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  1. 1996 E36 M3 evo upgrade 
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    hi all well looks like winter is finaly well and truely with use now so the m3's been put in the garage for the upcoming months.
    while it's off road im planning on doing acouple of jobs,like take the aircon radiator unit off and put a none a/c belt on (it never worked anyway),change it to an electric fan and get a performance panel filter
    iv already changed most of the bushes to polys and iv just bought some apex springs 30mm and bilstein shocks

    the next couple of bits im thinking of buying are:-
    lightened flywheel
    sport cat full exhaust system
    because these items are pritty expensive my question is, has anyone on here put these items on a m3 evo???if so did you notice a difference????.
    i know the lightened flywheel works well on the m5 but there's not much info(that i can find anyway )on the evo's
    and if its worth putting a full system on are there certain manifactures you would recomend or the other option are decat pipes??


    thanks for any help peeps
     
     

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    Can anyone assist the OP with his questions??
     
     

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    hello mate, I know its an old post but came across it whilst searching for other things.

    I know from other forums that S50 owners (Z3m iirc) have gone to Prospeed in Wales (I think) to have 100 or 200 cell cats including full manifold back exhaust fitted and reported marked gains in top end acceleration and more torque all round. Whatever you do don't get decat as they are bad for the evo, the 3.0L seems to benefit from decat but not our evo's. Lighter flywheel is also very highly recommended as it really wakes up the engine and gives much better pickup and revving. Although I guess you know about extra gearbox chatter due to single mass flywheel, sounds like a broken gearbox until you press clutch and engage gear. What about the 3.62 crownwheel and pinion from E46 M3 LSD that really improves in gear acceleration, it is costly but allthose mods together would really give youa rapid Evo.

    If you go for ltw flywheel i would also get the E46 crank pulley and do a fan delete as all these together will net you good gains by freeing up BHP. E46 crank pulley is very cheap (around £30-40) and for the fan delete you only need a lower temp sensor which again is cheap. oh, do you have A/C, i ask coz if you dont you will need to buy an electric fan if you get rid of your viscous fan. A/C models have the A/C fan so dont need to buy electric one.

    I would also go to Evolve and get a remap by them, they really are doing wonders with the M3's and vanos re-profiling, very good gains and overall driveability.

    HTH mate
     
     

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    Wow.. Just need to give a big thumbs up for that info awesome

    To-do list:
    1JZ-GTE conversion, Z3 rack, poly bush, Respray.

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    Short shifter, M50 manifold, Headlights, Induction kit, Front+Rear strut braces, Carbon badges, M3 diffuser, Illuminated gear knob, Body work (Rust ETC), Smoked LED Rears. Trims painted black, 18 button OBC, Dash rings, Adjustable rear camber arms, EBC brakes, New rims, M3 mirrors, Adjustable top mounts, Coil overs, ICE, Exhaust, LSD.
    See my project thread
     
     

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    That's cool. I've been in that boat myself on a few occasions. Most recently with coilovers, i just wish someone had given the me the full ins and outs of coilovers for the road. Then maybe I wouldn't have spent over £1k in buying fitting etc.. just to find out I dont like them! Now they are for sale!!! Hopefully I won't lose out on too much money as they are near enough in new condition.

    this is why we have these forum communities right? to help, advise and save each other from the mistakes / errors we make.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerofm View Post
    That's cool. I've been in that boat myself on a few occasions. Most recently with coilovers, i just wish someone had given the me the full ins and outs of coilovers for the road. Then maybe I wouldn't have spent over £1k in buying fitting etc.. just to find out I dont like them! Now they are for sale!!! Hopefully I won't lose out on too much money as they are near enough in new condition.

    this is why we have these forum communities right? to help, advise and save each other from the mistakes / errors we make.
    We have all made mistakes in the past Kash, as you know I did the same with coilovers...
    Glad to see your experiences on here as well..........
     
     

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    cool.

    I've not heard from the guy who wanted to swap with the billi's and eibach. I think i may have shot myself in the foot with my honesty lol!!!

    If he doesn't i'm in 2 minds whether to go for 2 koni fronts (as i have the rears in very good condition) or buy 4 new Sachs super touring shocks/struts (like you have) which altogether will cost less than the 2 front koni's!!! Can't believe the price of the koni's
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerofm View Post
    cool.

    I've not heard from the guy who wanted to swap with the billi's and eibach. I think i may have shot myself in the foot with my honesty lol!!!

    If he doesn't i'm in 2 minds whether to go for 2 koni fronts (as i have the rears in very good condition) or buy 4 new Sachs super touring shocks/struts (like you have) which altogether will cost less than the 2 front koni's!!! Can't believe the price of the koni's
    Lol...You should have kept quiet Kash....
    TBH the Boges are very good value for the money and as long as they last 3 years or 60k I'll be happy with them. You are welcome to have a go in mine to see what you think of the eibach/boge combo, Ive just got to get a 4 wheel alignment done 1st as I can feel the tracking is out and the rear wheels need setting up after the ball joint and RTAB replacement. But its a massive imporvement over the old shocks. I had my 1st motorway run last night after fitting them and its so smooth now....
     
     

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    mmm, mines are just over 60k old nad on the motorway I can feel wandering front and rear or is it excessive bouncing?? i also need tracking done as I have swapped front top mounts to get more negative camber. There isn't any tramling at all due to more camber (I think swapping them gives about -2.5 deg) but the turn in is massively improved, much sharper and steering feels lighter than before, although i think that is more to do with it coming closer to OEM ride height and not being slammed anymore.

    If this deal doesn't go through i may just get the Sachs shockers and stick with OEM springs for now as the Eibachs are very expensive. Thanks for the offer, i may giv eyou a call if i am coming your way as I go to head office in banbury sometimes and that would be close to you, right?

    Thanks

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    Im just off junction 9 of the M40, so not too far out of your way. Hopefully this deal will go in your favour Kash. The billies are IMO the best shock you can buy. Keep us posted mate, you are welcome anytime...
     
     

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