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Old 05-26-2002, 10:43 PM   #16
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The 5 bolt conversion was very easy.
There are 2 options to do the 5 bolt conversion.
1. Use complete E30M3 suspension parts and brakes
2. Front E36 Rear E36ti (Better selection of wheels with this one)


O.K. but for the E36 conversion did you use the complete E36 front suspension? What offset do you have now? Are you using the E36 brakes too?
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Old 05-27-2002, 07:33 AM   #17
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I am using an E30M3 suspension and brakes with E30M3 wheels and my pffset is 22mm.

If you use E36 Supension and brakes you have a wider selection of wheels to choose and you offset is approx 42mm
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Old 05-27-2002, 10:31 PM   #18
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wow!!! great looking ride!!!

I love the clean factory mtech look!

Q: regarding the 5-bolt conversion, again, if one where to use the e36 parts, would it be the whole assembly? just wondering for future reference....thanks

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Old 05-28-2002, 07:20 AM   #19
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Otto;

You need to use the entire Front E36 suspension (Complete Strut Assembly and brakes.
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Old 05-28-2002, 08:42 AM   #20
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Hey EuroM3 .. did you ever sell your old 6cyl engine?
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Old 05-28-2002, 08:46 AM   #21
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Do you have any parts for sale?

Do you have any parts for sale from when your car was original? Like rims or tires?
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Old 05-28-2002, 08:49 AM   #22
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Yes Raven sold the engine to some shop last year, not sure who or which one.

No I don't have any parts left over, however Raven has some E30M3 parts.

Call John @ 905-477-1800.
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Old 05-28-2002, 04:05 PM   #23
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I've heard that becasue of the Euro M3s larger airbox and indivudual throttle boddies, it's much harder to throw the euro engine into the E30 than the us spec M. Is this true?

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Old 05-28-2002, 05:26 PM   #24
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It is pretty much the same setup although with a Euro you loose the brake booster and master cylinder and you need custom work to make this work.

The US spec setup is cheaper and parts are not as expensive as they are for the euro.
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Old 05-28-2002, 05:38 PM   #25
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Mainly what I heard was that the passanger side foot well was slightly shrunk because of the extra room needed for various parts (like brake booster). Personally, I'd rather not go about doing something like this because the car would still be used as a weekend driver with some track use as well. But the way you talk about it, sounds like everything turned out well. Do you have more pictures of the interior engine bay, maybe undercarriage?

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Old 05-28-2002, 06:00 PM   #26
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What does a swap like that cost? It is always something I have wanted to do....
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Old 05-28-2002, 06:54 PM   #27
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You need to budget $20-30K.
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