Wisefab BMW E36 FD Legal Front Lock Kit Extra Light ArmsRegular price $1,230.00
Over 60 degrees of lock. The most important parameter that everybody is speaking in drifting is lock – we have it! While providing over 60 degrees of lock, this kit is engineered and tested to optimize also a lot of other parameters that make the difference in handling and performance.
Higher roll center (RC). Lowering the car would mess up the original factory designed kinematics, especially with MacPherson suspension. This kit brings the front RC up on lowered car, providing higher roll stiffness and letting to remove the front anti roll bar (swaybar) that would be quite difficult to package with that high lock angles.
Revised steering geometry (Ackerman). Factory designed steering geometry is engineered the way that all the wheels are rotating around certain corner center, which means that during normal driving the inside wheel is steering much more than outside wheel. During drifting the corner center compare to the car position is not where factory engineers were assuming it to be and front following wheel would create a massive drag that wears out the front tires and forces the car to spin. For that reason the front wheels need to steer more equally for drifting application. There isn’t any clear answer how much Ackermann or Anti-Ackermann there should be, but during testing we have found the optimal result that has a good performance and drivers with different style would like the handling.
Good camber control with high steering angles. With high steering angles the leading wheel will have a positive camber, which is not a positive effect. It reduces the front grip and during turn or flip it creates a contact patch transition from inside edge to outside edge. Camber change during steering is caused by combination of caster and KPI. It is not possible to eliminate it, but with our geometry it has decreased as much as possible.
Steering jacking control. During steering the car chassis is moving up and down – this is called jacking. Steering jacking is caused by combination of caster, KPI, trail and scrub. On road cars, this effect is used sometimes to balance the car or to help to turn in. During drifting, when steering angle is much bigger, jacking is also bigger, even with the same geometry and it could become a problem. We have monitored it and changed the geometry that it doesn’t cause any handling issues.
Predictable self-alignment torque. With certain suspension geometry at high steering angles it could happen that the steering wheel is locking up at the end and driver needs to apply some force to flip it to other side. It is annoying and risky, especially at high speed. We know what causes it and have decreased it to minimum, if not eliminated it.
Other components, packaging and clearance.
This kit assumes coilovers to have enough clearance.
We recommend tire diameter not bigger than 620mm (235/40 R17).
Wider fenders or fender flares needed with this kit.
Sikky BMW E36 Low Profile Steering Shaft AssemblyRegular price $357.00
The Sikky BMW E36 Steering Shaft Assembly was designed to be extremely low profile for extra header clearance. Using precision CNC components allows for an extremely rigid and responsive feel. Joining your E36 steering rack to your E36 steering column with this low profile steering shaft is required when using the Sikky LS swap kit and headers. Our design of this steering shaft assembly removes the floppy rag joints that are used in the OEM shaft, which eliminates the sloppy and less responsive feel that the OEM steering is notorious for. This upgrade serves multiple purposes and is a great addition to your e36 build regardless if your installing an engine swap or not. Includes two joints, shaft, and hardware.
Prior to ordering please measure the diameter of your steering column and count the splines. BMW used several different steering columns in the e30 and e36 globally and we have found some that do not fit and are not the same as what this steering shaft kit was designed for. In some instances the spline count and diameter will be right but there will be a point at the end of the steering column before the splines start that will need to be trimmed to make the end blunt. The BMW steering columns are also length adjustable. In some instances the end of the steering column will be closer to the rack. By loosening a locking nut closer to the steering wheel end of the rack you can adjust the length at the lower end of the column (rack side) in or out and match it up to the length of the Sikky steering shaft.
Sikky BMW E36 Subframe Bushing SetRegular price $238.00