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Old 04-01-2013, 01:53 PM   #31
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Leave the clutch alone. For now anyway.
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Leave the clutch alone. For now anyway.
That's what I was told by RRT, but won't it wear down a few months down the line? Wouldn't it be best if I upgraded it off the bat with a heavy duty one of some sort?
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A stock M3 clutch (friction plate) is fine. No need to go crazy on it. The money is better spent elsewhere.

A throwout bearing and pilot bearing are a good idea, as is the tranny input seal. Other stuff can be done later if needed...
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+1 for J!m and 328i comments. Save those funds for: 'things that may pop up.' Get the car on the road first then start upgrading.
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Don't replace good parts just because.
When it comes time to replace parts, then consider replacing with upgraded parts.

It's an M52, right? Just stick with vented rotors up front also.
The motor is only 190 hp. It's not a rocket ship.
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The motor is only 190 hp. It's not a rocket ship.
I'm coming from the m44 1.9L (140hp?) that wasn't able to accelerate worth shi#t past 3 gear, unless it was high rev'ed. That thing had less hp than most 4cyl 90's sedans from toyota..

Anyhow, 190hp will keep me plenty happy in that car because it's lighter than the 328 it was pulled from Not to mention, once it's up and running - mods mods mods mods mods mods mods mods!

(I just spent like $900 on leathers for my bike + a new helmet. Means I'm going to save up 1 more paycheck to ensure that the build will be solid. Ouch)

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+1 for J!m and 328i comments. Save those funds for: 'things that may pop up.' Get the car on the road first then start upgrading.
I suppose I got tad bit too excited. Thanks to y'all for keeping me grounded down to earth

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