my 240, and I WILL swap the delta link into my V70R!