BMW Drivetrain Parts for BMW E46 M3 S54 (1999-2005)

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Building your perfect BMW is more than just adding horsepower and stiff suspension. Your drivetrain needs attention in order to deliver power effectively. Most BMWs feature comfortable clutch discs, heavy flywheels, long shifter throws, and open differentials. The drivetrain transmits power to the wheels, but can also be a source of power loss when it is designed for comfort rather than performance. Everything on this page will help you improve your power delivery and driving experience by providing custom Limited Slip Differentials, Short Shift Conversions, Performance Clutch Discs, Lightweight Flywheels, and anything else your BMW needs to be the perfect driving experience.

Turner Polyurethane Shifter Arm Carrier Bushing - E36 E46 E9X F30 F32 E39 E60
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T#:395189
Part#: 021012TMS02
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Even after rebuilding your manual transmission shifter with brand new BMW components or installing a short shift kit, your shifts will still be at the mercy of soft factory bushings. Designed with 100% comfort and low manufacturing costs in mind, BMW's factory carrier bushing offers a freedom of movement on all axis, resulting in "factory installed slop". Any manual transmission aficionado knows that when it comes to shifting, slop is the enemy. Causing inconsistent gear locations, embarrassing missed shifts, and an overall experience that is less than confidence inspiring. After servicing countless shifters, our team decided to step in and address this shortcoming. 

Our engineers designed a bushing that was simple to install, requiring no modifications or reuse of old components, and delivers an improved shifting experience with any factory or aftermarket performance shifter. Our carrier bushing is manufactured in the USA from 70A polyurethane, bonded securely to a 304 stainless steel housing for exceptional corrosion resistance.  The result is a complete design solution that offers much crisper shifting and a more engaging driving experience with nearly zero added gearbox noise or vibrations. 

As part of a shifter upgrade, rebuild, or as a standalone component upgrade, our bushing assembly delivers immediate, long-lasting shifting improvements.

**Installation instructions**

Features:

  • Corrosion resistant 304 stainless steel mounting sleeve with bonded 70a polyurethane
  • Stiffer bushing results in crisper shifter feel and a more engaging driving experience.
  • Ready to install out of the box - no modifications required
  • Replaces Genuine BMW part number 25111222015 and 25111222652
  • Improved durability over OEM rubber
  • Made in America

Have an older BMW? Our shifter carrier bushing upgrade for older models offers similar performance for your classic BMW and can be found here. 

This item fits the following BMWs:
2008-2013 E82 BMW 128i 135i 135is 1M Coupe
1992-1998 E36 BMW 318i 318is 318ti 318ic 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 325xi 328i 328ci 330i 330ci 330xi M3
2006-2011 E90 BMW 325i 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 330i 330xi 335d 335i 335xi 335i xDrive M3 - Sedan
2006-2012 E91 BMW 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Wagon
2007-2013 E92 BMW 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 335i 335is 335xi 335i xDrive M3 - Coupe
2007-2013 E93 BMW 328i 335i 335is M3 - Convertible
2015 F80 BMW M3
2012-2015 F30 BMW 320i 320i xDrive 328d 328d xDrive 328i 328i xDrive 335i 335i xDrive - Sedan
2014-2015 F34 BMW 328i xDrive GT - Gran Tourismo
2013-2015F32 BMW 428i 435i 435i xDrive - Coupe
2013-2015 F33 BMW 428i Convertible 435i Convertible - Convertible
2014-2015 F36 BMW 428i Gran Coupe 435i Gran Coupe
2015 F82 BMW M4
1997-2003 E39 BMW 525i 528i 530i 540i M5
2004-2010 E60 BMW 525i 525xi 530i 530xi 528i 528xi 528i xDrive 535i 535xi 535i xDrive 545i 550i M5
2011+ F10 BMW 535i 550i M5
2004-2010 E63 BMW 645ci 650i M6
2012+ F12 BMW 650i M6
2013+ F06 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
2013+ E84 BMW X1 xDrive28i
2004-2010 E83 BMW X3 2.5i X3 3.0i X3 3.0si
1996-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 1.9 Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Coupe
2003-2008 E85 BMW Z4 2.5i Z4 3.0i Z4 3.0si Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
2009+ Z4 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Z4 sDrive30i Z4 sDrive35i Z4 sDrive35is

