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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 09-05-2012, 08:02 AM
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ill be the first to say i dont like that.


Doesnt match the rest of the interior
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:03 AM
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To each their own, my headliner, A & C pillars and parcel shelf are all suede though, so it has something to tie into. I'm still deciding whether or not to do the glove box trim to match, or leave it fake-CF
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:06 AM
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To each their own, my headliner, A & C pillars and parcel shelf are all suede though, so it has something to tie into. I'm still deciding whether or not to do the glove box trim to match, or leave it fake-CF
I would like to see more recovered in the suede to tie it in better. Maybe the under panels of the dash?
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:08 AM
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I would like to see more recovered in the suede to tie it in better. Maybe the under panels of the dash?
I was thinking that when I put it back in. If I did the rest of the shifter surround, the driver kick panel and the lower part of the glovebox, I'd have an extended-alcantara look going on.

Probably going to stay like this for a little while though, at least until the weather gets cooler and I can pull my interior without sweating buckets.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:46 AM
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I did a 3m brushed aluminum vinyl look on the glovebox trim and it looks pretty decent!



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Old 09-05-2012, 12:04 PM
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:08 PM
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Very clean! Matching door sills would be a nice touch.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:35 PM
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james, love the look of brushed aluminum.



joey, the joining point of the obd1 m exhaust is fairly easy to weld to. going all the way up to a 3" diameter would be easier to do with an adapter from 2 1/2 to 3".

i used 2 1/2" pipe on cadence, and then simply ran it back all the way @ that diameter. i just ovaled out the one end a tiny bit to get a tight fit and used the arc welder.


till the muffler fell off.... (stooopid trans mounts )

of course the fact that i may have been standing on it a bit and twisting the bejeebers out of her on every take off out of the toll booths....or that i had only 1 support on the muffler....naaah....don't meen nuthin'....


since the front pipes are already cut, though, and is where you are having a fitment issue, i'm not convinced that your midpipe would be the best solution. i have another m50 front section, from a 525 e34that may work, though. i'll have to measure the pipe diameter, and can compare it to the //M exhaust i had on cadence for contour.

if it looks like it would work, i could even weld on a 2 1/2" to 3" adapter to the rear of it for your cat location.

it's dark now, but i will get the pics asap for you, k??




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Old 09-05-2012, 06:50 PM
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james, love the look of brushed aluminum.



joey, the joining point of the obd1 m exhaust is fairly easy to weld to. going all the way up to a 3" diameter would be easier to do with an adapter from 2 1/2 to 3".

i used 2 1/2" pipe on cadence, and then simply ran it back all the way @ that diameter. i just ovaled out the one end a tiny bit to get a tight fit and used the arc welder.


till the muffler fell off.... (stooopid trans mounts )

of course the fact that i may have been standing on it a bit and twisting the bejeebers out of her on every take off out of the toll booths....or that i had only 1 support on the muffler....naaah....don't meen nuthin'....


since the front pipes are already cut, though, and is where you are having a fitment issue, i'm not convinced that your midpipe would be the best solution. i have another m50 front section, from a 525 e34that may work, though. i'll have to measure the pipe diameter, and can compare it to the //M exhaust i had on cadence for contour.

if it looks like it would work, i could even weld on a 2 1/2" to 3" adapter to the rear of it for your cat location.

it's dark now, but i will get the pics asap for you, k??




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Definitely! I'd love to work something out, lemme know.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:51 PM
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:22 PM
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Just changed my interior lights that come on when you open a door over to LED.....

huge improvement..

Finally got rid of that stupid damn "Rear Brake Light Failure" or whatever the hell it says...I've been fighting with that since I put the new tails in a week ago...It was a bad contact on the passenger side then the bulb on that side blew..
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:21 PM
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:29 PM
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you really put 8qts?
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:30 PM
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Did an oil change, 6000 miles was too long

I used 8 qts of Rotella T6, my fav
Ughhh...reminds me to go change mine...I'm close to 8k miles now. Too lazy to go buy oil though.


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Old 09-09-2012, 08:42 AM
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got two front tires cleaned rims up replaced flex disk and centersupport next doing valve cover gasket then drive it like i stole it lol and replacing headlights
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:44 AM
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Went to a local C&C and ended up going to lunch with a bunch of car people. A C43 AMG, 560SEC, 996 Turbo, first gen viper, modded NSX, etc. My friend got some rolling shots of my car, should be pretty awesome. I'll post them in the pics thread when he uploads them.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:00 PM
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Went to a local C&C and ended up going to lunch with a bunch of car people. A C43 AMG, 560SEC, 996 Turbo, first gen viper, modded NSX, etc. My friend got some rolling shots of my car, should be pretty awesome. I'll post them in the pics thread when he uploads them.
Do you still have the ///M strips on the front grill? What's the feelings? Yay or nay?
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:22 PM
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Do you still have the ///M strips on the front grill? What's the feelings? Yay or nay?
Yeah I still have em, I kinda like them now that I've gotten used to them. Don't stick out too much but are a nice touch. I'll probably get bored of them and peel them off in a couple months, I dunno.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:22 PM
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Got the manifold back on with a VERY temporary heater core bypass. I'm not even sure it will last the time needed for the blue devil. Gonna drain the coolant and refill, pull the tstat, and run the stuff through.

So, Im also flushing the oil simultaneously with a bit of ATF for the next few hours while the blue devil goes through to make sure theres no residual coolant. If I use 2 quarts with 5 quarts oil will that be too harsh?

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Old 09-09-2012, 02:33 PM
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I'd go a bit lower chad. 1.5 to 5.5 would be most for me. Consider running seafoam through?
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:47 PM
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Yesterday I got m3 trailing arms, axle, 3.23lsd w/ poly rtab's and m3 rear calipers...m3 front calipers go in whenever
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:20 PM
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M3 front calipers won't go in without M3 spindles.
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:44 PM
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M3 front calipers won't go in without M3 spindles.
Correction: whenever I get m3 front spindles
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:06 PM
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Gotcha. BTW, did you know you can get them brand new for pretty cheap at BimmerWorld? They've been running this "sale" on them for years now:

http://store.bimmerworld.com/invento...les-p1066.aspx
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:23 PM
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Correction: whenever I get m3 front spindles
Screw the m3 fronts. Save for a used bbk. It's totally worth it
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