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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, Apr-23-2015, 04:01:30 PM   #21
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Since when? Are we not talking about the intake being the main culprit here? If so after market headlights will only fit with some minor adjustments. There's plenty of threads on this.
Since the entire time I've been supercharged. Bosch are noticeably smaller in depth. ZKW fit with extensions to the intake pipe. I did this in 07 and recently again with a friends build, however the fit is very tight and requires a bit of install effort.

I won't comment on lesser headlights. They don't belong on the car to begin with.

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Since when? Are we not talking about the intake being the main culprit here? If so after market headlights will only fit with some minor adjustments. There's plenty of threads on this.
In the case of the Dinan blower, it's more than just minor adjustments.
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Bosch all you need to do is remove the filter holding plate. ZKW just need extensions added and to be pushed in hard. It is just minor but I personally do not like wedging ZKW in. They fit too tightly to begin with. I'll post photos later of how.

Bosch only took minor modification to fit 3.5" ID tubing for 803 MAF. ZKW you just can't without hacking.
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i've got depo HID's and they fit fine with the DINAN S/C. I've even got oil cooler and aftercooler waterlines running through that corner as well.
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i've got depo HID's and they fit fine with the DINAN S/C. I've even got oil cooler and aftercooler waterlines running through that corner as well.
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i'll try to dig it up. it was literally one of the first things i did to the car like....8 years ago i think now.

Although, i might not be running a 3.5. it's been a while since I've driven it.

I'd just go with what braymond said since he has dealt with it recently etc.
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As I suspected: you fit the headlight by removing the air filter mounting plate and relocating the filter a bit. I don't really use this car regularly, so I suspect I'll just stick with the US lights.
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The US lights are much better than people are willing to admit so that is fair... but we're not talking anything significant to make ZKW fit. Bosch are even easier... I've never run the plate so they might even fit as-is.
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The US lights are much better than people are willing to admit so that is fair... but we're not talking anything significant to make ZKW fit. Bosch are even easier... I've never run the plate so they might even fit as-is.
I'll keep an eye out for some used Bosch lights and see if I can make them work at some point. I prefer the look of the glass, but agree that with the right bulbs the US lights work fine for most roads.
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