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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 10-15-2012, 10:16 PM
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Went for a drive on Muholland today...

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Quick snapshot on the way home.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:03 AM
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:25 AM
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Went for a drive on Muholland today...

Final edit:



Quick snapshot on the way home.
Man that things gorgeous needs a little more drop and its dam near perfectttt
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:54 AM
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Man that things gorgeous needs a little more drop and its dam near perfectttt
Thank you, but it's all trick photography. I'm hiding the severely neglected sun damaged paint, chips in the paint, and dirt everywhere.

I would drop it a little, but I daily it and I don't like it too harsh.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:58 AM
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Regardless beautiful car what is it a 328? love the gold bbs's sick looking whatd you hit with the front bumper :o lol
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:15 AM
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Regardless beautiful car what is it a 328? love the gold bbs's sick looking whatd you hit with the front bumper :o lol
Yes sir, 328is. It was cracked like that when I first bought the car back in December 2011, but I've been so busy fixing things that actually need attention. I damn near brought this thing back from the grave...

Things I've done:
AC Overhaul
Front Suspension overhaul
Rear suspension overhaul
New full interior (Drivers seat was stuck flat, ripped to hell; steering wheel, dash, etc all destroyed. All bought and replaced piece by piece)
New wheels and suspension
m3 spoiler
Tint removal
Clear tails, smoked sides. Smoked corners coming soon..
Short Shift kit (z3)
Hamann Exhaust
PO's white ricer wiper arm delete

Probably a couple more things here and there, but all restoration stuff.

What's next:
Cooling system overhaul
Exhaust manifold replacement (Stud broke off near downpipe causing a leak)
Front suspension overhaul (v.2)
M3 bumpers, skirts, mirrors, mouldings before paint
BBS refinishing
Cadillac metallic black paint
90% 3M UV Tint
Interior overhaul (v.2) Vader restoration, Headliner, pillar, trim rewrap
Double DIN and Valentine V1 Laser/Radar install

Then I'll be done, but I predict it'll take about another year - year.5 to get there.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:26 AM
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Thank you, but it's all trick photography. I'm hiding the severely neglected sun damaged paint, chips in the paint, and dirt everywhere.

I would drop it a little, but I daily it and I don't like it too harsh.
Are you on coils? Just 1" lower in front and .5" rear. It'll look awesome.

Have you seen how low Franklyn and Frank daily their cars??
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:34 AM
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I'm at the point where I don't scrape at all and I don't need to worry about bumps and small potholes, so I'd like to keep it that way, but I understand they daily their cars hahah
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:35 AM
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Paint is surprisingly beautiful little sun dammage front bumper will be resprayed this spring paint chips are pretty bad
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:36 AM
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Another inch in the front will put you right around where I am. Mine doesn't rub at all, even over potholes and bumps. Sizeable speedbumps are obviously out of the question, though.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:37 AM
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I'm at the point where I don't scrape at all and I don't need to worry about bumps and small potholes, so I'd like to keep it that way, but I understand they daily their cars hahah

Have you seen Franklyn's hahah things so low man i get what he's saying though it looks good where it is dont really blame him id rather not worry about the undercarriage ripping out for a little tuck but hey up to you
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:38 AM
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Another inch in the front will put you right around where I am. Mine doesn't rub at all, even over potholes and bumps. Sizeable speedbumps are obviously out of the question, though.
With a M bumper? When I get a respray, I don't want to have 15 backup bumpers in my garage
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:40 AM
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Yeah, of course. My M bumper never hit anything. My non-M with the HLM is even lower and still doesn't hit. It helps a lot to have a stiff suspension. What do you have?
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:48 PM
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Nice!

Do you have more pictures of your car in different light settings? I'm trying to decide on a color for my E36 and Mauritius is one of my top choices. It's just hard to chose from simply seeing pics online.

I love the color, it's held really well over 18 years!

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:57 PM
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I love the color, it's held really well over 18 years!

Heres a couple of pictures without any editing.
Flaunting your m42 on your plate?!

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:58 PM
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:07 PM
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It's not like I decided on "FAST M42" or "PWAH M42" haha
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:27 PM
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Im changing my plate to "318lmao" or something when my tags are due.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:30 PM
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It's not like I decided on "FAST M42" or "PWAH M42" haha
i'm not knocking you I mean we let Joe (poorboysracing) stay in the gang with his 4 pot E36... but at the relentless cost of slow jokes
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:56 PM
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i'm not knocking you I mean we let Joe (poorboysracing) stay in the gang with his 4 pot E36... but at the relentless cost of slow jokes
haha I understand. I'm not one to brag about the speed of my 318
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:10 PM
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:12 PM
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your car looks clean already. Just get rid of the bottle caps and get a slight drop and there you have it
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:19 PM
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your car looks clean already. Just get rid of the bottle caps and get a slight drop and there you have it
Thanks!

I would totally do it but I have 0 cash flow right now

Just so happens that those same wheels are for sale locally

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/da...242841841.html
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:33 PM
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:41 PM
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tbh, idk what BMW was thinking when they designed these bottle cap wheels.

Must have been a 90s thing.
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