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Old 05-14-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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E36 M3 Engine/Suspension Swap

Hi Guys,

I am looking to swap the drive train and suspension/brakes from my (crashed in the rear)1997 M3 4-dr into a solid e36 (1996-1998 4Dr preferred). Idea is to build a some street/track car that is pretty much rust free, not ugly but does not need to be picture perfect.

I have a few questions:

What can I expect to pay a shop to do the swap work?
What would the shop cost be if I did the suspension myself and the shop just does drive train?
Any shops recommended for the swap?
What considerations should I make when choosing the new e36 body?
What other mods should I consider doing while doing this work?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 05-14-2010, 02:41 PM   #2
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give bimmersport a call, i'm sure they can help you out

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Old 05-16-2010, 12:59 AM   #3
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other things to think about might include subframe reinforcement, rear shock mounts, cooling system overhaul, m50 manifold, exhaust, great brake pads, upgraded sway bars, new guibo, fresh bushings all around...
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