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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-05-2014, 12:29:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,395
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Is the E36 M3 a fast enough car?

The s52 is glorious for what it is, but it doesn't have much of the "push you into your seat" capability. The motor shines on track at sustained higher rpms but from a dig it's kind of a dog.

Is...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jun-05-2014, 12:06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By ckpitt55
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jun-05-2014, 12:05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By ckpitt55
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jun-05-2014, 12:05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: E36 M3 H&R Race Springs

Bump. Price drop to $150 shipped.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-30-2014, 01:04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By ckpitt55
E36 M3 Rear Trailing Arms

I have a spare set of M3 rear trailing arms for sale. I pressed out all of the original bushings / balljoints / bearing to prep for replacement with new parts but never got around to doing that.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-30-2014, 12:58:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By ckpitt55
E36 M3 H&R Race Springs

As the title states I have a set of H&R race springs for sale. They're in good condition.

Looking for $175 shipped.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, May-27-2014, 02:12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: (4) CSL Reps wheels / tires, 18x8.5 et 35, E36 Fitment

Bump, trying to get rid of these. $750 shipped.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, May-14-2014, 06:57:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By ckpitt55
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-13-2014, 08:34:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: HF Press and what else

Nice powdercoated goods :thumbsup2:

There really isn't a good place to support the arms for pressing out the hubs - or that I had the patience to figure out anyway. I'd recommend either a slide...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-13-2014, 08:32:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: HF Press and what else

Lots of places, and not just limited to the rear end. Removing hubs / wheel bearings, rtabs, ball joint sleeves once you hammer out the guts, 2 of the 4 subframe bushings, front and rear...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, May-13-2014, 08:08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By ckpitt55
(4) CSL Reps wheels / tires, 18x8.5 et 35, E36 Fitment

Hey guys,

Have another set of wheels for sale.

They are a set of (4) CSL reps in 18x8.5 et 35 and are currently wrapped in 225/40/18 Hankook Ventus v12 rubber. They are the Modbargains CS.16...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-09-2014, 02:39:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: HF Press and what else

I'd recommend the bearing / seal driver kit (95853)

Good general press tooling
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-09-2014, 03:58:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By ckpitt55
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, May-06-2014, 03:07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: FS52/ZF 5spd/ECU, Exhaust, and other E36 Parts

Sorry for the delay, just saw this post.

No obvious difference in pipe size, mostly in muffler design / sound. The borla is a little deeper sounding to me and a little quieter. The Remus is a...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, May-04-2014, 03:38:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: (4) SSR Comp 18x9.5 et35 5x120

Yes, still available.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-30-2014, 03:11:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,668
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: What made you get the e36 m3?

Combination of looks, value, and performance. That and I've pretty much wanted one ever since I started helping my dad wrench on his 325i in my younger days.

The E36 (imo) is one of BMW's most...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-25-2014, 11:59:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,365
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Polyurethane RTAB choices

I always understood that poly should be reserved for locations that are only subjected to bending rather than those that require bending as well as articulation / rotation in multiple directions. If...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-24-2014, 08:22:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,742
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: .:: APEX ARC-8 18x10 +25 | Hankook V12 ::.

Interested in SSR Comps + some cash? 18x9.5 et35, I have a pic in my for sale thread.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-24-2014, 07:23:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By ckpitt55
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-24-2014, 06:24:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By ckpitt55
(4) SSR Comp 18x9.5 et35 5x120

***SOLD****

For sale is a set of (4) SSR Comp 18x9.5 et35 5x120 wheels I bought last fall but never installed on my car. I decided to go with a different wheel so am putting these up for sale.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-24-2014, 04:46:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,748
Posted By ckpitt55
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-21-2014, 07:59:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Hello! E36 or E46 330ci

I currently daily a 330i. It is a miserable boat of a car compared to my M3.

Buy the M3 if you want to end up with something you actually enjoy driving.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-30-2014, 06:58:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: 188 Diff Rebuild, 3 clutch or 4 clutch?

So I tore my diff apart yesterday and started measuring stuff. I've had numerous guys tell me that 3 clutch setups were a touch on the sensitive side, some reporting problems with understeer and a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-28-2014, 08:54:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: 188 Diff Rebuild, 3 clutch or 4 clutch?

:facepalm: duh, my fault. sorry, it's been a long day.

Interested in your comparison to the 2 clutch setup though, are you still going to be running that this weekend?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-28-2014, 06:47:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: 188 Diff Rebuild, 3 clutch or 4 clutch?

What is it like on track?

What thickness dog plates are included with that kit? Were you aware of any differences in preload between the original diff and the rebuilt version?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-27-2014, 09:45:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: 188 Diff Rebuild, 3 clutch or 4 clutch?

Might take it to the strip for fun but I don't care about getting every tenth out of the car. Do you have a 3 clutch diff?

As for ramp rate - short of swapping in different ramps or machining the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-27-2014, 07:03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: 188 Diff Rebuild, 3 clutch or 4 clutch?

what did you set your carrier preload to? OEM specs?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-27-2014, 05:38:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By ckpitt55
188 Diff Rebuild, 3 clutch or 4 clutch?

Tried searching but couldn't find much. I'll be rebuilding / regearing my diff here soon, and was looking for impressions on 3 or 4 clutch upgrades.

Leaning more towards a 3 clutch so I don't...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-27-2014, 05:30:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,748
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Ryan Castro's Avus Blue LS1 M3 Project Thread*With Vids*

Is Tony Mamo building your new motor??