Brass Clutch Pivot Pin (Replaces BMW #21511223328)
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T#:364033
Part#: 013236ECS01A
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This brass clutch pivot pin is an upgrade over the stock plastic pivot pin. The brass pin will last a lot longer than the plastic piece and may save you time and hassle later on. The original plastic pivot pin is known to fall out, snap, or just wear out over time. At the least you get a very annoying squeak every time you depress the clutch. In a worse case scenario, the clutch fork won't be able to push on the throw-out bearing and your clutch will be useless. The only time to replace the clutch pivot pin is when the transmission is removed, so this brass upgrade can be installed during clutch replacements or a rear main seal service.
UUC HD Transmission Mounts and Enforcers
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T#:348589
Part#: TMS3779
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The stock manual transmission mounts are a weak point in any BMW. They are a soft rubber, mainly designed to absorb vibration. But over time the rubber becomes more and more pliable and that causes the transmission to move excessively and the shifter linkage to bind, leading to tougher and inconsistent shifting. A mis-shift can lead to a very expensive engine rebuild.

The UUC tranny mounts are much stiffer than the originals and can be used with an aluminum cup to deflect load over a greater area. This will keep the transmission and shift linkage where they're supposed to be and virtually eliminate a mis-shift caused by the linkage binding. UUC's mounts are a heavy-duty rubber or urethane. Black rubber mounts are for street applications; Red/blue urethane is for track/light street use. Since both styles are a stiffer durometer than the stock rubber, some additional vibration and noise will make it into the cabin. With the Black mounts, the vibration is really not much more than stock. There will be a noticeable amount more with the Red/blue mounts. The Enforcer cups are ideal for track driven cars as they contribute to additional noise & vibration. Note that worn transmission mounts may also be masking vibrations from worn engine mounts too, and it's a good idea to replace your motor mounts at regular intervals or the same time as installing new transmission mounts. The optional aluminum Trans Mount Enforcers fit over the top of the mounts and give additional strength to the whole design (recommended for track cars, not generally needed or recommended on street cars.)

Price is for a pair of mounts with hardware. Enforcer Cups are additional.
Aluminum Enforcer Cups are an optional feature. Complete assembly pictured above.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1986-1988  E28 BMW  528e 533i 535i 535is M5
1984-1991  E30 BMW  318i 318is 318ic 325e 325es 325i 325ic 325is
1989-1995  E34 BMW  525i 530i 535i 540i M5
1992-1998  E36 BMW  318i 318is 318ti 318ic 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1997-2003  E39 BMW  525i 528i 530i 540i M5
1999-2005  E46 BMW  323i 323ci 325i 325ci 328i 328ci 330i 330ci M3
2008-2012  E82 BMW  128i 135i 1M Coupe
2006-2011  E90 BMW  325i 328i 330i 335d 335i - Sedan
2006-2012  E91 BMW  328i - Wagon
2007-2013  E92 BMW  328i 335i 335is - Coupe
2007-2013  E93 BMW  328i 335i - Convertible
1997-2002  Z3 BMW  Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Coupe
2003-2008  E85 BMW  Z4 2.5i Z4 3.0i Z4 3.0si Z4 M Roadster M Coupe

Shift Rod Joint - E36 E46 E39 E9x F30 F22 and more
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T#:12567
Part#: 25117580281
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This Genuine BMW shifter rod joint connects the back of the selector rod to the transmission. This part includes the lock ring (#25111222451) and the plastic washer (#25111434194).

