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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    Those Volks looks quite good on the E36, but I canít believe someone tracking an E36 went with 18s.
    Not sure either. It does have a GT4 sticker. Perhaps it is in that class?


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    Quote Originally Posted by derbo View Post
    ##Performance Technic
    I dropped off the car at Performance Technic in the morning for rod bearings. Unfortunately, BE bearings are out of stock everywhere and there is even a thread on M3post regarding the backorder suggesting there is no ETA in sight. Since Christmas week is the only week traffic is relatively light to Performance Technic, I went with Brandon's (Service Advisor at P-Tech) suggestion to go with the WPC coated rod bearings. Performance Technic has done a few of WPC so in reality, it doesn't really matter. I bet in another 50k, I'll have to do it again. Hopefully, when that time comes around, there will be a permanent fix.
    yeah, that is a good way to look at it. also, i am curious to see how the OE rod bearings look when removed - i assume you've asked for an inspection report?

    what are they charging you to do this, if you don't mind me asking?



    Quote Originally Posted by derbo View Post
    The 1M Clone 2.0 just sitting there like no one knows it has an S65B40 in it.
    whoa! there it is! very cool. did you check it out in more detail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    Those Volks looks quite good on the E36, but I canít believe someone tracking an E36 went with 18s.
    Rimz > all else


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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    Those Volks looks quite good on the E36, but I can’t believe someone tracking an E36 went with 18s.
    The larger wheels do have a little better turn-in and road feel, not to mention more clearance for BBK's and such. I don't know anything about classing and what GT-4 means, but I'm guessing he may have a BBK on there. It's hard to tell from the picture...
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    Hope they work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derbo View Post
    The 1M Clone 2.0 just sitting there like no one knows it has an S65B40 in it.
    Wonder if that was the one on bringatrailer recently
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandwagn View Post
    Wonder if that was the one on bringatrailer recently
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2009-bmw-1-series-3/
    It was

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    Quote Originally Posted by slater View Post
    yeah, that is a good way to look at it. also, i am curious to see how the OE rod bearings look when removed - i assume you've asked for an inspection report?

    what are they charging you to do this, if you don't mind me asking?

    whoa! there it is! very cool. did you check it out in more detail?
    Labor was quoted ~$2000. The rod bearings + arp rod bolts were around $1000. The engine mounts and all other misc items like oil pan gasket, oil, powersteering fluid add to the cost too. I think all in all its between $3300-$3500. It's not cheap but its mainly due to the labor cost being high in my area. I'm sure I could've gotten it done cheaper in Southern California, but I trust Performance Technic guys. It makes it alot easier to get any issues fixed since they are so much closer.

    I may have gawked at the 1M clone 1.0 more often than I should've as it is the track monster I would never make for myself. I even been passed so hard by clone 1.0

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    Rimz > all else


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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    The larger wheels do have a little better turn-in and road feel, not to mention more clearance for BBK's and such. I don't know anything about classing and what GT-4 means, but I'm guessing he may have a BBK on there. It's hard to tell from the picture...
    It definitely has brembo BBK front and back but I'm not sure class it looks to be racing at. Perhaps when I pick up the car, I'll ask.

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    Hope they work out.

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    Saw this pic. Pretty sure it's on your car



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    ##Performance Technic Pro Photos
    Courtney took amazing photos of the progress.











    ##Old Bearings


    The bearings do look worn out but not as bad as some others I've seen online.

    ##Back to hibernation
    I cleaned the car when I got to my parent's garage and the car is now back into hibernation. A 600-mile break-in and it will return to Performance Technic for an oil analysis. With this done, there are a few more maintenance items on the list but nothing major like this.


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