:)
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-24-2014, 07:06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,519
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: parts list for rear suspension rebuild

^^ +1, RTAB pockets for sure

I would strongly consider 75D diff bushings, at least in the front. Bushing deflection kills those bolts more than anything else.

I would also consider poly...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-24-2014, 03:07:21 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,057
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Did someone say track car engine rebuild?

I learned the hard way after installing the flexdisc backwards once. I got about 1500 miles out of it before I started getting vibrations. Pulled it off the car and it was toast (torn to shreds).
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-23-2014, 07:33:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Diff bolt upgrade

I'm going to do it myself. There's a great thread over on BF that covers this (E36 diff thread).

As for why 3.91.....pretty much because of how the trans is geared. I'm going to be using a 6...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-23-2014, 05:09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Diff bolt upgrade

That's the plan - new bearings, 3.91 gears, and a rebuilt LSD. Jury is still out on how I want to configure it. I'm also going to rebuild the axles.

As far as other reinforcement - RTAB pockets...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-22-2014, 02:00:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Diff bolt upgrade

everything is coming out for a rear end refresh so I'm doing it all while I'm in there. the car is also getting an ls1, hence my concern for some additional reinforcement. I'll be using either 75D...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-22-2014, 02:32:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Diff bolt upgrade

Kind of OT from the op, but kind of not..

Has anyone ever upgraded to a 14mm front bolt? AKG sells a 75D bushing with a 14mm sleeve in it.... PN# #DM36F14. I imagine it wouldn't be all the...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Mar-18-2014, 04:18:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: FS52/ZF 5spd/ECU, Exhaust, and other E36 Parts

Engine / trans / ecu / driveshaft are sold.

Exhaust parts and interior parts are still available.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-18-2014, 12:39:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,057
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Did someone say track car engine rebuild?

I'd avoid a line hone like the plague if at all possible. As long as you're getting the right bearing crush and the crank spins nice when everything is torqued up then I'd leave it alone. From the...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Mar-14-2014, 05:16:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: FS52/ZF 5spd/ECU, Exhaust, and other E36 Parts

I currently have a sale pending on the whole package (engine/trans/driveshaft). I'll let you guys know if the deal falls through.

Exhausts and interior parts are still available.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-12-2014, 12:43:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,057
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Did someone say track car engine rebuild?

Awesome. I love engine builds. Interested in your build plans.... Rehone / rering? Head work?

Careful with coated bearings - I've seen them affect clearances in unexpected ways before.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-05-2014, 09:42:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: FS52/ZF 5spd/ECU, Exhaust, and other E36 Parts

Sorry guys, been away from the forum for a spell. Replying to posts / PM's here shortly. thanks for the interest.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-10-2014, 12:38:40 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 62,660
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: S50B30 (euro) NA build

I love engine builds

In for progress
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-08-2014, 02:20:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,499
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: CLEAN e36 m3 picture thread

Good on you man, you're very fortunate. I have a dove grey interior that makes me want to vomit. A black interior swap is on my shortlist after I finish all the mechanical stuff with my car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-07-2014, 11:10:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,499
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: CLEAN e36 m3 picture thread

^^ wow that interior looks immaculate
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-07-2014, 10:14:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,499
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: CLEAN e36 m3 picture thread

The S52 is glorious for what it is, don't get me wrong. I love it in its own way. After 10 years around the same thing though I wanted to try something different. If we got the b32 over here as...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-07-2014, 08:40:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,499
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: CLEAN e36 m3 picture thread

Will do guys, thanks for the interest. Winter is preventing much in the way of progress at the moment, but I'll make a thread once the weather breaks and I get started on it. In the mean time I've...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-07-2014, 05:51:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,499
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: CLEAN e36 m3 picture thread

I understand it's not for everyone, and that's ok. I've been around e36's for many years, driving and modifying the m5x/s5x in various forms for a while. Just needed a change of pace. It was...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-07-2014, 01:03:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,499
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: CLEAN e36 m3 picture thread

just bought it last fall. all i got are some crappy phone pics

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww182/ckpitt55/9bc74cda-3e17-4561-8660-6f39b737b338_zps69e938aa.jpg

will be getting this come...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-04-2014, 01:28:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By ckpitt55
FS52/ZF 5spd/ECU, Exhaust, and other E36 Parts

I'm more active over on BF, but figured I'd post here as well. Sorry for the botched thread title.

Engine/trans/driveshaft are all sold.

Other parts for sale:

-Stock M3 exhaust midsection,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-12-2013, 02:39:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,696
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Admiring BMW's aerodynamics (question inside)

brb solving reynolds transport theorem
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-06-2013, 01:15:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Winter Projects

rear suspension overhaul w/ welded reinforcements, powdercoating everything, etc.

rebuild halfshafts

rebuilt diff with 3.91

interior conversion to black

needs new trunk lid, front...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-02-2013, 03:01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 879
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Introduction+Tire width grip question

Tire width does not equate to more grip. Friction is independent of surface area.

Tire compound and temperature have much more to do with it.

But on the street, you will probably never...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-24-2013, 03:59:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,435
Posted By ckpitt55
Re: Look for advice on clutch package

^^Changed my original clutch at 214k because of a bad TO bearing. The disc itself had less than a mm of wear on it as compared to the new replacement disc.

Removing the transmission isn't hard,...
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