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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2016, 05:08 PM
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Posted By dtownmikebrown
How's that for a DNF?

How's that for a DNF?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-09-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
That's awesome. I wish I had that kinda...

That's awesome. I wish I had that kinda competition at the events I've gone to. What other cars were running in STX?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-09-2015, 10:24 AM
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Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
No doubt about that. You can really tell by...

No doubt about that. You can really tell by watching your melon go clunking around in the slo-mo replay.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-07-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Still waiting on gopro vids, but I cooked this...

Still waiting on gopro vids, but I cooked this one up in the meantime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exh3r5JH6YU
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-07-2015, 04:11 PM
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Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Finally got my E46 M3 out to an autocross event...

Finally got my E46 M3 out to an autocross event before I have to put her away for the winter. That car is an animal! I got my ass handed to me due to my garbage all-season tires and woeful throttle...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-29-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,413
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Wow, it's been almost a year since I've updated...

Wow, it's been almost a year since I've updated this thread. Best improvement I've ever made to the 323is so far? Buying an E46 M3 and driving that instead. OK, it doesn't really improve the 323is,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-19-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I found an awesome thread recently on the other...

I found an awesome thread recently on the other bimmer forum. http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1650106-The-E36-Diff-Thread

I want it one! I can't decide between 3.38 and 3.46,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,215
Posted By dtownmikebrown
There's some good info on this website...

There's some good info on this website (http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/GearRatios.htm). All the E36 M cars had an LSD. Some of the earlier non-M's could be ordered with an LSD. They called it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I didn't bring my own camera with me, so I might...

I didn't bring my own camera with me, so I might be waiting a while for our in-car footage. I did, however, find someone else's. It's a pretty entertaining couple of laps. Our orange RX-7 shows up...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2014, 10:54 AM
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Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
We made it! Tech inspection ended at 5:00pm on...

We made it! Tech inspection ended at 5:00pm on Friday. We rolled in at 4:53pm and passed with flying colors. We ran both days with a total of 272 laps, no major mechanical issues, and only a few...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-17-2014, 03:36 AM
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Posted By dtownmikebrown
I was reluctant to do a rallycross in my E36, but...

I was reluctant to do a rallycross in my E36, but it ended up being so much fun! The icing on the cake was finishing 2nd in the prepared RWD class, only a fraction of a second behind a seasoned...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-19-2014, 05:21 PM
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Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Anyone here ever done rallycross in an E36? I'm...

Anyone here ever done rallycross in an E36? I'm registered for one that's taking place in a month. I was going to drive my Starion, but but now I'm not sure if I'll have the engine back together...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-10-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Very true. Controlling the adrenaline has always...

Very true. Controlling the adrenaline has always been my biggest challenge in any kind of a performance situation. It's thrilling, addictive, stressful, and frustrating all at the same time. That's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Too bad you got rid of your cigarette lighter....

Too bad you got rid of your cigarette lighter. There's a easy/free upgrade you could have done. You can upgrade your cigarette lighter to a cigar lighter just by thinking about it differently.

Or...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I finally made it to The Tire Rack for an...

I finally made it to The Tire Rack for an autocross with the BMW CCA Michiana Chapter. It was a lot of fun, and there was a good showing of E36ers. I came in 2nd out of 4 in C class.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Why do you want to swap the engine? Is there...

Why do you want to swap the engine? Is there something wrong with the 2.5L or are you just looking for a power upgrade? If you're looking for more power, what are your goals for the car (daily...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-03-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,413
Posted By dtownmikebrown
That's a good looking 323is! Mine needs a wash...

That's a good looking 323is! Mine needs a wash right about now, but it's not gonna be looking that clean any time soon.



Karl, I would have figured you for a CDV deleter. I had a chance to do...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-03-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By dtownmikebrown
What model year is your bimmer? Has it had an...

What model year is your bimmer? Has it had an engine swap? It's my understanding that the "TU" engines were for the earlier E46 models, but maybe it was different in your market. Also, I thought that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-02-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,413
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I've been kinda-sorta laid off at work for the...

I've been kinda-sorta laid off at work for the next couple weeks. I've got tons of free time, but I can't spare the funds to finish building my project car (an '87 Mitsubishi Starion). I've been...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,347
Posted By dtownmikebrown
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_BMW_engines ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_BMW_engines

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_BMW's_have_v6_engines

etc, etc...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I went to the drag strip for the first time...

I went to the drag strip for the first time yesterday and I had a blast. Not the most fun you can have with a mostly stock 323is, but still a great time. I can see how it would be a lot more exciting...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-27-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 86,407
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Speaking of how not to drive, here's a textbook...

Speaking of how not to drive, here's a textbook example. :D That, and I've been so preoccupied with trying to get my Starion roadworthy that I never got around to swapping out my snow tires. I still...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-03-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Excellent choice. I like your style.

Excellent choice. I like your style.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I was way too far gone to heed any good advice...

I was way too far gone to heed any good advice about taking a break when I started running into trouble with this job. I almost had a nervous f-bomb breakdown at 5am trying to get that wiper arm...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12,993
Views: 421,393
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I'm already trying to keep one aging foreign...

I'm already trying to keep one aging foreign sportscar on the road, so why not go for broke?

About as "barn find" as it gets......
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