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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by M3DUDE@Sep 5 2004, 10:09 PM |
lol font, those in the pic are not m3 wheels sorry to tell ya
| Originally posted by dfpat10@Sep 7 2004, 02:19 AM |
m3dude a drag racers would seek to lighten the car and not add heavier more durable parts like those found on the M3s. Being from the racing capital I would have expected you to know the e36 3.2 M3 came with less camber than the '95 e36 3.0, and the lower control arm and tie rods on the newer E36s are not parallel to each other, as they are on the '95s. Although only off by about a degree, this affects the vehicle's bumpsteer, making the 3.2ís easier to handle for the average driver on the streets.
The '96-up M3 bumpsteers inward more when the suspension hits a bump, or, more importantly for me when entering a turn. The '95 M3 pretty much has no toe change when the car enters a turn. The '96-on M3 adds toe-in, [making] the car more predictable, but it adding understeer.
Many shock housing design brings the 3.2-liter M3's lower arm and tie rod parallel to each other, like '95 M3 specs. In order to bring an E36 car's bump steer back to stock '95 M3 specs, Ground Control happens to carry different strut housings for the E36 325, '95 3.0-liter M3 and '96-on 3.2-liter M3. I would like to know which spindles in order to obtain the right struts. Can you help me?
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