Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11601  
Old 03-23-2012, 10:38 PM
cj.surr's Avatar
cj.surr cj.surr is online now
some kid
Location: Rochester, NY / CT
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 10,238
Mein Auto: whiny 318
Clean car man, just take off those ///m badges. They're tacky as hell, and your car isn't even an ///m.
__________________
-CJ

Reply With Quote
  #11602  
Old 03-23-2012, 10:42 PM
armando325i armando325i is offline
Registered User
Location: ireland
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 77
Mein Auto: 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by cj.surr View Post
Clean car man, just take off those ///m badges. They're tacky as hell, and your car isn't even an ///m.
engine is only thig missing, hopefully not for long
__________________
f..k the fuel economy
Reply With Quote
  #11603  
Old 03-24-2012, 02:38 AM
DenKare DenKare is offline
darksilver
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 195
Mein Auto: 1995 325is
I don't like the M badge on the steering wheel and the grille rest im meh about not too concerend also Don't like the eyebrows haha
__________________
I like the colour No Bias.
1995 325is 5spd
Reply With Quote
  #11604  
Old 03-24-2012, 03:42 AM
armando325i armando325i is offline
Registered User
Location: ireland
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 77
Mein Auto: 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by DenKare View Post
I don't like the M badge on the steering wheel and the grille rest im meh about not too concerend also Don't like the eyebrows haha
eyebrows are gone, good few months ago, when the badges will get dull and chiped, they will be replaced on carbon ones
__________________
f..k the fuel economy
Reply With Quote
  #11605  
Old 03-24-2012, 07:12 AM
TX S3 TX S3 is offline
Registered User
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 9
Mein Auto: 06 325i, 97 M3/4, Nissans
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeGerman View Post
I agree with needing OEM style tails. Two other things jump out to me:

1) You gotta stop washing your car with steel wool, and
2) Tow hoops on street cars are for poseurs

Just a little constructive criticism.
Damn, that's funny. Now I;ve gotta stop using dishwashing detergent
Reply With Quote
  #11606  
Old 03-24-2012, 11:55 AM
Killjoy's Avatar
Killjoy Killjoy is offline
OEM Hoe....
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,819
Send a message via AIM to Killjoy
Mein Auto: 1999 M3, 2002 tii
Quote:
Originally Posted by armando325i View Post
m50btu25
Nice car! But you have a booger on the front. Boogs don't look good on the kidney grills.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cmy_bimmer View Post
Oh your talking about THAT hole.. yeah thats an inspection hole
Reply With Quote
  #11607  
Old 03-25-2012, 12:50 AM
DenKare DenKare is offline
darksilver
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 195
Mein Auto: 1995 325is

new seat


Custom bracket so its not super offset and lancia stratos driving position




sits here for street driving and hooks the seatbelt behind the hole in the seat for track driving


detailed engine bay


catch can ensures dry intake






coolant temp sender (bmw's middle = 130F - 220F pretty vague huh)


















FIA of 1997... made in 1992 - no rips or tears - pretty good.


friends shop (all of the cars are track driven and dailied cept the 370z thats not a daily)
__________________
I like the colour No Bias.
1995 325is 5spd
Reply With Quote
  #11608  
Old 03-25-2012, 09:21 AM
Jok15's Avatar
Jok15 Jok15 is offline
1997 328i
Location: Sausalito, California
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 206
Mein Auto: 1992 325i
Too big
__________________

1997 Bmw 328i Vert - SOLD 3/25/2012
1992 Bmw 325i - ****ed 4/2/2012


Reply With Quote
  #11609  
Old 03-25-2012, 02:27 PM
andreialta's Avatar
andreialta andreialta is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Leandro
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 240
Send a message via AIM to andreialta Send a message via Yahoo to andreialta Send a message via Skype™ to andreialta
Mein Auto: BMW 325is
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

I rock a euro plate also... so original I know. haha
__________________

Bone Stock 1992 325is but LOVE it still
Reply With Quote
  #11610  
Old 03-25-2012, 02:27 PM
OrionsGate's Avatar
OrionsGate OrionsGate is offline
Forever Nerd!!
Location: Rochester, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 265
Mein Auto: 1995 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeGerman View Post
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.
ZeGerman, I have a quick question, that I have found answers already by searching, but I need confirmation as I am going to pull the trigger on the tires.

I have a set of 17x 7.5 DSII, I want to put 235/45's on them. I should be ok? right?

