1997 E36 328i recomendations on diff, clutch etc for drifting

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    hi, as a few of you know, i have a 328i auto and want to convert it to a manual. but while im there i might aswell upgrade everything as i want to take the car on a DWYB day and keep it quite realiable. so can someone help with the questions i have

    1. whats the best clutch & flywheel to use (been told E30 flywheel is the way to go off a 325 iirc??) and also been told dual mass flywheels are s*** and abit weak?
    2. what diff is recomended (dont want to weld mine) i know e36 m3 evo diffs are bulit proof but will this work with a 328i prop etc and what work is needed? need to get a new propshaft anyway as im doing the conversion.
    3. is it worth fitting a M3 subframe reinforcement plates? will be giving the car some serious stick so dont want any damage done to chassis
    4. any over recomendations?

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    aftermarket lightweight flywheel would be ideal, driftworks do one, a good quality standard m3 clutch should work and, i assume your going to be using the five speed box as its more durable than the six speeder, if thats the case you want a 328 or 3.0 m3 lsd, i believe that most get the diff uprated with extra plates to increase the percentage of lock for drifting!
     
     

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    as above really, im just about to change to the single mass flywheel from DW on mine, using a standard LUK clutch and braided line, dont think the auto's have a CDV but if they do bin it.

    as for reinforcing the diff, there are loads of peeps running e36's with very basic mod's ive never really heard of any major probs with regards to the chassis damage
     
     

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    Hi si, have u had ur flywheel fitted, as im looking to get a lightweight 1 from driftworks. Just want to know the advantages and disadvantages
     
     

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    It'll be a lot more expensive to repair the subframe if you don't reinforce it.
    You might as well use your current clutch untill you destroy it.
    Benefits of a lightweight flywheel is that the engine has less weight to get moving. Thus freeing up a tiny bit of power(same effect as running underdrive pulleys). But if you go too light you run the risk of it exploding(worst case senario) and the engine will drop or gain revs faster between shifts making it orkward to drive
    Si. why would an auto have a clutch delay valve?
     
     

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