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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 11-19-2012, 04:28 PM
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:19 PM
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My m3 clone, Yes thats an E46 M3 Front bumper..Early 2000's Mpower 17" rims, Euro Tailights, M3 Side skirts, work in progress..
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:42 AM
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what exactly makes it an m3-clone and what are these Mpower rims you speak of?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:58 AM
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Because of the Frankenstein E36/E46 body kit mashup and non-period wheels, it's not a clone. To be a clone you have to produce an identical duplicate of something. But anyway, to each their own.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:06 PM
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When my car was first passed on to me I claimed my car was an M3 clone cause I have the M bumper
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My SISTER was like yeah a fake ass M3

But now I know better
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:15 PM
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Yeah, to be an M3 clone, you'd need both bumpers, side skirts, wheels, mirrors, side trim, badges, seats, steering wheel, instrument cluster, engine/trans/diff, exhaust, door sills, suspension, brakes, etc... Anything less is just an E36 with a few ///M parts on it, but certainly not a clone.

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My SISTER was like yeah a fake ass M3
This is funny. She's keepin' it real.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:41 PM
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...just an E36 with a few ///M parts on it.
You mean a US Spec M3?
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:47 PM
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Ain't that the truth...
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:49 PM
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you mean a us spec m3?
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:09 PM
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I like the second pic down CJ looks pretty sweet nice work man can't wait to see these edited! Saw the e36 black/dove 95 m3 that i've seen for 4 years out for sale today . Wish i had cash all stock 54k miles.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:10 PM
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Nice opinion ZeGerman but it is a clone in the making , if someone told me in person it was just an e36 I would have to laugh in there face ..

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:25 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:27 PM
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Nice opinion ZeGerman but it is a clone in the making , if someone told me in person it was just an e36 I would have to laugh in there face ..

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I'm not an expert, but I'm 110% sure Karl's post isn't an opinion, but rather fact.


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A e46 front bumper doesn't make it an m3 clone.. In fact, you're right, it's not just an e36, but rather the victim of poor-fitting aftermarket parts.


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M3 or not, every 3 series in this timeframe is an e36, so I'm not sure how you mean it's not an e36?


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Old 11-20-2012, 08:30 PM
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I'm not an expert, but I'm 110% sure Karl's post isn't an opinion, but rather fact.


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A e46 front bumper doesn't make it an m3 clone.. In fact, you're right, it's not just an e36, but rather the victim of poor-fitting aftermarket parts.


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M3 or not, every 3 series in this timeframe is an e36, so I'm not sure how you mean it's not an e36?




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Old 11-20-2012, 08:36 PM
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Yeah, I was going to say... It is by definition not a clone of anything that has ever existed if you install an E46 bumper and wheels on an E36, but whatevs. No worries.

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if someone told me in person it was just an e36 I would have to laugh in there face ..
What mods do you have again?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:41 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:15 PM
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Side skirts, taillights , 3 spoke steering wheel , seats, shift knob, and continuing.. like I said a work in progress, don't hate we all like German made cars. Everyone has different OPINIONS, lol, and taste.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:36 PM
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Certainly not hating, but I would recommend backing off on the "laugh in the face" idea until you have something other than a few cosmetic modifications on your car.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:39 PM
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:48 AM
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Certainly not hating, but I would recommend backing off on the "laugh in the face" idea until you have something other than a few cosmetic modifications on your car.
+1. Why would you care anyway? Mine is an actual M3 with a mountain of performance mods and a pretty decent collection of interior/creature comfort mods and its still "just an E36" to me... because its just an E36.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:37 PM
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:41 PM
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Not so sure I'd want to be seen in public with those stripes, but nice effort nonetheless. Looks like a fairly well cared for E36. Welcome!
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