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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, Nov-09-2017, 02:25:10 PM   #171
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Speaking of studs, I have read that you can get some that have a hex on them. I am going to get those next time I have the headers off. The most time consuming part for me was reinstalling the studs using the nuts to jam them. Because of that process: put two nuts on the stud, install stud, remove both nuts from stud: I basically had to install and remove them all 3 times each, times 24 studs. If I had gotten the studs with the hex, this would have taken about 15-20 minutes instead of close to 2 hours.
11127593376 M7X39MM Exhaust manifold studs.
These are used on various BMW engines. I bought a set for my S52.
Very easy to install. Slightly shorter than stock (M7x42). I have not installed the headers (supersprint) yet but the studs will work. Just barely long enough. Note that I deleted the SAP as well. If your header has a very thick flange you may have an issue using these.
There are also intake manifold studs with a hex head as well. Slightly longer than stock.
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Just read through the whole thread. Enjoyed reading your updates, sucks about the rack. I've got a dakar too with lwt wing. I really need to get around to taking photos of it and starting my own thread.


Thanks !

Yeah rack thing really sucks. Whatever I知 hunting for a z3 rack hopefully the difference is worth all the hunting.


Started to strip the rear of the car.
Removed all the plastic and carpets in the trunk. No more spare and also removed aftermarket amp. 1600 watts for 6 speakers, 2 tweeters and aftermarket head unit... will try to find a smaller 500 watt one, plenty enough for the system since I do not plan to get a sub.

I値l also fix the audio wiring which is a mess. All kinds of wires crimped together all different sizes etc.

Will also fabricate a nice rear seat delete panel.

Nice little wash before storage!



Cleaned out trunk










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Old Thu, Nov-09-2017, 03:46:07 PM   #173
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What headers are you going to put on? The difficulty seems to be dependent on which headers you are installing because of tubes getting in the way of the studs/nuts. when you are removing the stock set, take the sap tubing off first. Once it is out of the way, you can get all the nuts off from the top in about 15 minutes. When I did mine, I just started at the front and worked my way back, so I did 2/3 of it with that tubing in the way. I have the raceland euro version, and I only had 2-3 nuts that I had to tighten from the bottom with a box end. The only mild issue that I had besides the sap tubing was that I had to hold the motor up with a jack and unbolt the motor mount arm from the block to get the front headers onto the studs.

Speaking of studs, I have read that you can get some that have a hex on them. I am going to get those next time I have the headers off. The most time consuming part for me was reinstalling the studs using the nuts to jam them. Because of that process: put two nuts on the stud, install stud, remove both nuts from stud: I basically had to install and remove them all 3 times each, times 24 studs. If I had gotten the studs with the hex, this would have taken about 15-20 minutes instead of close to 2 hours.


No clue about what I知 getting yet. I don稚 want to spend 1.5k on supersprints. But also don稚 want to put cheap ebay stuff. I have to find a middle ground.

Also not in a rush to buy them as the ones in the car are still good. I will shop around for a used set and buy them when I find a deal.

I知 doing maintenance (steering rack) first. Also have an annoying rattle that I have to source and fix before (might be something inexpensive as it might be something expensive).



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You are right, the trunk does look "light" with all the stuff removed.
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You are right, the trunk does look "light" with all the stuff removed.


Probably a good 50lbs removed.

-spare tire is a good 25-30lbs if not more.
-All the carpets and covers another 5lbs
-Amp is huge and super heavy, close to 5lbs
-Dirt accumulated since 1998, another pound

Rear seats are also probably another 10-15 lbs if not more.

Once the vader will be replaced with proper bucket seats, I hope I値l see a difference


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Ugh that reminds me, my spare is rubbing against the well and making this ridiculous squeaking sound. Just out of curiosity, how loud is it with all of that stuff removed?
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-Dirt accumulated since 1998, another pound
If its anything like my car, probably all 2!
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Ugh that reminds me, my spare is rubbing against the well and making this ridiculous squeaking sound. Just out of curiosity, how loud is it with all of that stuff removed?


No clue as car is stored. Probably pretty loud.


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What BMW wheel centres are you using with your Kosei wheels? I thought they are an odd size and always see them bare.
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Beautiful car....I take it you are in Montreal? I grew up there but didn't see too many modded BMWs..
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