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Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-02-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By rrsperry
Absolutely not. It came with a non lighted 5...

Absolutely not. It came with a non lighted 5 speed knob with Motorsport stripes

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E36-M3-S50_3.0L/Search/SiteSearch/Shift_Knob/ES46740/

At least mine did when I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-02-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By rrsperry
If it is what it says it is, then yea, I think...

If it is what it says it is, then yea, I think it's fair. There are others that say they wouldn't pay $4K for a brand new one. But a really nice, low mileage one, (if that's what it is), will command...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-02-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By rrsperry
Welcome to the BMW M3 family. I really surprised...

Welcome to the BMW M3 family. I really surprised that the automatic transmission lasted 230K miles...lol They aren't really known for longevity.
That said, there are a lot of more cost effective...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-23-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,993
Posted By rrsperry
Not that kind of spring..lol, but a torsion...

Not that kind of spring..lol, but a torsion spring. A side to side spring. But you are correct.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-23-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,993
Posted By rrsperry
Then you clearly don't understand the function of...

Then you clearly don't understand the function of the different parts of a suspension...
Shocks/struts really have very little to do with the amount of body roll.

Springs control the amount of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-15-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By rrsperry
6x9's and coaxial in the kicks? Really? That's...

6x9's and coaxial in the kicks? Really? That's going to sound like ass...

1.) you don't need the rears at all.
2.) If you remove them, use the holes in the deck to vent the sub to the cabin. If...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By rrsperry
BSW speakers, and the headunit of your choice. It...

BSW speakers, and the headunit of your choice. It will be plug and play.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-17-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By rrsperry
More of the same, only faster. It's an E36. All...

More of the same, only faster. It's an E36. All of the probelms you had with the E46 only older.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-06-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,809
Posted By rrsperry
Clock spring or slip ring is about...

Clock spring or slip ring is about $179...http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=searchCatalogOEM&siteid=214672I'm pretty sure you could do better.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-06-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,809
Posted By rrsperry
1.) You need a specific reader to get teh SRS...

1.) You need a specific reader to get teh SRS codes. Peaker SRS reset tool is one. The BMW GT1 is another. Check the Bimmerforums regional section and see if anyone close to you has one they will let...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-24-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,993
Posted By rrsperry
I'd never recommend Bilsteins Sports for the E36...

I'd never recommend Bilsteins Sports for the E36 M3. WAY too much high speed compression damping. HARSH...

Anyway, you need to determine what you are going to use the car for.

If it's just for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-21-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By rrsperry
It's all about tires. Summer performance tires...

It's all about tires. Summer performance tires will try and kill you when the tempatrure gets below 40F, let alone snow or ice.

The E36 is a great car in bad weather, PROVIDED you have the correct...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-08-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,642
Posted By rrsperry
Try to contact Mr Blond on Bimmerforums. I think...

Try to contact Mr Blond on Bimmerforums. I think he lives in Sydney, and had a 95... (not that Sydney is close to you or anything. I mean Oz is a VERY big country. I was there in 2010...)
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-07-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,642
Posted By rrsperry
No, there is no need to do any more stomping. it...

No, there is no need to do any more stomping. it will cycle through all the stored codes by itself. Then repete the cycle.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-07-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,642
Posted By rrsperry
Since you are in Oz, you have the S50b30. 286Hp....

Since you are in Oz, you have the S50b30. 286Hp. (at the crank, about 230-240 rwhp)



Are you sure you are doing the stomp correctly? I'm not even sure that tthe stocp test even works on the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-05-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By rrsperry
Again... If you weren't using GPS, but going by...

Again... If you weren't using GPS, but going by the speedo, you are mistaken. BMW vehicle speed as measured by the OBC, and ECU is very accurate where the speedo isn't. The faster you go the more...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-04-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By rrsperry
Duh, there are VERY few 16" wheels that will...

Duh, there are VERY few 16" wheels that will clear the front calipers on the E36 M3. That's the problem.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-29-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By rrsperry
1.) the top speed was limited to 137 mph. The car...

1.) the top speed was limited to 137 mph. The car will do somewhere in the 150's depending on gearing and tire size, with the limiter removed.

For a 95 the really big gains are when you install...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-27-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By rrsperry
Save your pennies. Get the 3.5" HFM, intake, and...

Save your pennies. Get the 3.5" HFM, intake, and chip at the same time.

I bought the Conforti intake, HFM and chip from Turner Motorsports (Conforti chip). Ended up with 230 rwhp, 228 tq on a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-23-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,387
Posted By rrsperry
Answer is no. You remove the valve, you have to...

Answer is no. You remove the valve, you have to bleed the line a little... Sorry. (and you really should rremove the valve....)
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-23-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By rrsperry
Ah the dreaded lux package.... Looks good...

Ah the dreaded lux package....

Looks good from the pictures. Good luch with the inspection. If I'm not mistaken, Treehouse Racing, and Memphis Motor Werks are near you. Two great shops. (general...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-21-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By rrsperry
Seriously, unless you are a good mechanic, pay...

Seriously, unless you are a good mechanic, pay someone that really KNOWS E36's to inspect it. It could save you thousands of $.


People without deep pockets and sound mechanical reasoning...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-20-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By rrsperry
For the stock wheels, (Double spoke 1's) were...

For the stock wheels, (Double spoke 1's) were 17x7.5" non staggered, 235-40-17 tires. The option wheels would have been staggered. (contour, M forged double spoke)

instrument bulbs are pretty...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-20-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By rrsperry
850? You don't even want to know the cost of even...

850? You don't even want to know the cost of even stock parts...


Anyway, The M3 would probably be the better choce unless you have really deep pockets.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-15-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By rrsperry
It takes a lot longer than 3-5 mins for the oil...

It takes a lot longer than 3-5 mins for the oil to warm up... More like 10.
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