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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-29-2018, 11:02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By SG_M3
Re: 1995 BMW M3 Club Race / Track Car

Is this David Holeman's old car?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-13-2018, 02:31:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By SG_M3
Replacing window/door seals

Maybe an odd question. Those who have ordered new coupe window/door seals, how much thicker are new seals? I've developed a some additional wind noise coming from the drivers window and the seals are...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-09-2018, 11:06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Last I saw it it was up on the pacific northwest, but that was some years ago.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-09-2018, 10:31:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Man, those were the days. I used to drool over Alan's car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-18-2017, 08:12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By SG_M3
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-25-2017, 11:14:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Jim, you're normally 100% spot on...but not on this one.

While the general rule is a larger front bar will increase understeer and that is true for most platforms. The e36 is not one of those....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-18-2017, 03:32:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Big Brakes Question (non-abs car)

When they are removing abs, they also remove the stock master cylinder/booster. Going to dual master setup, with a balance adjustment. That allows more precise braking and better feel/control over...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 06:24:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By SG_M3
Re: How many M3's/ E36's do you/ would you own?

currently only one, 98 Estoril/Black coupe OEM+ mods

Previous:
1) 1998 Boston Green/Black that eventually became a race car. Still raced in BMW CCA IP
2) 1995 Dakar/Black M Cloth, S50B32 6speed...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-05-2017, 04:59:10 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 27,302
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Rare & Unique Parts - Let's share pics etc...

Mmmm, alpina cluster. Always wanted one of those
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-03-2017, 07:49:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,330
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Bring a trailer: 100-Mile 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

That's awesome, can't wait to see its progress. Feel free to reach out if you want any info or further history on the car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-02-2017, 06:15:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,330
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Bring a trailer: 100-Mile 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

I was wondering who bought it from Ryan. Congrats!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-09-2016, 09:34:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By SG_M3
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-03-2016, 02:50:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,724
Posted By SG_M3
Re: How loud is supersprint race?

Not great, but here was my 95 with an S50B32 swap and SS race

https://youtu.be/jGWe_Q2KdSs
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Sep-27-2016, 10:26:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,324
Posted By SG_M3
Re: X-post : looking for a shop for a track build

No question, I'd choose GSR for a build or if I needed any work done. Take a look around the paddock at cars built by any shop, you can easily see a quality difference.

Check out their stuff:...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Sep-20-2016, 12:30:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,830
Posted By SG_M3
Re: NASA East Champs at Watkins Glen - Sept 23-25

I'll be there Wednesday, helping Greg get that sub 2:00 :parrot:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-13-2016, 07:26:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Is my ground control camber plate Broken?

They are COM-10 sized bearings. You can pick them up at GC or any racing out fit.

COM-10, 0.625 x 1.1875
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-06-2016, 12:53:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By SG_M3
Re: E36 AutoX: Coilovers vs struts+springs

It's hard to enough spring rate, in a stock style spring, to make the car work for serious track/autox. I'd recommend coilovers if you are more autox/track than street
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-29-2016, 07:57:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By SG_M3
Re: N/A power

If you want NA power, do an S54 swap. Don't even bother trying to extract power from the s52. You can make 330-340 rwhp, easily, out of an S54.

I made 270 rwhp in an S52, making 300 rwhp is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-25-2016, 04:57:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Dinan BBTB troubleshoot

Unplug your MAF and see if the idle improves. You can't just swap the 3" hfm sensor into a 3.5" housing, that doesn't work.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, May-31-2016, 03:23:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,534
Posted By SG_M3
Re: That one 95 M3 HPDE build

The trailing arm needs to move on an arc through its travel. It needs a compliant bushing, better a bearing, to avoid binding as the trailing arm moves. Delrin would be the worst material, it is...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, May-30-2016, 09:18:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,534
Posted By SG_M3
Re: That one 95 M3 HPDE build

I would give those delrin rtabs a second thought. Otherwise, great build
Forum: Southwest Tue, May-24-2016, 06:59:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By SG_M3
Re: shop recommendation for clutch disk replacement at Fort Worth region

I would 100% recommend Greg Smith Racing. They specialize in E46 M3's and do great work.

https://www.facebook.com/GregSmithRacing
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-02-2016, 11:13:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 80,854
Posted By SG_M3
Re: [FAQ]: A guide on E36 lighting, HIDs, and projector retrofits.

