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Old 02-07-2013, 07:14 AM   #381
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if you have chatter but you get tuning you can raise idle to eliminate chatter.

Can't wait to see this one up and running, such an Epic build
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:34 AM   #382
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I could only find one s54 review. There's someone on here with a supercharged smg running an ACT kit and Prolite flywheel and I saw he recommended it in a few threads. Also I heard some good reviews from the E9X guys. Most of what I've heard though on bmw forums has been praise from guys who ran ACT on their previous boosted JDM cars and were considering it for their bmw when it came time so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Their instructions recommended 200-300 miles of mild driving so I took it easy till I hit 300.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #383
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I could only find one s54 review. There's someone on here with a supercharged smg running an ACT kit and Prolite flywheel and I saw he recommended it in a few threads. Also I heard some good reviews from the E9X guys. Most of what I've heard though on bmw forums has been praise from guys who ran ACT on their previous boosted JDM cars and were considering it for their bmw when it came time so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Their instructions recommended 200-300 miles of mild driving so I took it easy till I hit 300.
awesome, thanks alot for the info and the link, i looked around a bit and couldnt find a cheaper price anywhere. i'll most likely buy this kit in a couple weeks unless someone has a better suggestion.

thanks again
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:52 PM   #384
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if you have chatter but you get tuning you can raise idle to eliminate chatter.

Can't wait to see this one up and running, such an Epic build
i herd this before and completely forgot about it. thanks for the reminder.

thanks for the encouragement!!! I will get this car done.

you going to bimmerfest this year?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:02 PM   #385
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i gota say the past two pages are filled with epic people. Cyberkaa, Black E46 sedan, JohnBlaze (all 3 of these people drive s54 sedans!!!)

thank you all so much i could never do it without you
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #386
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I'll be at Bimmerfest, lets all try to park side by side. Last year only a handful of people knew what I was packing under there, or at least commented about the powerplant under the hood
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #387
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I'm planning on being there as well. Would be cool.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:22 PM   #388
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I'm planning on being there as well. Would be cool.
sweet this could turn out great.

First things first, i need to finish my car ill work on it again this weekend and hopefully get the rear into the car
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:26 PM   #389
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I have a UUC Stage 2 Organic Clutch which includes the 8.5lb aluminum flywheel.
Pro is that it's a ton of fun to drive without all of the SAC nonsense and even with the heavier pressure plate and clutch disc, it still winds up and down much faster.
Con is that it chatters worse than a busload of teenagers on crack.

I would keep it for a track-only car. Too loud otherwise.
sig worthy...

i just woke up when i read it this morning. i thought about it again on my way to work n almost spit coffe out of my nose.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #390
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50,000 view! thanks everyone

the rear is in. im beat from working on it all weekend. ill post pics another day
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I have a UUC Stage 2 Organic Clutch which includes the 8.5lb aluminum flywheel.
Pro is that it's a ton of fun to drive without all of the SAC nonsense and even with the heavier pressure plate and clutch disc, it still winds up and down much faster.
Con is that it chatters worse than a busload of teenagers on crack.

I would keep it for a track-only car. Too loud otherwise.
Just raise the idle to 900-1000RPM and the gear chatter at idle will go away. I did that in my previous M54 with a JB Racing flywheel and the gear chatter went away.
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50,000 view! thanks everyone

the rear is in. im beat from working on it all weekend. ill post pics another day
Nice.
I've got another rear end conversion in the works as well.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:24 PM   #393
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Just raise the idle to 900-1000RPM and the gear chatter at idle will go away. I did that in my previous M54 with a JB Racing flywheel and the gear chatter went away.
Hmm, I could try that. Might try changing to a different fluid first.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:25 AM   #394
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Nice.
I've got another rear end conversion in the works as well.
Your car? Or a friends? I know u get some traffic through ur garage. What model? Future plans?
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Your car? Or a friends? I know u get some traffic through ur garage. What model? Future plans?
A friend's ZHP. Future plans are likely to include a motor swap.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:37 AM   #396
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sweet, i cant wait to check it out.


I got my wiring all taped up again (after adding the last 4 for the clutch switch). also got my dash frame back into the car.

I did some other little random things like secured my fuel filter. (we broke off the stud that the nut goes onto to hold the fuel filter/bracket in place) I fixed it by drilling two holes in the bracket and in the bottom of my car and putting screws in the holes to hold the fuel filter in place. Other than that i plugged in my fuel pumps and got the covers for them bolted down. (the rubber grommet that surronds the fuel pump wires directly above the pumps was a bit difficult to put back into place)

I'm waiting on a few more parts to get here this week and i should have the rear completely done. the rear is in the car now but the trailing arms are still disconected and there is no springs/struts in place yet.

I hope to work on it again on tuesday but probaby wont have time until this coming weekend.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:39 AM   #397
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ryan and i got some things done last weekend.

1.finished up the rear, (put struts/springs in).
2.ran front brake pipes
3.installed steering column

after that was all done ryan went home and i couldnt resist putting my rear wheels on to see how it looks. the drivers side looks great. the passenger side however is way out of wack. I am 99% sure my rear trailing arm is bent. This shouldnt have been a big surpise becuause my donor m3 was crashed on rear passenger side. (i had to replace the axle and lower control arm).

so to stay on par with this project after taking a step foward this weekend i now have to take a few steps back and remove everything that attaches to the passenger side rear trailing arm so i can replace it....

if anyone has a e46 m3 passenger side rear trailing arm please send me a PM i need one ASAP

i also attempted to attach my wheel speed sensor wires and it looked like they have different connectors? has anyone else that put in an m3 rear end had this problem?
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:52 AM   #398
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i used the oem 330 with a custom spacer (the 330 is longer) - everything works great
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:11 AM   #399
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i used the oem 330 with a custom spacer (the 330 is longer) - everything works great
sorry but i don't understand what your saying, could you be more specific?

what did you use from the 330? the wheel speed sensor?
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yes, the sensor. I measured the difference in length from the mounting surfaces to the end of the sensor. The 330 sensor was like 2 or 3mm longer - so, I took a spacer and dremeled two of the outer surfaces to fit into the trailing arm and enough gap to allow the allen bolt to securely hold down the sensor.

Does that make sense?
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