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Old 03-08-2006, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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clutch woes

ok so as people know , i did the s50 swap into my car so i have a bit more power than your usual 325, my clutch was sufficient for the time being, but now i wanna put in the m3 clutch that i have laying around, the problem i encountered was that the m3 clutch is from a 1998 M3,ZF transmission..and my 325 tranny is getrag. now i tried to put it in and it didnt fit, the throwout bearing was pushing the clutch teeth in much too far, make a horrible grinding noise....

what i have-pressure plate, flywheel, and clutch disk


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-what is involved with the clutch setup? i figured it was slave, throwout, pressure plate, clutch disk, flywheel.. am i missing any components?

-second question will this clutch fit in my car if i get the missing components? or am i wasting my time?

i understand i should upgrade to a performance clutch and flywheel, but at the time i dont have the $$$, and i already have the M3 clutch since last year.
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not too schooled in this, but from what I was told, the flywheels, clutch discs and pressure plates are not interchangeable between ZF's and Getrag's. I have a Getrag 250 that needs to be replaced, and I'm told that I would need to change those parts as well to upgrade to a ZF.
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You can absolutely put an M3 clutch on a getrag tranny. I dont have any specific info for you, but was quoted $800 for complete M3 clutch/flywheel and labor. With that said it is definitely possible..
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hmmm, does anyone have teh etk? i know that the ZF tranny clutch is slightly thicker, but is the zf throwout smaller than the getrag one, and or does the slave cylinder have any connection to this?
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