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Old 01-07-2003, 03:28 PM   #46
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How do all these E36 parts affect things like handling?
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Old 01-07-2003, 04:01 PM   #47
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daaayyuuummm! nice work man! I can't wait to see it once the engine swap is finished. How the heck did you get 245's to fit in the rear? They look perfect on there.
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Old 01-08-2003, 02:44 AM   #48
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Thanks for the compliments on my project. I rolled the rear quarter panel lip but it still rubs occasionally. I will probably trim the quarter panel lip once i lower the car. The rear 245/40/17 barely clears and is a tight fit. I'll probably do the E36 M3 steering rack at the same time i do the engine swap. The cars handling is much improved due to the wider track, larger contact patch of the wheels, and the increased stopping power. I have yet to test the upgrades to their full capabilities. Once i finish the drivetrain swap, i'll let everybody know how well everything works once increased horsepower is thrown into the mix. I'll keep everyone posted on my progress.

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Old 01-08-2003, 02:48 AM   #49
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So all that E36 stuff just bolts right on?
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Old 01-08-2003, 02:52 AM   #50
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Pretty much, although machining on some parts is required.
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Old 01-08-2003, 02:55 AM   #51
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Are there any sites that document the procedures (suspension mods) and their advantages / disadvantages?

I'm an E30 M3 head and am interested in ANY mods
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Old 01-08-2003, 03:01 AM   #52
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Not that i know of. I got most of my info on the swap from various people on bmw forums.
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Old 01-08-2003, 03:03 AM   #53
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Could you give me a quick list of the suspension/brake (engine not all that concerned with) mods you've done?

thanx.
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Old 01-08-2003, 03:27 AM   #54
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I'm running E36 M3 front struts, with E30 strut hats and springs. E36 M3 front calipers and rotors, E30 M3 Off set control arm bushings, E36 M-roadster rear trailing arms with M-roadster calipers and rotors, and E36 M3 factory motorsport rims that have been powder coated bronze. Tire sizes are 225/45/17 front, and 245/40/17 rear.
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Old 01-08-2003, 03:30 AM   #55
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Wicked!

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Old 01-08-2003, 05:20 PM   #56
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If someone was smart they'd buy the roadster trailing arms and sell them after they machine them for a premium, if they're better than the stock E30 parts.
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Old 01-08-2003, 05:36 PM   #57
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Sorry for the off-topic question, but Cone, what's that color on your car? It's just amazing.
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Old 01-08-2003, 05:45 PM   #58
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YOU SIR ARE GOD,
i am INTERESTED in what your doing so much because i've ALWAYS wanted to see that done, and here you are, doing it to a 318 mind you!
WOW!!
its incredible, and BTW, it LOOKS: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!!!
i luve the white with BRONZE ///M rims!!
that car so far is FLAWLESS!!!!
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Old 01-09-2003, 02:29 AM   #59
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QUOTE]If someone was smart they'd buy the roadster trailing arms and sell them after they machine them for a premium, if they're better than the stock E30 parts.[/quote]

m roadster trailing arms are hard to find... but yea they'd be an improvement. I'm actually looking for some myself. Anybody have any leads?
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Old 01-09-2003, 02:32 AM   #60
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Hang around Z3 boards, from time-to-time ppl have M coupe/Roadsters they have bought and are parting out (usu something autopac related)
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