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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-16-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By andrew320i
That's not bad actually. Cool thanks, I'll post...

That's not bad actually. Cool thanks, I'll post back here when it's all resolved.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-16-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By andrew320i
Looks good but a bit involved. I'm wondering if...

Looks good but a bit involved. I'm wondering if greasing/degreasing would make much of a difference, as my bonnet is really loose when you first close it, but after a day or so of sitting, it's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-16-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By andrew320i
1.6"? That's seriously low! My car has about 20...

1.6"? That's seriously low! My car has about 20 cm of clearance off the ground (should be stock height unless springs have started to sag), and even that's a challenge as most ramps are 21-26 cm. I'm...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-15-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By andrew320i
How do you replace them all without bending the...

How do you replace them all without bending the metal? Do you need to remove the front bumper? I probably need to do this on my car, but I'm not keen to pull the whole front apart again!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-15-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By andrew320i
Lol. Those ramps look awesome, strong and small...

Lol. Those ramps look awesome, strong and small is a great combo. I was afraid that the ramps would be car-length! Time to start searching, thanks for the tip!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-15-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By andrew320i
What's the best affordable way of lifting an E36 for mechanical work?

I'm wanting to get more into working on my car, and I have my eyes on replacing the transmission linkages on my 320i manual. However it looks like you need to be able to get properly under the car.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By andrew320i
Might be an alignment issue, possibly from a...

Might be an alignment issue, possibly from a front-end collision repair that wasn't done perfectly.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-25-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
I guess I was pretty happy with the stock shocks...

I guess I was pretty happy with the stock shocks (low profiles and normal tyres - either way), but wanted to cut down a little on body roll. Keeping the car level while going through the twisties -...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-23-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
RE RSM are in, ended up paying mechanic to do it....

RE RSM are in, ended up paying mechanic to do it. Definitely a lot more involved than changing a light bulb!

Seems a lot more solid, I haven't thrashed it but I've tried a fast drive over a speed...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-30-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,508
Posted By andrew320i
Sports chip seems to me to be the only one where...

Sports chip seems to me to be the only one where cost to KW is decent, I agree everything else is really expensive for the boost you get.

This 2L touring project still interests me, but I think...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-29-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,508
Posted By andrew320i
Maybe I need to change my goals. With this, I...

Maybe I need to change my goals. With this, I think I actually care more about improving the performance of a M5xB20 to something quite impressive, than I do about having a car with 100 HP/L. Bit of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-29-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,508
Posted By andrew320i
I know I'm being stubborn, but I would like to...

I know I'm being stubborn, but I would like to keep it as 2.0 L (touring racing style), not a 2.2 L derived from a 2.5 L.

Before I listed out two options that I thought you basically had presented...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-28-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,508
Posted By andrew320i
Yeah I reckon! It'd be a hectic sounding car as...

Yeah I reckon! It'd be a hectic sounding car as well as it swings through 7k RPM!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-28-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,508
Posted By andrew320i
Haha unfortunately we do! By rotating...

Haha unfortunately we do!

By rotating assembly, you mean the cams? To me it seems that if I do a sports chip and cam upgrade, along with working on the intake, it'd take me to 200 bhp. Would be...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-28-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,508
Posted By andrew320i
Very keen to hear the results of these upgrades,...

Very keen to hear the results of these upgrades, keep us posted!



It's true, but here in Australia that engine is close to $10k... it's not a cost-effective power plant unfortunately.


It's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-25-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
Just ordered a pair of RE RSM from ModBargains. ...

Just ordered a pair of RE RSM from ModBargains. I tried to contact Rogue Engineering and BeastPower to make the purchase, but they didn't do great with replying to emails. Front strut tower...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-24-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
Great point, though I'm pretty sure they're stock...

Great point, though I'm pretty sure they're stock height and stock strength, from what my mechanic has said. It definitely doesn't have that aggressive lowered look, and before the Bilstein HDs the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
Had a look at my car and they indeed are missing...

Had a look at my car and they indeed are missing all the extra parts that should be around the shock mounts. Will probably make an order with RE soon.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
So we've made a bit more progress - it seems like...

So we've made a bit more progress - it seems like there are some parts missing from the shock mount setup, which would explain why the mount so easily punched through. This makes sense but also is a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
Turns out they do, here's an eBay listing with...

Turns out they do, here's an eBay listing with the same part that was installed:
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
Cool thanks guys, I'll keep you posted. Just need...

Cool thanks guys, I'll keep you posted. Just need to wait on replies from suppliers.

Shame there's not a broader stock of aftermarket parts here in Australia! International purchases always seem...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
Rogue is taking a while to get back to me, but...

Rogue is taking a while to get back to me, but we'll see how we go. Good call on the front strut tower reinforcement, I had a search and it looks easy to install.

I've contacted the supplier...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
Hmm ok. Is that the same deal with this design: ...

Hmm ok. Is that the same deal with this design:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-3666-rear-shock-mounts-rsm-hp-aluminumrubber-e30-e36-e46-z3-z4-pair.aspx
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
Ok sounds like everyone is really keen on the RE...

Ok sounds like everyone is really keen on the RE RSM.

How about these ones:
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By andrew320i
Haha but pre-HDs the car was amazing! I'm not...

Haha but pre-HDs the car was amazing! I'm not talking about 4x4 tracks, more like dirt rally tracks where if you had a proper rally car, you'd be hitting 100 MPH on the straights. My car handled...
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