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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Mar-22-2017, 04:06:07 AM   #1
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Default 05/M3 w/VF570 supercharger needs a clutch

I have around 80,000 on my M3 but I am starting to get some slip. I installed a VF engineering 570 supercharger two years ago and will need a clutch that will handle the HP. Will a stock setup do the trick or do I need to go "trick" for this power? I have never installed a clutch and plan on doing it my self. I have build a lot of cars/trucks and engines but have never delt with a manual tranny.

Any words of advice would be appreciate.

DIY?
off jack stands?
OEM or performance?
What do I all need?

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Default Re: 05/M3 w/VF570 supercharger needs a clutch

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I have around 80,000 on my M3 but I am starting to get some slip. I installed a VF engineering 570 supercharger two years ago and will need a clutch that will handle the HP. Will a stock setup do the trick or do I need to go "trick" for this power? I have never installed a clutch and plan on doing it my self. I have build a lot of cars/trucks and engines but have never delt with a manual tranny.

Any words of advice would be appreciate.

DIY?
off jack stands?
OEM or performance?
What do I all need?
DIY on jack stands. Go aftermarket. Clutch/flywheel/TOB/rear main seal (why not) and other small stuff..

Took me and a buddy a weekend on jackstands to do it. Simple, but also a giant pain in the ass.
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Default Re: 06/M3 w/VF570 supercharger needs a clutch

You'll need a shit ton of extensions to get the trans bolts off.
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Default Re: 06/M3 w/VF570 supercharger needs a clutch

You can DIY it if you feel the courage. Getting the trans out is not complicated but an annoying job.
Also, do not let your clutch slip, or you're in for a flywheel also, and that is some serious extra $
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Default Re: 06/M3 w/VF570 supercharger needs a clutch

For a stock like clutch/flywheel that can hold more power, sachs HD: https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-1...hd-clutch-kit/

No reason to replace the flywheel, unless you've been letting it slip excessively (to the point that its scored).

Buy a new OE pilot bearing, throw out bearing, and rear main seal (easier to do if you buy the one already installed in the mounting bracket) while in there. I'd also suggest doing a metal pivot pin, particularly with a beefier setup-- BMW makes one (e39 540i) or RE makes one.

Clutch is not too bad of a job, especially if you have a friend or two to help with the heavy lifting part.
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Default Re: 06/M3 w/VF570 supercharger needs a clutch

Probably a very stupid question.... If the flywheel is scorched could I turn it on a lathe? I own a small Machine shop. I am a gun smith and pretty good on a lathe.
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Default Re: 06/M3 w/VF570 supercharger needs a clutch

By the way fitting that VF570 in the car was a giant Pita! I have a feeling this won't be nearly as bad. I just convinced my neighbor to let me use his car lift.
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Default Re: 06/M3 w/VF570 supercharger needs a clutch

You cannot resurface a dual mass flywheel to my knowledge.
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Default Re: 05/M3 w/VF570 supercharger needs a clutch

You can do everything on jackstands. I installed a Tilton twin disk in my garage. I have a thread documenting my install on here somewhere. Here as a parts list I found on my phone if that helps. There maybe be a few other things you need


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