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spoon_civic1 12-05-2012 04:18 AM

ZF tranny off a 99 m3
Bought this off tom out in cambridge and the project didnt go as planned, $400 obo takes it

Located in mississauga

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spoon_civic1 12-07-2012 10:41 AM

$300 takes it

BmW1819 12-07-2012 11:58 PM

Great deal

spoon_civic1 12-08-2012 12:42 AM

Apparetly not great enough lol

Bimmer Heaven 12-08-2012 04:03 AM

Don't feel bad, I had one sitting for 5 years and nobody has ever asked about it!

Cplbaril 01-22-2013 10:15 PM have the other parts to make a swap?

pro3series 02-19-2013 09:03 PM

Will it work with stock m50 clutch,flywheel,slave etc?

Hard Dog 02-20-2013 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by pro3series (Post 1598932)
Will it work with stock m50 clutch,flywheel,slave etc?

I'm assuming this is a manual ZF tranny. M50 clutch, flywheel and slave should work fine, but the ZF is longer than the Getrag, so you'll need the shorter driveshaft from a 328 or M3.

sb_600 02-20-2013 11:46 AM

other way around - ZF is shorter than the Getrag.

You'll also need new shift linkage.

pro3series 02-20-2013 12:07 PM

Anyone know or tested how much HP the getrag transmissions can hold without blowing up?

sb_600 02-20-2013 12:09 PM

I've been running a getrag for the past two years, race conditions, with 232 WHP (so roughly 273BHP) and 220 ft-lbs with no issues.

Switching to the ZF for next season "just in case"

pro3series 02-20-2013 12:20 PM

That's not bad, the reason I ask is cause I am building a turbo m50 on water/meth hoping to put down 400 RWHP @ cscs drift competition this year.

sb_600 02-20-2013 12:32 PM

hmm... yeah you could try it but I don't think it would last with those numbers.

pro3series 02-20-2013 12:38 PM

Well the good thing I won't be doing is running super wide tires... which in theory would cause less stress to be put on the transmission by limiting rotational mass, correct? I am thinking of using 215/50r15.

sb_600 02-20-2013 01:51 PM

yeah I'm not too sure if it's the input or the output that's a problem... Either way, you can try it - just be ready with a backup plan lol :)

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