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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 Tue, Jan-19-2016, 03:16:28 AM   #31
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Nice work. Love the orange powdercoating!
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I love posts like this. Kudos for going all out on the powder coat, I really dig the orange subframes. I'm particularly curious about seeing the orange calipers bolted up. Looking forward to seeing your progress!


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Old Tue, Jan-19-2016, 05:03:14 PM   #33
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Thanks for the kind words guys! Got the axles rebuilt the other day after a steep learning curve with lots of cursing. I'll get pics up but i couldn't take pictures with grease covered hands.

Big thanks to Braymond for the helpful advice on the axles and being the inspiration for the orange!
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Great build so far! I can't wait till I'm in a position to buy a 36M for a track car. This kind of build would be exactly how I would want to do mine. Maybe I will see the car around sometime, only about 20 min from Novi
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I like the orange! Stop teasing and show the final color scheme with all the attached parts. That's going to look great with Estoril.

I think I forgot to respond to your PM about the axles. Sounds like you finally got it. It takes several hours on the first one to figure out that outer CV. Very much a pain and a mess if you pre-grease everything.
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Noticed you're using the AKG subframe mounts. I'm probably going to keep mine installed as well, but I would advise you not to use the matching diff mounts. You will get very bad diff whine at freeway speeds. Mine is so bad my wife cannot hear me from the back seat. Stick with OEM rubber on the diff.

I have not been impressed with anything poly. It will all get deleted if the diff rubber swap doesn't alleviate the noise.
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Noticed you're using the AKG subframe mounts. I'm probably going to keep mine installed as well, but I would advise you not to use the matching diff mounts. You will get very bad diff whine at freeway speeds. Mine is so bad my wife cannot hear me from the back seat. Stick with OEM rubber on the diff.

I have not been impressed with anything poly. It will all get deleted if the diff rubber swap doesn't alleviate the noise.
Damnit... now you tell me lol I have the same black AKG poly for the diff bushings.. I guess ill run them for now and see how they go since i've already spent the money. Also my wife can barely hear me in there as is with it gutted lol.

I did take the AKG 75D bushings out of my RTAB's. They were just too harsh on michigan roads and would creak with large, uneven suspension movements. Have Meyle HD for those with limiters which should be 1000x better.
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I like the orange! Stop teasing and show the final color scheme with all the attached parts. That's going to look great with Estoril.

I think I forgot to respond to your PM about the axles. Sounds like you finally got it. It takes several hours on the first one to figure out that outer CV. Very much a pain and a mess if you pre-grease everything.
yes i learnt the hard way on the pre-greasing... the first inner joint was about an hour. The first outer took about 3 hours of trying and massive frustration. The second axle for both joints took about 25 minutes. Steep learning curve as i said

My storage unit (hangar) sweats really bad with the temperature changes, so currently everything is wrapped up until its time to reassemble. So i'm afraid we'll all just have to be patient
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Great build so far! I can't wait till I'm in a position to buy a 36M for a track car. This kind of build would be exactly how I would want to do mine. Maybe I will see the car around sometime, only about 20 min from Novi
i'm sure you will! I haven't driven the car much over the last year and a half since i bought other DD cars and tore into this. Hopefully by summer it will be back out for the weekends
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