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      03-08-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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Knee transplant on the Red Dragon

Did a full rear end rebuild today with a ton of help from Adam. Crap I dont want to have to do that again :eyecrazy.

Pulled everything out of the rear, replaced all bushings. Got another subframe with fresh OEM bushings, cleaned that up and painted it.

Also finally fixed front diff bolt that snapped off at last November MIR drag rental. snapped the bastard in half when the Radowski diff brace also snapped. Same launch brok both engine mounts, tranny mounts, snapped driveshaft in half, ripped the rear diff bushings....basically disconnected the drivetrain from the chassis.

Had to drill out the diff to make it all work again. pain in the ass.

here are the photos.

I washed it yesterday, first time since last November lol.











New parts ready to go in.....Turner lower control arms w sphericals



freaking awesome bmw tool set, thanks Rich! so very cool to use these.



Adams new e90 M3 DCT......awesome car. big things to come with this. He held the record in the 1/4 for a e39 M5 for quite some time. I have no doubt this will be on the same caliber.



Interior



Old rear end



Its out!





broken diff bolt



diff brace





die broken bolt!





I win



the bushing/ball joint tool set made very quick work of the bushings and Rtabs....then we improvised for the diff bushings lol

Removal



Install







Going back in





Mickey Thompson spray from drag racing



All done!




rear end feels fantastic! every single bushing and ball joint was SHOT.......terrible. One of the subframe bushings ripped in half pulling the old subframe out.

now for an alignment!
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      03-09-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
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I usually hate how e36s look but yours is amazing.
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      03-09-2013, 07:41 AM   #3
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Nice Matt. Let me know when I can get a test ride this spring or summer.
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Looks a lot more fun in the pics.
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Glad to see Adam and Matt back in action.

That e90 M3 is begging for FI Adam. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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added videos to the original post of the special tools working, love it.
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that looks like a sh*t ton of work...not fun at all is right.

you definitely had the right guy helping you....

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bite your tongue, the E36 M3 is timeless...
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that is a classic. it is still as sought after as it was on day 1.

Awesome looking car Matt.
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that looks like a sh*t ton of work...not fun at all is right.

you definitely had the right guy helping you....

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bite your tongue, the E36 M3 is timeless...
Lol. yes it was a long day.

rebuilding the front end this week then off for a good alignment
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Thanks for sharing those pics! Glad to see that your car is making a full recovery.
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Lol Adam told me it was 11 or so hours under the car...ouch. Both of your M3s are
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Lol Adam told me it was 11 or so hours under the car...ouch. Both of your M3s are
yup it sucked. Adam was a huge help as always. Now I owe him a full detail with Opti-coat
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