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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-13-2009, 09:42 AM
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I have a CAI, front and rear struts by B&M Racing, and I think the exhaust is changed. But I don't know the companies of the CAI or the exhaust. I want to do a new chip or remap. And then get some cross drilled and slotted rotors. But first I need to look under the car to see what is wrong before I start modding it. Hope it all works out! (For both of us)
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:44 AM
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:20 PM
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i have upgraded my right side fog light... its the same as the old one but not cracked and yellow. and its not being held in by a piece or stereo wire. it sits in there all by itself.

Next Upgrade is to put in the left one! Which should be here in a few days. Right now the car looks like someone with a fake tooth and the rest of their teeth are yellow. hahahaha. its awful

The job wasnt nearly as hard as i figured it would be, but i do need to know where to find more of them underbody panel things, it keeps crap from coming up into your engine and stuff. Not sure what they are called but i need all of them.

OOO i didnt know that cross drilled and slotted rotors count as upgrades. i got them! and my wheels are 1000 MIGLIA not sure on the style. And its got some kinda exhaust that sounds like a dying cow right now. Im thinkin of either putting a true CAI on or just puttin the box back on, after all it is a 318

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Old 08-13-2009, 06:12 PM
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:33 PM
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The job wasnt nearly as hard as i figured it would be, but i do need to know where to find more of them underbody panel things, it keeps crap from coming up into your engine and stuff. Not sure what they are called but i need all of them.
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E3...umper_front-2/

You should be able to find 'em here. I believe parts #9.
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My car isn't technically "stock" on the exterior, however all of my exterior mods are OE BMW parts. I have an E46 M3 ZCP lip spoiler on the trunk and Euro M3 GT splitters on the front bumper, and all OE BMW Euro M3 clear lighting (tails/side markers, corner lights, along with projector headlights with 6000k low beams and city lights), and finally the European E36 M3 front bumper trim complete with a Euro "zoll" license plate.
My suspension is Eibach ProKit springs and Koni adjustable sport shocks.
I have a Dinan cold air intake, S52 exhaust manifolds, and a Borla catback exhaust. A 96-99 M3 OBD2 midpipe will wrap up my exhaust soon.
I also have a custom short shifter that I made of a Z3 M Coupe gear selector rod, UUC bushings, and a 2009 M3 perforated square shift knob.
Sachs HD OE replacement clutch (2000 miles ago)
Becker h/k TrafficPro single disc head unit from a BMW Z8, and all 10 speakers replaced by Bavarian Soundwerks
Theres more but I can't think of everything at the moment. All mods done by ME.

On the to-do list are: OBD2 midpipe, 15mm and 10mm wheel spacers, Euro M3 floating brake rotors w/ Hawk street pads, replaced rear Koni's (just replaced the fronts about 1500 miles ago), and of course it's an E36 so every single piece of rubber in the suspension will eventually need to be replaced also, so I'll probably go with urethane there.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:43 PM
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A dying cow with yellowed teeth? Wow your adjectives really show your love for you car.
i do like it, but right now its overheating all the time and i cant figure it out. Im about ready to go let it overheat and blow the engine up. maybe with a little fire damage and then insurance will fix it for me
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:59 PM
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http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E3...umper_front-2/

You should be able to find 'em here. I believe parts #9.
was looking at the link, the one you have for me doesnt look like my bumper, the mtechnic one looks more similar... hwo do i tell for sure?
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:52 AM
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:18 AM
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I have a conforti chip and I took the baffle out of the airbox.
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how do you remove the baffle, do you need to chip it for that mod?
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:38 PM
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:28 PM
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I have a question for you guys I have a 1994 325is and I was looking for rims and mods to do to my car the only thing I have done is put a set of halo projector head lights on her. What is a good start for mods for performance, I just new to the BMW world and was wondering where I should start
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I have a question for you guys I have a 1994 325is and I was looking for rims and mods to do to my car the only thing I have done is put a set of halo projector head lights on her. What is a good start for mods for performance, I just new to the BMW world and was wondering where I should start

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:10 PM
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well, that all depends on how much money you have to spend, and the condition of the car. the cooling system is one of the things these cars can be problematic with, as there are *lots* of plastic components that get brittle with age.

they can range from the thermostat housing to the coolant bypass lines, to the coolant inlet for the heater core.

cold air intakes are popular, but really don't do much in the way of actual performance. they do sound cooler, though.

lots of guys will buy chips, which can add a little bit. depends on the chip and who made it.

the *real* hp gains are with mods like cams, (sunbelt, shcrick...lotsa $$$$), turbo/supercharger assemblies (again, not something that should be done to older, higher mileage motors).


these cars may have been quick in their day when new, but lots of other cars are quicker than the e36. where we still outperform is in handling...


that being said, i suggest rogue engineering rear shock mounts, and an aluminum thermostat housing, as well as a cooling system upgrade (metal impeller waterpump, fresh fan blade, and fan clutch, hoses, t stat....) and if you can swing it, a mishimioto radiator.



