BMW E36 Clutch Installation with Pilot Bearing Replacement

My new supercharged S52 requires a new clutch that can keep up with it without issue. One thing that I learned quickly when researching clutches is that there are a lot on the market for the BMW E36. The prices vary considerably and so do the reviews from those that have tried them. After reading …

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BMW E36 S52 Engine Swap – Parts List and Valvetrain Selection Discussion

I'm a planner. I like to have a full list of what I need to do in order to complete something successfully. It's just the engineer in me. Swapping an S52 engine into my E36, in place of the M50, is fairly straightforward but there are still quite a few parts that are needed to …

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Manzo catback exhaust install and review on my BMW E36

My "to do" list has had a lightweight catback exhaust on it for quite a while now and it's finally time to check it off. After researching many different catback options on performance parts websites, Ebay, and forums, I saw that there was a huge difference in price between the top line and budget level. …

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Further chassis stiffening, AKG Motorsport shifter and 3.91 gears installed in my BMW E36

There's just time to address a few more things before the 2019 autocross season kicks off. Quite a bit of miscellaneous items but they will all definitely impact the car's performance. This upgrade session is focused on the following areas: Adding more braces to the E36 to further stiffen the chassis front and rear Changing …

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