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Old 04-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #41
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used the ZHP 6speed with JB lightweight flywheel, very similar to what is in the Z4M and used a standard M3 rearend, only difference is the adjustable lower control arms. New bushings all the way around the drive train, went with Bimmerworld solid rubber motor and Rogue tranny mounts, all OEM in the subframe and diff. Definitely transfers some vibes. I have a little extra vibe at 35-40 mph I can feel in the seat, might be the driveshaft which got chopped, or it might just be the solid drivetrain mounts and some harmonic. Not sure, will figure it out. Under 25mph and over 40mph it's smooth as butter so will report back when I figure out what's up with that.
Those vibrations you're talking about between 25-40mph could very well be due to the control arm bushings, a very common problem.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:08 PM   #42
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18x8.5 ET38 18x9.5 ET35 with 235/40F and 265/35R

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Those vibrations you're talking about between 25-40mph could very well be due to the control arm bushings, a very common problem.
I used the ZHP 6 speed trans, the drive shaft needed to be trimmed a little and the master mechanic confirmed it is slightly off. That piece will go back to that drive shaft shop to get fixed and then it'll be on.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:24 PM   #43
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Best e46fanatics thread in a LONG time!

Edit: Do you have a LSD?
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:59 PM   #44
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This is a great thread. Sick of people asking if they should put an S54 in their car, then we all answer to just buy an M3. You didn't ask. You just did it and it's amazing. I love that it's a sedan. Sleepers are fun. Great car man.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:03 PM   #45
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Best e46fanatics thread in a LONG time!

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I have the entire OEM M3 rear axle so ya it's the 3.62 LSD

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This is a great thread. Sick of people asking if they should put an S54 in their car, then we all answer to just buy an M3. You didn't ask. You just did it and it's amazing. I love that it's a sedan. Sleepers are fun. Great car man.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:27 AM   #46
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18x8.5 ET38 18x9.5 ET35 with 235/40F and 265/35R
any modifications done on the rear fender?
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:13 AM   #47
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:23 AM   #48
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Since you swapped the rear end, I presume you've got the M3 rear brakes, did you leave your front brakes as stock?
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:43 AM   #49
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #50
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any modifications done on the rear fender?
oh yeah, rolled and pulled and still a bit of rubbing.

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Since you swapped the rear end, I presume you've got the M3 rear brakes, did you leave your front brakes as stock?
I have the oem ZHP up front. I know I changed the brake bias and I'm ok with that

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Old 04-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #51
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Insane quality work, this brought a tear to my eye, full of joy
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #52
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so it took a while for the driveshaft shop to get it right, but it's done no more vibration. Also lowered it on the Hotchkis Springs and went back to oem M3 motor mounts. The BimmerWorld were to much for me initially, maybe in time I'll go back to them. With the drive shaft slightly out of balance and the solid motor mounts initially it made me crazy paranoid of Noise in the cabin so I also had RRT install a bunch of sound deadener underneath the exhaust and driveshaft area's. Additionally, I had to get 3mm machined off the rear rims with trim & rework the rear fenders a bit to get these 18x9.5 with now 38offset and 265/35 Michelin Pilot Super Sports to fit. Anyways, I'm loving this car it's so sweet to drive. Drives amazing feeling very planted and sounds amazing too. It's not over the top loud, but it is definitely unique. Anyways, here are some pictures, I'll get some better quality soon






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Very nice! Put up some videos!
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Wow! Congrats......and its a Sedan FTW.

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