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Old Sun, Apr-05-2015, 05:54:37 AM   #3
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Default Re: Building an E30 M3 gravel rally car :-)

With the car out for blasting, I thought you might want to see some of the parts that will be going on to the car as part of the build.


The best part of this build has to be the suspension. Reiger makes coilovers for WRC, and just so happens to make a complete gravel rally coilover kit for BMW E36. With just minor modifications they'll work on our E30 shell.




We'll also be using parts from anothr WRC supplier; BRAID wheels. These are 15"x7" 5x120 gravel wheels. They'll work perfectly with the Z3 subframes and brakes that we plan to use on our build.




I also picked up an S50 and 5-speed transmission from a wrecked '95 M3. I bought it from someone who was planning to do an E30 swap, but gave up on the project. That meant I not only got the driveline, but a ton of conversion parts as well.








The last piece of the drivetrain we need is the differential. We'll be starting off with a 3.46 LSD with 50% lock-up using stock-type clutches.

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