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BMW 3-Series (E36) 1992-1999: How to Build and Modify

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BMW 3-Series (E36) 1992-1999: How to Build and Modify

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Make your BMW 3-Series (E36) an even more capable driving machine by improving handling, stopping distance, and acceleration.

Veteran author Jeffrey Zurschmeide explains how to upgrade handling and control through the installation of aftermarket coilover springs, bushings, sway bars, and larger brakes. Producing more power is also a priority, so he shows you how to install and set up a cold air intake, ignition tuners, and exhaust system components.

You are also guided through work on cylinder heads, cams, and pistons and shown the right way to install superchargers and turbo kits. If your 3 Series is making more power, you need to get that power to the ground; guidance is provided for upgrading the transmission and limited-slip differential.

The E36 was the embodiment of the luxury sports sedan, and the standard that other manufacturers strived to reach. And as such, the BMW 3 Series became wildly popular with BMW, manufacturing 2.67 million E36 cars worldwide from 1992 to 1999.

The BMW 3 Series has set the benchmark for performance and luxury. But even at this benchmark, these cars can be dramatically improved. Each major component group of the car can be modified or upgraded for more performance, so you can build a better car that's balanced and refined. If you want to make your E36 a more capable vehicle in all respects, this book is your indispensable guide for making it a reality.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Make your BMW 3-Series (E36) an even more capable driving machine by improving handling, stopping distance, and acceleration.

Veteran author Jeffrey Zurschmeide explains how to upgrade handling and control through the installation of aftermarket coilover springs, bushings, sway bars, and larger brakes. Producing more power is also a priority, so he shows you how to install and set up a cold air intake, ignition tuners, and exhaust system components.

You are also guided through work on cylinder heads, cams, and pistons and shown the right way to install superchargers and turbo kits. If your 3 Series is making more power, you need to get that power to the ground; guidance is provided for upgrading the transmission and limited-slip differential.

The E36 was the embodiment of the luxury sports sedan, and the standard that other manufacturers strived to reach. And as such, the BMW 3 Series became wildly popular with BMW, manufacturing 2.67 million E36 cars worldwide from 1992 to 1999.

The BMW 3 Series has set the benchmark for performance and luxury. But even at this benchmark, these cars can be dramatically improved. Each major component group of the car can be modified or upgraded for more performance, so you can build a better car that's balanced and refined. If you want to make your E36 a more capable vehicle in all respects, this book is your indispensable guide for making it a reality.

Pages : 146
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 386 b/w photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613255056
Product Code : SA341P

Acknowledgments

Introduction

About This Book 

 

Chapter 1:

E36 Model and Engine Guide 

E36 Model Guide 

Project: Swapping an E46 S54 M3 Engine into an E36 Chassis 

 

Chapter 2:

Upgrading Exhaust Components

About Catalytic Converters

Cat-Back Exhaust Systems

Project: Upgrading a Cat-Back Exhaust

Exhaust Headers

 

Chapter 3:

Intake Modifications and Forced Induction 

Engine Performance 

Engine Air Intake 

Project: Upgrading an Air Intake 30 E36 Intake Manifold 

Project: Installing an M50 Intake 

Forced Induction 

Getting Fuel into the Engine 

Engine Management and DME Upgrades 

 

Chapter 4:

Improving Engine Internals 

The Long Block 

Project: Freshening the VANOS System 

Project: Installing S52 M3 Cams 

Cylinder Heads 60 Bottom-End Work: Crank, Rods and Pistons

 

Chapter 5:

Improving Handling 

Suspension Terms and Concepts 

E36 Suspension Design 

Wheel Alignment 

E36 Suspension Modification Stages 

Project: Front Suspension Upgrade 

Project: Rear Suspension Upgrade 

Sway Bars 

Project: Installing an H&R Rear Sway Bar 

Project: Installing an H&R Front Sway Bar 

Other Suspension Parts 

Project: Upgrading Rear Trailing Arm Bushings 

Project: Upgrading Rear Lower Camber Arms

Wheels and Tires

 

Chapter 6:

Improving Braking 

Stock E36 Brake System 

Upgrading the Brakes 

Project: Installing a Rear Brake Kit with Upgraded Calipers 

Project: Installing a Wilwood Big Brake Kit 

 

Chapter 7:

Upgrading Transmission and Driveline 

E36 Transmissions 

Project: Installing a Short Shifter 

E36 Clutch Basics 

Final Drive and Differential 

Project: Installing a Limited-Slip Differential 

 

Chapter 8:

Improving Driver Comfort, Safety and Aerodynamics 

Sport or Racing Seats 

Safety Belts and Harness Bars 

Roll Cages 

Gauges and Indicators 

Aftermarket Steering Wheels 

Sound-Deadening Materials 

Chassis Braces and Reinforcements 

Project: Installing a Front Strut Tower Brace 

Aerodynamic Devices 

 

Appendix:

Project 328i Final Build Sheet

 

Source Guide 

BMW 3-Series (E36) 1992-1999: How to Build and Modify

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