Project E46 M3: Part 13 – Lightweight clutch and flywheel, and more!


Bavarian Autosport is also the exclusive importer of Scorpion exhausts, which we’ll be testing on this car as well.
Since the transmission will be coming down for the Clutch Masters FX400 installation, we thought it would be a good time to upgrade to a short shifter from UUC Motorwerks, which is a household name in the BMW world when it comes to short shift kits (in fact, they even own the domain name
Another way we’re reducing weight is by using an Optima Yellowtop battery, which can actually fit in an E46 M3 (contrary to what the size says–it takes very little fabrication, which we'll show you in the next part).
And we’ll be adding up all of those upgrades we’ve done thus far to our weight loss from the D-Force lightweight wheels and Wilwood brakes combo, and see where we come up.

Anyone want to venture a guess as to how much overall weight this saves us over their stock counterparts? Post below! Ok, back to our Clutch Master clutch review and installation.


When receiving a Clutch Masters clutch kit, the first thing you’ll quickly notice is the firm’s good packaging.  The box was rigid, and the components squeezed tight in place with foam and protective wrapping. The parts came out in impeccable condition.

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