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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Apr-10-2019, 07:21:58 AM   #21
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Default Re: What are your top 5 mods?

Essentials first... if you don't already have, then...

1. Braided clutch line
2. RTAB, subframe, shock tower and sway bar tab reinforcements
3. Cooling system overhaul
4. Replace US headlights
5. Steering rack (purple, yellow or Z3)

Then you're in a good place to start adding the stuff you really want.
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Default Re: What are your top 5 mods?

Some of my favorites...
  • Maintenance/bushings - The most noticeable improvements came from replacing the steering coupler and RTABs. Both must've been completely shot because the improvement was obvious and very satisfying.
  • Exhaust - Makes the driving experience more of an event.
  • Cup holder section delete. Cleans up/lowers the console area. Looks and feels like the car was meant to come from the factory.
  • Z3 shift kit/DSSR/ZHP knob/new trans fluid - Smooth, crisp shifting and a good throw length.
  • Camber plates/quality suspension - Adding front camber greatly reduces understeer and makes the car much more enjoyable when pushed.
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Old Wed, Apr-10-2019, 05:54:54 PM   #23
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Default Re: What are your top 5 mods?

I only have 5 mods so far so my default list is

1. Stamped Style 24 wheels
2. Dinan Exhaust
3. Stewart Water Pump
4. JT Design Rear Shock Mounts
5. Mason Engineering Strut Bar

I plan to add an X-brace next and Euro headlights
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Old Wed, Apr-10-2019, 07:35:46 PM   #24
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Default Re: What are your top 5 mods?

In general:

1) Z3 Rack
2) fresh stock shifter bushings/detents/pedal bushings/flywheel/clutch/etc
3) Stock muffler reinstall
4) Bavsound setup
5) fresh stock suspension/bushings

Track use:
1) track pads
2) tires
3) .......
9) coilovers
10) S54

To be honest, any 'mod' that wasn't keeping the car functioning (or replacing aged parts) has been a massive pain in the ass and has totally outweighed any subsequent giggles from the part. Minority opinion most likely, but there it is, and I've done damn near everything to mine over the years.
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Old Fri, Apr-12-2019, 12:46:52 AM   #25
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Default Re: What are your top 5 mods?

1 Z3 steering rack
2 increased front camber with race plates and rear aluminium camber arms
3 X brace
4 replace all bushings under the car
5 Koni/dinan suspension
1 plus 2 plus 3 results in fabulous turn in and there is no understeer on square tires. Currently the tail is too lively likely due to worn out rear tires. Will see after I change them.
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Default Re: What are your top 5 mods?

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Some of my favorites: ... Cup holder section delete. Cleans up/lowers the console area. Looks and feels like the car was meant to come from the factory....
I think "meant to come" is not quite right: you restored the car to how it came from the factory. The cup holder section was installed, later, in America.
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Default Re: What are your top 5 mods?

my euro model has cup holders
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Default Re: What are your top 5 mods?

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my euro model has cup holders
It was/is an accessory. Either center console or glovebox (flimsy).
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Old Wed, Apr-24-2019, 07:28:41 AM   #29
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Default Re: What are your top 5 mods?

Bummer, only five...well my favorite mods are,
1. Z3 steering rack
2. Aluminum doors
3. Varis hood
4. Hartge 3 way spoiler
5. OEM adjustable splitter
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