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Old 07-25-2010, 01:56 AM   #1
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how much is a clutch install?

went through 2 stock clutches on my M3, decided to go with a spec clutch now. just curious to see what kind of numbers i should be looking at. i heard its expensive on bimmers

any places you recommend in the NJ area? thanks guys.

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Old 07-25-2010, 03:50 AM   #2
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DIY , i have done 2 of these now , ain't that hard

You could be quoted anything from 300 to 1000 (atleast in sweden)
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:25 AM   #3
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went through 2 stock clutches on my M3
You had 2 clutch jobs done before so you should know how much a clutch job costs by now.


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DIY , i have done 2 of these now , ain't that hard
Why have you done it twice ? If you didn't get it right the first time and had to do it again, then it must be quite hard. A clutch job is difficult enough that vast majority of people can't do it. If you know an easy way, then show us your DIY.

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Old 07-25-2010, 06:15 AM   #4
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if you have already gone though 2 then the tranny has already been taken off the motor, so it shouldn't be "too" bad to separate again.

also if your that hard on a clutch, i would go with a UUC product......
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:37 AM   #5
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went through 2 stock clutches on my M3, decided to go with a spec clutch now. just curious to see what kind of numbers i should be looking at. i heard its expensive on bimmers

any places you recommend in the NJ area? thanks guys.

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Also, nothing personal, but I also suspect you're doing some things with your clutch that maybe you should do less of (that is, unless you're racing every weekend!).

If you're holding car on hill with clutch partially engaged, or always launching from a stop, then either do something different, or just keep getting clutches.

Anyway, I do think you've picked up some habit in using clutch that you might want to reexamine...though I know that changing habits can be very difficult!

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You had 2 clutch jobs done before so you should know how much a clutch job costs by now.




Why have you done it twice ? If you didn't get it right the first time and had to do it again, then it must be quite hard. A clutch job is difficult enough that vast majority of people can't do it. If you know an easy way, then show us your DIY.
haha u wouldnt even kno what its like to have a fast car u have a reg boring 3 series

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Old 07-25-2010, 12:32 PM   #7
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You had 2 clutch jobs done before so you should know how much a clutch job costs by now.




Why have you done it twice ? If you didn't get it right the first time and had to do it again, then it must be quite hard. A clutch job is difficult enough that vast majority of people can't do it. If you know an easy way, then show us your DIY.
why is this odd? first clutch was replaced for free under warranty. ok. so now my second clutch is slipping like crazy and isnt grabbing as hard as it should be.

see modded M3s that are tracked alot usually tend to go through stock clutches alot.....but you dont own a modded M3 so i guess you dont know from personal experience lol

anyways, car is tracked every other week all through the summer. i finally bought a good spec clutch that'll handle power. just seeing what shops will give me a good deal.

better GoingNuts?
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haha u wouldnt even kno what its like to have a fast car u have a reg boring 3 series
um, i have a 3 series and i get better lap times than a lot of M's do. just because you have an M doesn't mean **** man.....




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Why have you done it twice ? If you didn't get it right the first time and had to do it again, then it must be quite hard. A clutch job is difficult enough that vast majority of people can't do it. If you know an easy way, then show us your DIY.
This might blow your mind .. I have 2 cars ?

There's no technical difficulties in doing a change , just the weight of the tranny.

It might get "sticky" on the dowels , however if you have had 2 jobs they should be loose by now ^^
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haha u wouldnt even kno what its like to have a fast car u have a reg boring 3 series
Well I do know the M3 has a girly big butt that I never liked. Being that the car is an extension of the person driving it, I wouldn't know what is it like to be driving such a car and being thought of as being a big girl either. I saw a girl driving one the other day and I thought what a nice butt they both have.

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hmm...douche bag?

glad this was your first post on the forum. you contributed very well.
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What an idiotic comment!Typical M3 driver.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:12 PM   #15
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tiloulou330i, i wouldn't say "typical" just a particular ass hole that doesn't know **** about owning a BMW..... this is why people think everyone that owns a BMW are Ass holes....

l djayr l, why don't you talk to someone at the track, I'm sure there are plenty of people that would help you with that, quite a few people that have race cars, do their own wrenching......


btw, i know people that have "real M race cars" that use the stock clutch just fine.... so it is NOT normal to go though clutches like that......
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straight answer. just what i wanted. none of this bs.

anyways, the stock clutch really isnt meant to hold alot of power over stock and to be tracked alot.

ill probally take it easy with the car for now, save up for a light weight flywheel and just do both at once. i have a feeling this is going to be more expensive then i thought lol i figured it was going to be around 500 not 700-1000. o well.
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The douche baggery in this thread is astounding.

A clutch job at any indy shop would be around 8 or 900 bucks. That's a guestimate.

As for the OP looking for the best deal to install his customer supplied parts...Eh...typically shops aren't crazy about installing user supplied parts, at least in my experience. Also you pretty much get no warranty.
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What an idiotic comment!Typical M3 driver.
typical m3 driver? that's a typical response to someone who doesn't own one
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typical m3 driver? that's a typical response to someone who doesn't own one
aside from the vehicle that the guy has on this site, how do you know he doesn't know what it's like to have a fast car? I use my boring 3 series as a daily driver and love it. to me it isn't boring because it is my first bmw and first car with some of the technology that it comes with.

To the others here, should I assume that the BMW is treated like the Corvette in terms of "BMW tax" and everything priced higher just because of the type of vehicle it is?

I didn't spend a lot of time looking under my car when I had it on my lift, but it didn't seem like it would be that hard to do the swap. for 700-1000 I would assume it takes the better part of a day to do a clutch swap. I haven't researched it yet since I don't need to replace mine, so maybe there is a lot more involved than;

dropping exhaust, driveshaft, disconnecting hydraulic lines, removing part of shifter, tranny, starter, then bell housing(also referred to as clutch housing). replace clutch/flywheel, clutch slave cylinder and replace in reverse order? Of course bleed the system after that.

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