1jz E36 BMW frankensteining

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  1. Mitevo7

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    Too much work and don't guarantee can work. Change the pulley is easier, the job was done with only 180 bucks.

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    Ken
     
  2. Mitevo7

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    Exactly what i said ! :shakehands:
     
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    Normally when it is not plug and play, and need modification, sure will cost more and take more time also....
     
  4. Mitevo7

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    Yup, prioritize is one of the key things, for the alternator, for now the smaller pulley solves the issue, i will leave it for now until i go for high performance fuel pump.

    Now prioritize on cooling, low temp thermostat and fan controller (by Shadow).

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  5. Mitevo7

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    Guys,

    I can confirm my electricity issue was solved after few days of driving. Power windows, RPM, lights all are working at optimum efficiency. Moving on to handling, although installed with P9 Premium Shock absorber, i can still experience some degree of roll in corners. Due to the fact that my E46 originally was a 318ci, there's not much more brace bar came from the factory. So far i've gathered that 318ci has 15mm front sway bar and 16mm rear sway bar. Are they any other brands other that Ultra Racing that makes sway bars for Non M E46?

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    Ken
     
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  6. Izso

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    15mm front???? That's tiny! Even Wira front sway is 19/20mm at the very least. If i'm not mistaken UR is the most cost effective. The other brands are Eibach and KW but I don't think you'll want to go Euro route considering the price difference.
     
  7. Mitevo7

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    I reacted the same when i measured it with a scale, i am very surprised that stock bar is so tiny but the car handles very firm and planted with its original 1.9 Litre engine. That's Euro chassis magic to you.

    UR bars huh, well in my case what bars do you think is most essential to accommodate the new found power ?

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    Ken
     
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    front and rear ARB, and and bars in the middle
     
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    i think ultra racing arb is bigger? might be better go all UR item as well
     
  10. Mitevo7

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    Yes UR standard settings are 21mm or 23mm front, 19mm or 21mm rear. Stock 318ci uses very tiny ARB. Getting quote directly from UR and once install, i am going for brake mod.

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    For my wira - front top brace, fender bar, room bar, rear arb, rear top brace.
    Front arb stock gsr already 23mm.
     
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    Wow! My VR stock...lol
     
  13. parakey

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    The Cat is a racer
     
  14. sweelt

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    mana ada....daily car not racing car....lol
     
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    Wasnt it you who overtook like 14 cars in one go. Still not a racer ?
     
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    That cant be used to categorize a racer or not as i overtook more than 14cars on daily basis. On Friday i can do more than 20 in one go using top gear.
     
  17. sweelt

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    Hey... That is uncle VR lah. Nowadays traffic can overtook 3 car is an achivement. Hahaha.
     
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    For my wira - front top brace, fender bar, room bar, rear arb, rear top brace.
    Front arb stock gsr already 23mm = racer.....
     
  19. parakey

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    daily car not racing car = Daily racer :emoji_red_car:

    Or as someone here may allude .. Always in a rush to go somewhere to :emoji_toilet:
     
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    You have a wira?
     

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