Get the power down! Swapping in an E36 M3 LSD.

Getting a car's power to the ground effectively through tight corners is one of the greatest challenges in SCCA Solo autocross (or even racing in general). SCCA rules restricting treadwear ratings and tire widths means that you have to make the most of what's available in mechanical grip. One of the best ways to effectively transmit torque to …

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The quest for a solid foundation – BMW E36 bushings

The newly installed coil springs and shocks need a solid foundation in order to do their job effectively when out on the autocross course. In the BMW E36 platform this means replacing numerous rubber bushings (that have seen better days after 200k+ miles) with new bushings that are stiffer than stock. Bushings are basically the connectors …

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Let’s make this BMW E36 handle better with Ground Control suspension!

We've gotten most of the reliability issues taken care of so now it's time to start the performance modifications. As I said in the previous post, the focus of the performance upgrades for the BMW E36 will be in the handling category. Basically, the car needs to change from comfortable to more like a go-kart. It's …

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