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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 08-20-2012, 03:03 PM
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Some im new in the BMW world and i just got a 1992 BMW 325i for $125. The transmission is gone how hard it is to do the 5 speed swap and about how long does it take??? And where could i look for good inexpensive parts??
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:09 PM
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It all depends how comfortable you are wrenching on your car really


A 5 speed swap would need :

Time
Patience
5 Speed trans
Differential (i think or else your revs would be crazy high)
Master cylinder (Clutch and Brake pedal)
Driveshaft
Flywheel
Clutch kit

theres probably more but thats all i could think of right now Its deff doable though


The classified would be the best place to get some parts and whatever that could be shipped is a good option too (unless you dont mind paying for shipping and handling for big heavy parts)

Pelicanparts.com is a good site for OEM parts

Check the sponsor sticky has almost every site you could find parts at
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:16 PM
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Some im new in the BMW world and i just got a 1992 BMW 325i for $125. The transmission is gone how hard it is to do the 5 speed swap and about how long does it take??? And where could i look for good inexpensive parts??
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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...004&highlight=

Chip (miles_trail) is selling a complete 5 speed swap package for a great price.

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Old 08-20-2012, 03:49 PM
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Thanks guys for the help!!
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:51 PM
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And also is there anything else that is major i should look over and what suspension should i look into?
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:01 PM
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Your choice of suspension depends entirely on what you plan to use the car for.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:44 PM
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This car will be my daily im building a 240 hatch with a 350 stroked for the track
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:46 PM
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For street driving, I'd go with H&R Sport springs and Koni STR.T shocks/struts.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:58 PM
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Ok I've gotta see what a $125 BMW E36 looks like... Pictures soonish???
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:00 PM
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yeah ill put pics up soon nothing was really wrong with it just small things and now the tranny.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:34 AM
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I have the tranny and all the assorted bite to install it, you would just need to supply the stuff that wears out (clutch kit, think, mounts etc).

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