Car details:
1995 325i
Bilstein sport shocks
OE Sport H&R springs (not as low as the std. sport springs)
Lips not rolled (as yet)
Current wheels Style 30 16" with 225/50's

by my calculations and tire data, the overall wheel diameter should go from 24.8" to 25.5".

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Not just ZeGerman's.

Also on your comment about reinforcement plates, you are correct, they should add ~1/16" max. I put them on and there is no noticeable difference in height.
__________________

1995 325i, 235K miles (yes!), 5sp, LSD, M3 cat back, halo projectors, H&R/Bilstein/etc. suspension overhaul, painted sideskirts...Oh now it's white...plasti-dip... snap.

Last edited by OrionsGate; 03-25-2012 at 02:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #11611  
Old 03-25-2012, 05:38 PM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 17,693
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
Quote:
Originally Posted by OrionsGate View Post
ZeGerman, I have a quick question, that I have found answers already by searching, but I need confirmation as I am going to pull the trigger on the tires.

I have a set of 17x 7.5 DSII, I want to put 235/45's on them. I should be ok? right?

Car details:
1995 325i
Bilstein sport shocks
OE Sport H&R springs (not as low as the std. sport springs)
Lips not rolled (as yet)
Current wheels Style 30 16" with 225/50's

by my calculations and tire data, the overall wheel diameter should go from 24.8" to 25.5".

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Not just ZeGerman's.

Also on your comment about reinforcement plates, you are correct, they should add ~1/16" max. I put them on and there is no noticeable difference in height.
You should be fine with the 235/45s as far as rubbing is concerned, but they will be a bit taller than what you should have on there, and as a result, your speedometer will read 1.9% slower than it should. You can use an online calculator (HERE) to see how different tire sizes will affect your speedometer, etc. The "correct" size tire for those wheels is 225/45, which would keep your speedo exactly where it should be. I think you can safely put on 235s, but like I said, it's going to alter the aspect ratio slightly. With your suspension, rubbing shouldn't be an issue either way, though.
__________________

1998 BMW 328is Shooting Brake
1966 Pontiac GTO
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5-door
View my photos: Caught in the Wild
For sale: E30/E36 front sway links
For sale: OEM E36 328 catback
Reply With Quote
  #11612  
Old 03-25-2012, 06:23 PM
OrionsGate's Avatar
OrionsGate OrionsGate is offline
Forever Nerd!!
Location: Rochester, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 265
Mein Auto: 1995 325i
ZeGerman, my thanks.
__________________

1995 325i, 235K miles (yes!), 5sp, LSD, M3 cat back, halo projectors, H&R/Bilstein/etc. suspension overhaul, painted sideskirts...Oh now it's white...plasti-dip... snap.
Reply With Quote
  #11613  
Old 03-25-2012, 06:26 PM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 17,693
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
Sure thing. Let me know if you have any other questions.
__________________

1998 BMW 328is Shooting Brake
1966 Pontiac GTO
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5-door
View my photos: Caught in the Wild
For sale: E30/E36 front sway links
For sale: OEM E36 328 catback
Reply With Quote
  #11614  
Old 03-25-2012, 06:47 PM
RawrRawr RawrRawr is offline
Hello!
Location: Le Minnesota
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 285
Mein Auto: A bike; 1996 328i Sedan
DenKare, you have one of the most tasteful 325is's I've seen. Also, tastefully modded as well.
__________________

'96 328i BMW, Auto
Reply With Quote
  #11615  
Old 03-25-2012, 06:48 PM
DenKare DenKare is offline
darksilver
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 195
Mein Auto: 1995 325is
thanks
__________________
I like the colour No Bias.
1995 325is 5spd
Reply With Quote
  #11616  
Old 03-25-2012, 09:11 PM
drive by72's Avatar
drive by72 drive by72 is offline
I feed trolls
Location: Snowy Wisconsin
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,945
Mein Auto: 3 series



DSC_4923 by Chadley.36, on Flickr
__________________

RIP Ben "Jever" Doebele, we wont forget you

Please, call me Chadley

1997 328iS... HR coilovers, Brembo F40 calipers, camber plates, it needs a CUMMINS!!

