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Old 04-11-2012, 12:59 AM   #16
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just curious why are you replacing the steering rack?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:45 AM   #17
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Cuz its leaking oil.. lots of it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #18
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You can rebuild it^^ lol but thats more work.

try the guy in cambridge or euroguy. both should have what you need.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:15 AM   #19
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picked up and installed a late model 330i rack...

part number 32136757651 / 32136757650 with the following TAG http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=806967

for anyone looking to upgrade their e36 rack .. highly recommended!
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #20
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so you like?
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:14 PM   #21
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so wait.. u got the --650? or --651? whats the overall diff between ZHP and normal e46 330.. is it a m sport pkg or performance? and what is the ratio on the steering rack of e36s
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:24 PM   #22
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I love it SiR! There is no difference between 650 and 651. Original part # ends with 650.
Since bmw does not sell brand new ones, if anyone is looking to buy them online they would have to get rebuilt ones and the part# for rebuilt ends with 651. Same rack ..650 was orignal pn and 651 is rebuilt pn. From wat I have read there is no difference between zhp and late 330 model racks. Even the pn r the same. But ppl argue they r different.. I don't know wat to believe and at this point I don't even care lol. Its explained in the link I posted on my last reply.
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just for general knowledge if anyone finds this thread through searching, the z3 rack and 95 m3 rack have the same turn ratio, but the z3 rack has shorter turn locks. just means you won't be able to turn as aggressively
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:36 PM   #24
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Ah glad you like it -- can't wait I'm doing the same thing, late model 330 rack.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:03 PM   #25
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Ah glad you like it -- can't wait I'm doing the same thing, late model 330 rack.
atta boy, you seen it here first :p
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wow so what about the tie rods? are they the same? and how will this effect the alignment? because my power steering lines are leaking pretty bad too... and by late model e46 what do u mean? and whats the difference between a e46 rack n a 95 m3 one?
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just for general knowledge if anyone finds this thread through searching, the z3 rack and 95 m3 rack have the same turn ratio, but the z3 rack has shorter turn locks. just means you won't be able to turn as aggressively
this is incorrect
turn to lock dont really mean anything..

its the ratio that matters and the z3 is quicker than any rack that came on the e36.
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wow so what about the tie rods? are they the same? and how will this effect the alignment? because my power steering lines are leaking pretty bad too... and by late model e46 what do u mean? and whats the difference between a e46 rack n a 95 m3 one?
use your oem tie rods, and they screw right in.

the e46 ones are too long.

dont worry about the 95 m rack. it sucks wang . that info posted above is incorrect.

forget the z3 rack anyways. they are old and hard to come by. an 02+ 330 rack is what you want. easy, newer,cheaper,easy to source.

Ive had a zhp one in my car for almost 2 yrs.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:13 PM   #29
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+1, picked mine up from rack doctor, they wanted like twice as much for a z3 rack
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