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I really like the purple rack though, it's been an excellent upgrade and highly recommend it.

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Bump. I have 3 in stock all ready to go.

Can also supply

  • Billet aluminium rack spacers ($25) to fit E30
  • Barina steering joint $160 (you supply E30 joint)


 

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what is involved swapping one of these into a a 1999 E36 318ti?

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34 minutes ago, pauly said:

what is involved swapping one of these into a a 1999 E36 318ti?

Bolt straight in using e46 inner and e36 outer tie rod

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50 minutes ago, pauly said:

what is involved swapping one of these into a a 1999 E36 318ti?

@pauly I answered your question on trademe also; if you want one just come through a PM on here, happy to help out / advice if needed.

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On 7/8/2020 at 9:52 AM, Gaz said:

Bolt straight in using e46 inner and e36 outer tie rod

@modz @Gaz and for install into an e30, is it the same?  e46 inner, e36 outer?  Many thanks in advance.

I understand the need for rack spacers, steering shaft, and hoses.

cheers

Olaf

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I use e36 outers and e30 inners. E36 outers cheapest from partmaster

 

@Olaf if you need any parts or help let me know mate 

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1 hour ago, Olaf said:

@modz @Gaz and for install into an e30, is it the same?  e46 inner, e36 outer?  Many thanks in advance.

You must use e46 inners or machine them (as I did) to allow for internal venting. Neither e30 nor e36 inners are compatible with the e46 rack venting mechanism.

For outers, total length (inner+outer) comes into play. So you want approx the same length as e30+e30 with the required e46+???. If e36 and e30 outers are the same length you can use either, if they're not then you'll have to work out what gives you the same overall length (or sacrifice alignment adjustment).

For those that have used inners without venting grooves on an e46 rack you're going to blow out boots and ingest volumes of crap that will ruin your rack in short time.

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I've done the swap in the E30, E46 inners, E36 outers.

As M3AN says, you can use E36/E30 inners, but you'll need another purple tag rack in a short time.

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many thanks @modz @Gaz @M3AN and @nick496 for getting back to me, much appreciated.  I had e46 inners in my parts stash for years, though used them on my... e46, oddly enough.  e46 inners, e36 outers for this lad.  game on.

 

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On 6/26/2020 at 3:38 PM, modz said:

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@Sammo these are stock in 330i / 330ci and a handful of other variants.  

Really? I bought a purple tag rack for my 330i motorsport - ah well I guess I have a spare now . . . . .

Wonder what it would take to put it in the e39 ????? or do they already have them too?

EDIT: BTW, is there any way to adjust out radial play in the pinion shaft?

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1 hour ago, BlackAngel said:

Really? I bought a purple tag rack for my 330i motorsport - ah well I guess I have a spare now . . . . .

Wonder what it would take to put it in the e39 ????? or do they already have them too?

EDIT: BTW, is there any way to adjust out radial play in the pinion shaft?

Not in E39 that I'm aware of, and I've looked under plenty.   Worth checking your 330i M to see if it does. Super easy, jack up the front and look at the underside of the steering column.

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