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Z3/E36 parts

Discussion in 'E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)' started by incredibletulks, Oct 28, 2008.

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    Since the Z3 is based on the E36 platform, are most parts interchangable? It seems like there are more aftermarket posiblilties for 318's than 1.9L Z3s. Thanks in advance:D
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    Sort of. Drivetrain up to flex disc, pretty much. Front suspension, I believe so. Diveshaft and exhaust, no, though you can cut several inches from a performance exhaust. Rear suspension, no. It is more like the E30 than the E36. Some stuff under the hood may be Z3 only.

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    Suspension parts aside, the engines are the same, yes?
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    mooseheadm5

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    internally, yes. There may be some little nuances with brackets and such, and I recall there being some differences mentioned when I inquired about a DA supercharger, but that may have been airbox diffences.

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