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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 05-31-2012, 06:52 PM
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Looking for a clutch

I'm looking for a clutch since mine has 130000 miles on it and I track the car. I want something with a lighter flywheel and better performance then OEM but not looking to spend 1000+ on a racing clutch, its not that serious. Basically good down shifting and grabs when I need it the most. I'm having the trans rebuilt in the process. From what I've read, SACHS makes the OEM clutch, I found a clutch on ebay (yea, I know) for a nice price and its SACHS. I hoping the comments and statements are by someone who used one, but if not, your still welcomed to comment. And please don't say no just because its ebay, have real reason

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Old 05-31-2012, 07:06 PM
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I've got this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/F1-STAGE-2-C...ht_4393wt_1392

Others have used the F1 Racing clutch kits and been happy with them.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:44 PM
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I've got this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/F1-STAGE-2-C...ht_4393wt_1392

Others have used the F1 Racing clutch kits and been happy with them.
Great, I was hoping to here that. How long have you had it and how does it feel?
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:45 PM
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I've had mine for about 8 months. Had it installed for three days

The guy to ask it Matt. (FenderBender). He's had his in the longest. And with boost.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:53 PM
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Love mine!

Has held 350 ish hp with ease! Feels like stock too. I think I've had it around 3 years.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:21 PM
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Love mine!

Has held 350 ish hp with ease! Feels like stock too. I think I've had it around 3 years.
I'm going for it, and FenderBender, I have a question. My car has a possible bad vanos (small misfire, sluggish on take off) and has 130,000 miles on it but I'ma have to drive it from Arkansas to California (1700 miles) in 1 1/2 months. I think you know the question but what should I do to the car before I leave?

I know fluids and all but this is a e36 we are talking about, nothing is never simple.

Oh, and I don't really have the extra money for a new vanos (and all the extras like chains, tensioner, etc.). But I need the clutch, trust me.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:24 PM
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New vanos?

Doesnt have to be "new" new. http://www.drvanos.com/index.php?opt...&id=1&Itemid=2
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:12 AM
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New vanos?

Doesnt have to be "new" new. http://www.drvanos.com/index.php?opt...&id=1&Itemid=2
Um, I based the price of parts, from that site. When I get it, thats where I'm getting it from. If I can help it, I replace the OEM part with some type of upgrade so I'm getting the stage II vanos, just can't do it right now.

I thought about just repairing it but from what I read, just replace it.
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If you're more the DIY type also search for Beisan Systems [sp].
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:05 AM
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If you're more the DIY type also search for Beisan Systems [sp].
I am a DIY type, but do you think that will work. I guess I need to open it up and see if there's anything that clearly needs to be replace. A BMW mechanic told me to just tighten the tensioner.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:16 AM
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Joey (SlimKlim) used the Beisan systems IIRC. He did it over a weekend. Were you to pm him I'm sure he'd answer.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:29 AM
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Joey (SlimKlim) used the Beisan systems IIRC. He did it over a weekend. Were you to pm him I'm sure he'd answer.
I did, thanks.
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