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    E36 M3 Differential Question

    1. How much power can the stock E36 Diff handle safely?

    2. Is there any good upgrades available?

    3. Are there any upgraded gear sets ratios available?

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    Regarding questions 1 and 2 the guys more experienced with the platform will have to answer.

    3. Yes, if you mean the final drive a lot of choose from. Dan @ diffsonline is who I would recommend.

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    Yes, final drive. Thank you. I'm trying to make sure that the stocker can handle the power. I saw a E36 M3 w/ a 2jz swap and they were running a 9" Ford rear end, but that wouldn't be in the budget for a while ha ha.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by visualsinz Click here to enlarge
    Yes, final drive. Thank you. I'm trying to make sure that the stocker can handle the power. I saw a E36 M3 w/ a 2jz swap and they were running a 9" Ford rear end, but that wouldn't be in the budget for a while ha ha.
    With a 9 inch ford the car was likely made for the strip.

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    I bought a 210mm diff from a Euro S50B32 .the Us M3 e36 and the Euro M3 E36 S50B30 uses a 188mm diff.
    You can buy them from Ebay Germany for around 500-600Usd

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by daytonaM3 Click here to enlarge
    I bought a 210mm diff from a Euro S50B32 .the Us M3 e36 and the Euro M3 E36 S50B30 uses a 188mm diff.
    You can buy them from Ebay Germany for around 500-600Usd
    Thank you, never realized the Euro S50 had a bigger diff. Wonder how much power it can take?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by visualsinz Click here to enlarge
    1. How much power can the stock E36 Diff handle safely? more than the axles or driveshaft can take, thats for sure. There are some subframe and other chassis reinforcement point to note when shooting for the stars (700 whp+)

    2. Is there any good upgrades available? As sticky noted, Diffsonline for specific clutch packs and upgrades more specific to track racing abilities, rather than WHP/WTQ (though they claim to handle much power, the one purchsed from them may be pissing its pants as we speak)

    3. Are there any upgraded gear sets ratios available? there are quite a few common to the e36 bodies (325, 323, 328, m3, mt and at) that can be exchanged and LSD'd for your needs.

    It depends on purpose and goals
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    Thanks guys. The purpose of the car at first will be maybe to get a good dyno run, but mainly just drive around for fun until i think it's track worthy and sound. i really don't want to take it to the track until I'm sure the rest of the car can handle the power and also it wont put me in the wall with no cage.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by visualsinz Click here to enlarge
    Thanks guys. The purpose of the car at first will be maybe to get a good dyno run, but mainly just drive around for fun until i think it's track worthy and sound. i really don't want to take it to the track until I'm sure the rest of the car can handle the power and also it wont put me in the wall with no cage.
    A lot of guys have successfully ran the E36 on the strip so the blueprint for getting the rear end sorted is there. I wouldn't worry until you are getting up there in HP.

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