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Old 12-03-2012, 07:14 PM
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Thank you. Just to let you know the motor has 45000 miles on it it was a Sunday driver for a old man. I got a steal. I want to start with a cold air, but was told by a bunch of ppl not to. I just wanted to get some ideas from other BMW drivers. I like to add some extra power to the car. I know for a fact that it has a m3 LSD the old man had that put in. He is a gear head and had some exhaust done but other than that its stock.
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Wow, look at these posts...

"the average E36 is 11 years old!"

I did the racecar mod.

'nuff said
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My Mods on my M52B28

Ducted cold air intake
540i AFM
Big bore throttle body
M50 Manifold
S52 US Cams
S50 exhaust headers
Custom tune on OEM ECU revving to 7200rpm
New oem spark plugs
Pulley kit
Aircon delete
3.46 LSD diff
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Auxillary mods

Fan delete
pull fan on back of radiator
Heater delete plumbed back to spider
Bilstein sport suspension
s50 m3 front sway bar
rear camber arms
oh and fully gutted car with FIA spec roll cage, weighing in at 1250kg

Now have 8000 rally miles on motor with only an oil change every 1500 miles. Started all of this on a stock motor with 120 000 miles, no rebuild.

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Old 08-12-2013, 03:25 AM
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5k yellow Hid fogs
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:43 AM
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torn seats included
By far the most common mod on these cars!

Man, reading all the posts of BMW past... I figure why not, might as well add in my mods:

1998 328i

Akebono Ceramic pads - good recommendation dc_wright
K&N Reusable Filter and cleaning kit - not really an upgrade, more of a modification
Under chassis cross brace

1995 M3 (occasional track car)

SS braided lines
Poly Flex Bushings all around
Zimmerman OEM flat rotors all around
Hawk HT-10 fronts, Hawk HP+ rear
Black Vaders seats front and rear (immaculate condition)
Black Interior Swap (immaculate condition - got tired of the ghetto wood trim)
K&N Reusable Filter and cleaning kit
Dr. VANOS Stage 2 Vanos kit, with REM coated cam gears
Dr. VANOS "racing" chains.
Welded rear subframe (weak points and flexing now gone)
Welded Turner Motorsports reinforcement kit on the front subframe
Underchassis cross brace
AST solid aluminum rear shock mounts with bearing center
Turner Motorsports Reinforcement kit for the shock towers
Fluidyne aluminum radiator (direct fit, no mods needed)
320i transmission mounts
Borla axle-back exhaust (highly recommended for mild sound and good performance)
Toyo RA1 tires all around
Stewart Water Pump
3.91 Diff (coming soon, pulling from an E30 and swapping it into the current case)
Bilstein Sport Shocks
H&R Sport Springs
(there is some more stuff, but I have to look at my receipts)

1994 325is M-Tech

S50 Engine Swap
ZF Transmission Swap
M3 Driveshaft
M3 Exhaust
M50 Manifold
Turner Motorsports Performance Chip with EWS delete (so I can start the engine)
Z3 M shifter
320i transmission mounts
M3 Motor Mounts

Planned for the M-Tech
Bilstein Sport Shocks
M3 OEM springs
M3 brakes
M3 front control arms and rear control arms
AST Rear Shock Mounts
Poly Urethane Bushings on Subframe, front and rear control arms, and trailing arms
Dr. Vanos Stage 1 VANOS unit
Turner Motorsports shock tower reinforcement plates
Thinking about putting in the M3 Speedometer... but I don't know what the laws are
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:06 AM
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Yeah i didnt say K&N cause i figured thats kindda stock anyway... But its a car it runs great gets me around in the rain and snow
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:41 AM
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Yeah i didnt say K&N cause i figured thats kindda stock anyway... But its a car it runs great gets me around in the rain and snow
I only mentioned K&N because it is a modification since it isn't an OEM filter.
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I know its not but i consider it to be pritty stock
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