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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 03-21-2012, 01:29 PM
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Nice dude! I just ordered the 15mm pads from bimmerworld this morning. If they don't raise it enough I have two extras for each side that I can cut the center out of until I get it perfectly to the top of the tire.
Ah, ok. Those pads from Bimmerworld were pretty damn cheap, anyway, right? This was good for me because I had a few pads sitting around anyway.
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Good work cj.
Thanks man.

I wanna lower it a little more in the front now, but I already scrape enough. Even with the 235, there's some extra room because I rolled that lip down. Maybe I'll just get some spacers and splitters. I hate how the damn bumper sits higher than the side skirt.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:43 PM
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:51 PM
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I was thinking about 245 but 235 is what I got a good deal on. 245 would've been tight in the front anyway.

Wait, don't you have 235s?
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:04 PM
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Nope. I have 245/40s all around. That said, I don't have your suspension or wheels, so I don't know how well they would work for you. I'm sure you could get 245s to work fairly easily, though. Anyway, another time down the road, I suppose.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:11 PM
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Yeah, It would be easier with the 40 height, too. Mine are 45, so probably even a little higher than yours. Can't argue with the deal I got, though. $350 for a barely used set when they go for $230 each.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:14 PM
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:18 PM
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Finally, Chad!


I have some ugly pictures of my car while experimenting with ride heights. Joey, this applies to you. I can take a picture of the spring pads if you wanna see what I mean.

The rear of the car sat too high with the adjusters in, so I pulled them out. But then it sat too low, and the exhaust scrapes on stuff, and it was practically tucking rim. So I took a spare rubber spring pad and cut out part of the middle, so it would sit nicely on another spring pad. Put them both on the top together, and it raised the car perfectly. I've only done one side so far, so you can see the difference.

I also rolled the fender in front just a little bit and fit the 235 in there. Looks like a good fit, so I can get the other two 235s mounted soon and have all four. By the way, the Dunlop SP-01's in the rear grip great.







Parts car forgot to smile for the picture :/
That parts car looks really hungry lol , Why was it a parts car in the 1st place?

And the car looks good man.....Now just wash the damn thing and some tire wet on there sheesh
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:39 PM
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That parts car looks really hungry lol , Why was it a parts car in the 1st place?

And the car looks good man.....Now just wash the damn thing and some tire wet on there sheesh
Because it was ugly and I wanted the motor/trans.


And only the two old tires are dirty, just need to mount the new ones
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:47 PM
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I see why you said its not worth it to let it go as a shell lol
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:34 PM
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:41 PM
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CJ your ride height front and rear is near perfect. That's about what I'm shooting for.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:57 PM
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:22 PM
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:36 PM
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CJ your ride height front and rear is near perfect. That's about what I'm shooting for.
Yep, at first I wanted it lower in the front but now I think splitters will even it out nicely.






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Cj,

dem taillights

Not a fan? Oh well, can't please everyone.

I like them myself, I think it cleans up the rear end some and makes the car a little unique. Now to take a sawzall to those stupid tips
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:24 PM
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Parts car forgot to smile for the picture :/

You guys need to go visit the detail section. Check out the professional guys threads, both of your cars could be fixed up really easily, and its not that much work. After all the work you guys have done, your cars need some paint love!
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:50 PM
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You guys need to go visit the detail section. Check out the professional guys threads, both of your cars could be fixed up really easily, and its not that much work. After all the work you guys have done, your cars need some paint love!
Yeah, no doubt. Problem is that I don't even wanna wash the car until it's moving about properly. Too much stuff I've still gotta do.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:04 PM
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Yeah, no doubt. Problem is that I don't even wanna wash the car until it's moving about properly. Too much stuff I've still gotta do.
I have this problem too. I'm always screwin with it and afraid ill screw up the wax or something so it never gets waxed and hardly ever washed


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Old 03-21-2012, 08:12 PM
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For chrissake, Chadley, give that bumper a coat of walmart gloss black.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:17 PM
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For chrissake, Chadley, give that bumper a coat of walmart gloss black.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUU


I'm borrowing that from a friend. Which is why I havent painted it. I'm ordering a new M bumper with my tax money though. Whenever that gets here
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Not a fan? Oh well, can't please everyone.

I like them myself, I think it cleans up the rear end some and makes the car a little unique. Now to take a sawzall to those stupid tips
They're not bad, but legal to have red reverse lights? I remember being pulled over for not having functioning reverse lights, I can't imagine red BU lights going over well with cops (at least here in Cali)

I wouldn't say not a fan, I'll give it a chance, I can imagine them growing on me.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:03 PM
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I think the switch on the transmission stopped working anyway. I don't know, I never really need the backup lights.
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I have this problem too. I'm always screwin with it and afraid ill screw up the wax or something so it never gets waxed and hardly ever washed


PS Dino, have some more teaser


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FUUUUUUU!

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They're not bad, but legal to have red reverse lights? I remember being pulled over for not having functioning reverse lights, I can't imagine red BU lights going over well with cops (at least here in Cali)

I wouldn't say not a fan, I'll give it a chance, I can imagine them growing on me.
Your talking about CJ, the one who doesnt have a front plate. lol
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