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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-27-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By smayo964
SmokenJo, In my quest for new shoes for my...

SmokenJo,
In my quest for new shoes for my speedbuggy, I found there are several options out there for 17in rims. I was more in a pinch due to as like you, I already purchased my 16in tires. I am...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-26-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By smayo964
Finally Got'r Done, Well Maybe...LOL

Let me start with a big "Thank you" for all the knowledge you guys have passed thru what could be considered my dumb questions and inquiries. I have finally got my speedbuggy for the most part...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By smayo964
Awesome. Best of wishes on the recovery and...

Awesome. Best of wishes on the recovery and enjoy the cruising. Definitely need to do it while dropping the top. :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By smayo964
EKIM. When I bought my Z, I had small 2in(ish)...

EKIM. When I bought my Z, I had small 2in(ish) midrange/tweeters behind the seats. I don't know it was factory or not, but they were there. I updated them to 4in 2-way due to you have to be...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By smayo964
Thanx KBH. I feel a tad more at ease that I...

Thanx KBH. I feel a tad more at ease that I wasn't loosing my mind looking for something that really didn't fit the description. I just ordered a slightly lighter Hypercoil coil that I'll fit to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By smayo964
Rear Shocks and "Coilovers"

OK, hopefully I'm not going to step off to far into the abyss of maybe a stupid question. And, I could be just caught up on the terminology or lingo. How many people have actual "coilover" shocks...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane. I agree that coil spring should not...

Blacklane. I agree that coil spring should not be compressed/bound fully for normal operation. When I purchased the car, the rear was riding on the bump stops. I can't find my sheet, but the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By smayo964
Rear Spring Question

For the stock or after market progressive rear spring, are the larger coils normally in coil bind and the majority of the work being done by the smaller end coils? The springs I took off the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-11-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By smayo964
Thanx for the input as this the first i've heard...

Thanx for the input as this the first i've heard of doing this. As i am in MS, most of my driving is open highway so cooling due to stop and go traffic is minimal. Thanx again.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-11-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By smayo964
Vintage42. Is that a legit statement that the...

Vintage42. Is that a legit statement that the fans are omitted on the 6 cyl models? I know my pump and fan has been replaced well prior to be purchasing the vehicle, but I have never removed it to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-10-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By smayo964
Hey Vintage. I reinforced the differential mount...

Hey Vintage. I reinforced the differential mount copying a combination of fixes by other individuals. I have extra plates inside the trunk and inside the channel, etc. I've also added the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By smayo964
Wheewww...finally got the ole speedbuggy back on...

Wheewww...finally got the ole speedbuggy back on its own feet Saturday morning. What major difference in the ride. This mod was well overdue. The adjuster kit helped correct my RR toe alignment...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-19-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By smayo964
Vintage, that was good to know. I need to change...

Vintage, that was good to know. I need to change a couple bulbs due to my odometer is not backlit. Is there a step by step out here for removing the cluster from the dash? I have not looked to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By smayo964
I just found mine while I've been updating the...

I just found mine while I've been updating the suspension. The counterweights added in the rear corner of the car in the bumper cover are bad loose. They will be either tightened or removed shortly.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By smayo964
I have an aftermarket one that spans full width...

I have an aftermarket one that spans full width between outer leg of individual roll cage hoops. Cuts down on the wind pulsing that usually started to hurt my ears after a while. Yes, with the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By smayo964
Well, we're into the trunk and heading forward...

Well, we're into the trunk and heading forward with the reinforcement. I'm just floored that BMW made the trunk area that cheap (in my opinion). I was very surprised that when measuring the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By smayo964
Thanx Wertles, but I have been knee deep in...

Thanx Wertles, but I have been knee deep in threads, photos, horror stories, etc., on this topic. LOL I do understand the principle of Randy's setup, and let me clarify that I'm not downplaying his...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By smayo964
Vintage, I would not put it so generic. I'm...

Vintage, I would not put it so generic. I'm looking to hopefully add reinforcement without removing what is still sound metal out of the car. I only have (2) popped spot welds, no cracks, and no...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By smayo964
Thanx guys for the updates. Been traveling all...

Thanx guys for the updates. Been traveling all week and getting caught up. I have a welder already and a variety of other auxiliary tooling as I am experienced in fabricating and have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-09-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By smayo964
Trunk Repair Options

Well, thought I was in the downhill slide in getting the speedbuggy back together and found (2) definite and (1) questionable spot weld failure that I overlooked it the truck earlier. The mounting...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane. I did the same thing originally on...

Blacklane. I did the same thing originally on the bushing before I bought it. But, the differential mount I bought is "rubber", not polyurethane. I have my hole towards the bottom to raise the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane, I have the slot going left and right. ...

Blacklane, I have the slot going left and right. As for the offset, the part was to be an original replacement. I have seen other photos of the bushings with the hole offset. After doing a few...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane. My adjusters are the eccentric bolt...

Blacklane. My adjusters are the eccentric bolt style. I'm about ready to put the assembly back into the car. I realize something though, the outside bolts need to be with the heads outward, which...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By smayo964
Mark 5, I did get my spacers off Ebay...

Mark 5, I did get my spacers off Ebay (#281417714269 - 7mm 5x120 Hubcentric Wheel Spacers (72.5 72.56) + 10 Black Extended Lug Bolts. They were from Precision European Motorwerks. I only needed the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By smayo964
Differential Mounting Hole Position

I'm installing a new rubber/stock differential mount bushing with the offset hole. Is the hole to be positioned at the lowest position (away from the body) or at the highest position (towards the...
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