DirtKurt

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Will this be something that you


Easyer to remove the factory bracket.
Instead of making one to fit the new pod ?
Correct, the camaro diff uses the same mounting style as the bmw diff so there wasnt going to be room to make an adapter bracket like ade did with the 8.8 kit.
 

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Possibly will make a small run of the brackets depending on how difficult they end up being to fabricate.
 
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More progress coming this weekend, may have gotten ahead of myself on the front mount. Always check clearances, luckily its only tacked. :flushed:
 

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Aw man, this is absolutely awesome. Huge, huge props for not only doing something different than the typical M3 diff or even 8.8 conversion, but going the extra mile for a custom setup and using a Camaro diff. I have a soft spot for Camaros so I'm super super interested in your end results!
 
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Bracket 2.0 much better now. Fits like a glove. Pulled the diff back out after test fit to press in new billet front bushings. After that ill be boxing the front mounts and plating the rear around the new sleeve.

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Oh man, I bet that is a load off your shoulders! What is next?
Haha it really is.
Going to pull the subframe back out, finish welding and then strip for powdercoating. After that shes gettting m3 upper arms, m3 camber arms, spc toe links and turner billet subframe bushings.
Then time to start on the actual project. Drop the motor and trans and start the dct conversion.
 
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It really comes down to what software you ultimately want to run (335is or M3/GTS), power goals, and your budget IMO. I'm currently running M3 GTS software with the M3 drivetrain (axles, DS, and diff w/ custom 2.81 gearing). This is probably the upper end dollar wise but gave me everything that I wanted this car to be.

Staying with 335is software will limit you to 335is gearing and drivetrain for the most part. You could use a 215mm 2.81 FD from a 335d and it will work. Probably the cheapest solution. You could move up to the M3 drivetrain with a 210mm 2.81 FD from 80's V8 BMW's and retain the M3 LSD and diff, axles, and DS (needs to be shortened) and substantially increase the drivetrain strength in the process. This would also work with the 335is software.

The M3 software will require the M3 GWS, center console pieces, switches, etc., some repinning of connectors, flashing, coding. You'd need the M3 drivetrain and the M3 diff could be geared from 2.81 to 3.23 with the available R&P's out there, but it's not a cheap conversion. You would get all the benefits of the M3 software though, faster shifts, adjustable launch control, no need to hold the brake while stopped.

This is just a quick overview of what I picked up while researching for my car. If you have any specific questions I'd be happy to help if I can.
Hello, thanks for the info. Btw, i had 335 n54 dct with gws m3, and m3 gts soft, and it all works with stock 335dct diff 2,56 ratio. But launch control and shift lights don't work for know. Maybe problem in stock diff?
 
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Hello, thanks for the info. Btw, i had 335 n54 dct with gws m3, and m3 gts soft, and it all works with stock 335dct diff 2,56 ratio. But launch control and shift lights don't work for know. Maybe problem in stock diff?
There is quite a bit of information on this in the dct section. Look for posts by @dyezak
 
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Just an update, haven't given up on the project. Taken a few vacations and keeping up with business has kept me busy but I will be back at it soon. Also picked up a new ride for the wife
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