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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 Thu, Oct-25-2018, 01:33:35 PM   #81
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No front fan on the dyno?


I didnít even think about that. It was a rather cool day and they were only doing 2 pulls on each car. I wouldnít think it seemed necessary, but I could be wrong.


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Update on the shifter, itís been about 800 miles and Iím a fan of it. There was still a bit of play from the tired/original selector rod, I replaced wit with a hefty Garagistic unit, figuring the additional weight down there will counter some of the leverage... itís not noticeable.

With the new DSSR it feels even better, the play that I was experiencing is gone and whatís left is very minimal and related to the internals of the trans. As of right now I have no desire to explore other shifter options.






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I had originally planned to refurbish the OE headunit. But I found a pretty sweet deal on a Pioneer unit and just said to hell with it in favor of Bluetooth and usb capability.

After having audio I realized both rear speakers were gone. Stopped by Bestbuy and grabbed a set of 6x9 pioneer speakers and ordered adapters from Amazon.

I was surprised to find that the harness was removable from the OE speaker housings.



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Black Friday order from rev shift arrived.

Installed the FCABs

And just stared at the rear subframe and diff, really dreading that job.





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Looks noisy.
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Looks noisy.


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Old Fri, Dec-21-2018, 02:44:56 AM   #87
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Suspension showed up today, installed them tonight after the shop closed

Iíll have more photos and feedback on them after the holidays. But as expected they ride a lot better than the tired OE suspension.


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looks great man. the only thing id say is not running poly on the control arm bushing. Poly isn't meant for anything that moves and although its lubed, it will eventually dry out and bind. I'd go with a bearing style design if you want it tight. This also goes for RTAB. either go for the bearing design (lots of harshness) or stock fresh rubber with limiters.
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And I had just installed the RTABs as I read your post the other day

If it gets to a point where Iím having to lube then Iíll likely swap them out, Iíve got a set of spherical bearings that Iím hoping to use in the ZHP RTAB at some point, but they could end up in the M3 at some point.



After installing the RTABS I set it up on our Alignment rack and the left rear camber bolt was seized. So I tried lube, then it broke. At this point I though it would just be as simple as replacing the bolt, but as it turns out the bolt was seized in the bushing .

So that was more fun than I wanted to deal with on a Saturday at 4pm before going out of town for Christmas.

After work today I pressed out the old bushing and replaced both control arms with a set of adjustable units I had in the garage, I believe they are Megan Racing.


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The rear camber bolts really are a shitty design, I feet your pain.

But more importantly, I'm afraid that without RTAB pocket reinforcements you're looking at an imminent failure with those bushes... you need to see to that promptly. Unfortunately this means your alignment was burnt cash.

I personally have no problem with poly RTAB's, I've been running them for years but you 100%, absolutely, need welded reinforcements.

Edit: those control arms look nice, are they alu?
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