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M2 Propshaft advice needed


DawieM3

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Hi guys,

I`m fitting the euro dogleg 5 speed box ( Euro E30 M3 ) in my S14- M2 conversion and wanting to find out which propshaft I need or what propsharft I need to obtain and modifications I need to make, or is this a custom I need to shop out.

Any help / advice is much appreciated.

Regards,

Dave

E30 M3 Track Car

E30 C2 2.7 Alpina

2002 - S14 Alipina rep ( Build in Progress )

2002 - M10 Awaiting rebuild

2002 - M10 Turbo Awaiting Rebuild

3 x 2002 Stripped for spares

E36 M3 Evo

Frontera for towing

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Nick Vyse said he used an unmodified M3 tailshaft with the M3 CR 'box. I am not sure about the diff end, though? Hopefully Nick will drop by this thread and will confirm/advise.

How are you going with your M2?

David

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Hi Dave,

that's the box I have and as the man said a stock m3 driveshaft bolted right up without modification (except for the centre mount, which obviously needs to be fabbed on the chassis). The rear 4 bolt coupling is the same as the e21 diff I'm using, which from memory is the same as an 02 short neck diff anyway.

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Thanks Nick,

As discussed off line will have an e30 M3 prop by the weekend and will let know how it fits, as I have fitted an E30 rear subframe with e30 LSD so will bolt up to the gearbox and diff , but will it be the correct length. All will be revealed after this weekend hopefully.

have also changed the steering rack to a manual E30 LHD rack to give more space to work the exhaust header, being right hand drive.

Regards,

Dave

E30 M3 Track Car

E30 C2 2.7 Alpina

2002 - S14 Alipina rep ( Build in Progress )

2002 - M10 Awaiting rebuild

2002 - M10 Turbo Awaiting Rebuild

3 x 2002 Stripped for spares

E36 M3 Evo

Frontera for towing

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How did you solve the speedo problem? As you probably know, the later 265 boxes don't have a connection for the speedocable.

I bought a small electronic speedo from Spa, mounted the magnetic pick-up on the diff output flange and mounted the digital readout in the centre of the speedo with the original drive gear removed.

Alternatively you can convert the gearbox the accept a speed drive:

http://hem.passagen.se/m2002tii/tech/tips/speedo_on_tranny/index.htm

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Re speedo,

In my last car just used the standard pickup in the E30 diff, and ran a wire to the speedo and changed the internals for the E30 one. The clock uses a pulsating earth. You can also place a switch in it if you are on a limited miles insurance policy, so when cruising, switch it off and save miles on your insurance. just learn to tel you speed by your rev counter.

Guys in the UK will know what I mean.

Can aslo turn it off if your wife or girlfriend nags at you for exceeding what they deem to be the acceptable speedlimit.

Regards,

Dave

E30 M3 Track Car

E30 C2 2.7 Alpina

2002 - S14 Alipina rep ( Build in Progress )

2002 - M10 Awaiting rebuild

2002 - M10 Turbo Awaiting Rebuild

3 x 2002 Stripped for spares

E36 M3 Evo

Frontera for towing

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