This item fits the following BMWs:
2008-2013 E82 BMW 128i
2011-2013 E82 BMW 135i 135is 1M Coupe
2014+ F22 BMW 228i M235i
1995-1998 E36 BMW 318i 318is 318ti 318ic 323is 323ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 328i 328ci 330i 330ci M3
2006-2011 E90 BMW 325i 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 330i 330xi - Sedan
2011 E90 BMW 335i 335xi 335i xDrive - Sedan
2006-2012 E91 BMW 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Wagon
2007-2013 E92 BMW 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Coupe
2011-2013 E92 BMW 335i 335is 335xi 335i xDrive - Coupe
2007-2013 E93 BMW 328i - Convertible
2011-2013 E93 BMW 335i - Convertible
2012+ F30 BMW 320i 320i xDrive 328i 335i 335i xDrive - Sedan
2015+ F80 BMW M3
2013+ F32 BMW 428i 435i 435i xDrive - Coupe
2013+ F33 BMW 428i Convertible 435i Convertible - Convertible
2014+ F36 BMW 428i Gran Coupe 435i Gran Coupe
2015+ F82 BMW M4
1997-2003 E39 BMW 525i 528i 530i 540i M5
2004-2010 E60 BMW 525i 525xi 530i 530xi 528i 528xi 528i xDrive
2011+ F10 BMW 535i
2013+ E84 BMW X1 xDrive28i
2004-2010 E83 BMW X3 2.5i X3 3.0i X3 3.0si
2000-2006 E53 BMW X5 3.0i
1996-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 1.9 Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Coupe
2003-2008 E85 BMW Z4 2.5i Z4 3.0i Z4 3.0si Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
2009+ Z4 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Z4 sDrive30i

Clutch Release Fork Lever - E36 E46 E39 E60 Z3 Z4
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T#:13226
Part#: 21511223302
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This is the factory clutch release fork for many BMW models with manual transmissions. The throw out bearing rides on the clutch release fork. While replacing other clutch components it may be a good idea to replace the forkalong with the throw out bearing.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1992-1998 E36 BMW 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 325xi 328i 328ci 330i 330ci 330xi
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
1991-1995 E34 BMW 525i 530i 540i
1997-2003 E39 BMW 525i 528i 530i M5
2004-2005 E60 BMW 525i 530i
2004-3/2007 E60 BMW 545i 550i
2004-2010 E60 BMW M5 - only for SMG
2004-3/2007 E63 BMW 645ci 650i
2004-3/2007 E60 BMW M6 - only for SMG
2004-2005 E83 BMW X3 2.5i X3 3.0i
2000-2006 E53 BMW X5 3.0i
1996-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Coupe
2003-2005 E85 BMW Z4 2.5i Z4 3.0i
2006-2008 E85 BMW Z4 3.0si Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
Turner Motorsport Solid Aluminum Transmission Mount Set - E34 E36 E39 E46 E82 E90 E92 Z3 Z4
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T#:397210
Part#: 017730TMS03
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If allowed in the rules these solid aluminum transmission mounts offer many advantages over a urethane or Delrin mounts. It's no wonder that these mounts have found their way into the top BMW racers in the country. These are machined from solid aluminum and have zero deflection, engine torque will cause a rubber or urethane mount to flex or deflect allowing more torque to passed through the drive line (instead of being wasted winding up the mount). This puts the shift linkages in better consistent alignment. And unlike rubber or urethane the aluminum has zero wear and is not affected by leaking oil or other fluids so this is likely the last set of transmission mounts you will ever need. We very strongly recommend using the solid transmission and engine mounts together as a complete kit, mixing a rubber mount with a metal mount will cause undue stress on the mounting points and will lead to a failure. We never advise using a solid mount unless a corresponding solid mount is also used.

These are a no-compromise design for all-out racing use, full solid aluminum mounts should not be used on street-driven cars since there is no material to absorb vibration making these quite harsh for regular street use (track cars don't care about noise).

