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Old 02-09-2013, 04:56 AM   #5
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My Ride: M3 - SMG
Originally Posted by selien View Post
will this gearbox setup fit in a 330?
Will it fit? -yes it will -change the mounts and the tail shaft. Got a clutch?
Will the SMG work? - it can be done. This was my intention. I've got most of the parts you will need too but there are a few details that need to be sorted like running your car on the M3 DME as this controls the shifts. Saves finding a clutch pedal though.
If you have an auto then converting the box to manual and getting a clutch pedal may be your preferred option. I already have a 5 speed MT so for me the work involved going to 6 gears seemed unwarranted for normal road usage. Furthermore the 6 speed is 2X stronger than the 5 speed and better suited to the 3.0 motor.

FWIW There was an SMG I (SSG?) fitted to some non-M E46's. This was not the same. The gear I have for sale came from an E46 M3 and is SMG II.


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