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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By Z3Papa
Probably the #1 cause of the car running rough is...

Probably the #1 cause of the car running rough is vacuum leaks whether its the connection between the MAF and the rubber boot after the MAF, the lines running off that, cyclone separator, or the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Z3Papa
No appreciable value increase.

No appreciable value increase.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Z3Papa
I'd get them bead blasted and powder coated by...

I'd get them bead blasted and powder coated by someone who knows what they are doing. There is a shop local to me that does this for less than $200 for four wheels. Style 42's and 32's are both...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Z3Papa
It could be any number of things but I'd guess...

It could be any number of things but I'd guess ball joints or sway bar endlinks. Certainly, first thing to do is get the car on stands and start moving the wheel around but it may not be obvious.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-30-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
Posted By Z3Papa
You can get an S52 roadster for that kind of...

You can get an S52 roadster for that kind of money.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Z3Papa
The 2006 Mini GP is a pretty rare car itself. My...

The 2006 Mini GP is a pretty rare car itself. My issue is I've owned a hot hatch FWD car and while they are cool daily drivers, when pushed, the FWD becomes just so frustrating. Asking 1 axle to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-16-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,990
Posted By Z3Papa
This is so wrong I can't even begin. I'm certain...

This is so wrong I can't even begin. I'm certain you can fit 9.5"-10" wheels in the back as I have 9" wheels front and rear on 255/40-17s with 12mm spacers and it still has tons of space. I'm not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 812
Posted By Z3Papa
The issues he described with the rubber boot...

The issues he described with the rubber boot behind the MAF will cause the car to throw a huge variety of CEL codes and go into limp mode. Wait until he gets those parts replaced, clear the codes,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-03-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Z3Papa
I am partial to ARC-8's 17x9 and some like Enkei...

I am partial to ARC-8's 17x9 and some like Enkei wheels. Kosei's are prone to bends. The impact of lightweight should not be overlooked as unsprung weight makes a pretty big difference throughout...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By Z3Papa
Post 6 and 19 illustrate some ideas of a nice two...

Post 6 and 19 illustrate some ideas of a nice two tone black and tan interior. http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1241118-Post-your-interior-Mods&highlight=Two+tone+interior
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Z3Papa
I'll give you some other good news/bad news. You...

I'll give you some other good news/bad news. You can sourced refinished Style 42's for around $200-250 from various wheels refinishers whereas you were probably gearing up to pay $150 per wheel to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-21-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Z3Papa
Please drop your pressures down to 34 psi. 51...

Please drop your pressures down to 34 psi. 51 psi is the max load and would give you very unfortunate performance.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,300
Posted By Z3Papa
BeemerMike -- are you going with Bilstein Sports,...

BeemerMike -- are you going with Bilstein Sports, HD or Touring? FYI -- I briefly had Sports on my car with stock springs and noticed the car was about 3/8" higher than OE which really gave it the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,300
Posted By Z3Papa
Interspan, are you the original owner or has it...

Interspan, are you the original owner or has it be owned previously by someone else? How about posting up a side shot of each side and the rear? Have you had alignment readings taken on the car? I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,300
Posted By Z3Papa
Since Doug told you half the answer (search) than...

Since Doug told you half the answer (search) than threw some serious misinformation in the second half, there are a few manufacturers of weld in camber and toe adjusters (Ireland Engineering is the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,637
Posted By Z3Papa
My heart goes out to you and your wife. Life is...

My heart goes out to you and your wife. Life is precious as are those who you love. You have friends here who care.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By Z3Papa
Are you really responding to an thread inquiry...

Are you really responding to an thread inquiry made in 2005 and thinking the OP is reading your post???
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-31-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,990
Posted By Z3Papa
If you are only driving May through October, and...

If you are only driving May through October, and presumably not in snow, I'd skip any snow considerations and get Conti Extremecontact DW's.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Z3Papa
I tend to order from site sponsors as they show...

I tend to order from site sponsors as they show commitment to our community so why not show them a little love. Of the ones here, Bimmerzone is an east coast business which means faster receipt of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-24-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,317
Posted By Z3Papa
Removing air bag stickers could be a 5 hp bump...

Removing air bag stickers could be a 5 hp bump and federal violation depending on who you ask.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Z3Papa
I always thought it was for the bolt that comes...

I always thought it was for the bolt that comes off when you drop the spare tire tray or take out the tool kit because guess what, it's the exact same size.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Z3Papa
Good long tube headers into a collector to decent...

Good long tube headers into a collector to decent cat to a 2 3/4" or 3" single exhaust will increase flow and produce some (15-20) increase in power. The thing is you need to probably adapt longer...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Z3Papa
I've done 12 track sessions on various tracks...

I've done 12 track sessions on various tracks including some of the most braking intensive tracks in the midwest, with proper track pads and rotors, DOT 4 brake fluid and good technique, I've never...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-06-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Z3Papa
Do us all a favor, if you are serious about...

Do us all a favor, if you are serious about getting a coupe, get an M, most likely a S52, as they start out with a better platform, have many more available modifications to them, and are still...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-06-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Z3Papa
Changing your rear subframe bushing to AKG will...

Changing your rear subframe bushing to AKG will definitely help but you may also benefit from having a front strut bar. It sounds like what your are describing is cowl shake which is not uncommon at...
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