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    #31
    You should be able to use entire E36 front end (not including subframe) iirc, there are so many ways to do a 5 lug.


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    Originally posted by flyboyx
    how about if i yank the anal beads out of your ass like i'm trying to pull start a chain saw?
    Originally posted by Northern
    beer is my new liver cleanse.

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      #32
      Originally posted by HennaE30 View Post
      You should be able to use entire E36 front end (not including subframe) iirc, there are so many ways to do a 5 lug.


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      e36 uses different bolt pattern on the strut bearings and for some reason I thought e30 strut bearings don't fit on e36 struts, but i'm not 100%. I know you can also redrill the bolt pattern of your strut bearing to match the e30.
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        #33
        Originally posted by Julien View Post
        e36 uses different bolt pattern on the strut bearings and for some reason I thought e30 strut bearings don't fit on e36 struts, but i'm not 100%. I know you can also redrill the bolt pattern of your strut bearing to match the e30.

        I was reading and saw that E30s and E36s spring perches are the same diameter, so you can use the E30 springs in an E36 strut, in an E30 lol.


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        Originally posted by flyboyx
        how about if i yank the anal beads out of your ass like i'm trying to pull start a chain saw?
        Originally posted by Northern
        beer is my new liver cleanse.

        Henna - '84 Hennarot 325e
        Lola - '89 Schwarz 325is - being saved
        Christine - '88 Schwarz 325is - Spec E30 Racecar
        '01 White F150 Lariat 4x4 Supercrew - Daily
        Dad's '05 Interlagosblau M3

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          #34
          Originally posted by Julien View Post
          e36 uses different bolt pattern on the strut bearings and for some reason I thought e30 strut bearings don't fit on e36 struts, but i'm not 100%. I know you can also redrill the bolt pattern of your strut bearing to match the e30.
          E30 strut mounts are direct fit.

          The only "issue" is if you're using an original mount it will be hard to fit a socket in there for the nut. The new replacement strut mounts (Sachs/Boge) have a larger hole so no issues.

          Originally posted by HennaE30 View Post
          I was reading and saw that E30s and E36s spring perches are the same diameter, so you can use the E30 springs in an E36 strut, in an E30 lol.

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          As long as it's an E36 M3 strut, yes. We've done E30 springs in a few E36 5 lug cars now.
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            #35
            Originally posted by MR 325 View Post
            E30 strut mounts are direct fit.

            The only "issue" is if you're using an original mount it will be hard to fit a socket in there for the nut. The new replacement strut mounts (Sachs/Boge) have a larger hole so no issues.


            As long as it's an E36 M3 strut, yes. We've done E30 springs in a few E36 5 lug cars now.

            Guess one of my problems was using a non M e36 strut/front suspension when I did mine.
            Euro M3'87 NogaroSilver/Euro E34 M5 '93/Porsche 993 TT 97' Euro/Porsche 993 Carrera 95' Euro/Skyline R33 GT-R

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              #36
              Originally posted by MR 325 View Post
              E30 strut mounts are direct fit.



              The only "issue" is if you're using an original mount it will be hard to fit a socket in there for the nut. The new replacement strut mounts (Sachs/Boge) have a larger hole so no issues.





              As long as it's an E36 M3 strut, yes. We've done E30 springs in a few E36 5 lug cars now.

              I remember reading about that, some guy had to grind down a 22 I think to get it to fit. And yea I meant M3.

              If I have E36 M3 spindles control arms and brakes, what else am I missing? And what would be the easiest and most cost effect version of 5 lug swap with these parts? I've read so many different versions of it I'm not really sure which is which


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              Originally posted by flyboyx
              how about if i yank the anal beads out of your ass like i'm trying to pull start a chain saw?
              Originally posted by Northern
              beer is my new liver cleanse.

              Henna - '84 Hennarot 325e
              Lola - '89 Schwarz 325is - being saved
              Christine - '88 Schwarz 325is - Spec E30 Racecar
              '01 White F150 Lariat 4x4 Supercrew - Daily
              Dad's '05 Interlagosblau M3

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                #37
                Originally posted by HennaE30 View Post
                I remember reading about that, some guy had to grind down a 22 I think to get it to fit. And yea I meant M3.

                If I have E36 M3 spindles control arms and brakes, what else am I missing? And what would be the easiest and most cost effect version of 5 lug swap with these parts? I've read so many different versions of it I'm not really sure which is which


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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Julien View Post
                  Basically you chop off the top of an e30 strut right below the threads and weld it to the bottom of an e36 strut housing. This allows you to use an e30 strut insert into an e36 housing for the 5 lug
                  Thanks man. :up:
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                    #39
                    My big brakes bring all the boys to the yard, dam right they're bigger than y'alls







                    I picked up a rear adapter from max399 and some used 330i brakes:



                    There are no instructions with the kit, but it's pretty self explanatory:

                    remove all the e-brake hardware and cut backing plate accordingly:

                    Leave calipers off for bleeding (since the bleed screw faces down).

                    Personally I do an initial pressure bleed, then I put a 2x4 in between the pads, mash the brake pedal a few times and re-pressure bleed them. works every time.

                    other updates include thule rack, curt hitch and a new sticker.




                    btw brake bias feels pretty good with the e36m3 fronts. the piston ratio (front to back) is the same as a 330i & e46 m3


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                      #40
                      Glad the adapters worked the way thay should :)
                      Enjoy them :)

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Julien View Post

                        Love driving her, my poor e91 barely gets driven much anymore.
                        Wanna sell your 335d to me?
                        Estoril E36 M3/4/5 | Toledo E53 X5 3.0 | LeMans E90 335D M-Sport

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by GaryE30 View Post
                          Wanna sell your 335d to me?
                          hmmmm no sir
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                            #43
                            wheels are big but still look nice - bet they hold the road pretty good too.
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                              #44
                              Originally posted by Julien View Post
                              hmmmm no sir
                              You know you want to deeeeeeeeeeeeep down
                              Estoril E36 M3/4/5 | Toledo E53 X5 3.0 | LeMans E90 335D M-Sport

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by animal View Post
                                wheels are big but still look nice - bet they hold the road pretty good too.
                                Thanks! had to go big to clear the brakes :)
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