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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 03-27-2012, 05:51 PM
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:29 PM
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:33 PM
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Hmm, nice. I've never seen that color combo on those wheels, looks pretty clean. Lower her some, and you'll have a nice looking car
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:41 PM
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Hmm, nice. I've never seen that color combo on those wheels, looks pretty clean. Lower her some, and you'll have a nice looking car
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Thanks! I need coils, I'm saving up right now, I don't want to get some that are too cheap and have a rough ride.. Do you recommend any brands?

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:42 PM
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:47 PM
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Thanks! I need coils, I'm saving up right now, I don't want to get some that are too cheap and have a rough ride.. Do you recommend any brands?
Cheap doesn't necessarily mean rough ride. Actually, it usually means the opposite. Serious performance suspensions ride very rough because it's better for handling in the corners.


Racelands are the go-to cheap coilover set at about $300-400. Many people, including myself, have run them. They're ok, and they beat a stock suspension (especially if it's shot). If you want to have a little more performance and spend a little more, FK streetline coils are $500-600.


Or you can just go with a decent static shock and spring combo such as Bilstein sport shocks with H&R sport springs for the same price range. That'll lower you some and give you a performance edge over the cheap coils. Only downside is that they aren't adjustable.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:51 PM
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Ohhh I always thought otherwise, but that actually makes more sense. Surprisingly affordable.. Thank you!
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:54 AM
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I have racelands in lola and love them

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Here's mine with E46 wheels
very clean, not normaly a fan of silver but your car looks hawt
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:05 PM
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Fk's are whats on mine..they dont ride too rough.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:13 PM
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Hey everyone, my name is Devin and I just got my first BMW a few weeks ago. I'm pretty stoked on it since I have been wanting to find one for the last 2 years. I have been reading through a lot of the different threads here and already learned so much! I thought I would introduce myself and post a few pictures of the car.
Its a 1993 BMW 325is and it has 130,000km on it (or approx 80 778miles).

Hopefully getting some new summer rims soon... not a big fan of these ones.



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Old 03-28-2012, 01:28 PM
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Looks clean...congrats on the new ride and welcome to the fest'.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:08 PM
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:34 AM
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The ****. Take that eyebrows off.

Then get M bumper and lower it.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:25 AM
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The ****. Take that eyebrows off.

Then get M bumper and lower it.
His bumper looks good, its all a matter of personal preference.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:38 AM
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I dont have issue with bumper, but dont like the painted white trim on the bumper...also hope you dont have one piece headlights...welcome to the fest.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:23 AM
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I dont have issue with bumper, but dont like the painted white trim on the bumper...also hope you dont have one piece headlights...welcome to the fest.
They aren't OPH's but they look like altezza style corners.. Yuck.

Also, paint your hood and ditch the nasty chrome wheels.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:39 AM
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:56 AM
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Hey everyone, my name is Devin and I just got my first BMW a few weeks ago. I'm pretty stoked on it since I have been wanting to find one for the last 2 years. I have been reading through a lot of the different threads here and already learned so much! I thought I would introduce myself and post a few pictures of the car.
Its a 1993 BMW 325is and it has 130,000km on it (or approx 80 778miles).
Looks very clean. It will look a million times better if you lower it a little, too. But that sort of thing should happen only after you are fully caught up on every single maintenance item. Welcome!
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:36 PM
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So do I... It just clashes with the amber's up from IMO...
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So do I... It just clashes with the amber's up from IMO...
yeah but how often do you see both at the same time

i vote for smoked corners though
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Thanks. I've considered smoked corners, but I think I like ambers better.
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