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Old 12-31-2002, 04:38 AM   #16
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These are the bronze powder coated E36 M3 motorsports rims that i purchased to install on my project E30 once i finish my suspension conversion.
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Old 12-31-2002, 05:13 PM   #17
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I got the tires today. I'm running 225/45/17 in the front, and 245/40/17 in the rear. The rims are 17/7.5 front, and 17/8.5 rear.
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Old 12-31-2002, 07:20 PM   #18
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Which M52 are you putting in?
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Old 12-31-2002, 11:02 PM   #19
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1997 E36 M3 3.2. I already have the drivetrain, and have converted it to OBDI. I'm going to start the swap next week. I keep procrastinating, but i have a couple of customer's cars i have to finish first. I should have the E36 M3 5-lug suspension conversion completed Thursday, then i can put the rims, tires, and brakes on the car. I'll post pics of that on thursday. Here are some pics of the modified lower control arm bushings i'm installing to keep the wheel geometry correct with the E36 M3 suspension. I machined 6mm out of the mounting holes to help center the front wheels in the wheel well.
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Old 12-31-2002, 11:12 PM   #20
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These bushings are at the rear of the front lower control arms as illustrated in the pics. These pictures are not of my suspension, but some pictures somebody e-mailed to me to help me with the suspension conversion. I circled their mounting position on the pictures with a white circle.
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Old 12-31-2002, 11:13 PM   #21
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Her's another picture with a diffrent view.
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Old 12-31-2002, 11:42 PM   #22
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And yes it is a shot of yet another BMW with a leaking steering rack.Must be a common problem..
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Old 01-01-2003, 01:23 AM   #23
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Yeah the one on my car looks like it used to leak to! The previous owner, cheap bastard that he was, fixed the problem by removing the power steering belt, and draining the reservoir. I'm going to get it rebuilt, but i read somewhere that it is possible to use the one from an E36 M3. I heard it has less rotations lock to lock, with a more positive feel. I have one from an E36 M3 and would like to install it, but since my car came with an airbag, i heard it will not fit without first converting to a non airbag steering column. The up side is that i have the steering column from the E36 M3 that i got the steering rack from, so maybe i can make it work after all.
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Old 01-01-2003, 01:27 AM   #24
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that would be cool if it worked. I have a 84 so it has a non airbag column.
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Old 01-01-2003, 07:40 AM   #25
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IS your car 5 speed? Is the tranny in a 318 the same as the one in a 325? I want to convert my car to 5 speed and thought you might wanna sell your tranny (or give it away)LOL!! since it is coming out anywaz'. What kind of condition is the tranny in? Any bad synchros or anything? PM or email me THANX!!
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Old 01-01-2003, 05:51 PM   #26
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I'm not sure if the tranny would bolt up to a 325. I would like to sell the M42 drivetrain complete. The drivetrain has only 98k mi. on it. It has a new clutch, head gasket, oil pan gasket, front seals, slave cyl., spark plugs, intake air boot, and many extras that were recently done. It runs great. It has a slight cold start problem i have traced to a bad idle air control valve that is sticking, and a bad throttle position sensor that reads improperly when fully closed( at idle ). These parts new from the dealer total about $200.00. I would like to sell the complete drivetrain for $1,500.00. Keep in mind this would include wiring, air flow meter, coils, brain, linkage, etc. All the parts i will not need after the M52 drivetrain swap. I think this is a good price. What do you guys think?
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Old 01-01-2003, 06:03 PM   #27
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Oh, and i forgot " happy new year!!!! "
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Old 01-01-2003, 07:17 PM   #28
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! But sorry I am looking for just a tranny driveshaft and some other stuff sorry!
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Old 01-01-2003, 09:57 PM   #29
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Old 01-03-2003, 06:43 AM   #30
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Here are some new pics. I just finished installing the E36 M3 5-lug and brake upgrade in the front, and the M-roadster rear brake and 5-lug upgrade. Here are the front....
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