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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By smayo964
Hunley, thanx for the compliment on the rims. I...

Hunley, thanx for the compliment on the rims. I looked a good while as I was trying to find 8in wide for the buggy. These are Cruiser Alloys, 16x7.5. As I have coil overs on the front, I had to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By smayo964
I ordered the IClever unit last night. Will be...

I ordered the IClever unit last night. Will be here tomorrow. Can't wait as I'm on the road from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh for the weekend. Good time to test the unit before driving back to MS. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-13-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By smayo964
This is fantastic!!! Thanx for sharing.

This is fantastic!!! Thanx for sharing.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-13-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By smayo964
NZ00Z3, no, I went back with factory rubber...

NZ00Z3, no, I went back with factory rubber bushings. I did add material to the gaps of the differential mount to make it more solid for load carrying. There was an immediate rear end whine noise...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By smayo964
Road Trip

Since rebuilding the back end of the ole speedbuggy, it was good to get a long distance road trip under its belt. Headed from MS to Hanover PA this weekend. Took a drive around Gettysburg Sunday...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-27-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
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: 583
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: 546
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: 840
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: 972
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: 972
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: 509
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: 509
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: 569
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: 569
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: 1,359
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: 1,359
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: 665
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: 611
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: 903
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: 1,359
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: 1,359
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: 1,359
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: 1,359
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: 1,359
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...
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