FWIW, I didn't have to modify the bracket when retrofitting FXR's into my ZKW's using the TRS bracket.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Apr-16-2016, 05:31:03 AM
Replies: 12,931
Views: 1,012,458
Posted By SG_M3
Re: F80/F82/F83 M3/M4 thread

I've had the following to compare:

Stock e36 m3 (my current 98)
S50B32 6 speed swapped 95 M3
Cammed s52 making 275 rwhp, in a race car
LTW with an S54 swap (current as well)

This was me and...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-29-2016, 03:01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By SG_M3
Re: C&D Road Test: 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2l V8 4X4

GMC is offering great lease deals on these as well

http://leasehackr.com/blog/2016/3/1/sierra-denali-truck-yeah-415-month-0-down
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-28-2016, 09:00:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,464
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Suspension: What to do?

As someone who had MCS singles with 300/400 lb springs, the ride was awful. This a misconception created, the premium damper will ride better, that I fell victim to. It was a costly mistake.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-28-2016, 04:25:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,464
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Suspension: What to do?

I've run a lot of setups, pretty much everything being discussed in this thread. Here are my quick thoughts.

Level set: 33 year old driver, NVH and ride quality are my pet peevs. I'm very picky,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-24-2016, 03:33:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,795
Posted By SG_M3
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-22-2016, 09:52:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 979
Posted By SG_M3
Re: E30 w/ your favorite motor. The Smoking Tire

Agreed, it really wakes up the e36 chassis. Its the power is should have came with originally (~300 rwhp).
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-28-2016, 04:58:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Another E36 M3 Sedan Track Build

What shop are you using? They have some interesting opinions.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-28-2016, 03:28:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Another E36 M3 Sedan Track Build

+1 if you plan on running r comps/hoosiers, then you need the s54 setup. The baffle is fine for street tires and the like.



Keep the rear bar, no reason to run the no rear bar setup. If you can...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-11-2015, 03:13:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By SG_M3
Re: AEM infinity tuner

give GSR a shout, they've installed/tuned a couple s54 AEM cars.

https://www.facebook.com/GregSmithRacing/
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-09-2015, 09:21:07 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,545
Posted By SG_M3
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

+1 My S50B32 with a 3.91 and 6 spd was great. My current s54/3.64 is a bit too long, but that's with a 5 speed box.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-07-2015, 02:45:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,719
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Ride Height, E36 M3

13" front and 12" rear.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-30-2015, 06:42:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By SG_M3
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-05-2015, 04:52:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,750
Posted By SG_M3
Re: I'm Keeping this one (e30 content)

That's exactly how I felt about the one I owned. Not to mention the super slow steering ratio. I just couldn't get into the car, ended up selling it a few months later.

I loved the way it looked...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-10-2015, 03:18:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By SG_M3
Re: If anyone is looking

That's an odd set. For the pics it looks like 3 have been refinished with a brushed/polished lip, the 4th looks painted.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-31-2015, 05:14:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,931
Posted By SG_M3
Re: ZKW Experts out there, need some help

I do not believe those are ZKW either, they look like DEPO. I've never seen a ZKW inner lens use that attachment style. They should look like this:
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 07:03:24 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,543
Posted By SG_M3
Re: $200,000 US spec e36 M3

You have aluminum doors on your vert? AC? A radio?

You can make any e36, pretty much the same thing as...., its different when it came that way from the factory.
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jul-24-2015, 07:29:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,427
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Alpine white e36 m3 S54 swap with N/A goodness

What is your exhaust setup now? Did the section 1/2 bolt up to an existing e36 cat back?
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jul-24-2015, 07:13:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,044
Posted By SG_M3
Re: What's up M3porsche forum

Nice pick up!



