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Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by David Cullen, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. David Cullen

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    for people like myself with the 44, is there a list of common upgrades that can be done to the car and what cars to get them from, ie. brakes ARBs etc... just think it would be handy to have a one stop shop of what to be looking out for, what ye recon?
     
  2. zedonist

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    Well I've done all of them nearly, except supercharger. Have a look at my showcase thread first, then we can see what else to add.
     
  3. David Cullen

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    link please Mr Z :)
     
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  5. David Cullen

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    is this in a locked or secure section Garry? cant see it
     
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    Nope, it's in the showcase section from the main menu bar...
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  7. David Cullen

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    got ya Gaz, thanks, had a look there, lovely Z, inspirational :)
     
  8. zedonist

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    Sorry Dave missed the above posts, wifi box blew up lunch time, new one on way from Sky in two days, so only phone available, I will start and compile a list of mods for the M44, parts, part numbers, where to buy etc.

    It would be good if anyone is doing an M44 mod that I have not documented, if they can take pictures for the how to, I am also available by PM for advice or local on site support.
     
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    Looking at my M44, the obviously needed upgrade would be the driver.
     
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  10. David Cullen

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    lol Frankie :)
    cool Zed, I was thinking more in the line of what to rob from other cars as an upgrade if you get me, such as brakes, ARBs, even interior stuff like hoops or speakers etc and what cars to get them from, E36s and the sort... or is this a big ask?
     
  11. zedonist

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    There is not a lot really, other than ARB, Brakes and e30 Diff, all Z3 are the same, and only Z3 interior bits fit a Z3, so you could fit an //M mirror orca facelift console, everything else is after market.
     
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    ahh yes, that brings me to the diff :) mine dosent seem to have a LSD :arghh: not cool.... would any 3 series fit or is the Z an oddball one with single mount? thanks for the info Mr Z :)
     
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    The M44 does not have an LSD, you can buy an after market one or upgrade the internals but is expensive. The fitting of the E30 diff reduces the final drive ratio giving you really good acceleration, but affects the top speed and raises cruising speed rpm. Note it needs to be a small width diff, I will dig out the part numbers, been waiting for one to come up for years. The other alternative to get a similar effect without affecting cruise or top speed, is to fit a light weight single mass flywheel, I am doing this over the coming months.
     
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    it does have an LSD?? when I turn a wheel on the ramp the other wheel dosent budge.... that's why I was thinking there was no LSD..
    like the sound of the E30 diff, im more in to the take off than the top end :) thanks Zed
     
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    Edited my prev post for you Dave, so it reads as intended.
     
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    coolio ;-) so this has to be sorted asap :) I have a few Es at my disposal so may go digging for one with an LSD and see if it fits before the winter comes in :)
     
  17. zedonist

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    Make sure you get the right ratio, quite a bit of info about it on the web. Iirc it is still not an LSD
     
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    so what you are saying is, do my homework first rather than just grab one and throw it in, which was my initial plan lol
     
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    Yes, when I can get my computer back on the net I can give you the required information
     
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    aww man, must be killer without the net :banghead: did it actually blow up or just go pfff =))
     

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