1990-somethin Chevy K3500... Cummins, cab swap, 5 speed, and lots of motor work. 20 MPG, 40 PSI, 507 ft/lbs torque
Reply With Quote
  #11617  
Old 03-25-2012, 09:15 PM
cj.surr's Avatar
cj.surr cj.surr is online now
some kid
Location: Rochester, NY / CT
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 10,238
Mein Auto: whiny 318
Nice, I'm diggin the wheels. Car needs moar rake
__________________
-CJ

Reply With Quote
  #11618  
Old 03-26-2012, 03:28 AM
BMRfanatic's Avatar
BMRfanatic BMRfanatic is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: South Shore MA
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,965
Mein Auto: Bad Luck 46
Chad's gay lol

Rims look awesome though
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11619  
Old 03-26-2012, 06:21 AM
drive by72's Avatar
drive by72 drive by72 is offline
I feed trolls
Location: Snowy Wisconsin
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,945
Mein Auto: 3 series
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino1394 View Post
Chad's gay lol

Rims look awesome though


Cj, that was Pre-summer status. Will update when my bumper gets here. I'm just tucking tire now, it's sick looking
__________________

RIP Ben "Jever" Doebele, we wont forget you

Please, call me Chadley

1997 328iS... HR coilovers, Brembo F40 calipers, camber plates, it needs a CUMMINS!!

1990-somethin Chevy K3500... Cummins, cab swap, 5 speed, and lots of motor work. 20 MPG, 40 PSI, 507 ft/lbs torque
Reply With Quote
  #11620  
Old 03-26-2012, 07:22 AM
cmybimmer's Avatar
cmybimmer cmybimmer is offline
IM DA BES
Location: 'llejo Califo'nya
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 14,381
Mein Auto: A rental
Quote:
Originally Posted by DenKare View Post
thanks
Damn girl.. looking good
__________________
-Usama

"The American Dream only makes sense if you're sleeping" - Lowkey
Reply With Quote
  #11621  
Old 03-26-2012, 08:03 AM
Moeman10's Avatar
Moeman10 Moeman10 is offline
hookersandblow
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,829
Send a message via AIM to Moeman10
Mein Auto: 1992 325is
Yup

225's on a 7.5 wheel is perfectly flush.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by petriej View Post
You can sleep in your car, but you can't race your house!
Reply With Quote
  #11622  
Old 03-26-2012, 08:19 AM
jonesin's Avatar
jonesin jonesin is online now
The Canadian Prick.
Location: Fort McMurray AB
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 12,232
Mein Auto: '96 328is Cosmos
http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

For the wheel/tire question dude.

As for Chaddington Jr. Yer s'posed to wipe off the blood before taking piktuers.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by hnaz View Post
I grew up in a time when the internet was just a baby. Grammar back then versus now... holy cow. You could watch the degradation of society as the internet became more mature.
Reply With Quote
  #11623  
Old 03-26-2012, 10:01 AM
OrionsGate's Avatar
OrionsGate OrionsGate is offline
Forever Nerd!!
Location: Rochester, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 265
Mein Auto: 1995 325i
Ed, thx..
__________________

1995 325i, 235K miles (yes!), 5sp, LSD, M3 cat back, halo projectors, H&R/Bilstein/etc. suspension overhaul, painted sideskirts...Oh now it's white...plasti-dip... snap.
Reply With Quote
  #11624  
Old 03-26-2012, 05:07 PM
Los's Avatar
Los Los is offline
More than you can afford
Location: Manama, Bahrain
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,079
Mein Auto: Elise<3
Quote:
Originally Posted by drive by72 View Post



dsc_4923 by chadley.36, on flickr
f*ck yeah!



EDIT: Ok now I want them back.
__________________

@los_tho

Last edited by Los; 03-26-2012 at 05:12 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #11625  
Old 03-26-2012, 06:28 PM
FenderBender's Avatar
FenderBender FenderBender is online now
Needs Boost
Location: Hicktown, PA
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,904
Mein Auto: Red Sled
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino1394 View Post
Chad's gay lol

Wheels
look awesome though
Fixed
__________________
Turbo Build Here

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
:3


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stop using http://216.7.191.102 already! alee Off-Topic 27 07-03-2003 04:48 PM
NY International Auto Show pics alee General BMW 32 04-19-2003 07:44 PM
My Pics of new 330i Perf Pkg from LA Show Preview roup1 3 Series / 4 Series 44 01-29-2003 09:47 PM
My Pics of new 330i Perf Pkg from LA Show Preview (2) roup1 3 Series / 4 Series 18 01-05-2003 12:02 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms