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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 Sun, Feb-21-2010, 07:28:43 PM   #21
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I like your style^^^^

Yes i did the pf rtab's when i did the 295 rears, the shake was unreal.

The trans mounts are in my plans so i will check out the re ones, and the shock towers will get done with the suspension mods.

If the subframe doesn't go by october then i will do the kit. Its a cab so i heard they were stronger, i have been checking.

No cracks or damage to the center bearing or guibo.
The last bmw i had those and the diffs were always going so that was a concern for me. Happily the car is a ox and so far so good, a little m-clunk here and there as expected.

I had a new bmw clutch kit but i returned it with the feeling i wanted a better performing clutch. I bought it for employee cost but figured the money would be better spent on a stronger setup that could take some abuse/slip. Either a pressure plate and clutch with my dmf or the setup i am looking at for its decrease in rotating mass.

Through this outlet i am able to get this kit for less than any jb kit and they are easy and cheap to rebuild. The kit has good reviews.
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I like your style^^^^

Yes i did the pf rtab's when i did the 295 rears, the shake was unreal.

The trans mounts are in my plans so i will check out the re ones, and the shock towers will get done with the suspension mods.

If the subframe doesn't go by october then i will do the kit. Its a cab so i heard they were stronger, i have been checking.

No cracks or damage to the center bearing or guibo.
The last bmw i had those and the diffs were always going so that was a concern for me. Happily the car is a ox and so far so good, a little m-clunk here and there as expected.

I had a new bmw clutch kit but i returned it with the feeling i wanted a better performing clutch. I bought it for employee cost but figured the money would be better spent on a stronger setup that could take some abuse/slip. Either a pressure plate and clutch with my dmf or the setup i am looking at for its decrease in rotating mass.

Through this outlet i am able to get this kit for less than any jb kit and they are easy and cheap to rebuild. The kit has good reviews.
Sounds good, I just wanted you to make the decision knowing the stock clutch can take lots of abuse .

I'm running the Rouge version of the JB racing clutch/flywheel on my track car and it feel great. Noisy, but no issues other than that. Install was a breeze.

I can actually source it for you, should you go that route.
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Rogue does make a great clutch and it comes with a great flywheel as well. The whole package is lighter that stock, and still feels excellent. If you want to browse through what we've got, feel free to check the website here:


Rogue Engineering - Performance Clutch System (PCS) - e46 M3
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2001-2006 e46 M3 (non-SMG)

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^^^Thanks, i will check it out.

I have been looking hard into my options, I figured if i am going to lightweight i should go big.

Been talking w/luis at CM and i need more info on the fx650.
The choices i have now are a 18lb(?) fx600 kit w/aluminum flywheel or the fx850 w/aluminum flywheel.

The fx850 is 23lbs(?) and has 8.5" disks that would help with chatter and the on/off type action of this clutch due to more contact area.

Now i am looking at this kit for its performance(lightweight and abuse level).
My concerns so far are the on/off type action and the drivetrain chatter when engaging the clutch.

Does the chatter go away once the clutch is warmed up?
Does any one have the weights of these kits and also the weight of the stock assembly?
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Ok, I have put 500miles on my new fx600.
Where to start, my first impresion as i was pulling out of my bay was, wow i can slip this clutch. It is not an on/off clutch like i thought, 500miles later and no change. Very streetable.

The only problem i had was in manhattan on broadway and on the westside highway both in very heavy traffic, this was the only times i experienced stalling. Not sure why but at these two times the engine kept stalling when disengaging the clutch to come to a stop. It was tiring having to keep the rev's up each time i was about to come to a stop. I went 300miles without stalling and went another 200miles without stalling after that trip.

There is noise from the gearbox when warm but that is not a concern of mine, and i 100% anticipated it. There is a definite power increase in first to third gear that is so easy to feel, i can only try and compare it to doing gears. I did step headers back(straight pipes and a muffler), fan delete and pulleys in one day and did not notice this much difference!

As for clutch shutter off the line i only feel it when(incorrect starts) reving up to 2500rpm and starting off gingerly(that started at 400miles after a autocross). At normal starts reving to 1500-2000rpm and a gingerly start there is no chatter.

My old clutch was not glazed, it had run out of material and was starting to slip, in the picture you can see how the clutch vent passages are black with dust(first picture).

I weighed both clutches as an assembly with flywheel bolts.
Stock with no life left= 38.9lbs
Fx600= 18.0lbs

Below are some pictures i took of the old and new assembly's.

I did this on thursday during the day at work, it will be about 600miles in the first week(i really like this clutch). Feel free to ask any questions you may have and i will answer in a clear truthful manor. I am able to post pictures and videos to help clarify.
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id go with the twin disc setup, pretty easy to drive, and def holds power well
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