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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:02 AM   #3
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Im using AKG everything in the rear and I love it. I dont have the mason bar, but I made my own so I have pretty much what you're going to end up with.



As far as being in there, While the Rear trailing arms are out, you can dig out the ebrakes from the hub preventatively as its almost a sure thing that theyre stuck in there. Other than that it sounds like you have it covered. Change diff fluid while its out with the output shaft seals and also you can get the ECS halfshaft boot kits and rebuild/pack the halfshafts. Thats a pretty easy job.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:06 AM   #4
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consider doing some drive shaft / csb maintenance too.

reinforce your subframe. reinforce your rtabs.

AKG makes good poly bushings in different harnesses.

If you're serious about tracking many times a year for a few years then go with semi solid/derlin/plastic/whateveryouwanttocall it. After a few years of properly hard use any poly bushings will be on their way out again. I wouldn't go with metal bushings/mounts unless its a racecar.
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I am quite interested in buying a mason bar too. Would you mind taking a picture of the part that mounts to the shock tower? I might have some weird fitment issues with my car if the bar is too high.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:50 AM   #6
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I am quite interested in buying a mason bar too. Would you mind taking a picture of the part that mounts to the shock tower? I might have some weird fitment issues with my car if the bar is too high.
Sure, I'll try to post some pictures today on lunch. (I work at a shop)

Thanks for the input guys, definitely going to look into AKG - seems like everyone has nothing but good things to say about them.

PITT M3 RR - you have any more pictures of your rear bar?
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http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=965897

Its all in there, pretty elementary stuff once its all straight.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #8
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I feel for ya, bud. I too recently had the Sub-frame fail in mine. I had it repaired, reinforced with the TMS kit, and then had a brace built in the back, taking ideas from PITT and another guy. A long with that massive amount of work, I had the diff, sub frame bushing and RTABs done while it was in the shop.

Here's my thread, http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=965528
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:34 PM   #9
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here's the other design I took from. Notice how the brace is in constant contact with the car. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=909256
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