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vasilisbmwm3 12-30-2012 04:56 PM

Convert compact to m3
Hello everybody and Happy New Year !

Greetings from Greece ! :-) I am a bmw lover and i want your help about convert my 316i compact e36 to m3 e36... I just wondering if you can help me out with these by telling me what im gonna need to make it and also any link to check the parts that im gonna need ...

Thanks for your help ! BMW RULES !

petriej 01-07-2013 10:54 AM

There's a ton of stuff to do. It's been done multiple times. I can't do all the legwork for you, but if you search around, I'm sure you'll find it. The big differences lie in suspension and engine. There are some minor other parts, but one problem with the compact is the rear suspension is very different than the other types (4 door, coupe, convertible) so most people do what they can from other models (like the Z3 or the E30 M3).

You're looking at a lot of work and money, but it will be an awesome car when you're done.

hnaz 01-15-2013 07:33 AM

To do the conversion, you will need a donor car. Preferably one that was wrecked from the side, but front or rear will be fine as well, provided the engine is in good condition and the driveshaft is still straight. You will also need to get the electrical components for ECU and so forth.

It is much better and "cheaper" if you had a wrecked donor car.

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