Not sure I'd say that, it only becomes difficult if you want AC to work.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-07-2015, 03:34:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,543
Posted By SG_M3
Re: $200,000 US spec e36 M3

Agreed. I've always wanted a GT, which will become a possibility as we near the 25 year mark.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-29-2015, 02:03:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,428
Posted By SG_M3
Re: rare find: LTW/GT interior items

Yeah, you really have to careful buying used. All of my pieces have delaminated. :thumbsdown:
Forum: Southwest Fri, Jun-12-2015, 02:58:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By SG_M3
Re: DFW area reputable E46 M3 shops for service?

Hands down, https://www.facebook.com/GregSmithRacing

Greg does awesome work.
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, Jun-09-2015, 03:28:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,855
Posted By SG_M3
Re: S54 Swapped M3 LTW

Its a weekend/track car.
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, Jun-09-2015, 02:54:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,855
Posted By SG_M3
Re: S54 Swapped M3 LTW

I bought the car swapped. BimmerWorld completed the swap in 2008. But it is using the factory harness and ECU.

My buddy and I have done a few S54 swaps now, both using the stock components and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-09-2015, 05:21:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By SG_M3
Re: What happened?

:beer:

In the process of bring it back to life

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t69/spg383/LTW%20M3/30d88461e5f417958878c286915d0a4d_zpsoprtyxhk.jpg
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-09-2015, 05:13:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,636
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Headline sagging

I tried to order one a couple of weeks ago but it was rejected as NLA.
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Jun-05-2015, 10:08:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,855
Posted By SG_M3
Re: S54 Swapped M3 LTW

My car is at Greg's shop, check it out when you pick yours up. Yours looks great, very clean setup. Greg does great work.
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Jun-05-2015, 07:09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,855
Posted By SG_M3
Re: S54 Swapped M3 LTW

:laughhard: I'm actually going to go back to ambers.



Its right at 2,900 lbs.



It is a real ltw. The car was swapped to a euro 3.0 early in its life. The s54 went in around 2009.
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Jun-05-2015, 03:13:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,855
Posted By SG_M3
S54 Swapped M3 LTW

I've been attempting to aquire this car for the last 5 years. This past weekend my dreams came true.

I'll start a build thread to track the progress of the car.

Highlights:
S54 swap
All ltw...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-17-2015, 04:43:55 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,081
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Of all the cars you have ever owned, what is your favorite?

1995 M3 S50B32 swap, 6 speed
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t69/spg383/M3%20For%20Sale/DSC00227.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t69/spg383/M3%20For%20Sale/DSC00220.jpg...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Feb-07-2015, 04:42:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 34,938
Posted By SG_M3
Re: #157 Team Olsen Motorsports NASA GTS3 Build

I would check look at the rule book regarding where your rear down tubes terminate. Also, no foot protection?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-06-2015, 07:29:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,051
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Motion Control Suspension (MCS) Coilovers

From my experience having both, they are very different. Eibach pro kit is much lower in the front and with their soft rates, you end up crashing into the bumpstops quite frequently. I notice none of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-05-2015, 09:15:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,051
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Motion Control Suspension (MCS) Coilovers

I ended up selling them a few months later. They weren't working for my mostly street car. The valving of these is great for a track car or a track/street car, but it was totally off the mark in...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jan-28-2015, 02:20:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Muffler?

There are currently zero spec e46 builds going on in TX. The GTS field is quite strong at the moment. Are you someone who likes to tinker or do you just want to drive? Spec e46 and GTS demand quite...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jan-25-2015, 05:31:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,782
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Sneed4Speed aero

I wouldn't buy anything from them.

I'd get either an aeromotions element and custom mount it or the BW wing. Then make a splitter.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-25-2015, 05:17:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,211
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Find of the day

Feels like a dinosaur is perfectly said. I loved looking at mine but hated driving it. I'm more about how a car drives than how it looks, so it was sold rather quickly. I don't miss it.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jan-23-2015, 03:52:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By SG_M3
Re: MCS remote mounting

Mount the fronts to the core support, just above/behind the headlights. The rears we usually mount to the chassis rails that the rear bumper bolts to.
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, Jan-20-2015, 05:27:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,550
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Road America | ///Mancation

Glad to see one of my old e36's is doing well. I never should have sold that car.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-06-2015, 07:17:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,211
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Spence-r's AW/IR Slicktop, mini CSL "build"

Just a heads up, c6 z06 calipers are not an upgrade. A 3.91 is also way too short for an e36 m3 on most tracks. I'd got a 3.73 at the shortest, 3.64 is the best all around ratio.

