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06-14-2003, 11:11 AM
in other words, will my ACS SSK, SSR GT3 19's, strut tower brace, PSS 9's, euro rotors fit/work for new M3 that will come in few yrs????. ..guess its hard to say right now but how much of these mods from E36 M was useable with our current car?...just wondering if I should prepare myself for taking everything off before selling car in future.

06-14-2003, 11:17 AM
The only items I know that would work from an E36 M3 that would fit in my E46 M3 are the mats, CD changer, and radar detector!

Again not too useful!

06-14-2003, 11:17 AM
nothing from my last E36 will fit on my E46 I would expect the same thing for the E90
Nothing functionaly likely will - on an upside shift knobs have been the same for years though - that's about it<br><br><br><br><a href=""><img src="" border=0></a><br><br><br>

06-14-2003, 11:19 AM

06-14-2003, 11:27 AM
1. The wheels' offset will probably be different. Look at how the wheels changed
from E36 to E46M3's. The E36M3 had a 41 mm offset, E46M3 has, what, 38
and 28 mm offset? While one could theoretically run E36M3 rims on an E46M3
with a 20mm spacer in the rear, (maybe for winter rims), they wouldn't really
match the weight and suspension of the newer chassis. Further, if the M4's
brakes are bigger, then clearance might be a problem.

2. Engine will likely be different. There are no engine mods from the E36 that
fit the E46, except maybe the airfilter. Oil filter changed from E36->E46.
E36M3 pulleys are different from E46M3 AFAIK. Cams are certainly different.
Every blower mod is custom to each model.

3. Suspension will be likely different too. Sways, struts/springs or CO dont
translate from E36->E46 (without mods to mounting points).
Even the front strut bar is different.

4. Brakes could share parts, but even the E36 floating rotors don't fit E46M3.
Brackets for BBKs would have to change at the minimum.

06-14-2003, 11:49 AM
That is why you should enjoy your mods by driving the snot out of your car. I expect to buy one more M3 (moving my mods to the next car) and then part them out when my M4 shows.

My buddy experienced the same thing moving from his old S4 to his new S4. Not a BMW conspiracy -- just the way it goes...

Drive like you stole it boys and girls.

'00 M Coupe - TiAg/Grey & Black- SOLD
'01 M3 Coupe - LSB/Grey - SOLD
'03 M3 Coupe - TiAg/IR/Al - Now in the garage

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