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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 11:14 AM
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Views: 32,288
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, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
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, 01:53 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 32,288
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, 11:54 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 32,288
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, 04:36 AM
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Views: 32,288
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, 06:21 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 32,288
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 32,288
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
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, 08:23 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 32,288
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, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
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, 01:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,918
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, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
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, 04:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,918
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, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 913
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, 03:05 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 32,288
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, 11:01 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 32,288
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, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Excellent choice. I like your style.

Excellent choice. I like your style.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-02-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
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, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 212,706
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......
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-15-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,462
Posted By dtownmikebrown
...I see what you did there.

...I see what you did there.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-24-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 32,288
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Putting a Z3 steering rack in a non-Z E36...Legal...

Putting a Z3 steering rack in a non-Z E36...Legal or illegal in SCCA's DSP class? I read and reread the rules and it's a little unclear. It bolts right up to the same mounting points without any...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 32,288
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Great recommendation! My roommate and I watched a...

Great recommendation! My roommate and I watched a good portion of it last night. Lots of fun. Now I really want to get a plane ticket to AU for the Bathurst 1000.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 32,288
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Wow, that airstrip looks like an awesome place to...

Wow, that airstrip looks like an awesome place to host. It's too bad, the club I'm part of at Michigan State has been officially banned from hosting auto-x on campus this coming season. Two different...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-06-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,918
Posted By dtownmikebrown
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c331/dtownmikebr...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c331/dtownmikebrown/IMG_0494_1.jpg

There, that's a step in the right direction. Not perfect, but I think it looks pretty good. The bumper cover I brought with me...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-04-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,918
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I've got h&r sport springs. It's not lowered by...

I've got h&r sport springs. It's not lowered by much.
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