Good luck on the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Dec-17-2014, 11:09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Tire size for E36 17 x 9

245/40 is the optimal size. Some use a 235/40 or 255/40 depending on tire availability.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-16-2014, 01:56:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,436
Posted By SG_M3
Re: OBD1 Chip/Tune advice/suggestions

They can do OBD1 tunes as well
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-28-2014, 07:57:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By SG_M3
Re: 95 OBDI, EWSII, and TRM chip

I've always bypassed EWS only, never had issues with the starter. To bypass EWS, I believe it's pin #7 on the x20 connector, should be a green wire. It is also pin#66 on the DME connector
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-12-2014, 03:25:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By SG_M3
Re: BBK Help (AP Racing)

It's pretty normal due to the differences in e36 spindles.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-11-2014, 02:58:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By SG_M3
Re: TC Klien DA ride height

11.5?

Usually you have the front 1" to 1.25" higher than the rear. IMO, 13" front and 12" rear is a good starting point. GC recommends 13" front and 11.75" rear.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Sep-09-2014, 04:08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Mid corner understeer killing corner speed?

Sure you're not just overloading the 245 street tire? Front bar on full stiff and a 700 lb spring is a lot of roll stiffness for a 245 street tire.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-03-2014, 03:46:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By SG_M3
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jul-30-2014, 03:43:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,888
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Direzza ZII Chunking?

Huh? Can to explain the difference between spring and swaybar roll stiffness? Just talking roll, not pitch.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jul-30-2014, 03:40:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,170
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Stoptech Big Brake Knockback feedback

I hated the knock back issues with my stoptechs. You end up having to left foot tap before each braking zone. I can't imagine how anyone hasn't experienced knock back with the ST40 caliper.

Only...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-18-2014, 02:56:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Is this an M3 LTW?

The vin comes back as a ltw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-04-2014, 06:27:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Texas - Street Legal Minimums

What city in TX, some have different emissions standards. But for most, as long as your CEL isn't on and you have 0-1 "not ready" readings. You will pass. So if you're catless/SAP gone, and you have...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-04-2014, 06:22:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By SG_M3
Re: BMW celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 8-Series

Also in 1991, the only year the 850i was available with a 6 speed in the US.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-09-2014, 06:50:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Splitter options

For a track only car, I would look to build something like this.

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/1003802_428308817300659_2071589660_n.jpg...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-09-2014, 05:03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Splitter options

Track only car or does it see street time?

I would never buy anything for sneed.

Bimmerworld evo stuff is ok, decent if you just want something to bolt on and go.
Motionmotorsports is a...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-01-2014, 10:27:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,178
Posted By SG_M3
Re: What's up M3forum: M3 edition

It shouldn't be hard, sourcing all the parts should be easy. Only hard part is evacuating the system and adding coolant(need a professional machine).

Let me know if you need any e36 track advise,...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Apr-28-2014, 10:50:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 817
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Any W212 owners?

Stay away from air suspension cars, its only a matter of time before they have issues.

That said, buy my w211 E55! http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/4437133140.html
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-31-2014, 02:59:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Finally got mine!

Congrats, I was next in line for that car after you.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-19-2014, 05:42:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,039
Posted By SG_M3
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-05-2014, 10:54:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Bimmerworld ultimate rtab solution

Well said, this is not a longevity solution but a performance gain solution. This allows the trailing arm to move through its travel with out any bushing causing binding. That is the major issue with...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-16-2014, 05:27:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,648
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Seat Bracket Help

I'm using the hms/recaro bracket and it's honestly the best option. I had wedge brackets on a different set of SRD's and it was too off center.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-14-2014, 04:45:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By SG_M3
Re: E36 M3 - Front wishhbone bushings, Brand? Material?