Product features and benefits:

  • Crisper throttle response, positive shifter location, direct power transfer
  • Precision machined billet 6061-T6 aluminum housing
  • Grade 10.9 stud - fear not, big turbo owners
  • Engineered in-house and made in America

This item fits the following BMWs: 
1989-1995  E34 BMW  525i 530i 535i 540i M5 
1992-1998  E36 BMW  318i 318is 318ti 318ic 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3 
1997-2003  E39 BMW  525i 528i 530i 540i M5 
1999-2005  E46 BMW  323i 323ci 325i 325ci 328i 328ci 330i 330ci M3 
2008-2012  E82 BMW  128i 135i 1M Coupe 
2006-2011  E90 BMW  325i 328i 330i 335d 335i - Sedan 
2006-2012  E91 BMW  328i - Wagon 
2007-2013  E92 BMW  328i 335i 335is - Coupe 
2007-2013  E93 BMW  328i 335i - Convertible 
1997-2002  Z3 BMW  Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Coupe ​


ECS Magnetic Differential Oil Drain Plug
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T#:366828
Part#: 009314ECS01A
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You use a magnetic drain plug for your engine oil, right? Why not apply the same proactive thinking to the differential too? This is a direct replacement magnetic differential drain plug for your BMW. It will catch and retain fine and larger metal particles in your diff oil. If you're proactive in your diff oil servicing, you will catch a minor issue long before it becomes a headache. Diff drain plug includes one sealing o-ring.

E36, E46, E39 5-speed Dinan Billet Short-Shifter Kit
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T#:391776
Part#: D550-1004
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  • 20-25% shorter shifts
  • Counterbalanced for great shift feel
  • Stainless steel & aluminum construction
  • Rubber isolated for reduced NVH
  • Maintains stock shift feel with uprated stock-type bushings

The Dinan short shifter provides shorter shift throws with a crisper and more precise feel than a stock shifter. Instead of retrofitting a stock BMW lever, with all of its deficiencies, Dinan has engineered this billet aluminum shifting system. Special features engineered into this unit include a two piece fully isolated stick assembly, exclusive integrated and dampened pivot cup with self lubricating pivot ball, counter balanced to reduce effort and exclusive polymer "Iglide" T-500 lower pivot bushings that are impervious to contamination. Featuring an adjustable pivot, which allows this shifter to fit both standard and M Series applications. All of this combined with a simple straightforward installation provides a professional level shifter. Provides a 25% throw reduction in E36s, E39s and E46s and a 20% throw reduction in M3 and M5 applications.

For over 35 years, Dinan has been America's premier tuning company, pioneering advancements in BMW modification while retaining a focus on balanced performance that preserves the original character and driving feel that a BMW offers. When you install a Dinan part on your car, know that it's not only carefully developed and tested, but that Dinan stands behind it with a four year, 50,000-mile warranty.


IRP Performance Polyurethane Engine and Transmission Mounts - E36 E46
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T#:401413
Part#: IRPEGS-2
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Stock mounts are made from soft rubber and are sometimes filled with fluid to give a car the most comfortable ride possible. The soft rubber and fluid helps to reduce the total amount of vibration, noise, and harshness (NVH) that is transferred into the cabin. The problem with this is driveline slop. The stock mounts allow a lot of excess movement and increases the amount of time it takes to transfer power to the wheels.

In order to address this issue, performance mounts can be substituted to reduce the amount of slop and transfer power to the wheel quicker. Two options for this are polyurethane mounts and solid mounts.

Solid mounts are great for an immediate transfer of power but allow for a ton of noise and vibration to be felt and heard in the cabin of the vehicle. This is great for the track where there aren't any issues with excess harshness, but as a daily driver, this can become an annoying pain in the neck.

The best middle ground is Polyurethane. Polyurethane is much stiffer than rubber and gives you the much stiffer feel you may be looking for. This allows for the increase in responsiveness, but isn't so extreme that it transfers all of the sound and vibrations into the cabin. This makes it much more comfortable for daily use while still reinforcing your driveline.

Features:

  • Aluminum and Polyurethane Construction
  • 80A Durometer Rating
  • New Hardware
Flywheel Bolt - Pack Of 8
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T#:385641
Part#: 11222243051X8KT
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Most flywheel bolts are single-use only. They stretch when tightened. New mounting bolts are required with any flywheel swap. This is a set of 8 OE BMW M12x1.5x50mm flywheel bolts to help complete the job.

Replaces BMW #11221730533.