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Building Your Dream Drift Machine: The Beginner Guide to E36 and E46 Modifications

Building Your Dream Drift Machine: The Beginner Guide to E36 and E46 Modifications

Whether you're tearing up the track or dominating the streets, building your dream drift machine starts with the right modifications. Today, we're diving deep into the world of E36 and E46 upgrades, exploring essential components and strategies to unleash the full potential of your BMW.

  1. Angle Kits: Let's kick things off with one of the most critical upgrades for any drift enthusiast: the angle kit. Designed to increase steering angle and improve cornering capabilities, angle kits are essential for executing those picture-perfect drifts. Whether you're piloting an E36 or an E46, investing in a quality angle kit will enhance your control and precision on the track. Check out SLR kits here

  2. Coilovers: Next up on our modification checklist is the suspension system. Coilovers offer the ultimate in adjustability, allowing you to fine-tune your ride height, damping, and spring rates to suit your driving style. By upgrading to high-quality coilovers, you'll enjoy improved handling, responsiveness, and stability through every twist and turn.
    BC Coilovers here

  1. Toe Plates: Achieving the perfect alignment is crucial for optimizing your drift setup. Toe plates provide a simple yet effective method for dialing in your toe settings, ensuring precise control and even tire wear. Whether you're fine-tuning your alignment in the garage or making on-the-fly adjustments at the track, toe plates are a must-have tool for any serious drifter.

  2. Rear Subframe: Reinforcing the rear subframe is another essential upgrade for E36 and E46 owners looking to push the limits of their vehicles. By strengthening this critical chassis component, you'll minimize flex and improve overall stability during aggressive maneuvers. Whether you're launching off the line or initiating a high-speed drift, a reinforced rear subframe will keep your car planted and composed when it matters most.
    E46 Solid Subframe Bushings here

  3. Complete Synergy: The key to building a truly exceptional drift machine lies in achieving synergy between all of your modifications. Each upgrade should complement and enhance the performance of the others, resulting in a cohesive and balanced driving experience. Whether you're piecing together your build one component at a time or opting for a comprehensive overhaul, prioritizing synergy will ensure that every modification contributes to the greater whole.

Building your dream drift machine is a journey that requires careful planning, attention to detail, and a passion for performance. By investing in essential upgrades like angle kits, coilovers, toe plates, and rear subframe reinforcements, you'll transform your E36 or E46 into a formidable force on the track. So go ahead, unleash your creativity, and build the drift machine of your dreams. If you have any questions about any of these aspects, feel free to call us M-F and we're happy to get you setup with whatever you need.

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