+1 to OE rubber. I tried a set of powerflex bushings and the only benefit was additional NVH. I swapped back to solid rubber bushings from Bimmerworld and everything was perfect. Hardly any...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Dec-31-2013, 02:29:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,324
Posted By SG_M3
Re: MCS 1WNR Recommended Spring Rates/Lengths

Here is a pic of a trimmed set.

http://vorshlag.smugmug.com/photos/269865720_TVBtf-S.jpg
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Dec-31-2013, 02:02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,324
Posted By SG_M3
Re: MCS 1WNR Recommended Spring Rates/Lengths

Trim the inner and outer lip, that way you can get full camber adjustment.




Typically, you install those reinforcements on top of the tower.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Dec-29-2013, 11:41:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 943
Posted By SG_M3
Re: FS: E36 M3 Koni SA's

They were sold.
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Dec-29-2013, 11:37:42 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 128,769
Posted By SG_M3
Re: kaiv's E36 M3 journal "back to basics"

For racing, we usually see the 6 spd boxes losing their 3rd gear syncros. The 5 speed boxes don't see the same issues, are lighter, and cheaper.

But for the street, I 100% that the 6 speed is a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-29-2013, 10:45:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By SG_M3
Re: E36 M3 Track Alignment?

Target 37-38 hot
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Dec-29-2013, 03:04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,324
Posted By SG_M3
Re: MCS 1WNR Recommended Spring Rates/Lengths

You can use the stock reinforcement plate for the front, you just have to trim it a little.

I don't see the rear reinforcement plate installed in your pic. That amount of damper is normal for the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-23-2013, 04:03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By SG_M3
Re: e36 m3 Euro oil filter housing vs US

Metric Mechanic makes an adapter plate that makes bolting them on easier.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Dec-10-2013, 04:31:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,324
Posted By SG_M3
Re: MCS 1WNR Recommended Spring Rates/Lengths

You'll be fine with 6" fronts and 5" rears. You probably won't need a spacer with those wheels. I had 10mm on the front, but that was to clear the brake caliper.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-15-2013, 10:17:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,336
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Wild Spoiler on an E36 Track Car

exactly, you need a well thought out splitter and close off as many front end openings as possible. Even then, you will end up running the rear wing at 2 degrees or less AOA. Getting enough splitter...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-09-2013, 05:18:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Perfromance, real, not so real, balance in the middle?

+1 to raising the car. I'd go 13" front and 12" rear.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-25-2013, 04:55:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,579
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Cage time?

These guys also sell TCK bars, might be closer to you - http://www.bimmerhaus.com/rollbars/

There is also a used TCK bar on bfc -...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-24-2013, 08:45:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,579
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Cage time?

ah, you want a roll bar then...not a cage. A kirk is is good, TCK were/are the best.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-23-2013, 06:51:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,579
Posted By SG_M3
Re: Cage time?

Where are you located?

Decide what series you want to make the cage compliant to, this will make a difference in design, next find a good local fabricator with experience building race car cages....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-23-2013, 06:48:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,029
Posted By SG_M3
Re: S54 ITB on M50?

yes, you'd need an adapter machined to mount the ITB.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-20-2013, 08:12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,319
Posted By SG_M3
Re: e36 Side Exhaust project! PICS!

When doing a side exhaust you have to modify the passengers floor board to tuck the exhaust up into the body. Otherwise it hangs pretty low. This body modifcation also removes the ability to have a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-06-2013, 08:26:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,092
Posted By SG_M3
Re: M60/M62/S62 transplants

These guys say they can do it, OBDI or OBDII. For OBDI you would just use a flash to turn all the emissions equipment off. OBDII a bit more difficult, a lot depends on your local emissions testing. ...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Sep-04-2013, 02:03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By SG_M3
Re: 5" rear spring vs. 6"

That sounds more like damper setting than spring rate. Have you soften the rebound some?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Sep-03-2013, 05:19:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By SG_M3
Re: 5" rear spring vs. 6"

Instead of guessing, determine if you are actually coil binding. Put a small zip tie around a spring coil. Do a session on track and see if zip tie is still there after the end of the session, if its...
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