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
  #11751  
Old 04-08-2012, 05:52 PM
Joe__Sterling's Avatar
Joe__Sterling Joe__Sterling is offline
Fast Cars Suck!
Location: Albany, NY
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 7,638
Send a message via AIM to Joe__Sterling
Mein Auto: '13 FIAT 500 '68 BMW 1602
Quote:
Originally Posted by cj.surr View Post
While I usually condone putting Racelands on budget E36s, I cringe when I think about them being put on an ///M. If you've got the money to buy an M3, it deserves a nicer suspension setup.
As racelands biggest supporter on here I have to agree, no racelands on ///M's

Attached Is a pic of me rolling to DOD

Notice the muffin wrapper on the lower bumper? Stayed on for 120 miles
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1333932711.421162.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	137.2 KB
ID:	320309  
__________________

*The I Drove to Both East and West Coast Bimmerfest Club* Member #1
@Joe__Sterling on twitter & instagram (two underscores)
Reply With Quote
  #11752  
Old 04-08-2012, 06:27 PM
maharaj1 maharaj1 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Douglasville, Georgia
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 254
Mein Auto: 3 BMW's a Benz & a Truck
After a nice drop on Rokkor coils and the euro tag slapped on.


Reply With Quote
  #11753  
Old 04-08-2012, 08:43 PM
kaos_325i kaos_325i is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Oklahoma
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 131
Mein Auto: 1994 325i sedan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poorboysracing View Post
As racelands biggest supporter on here I have to agree, no racelands on ///M's

Attached Is a pic of me rolling to DOD

Notice the muffin wrapper on the lower bumper? Stayed on for 120 miles
Is that pic with the racelands? Also I am planning to get a set of racelands soon. I don't view them as a super upgrade. I just view them as slightly upgraded adjustable stock replacements.
Reply With Quote
  #11754  
Old 04-09-2012, 12:58 AM
DenKare DenKare is offline
darksilver
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 195
Mein Auto: 1995 325is
__________________
I like the colour No Bias.
1995 325is 5spd

Last edited by DenKare; 04-09-2012 at 01:03 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #11755  
Old 04-09-2012, 01:23 PM
akibo's Avatar
akibo akibo is offline
henri
Location: EST
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 284
Mein Auto: 323i (M52B28) Touring
I love your car DenKare, it's st00pid goodlookin'
__________________
Spritmonitor.de

323iAT M-Tech (M52B28 swap) on 16" Style 42's & H&R Race w. yellow Konis + 270' tints.
Reply With Quote
  #11756  
Old 04-09-2012, 03:08 PM
Joe__Sterling's Avatar
Joe__Sterling Joe__Sterling is offline
Fast Cars Suck!
Location: Albany, NY
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 7,638
Send a message via AIM to Joe__Sterling
Mein Auto: '13 FIAT 500 '68 BMW 1602
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaos_325i View Post
Is that pic with the racelands? Also I am planning to get a set of racelands soon. I don't view them as a super upgrade. I just view them as slightly upgraded adjustable stock replacements.
Yes sir, those are racelands bottomed out
__________________

*The I Drove to Both East and West Coast Bimmerfest Club* Member #1
@Joe__Sterling on twitter & instagram (two underscores)
Reply With Quote
  #11757  
Old 04-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Mr Gusta's Avatar
Mr Gusta Mr Gusta is offline
Fireballs inc.
Location: long Island
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,239
Send a message via AIM to Mr Gusta
Mein Auto: big turbo hellrot sedan
bottomed out?

i was 6 threads from bottoming out my racelands on the coupe and i was lower
__________________

Turbo lag is just a headstart because the chase is more exciting than the win - Abraham Lincoln
Reply With Quote
  #11758  
Old 04-09-2012, 03:54 PM
peels'bimmer's Avatar
peels'bimmer peels'bimmer is offline
LSD = yum yum
Location: Athens, GA
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 287
Send a message via MSN to peels'bimmer
Mein Auto: '95 332IS
Yeeeaaaaaahhh buddy!! I'm back into another e36. Just pick up a 95 325is with a few goodies. The PO says that the guy before him put in an s52 with an m50 manifold. But I'm not 100% sure on this. I'll have to check the numbers on the block to make sure. However, it does get up a whole lot faster than any of my other e36's.







__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRaV MaNN View Post
you never notice how ugly something is until you get rid of it
Quote:
Originally Posted by hornhospital View Post
That's what my first wife said.
Reply With Quote
  #11759  
Old 04-09-2012, 04:02 PM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 19,070
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
Welcome back! Looks good.

An S52 into a 325 body would require an OBD swap one way or the other, but it's possible.
__________________

1998 BMW 328is
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

Last edited by ZeGerman; 04-09-2012 at 04:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #11760  
Old 04-09-2012, 04:20 PM
peels'bimmer's Avatar
peels'bimmer peels'bimmer is offline
LSD = yum yum
Location: Athens, GA
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 287
Send a message via MSN to peels'bimmer
Mein Auto: '95 332IS
Yeah, he says its been swap back to obdI. Has the red label 413, been chipped for the s52 m50 manifold. Theres just a few things about it, that has me double guessing. Haven't had the time to pull stuff off, to make sure its all legit. Has a few vac leaks, cause this thing idles way to high for my liking.



The oil housing isn't metal, the vanos looks a little different. Even if this turns out to be an m52 with m50 manifold. I'm still happy, cause this car is a whole lot better than my sc3 I just got rid of!

Also, it has a fuel starvation problem. With half a tank of gas and on hard right turns only. The car acts like it wants to die. I'm not sure if it could be a dirty fuel filter, bad pump or sending unit.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRaV MaNN View Post
you never notice how ugly something is until you get rid of it
Quote:
Originally Posted by hornhospital View Post
That's what my first wife said.

Last edited by peels'bimmer; 04-09-2012 at 04:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #11761  
Old 04-09-2012, 04:41 PM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 19,070
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
Yeah, without the metal oil filter housing cap, I'd say that definitely isn't an S52. It's either an M52B25 or M52B28.
__________________

1998 BMW 328is
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
  #11762  
Old 04-09-2012, 05:11 PM
cj.surr's Avatar
cj.surr cj.surr is online now
some kid
Location: Ithaca, NY
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 10,473
Mein Auto: whiny 318
^This.

Unfortunately, I don't think you can get a good look at the vin plate while the engine is still in the car.

Whatever, M52B28 still beats an M50.
__________________
-CJ

Reply With Quote
  #11763  
Old 04-09-2012, 05:41 PM
peels'bimmer's Avatar
peels'bimmer peels'bimmer is offline
LSD = yum yum
Location: Athens, GA
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 287
Send a message via MSN to peels'bimmer
Mein Auto: '95 332IS
So I can't just take off the manifold to get to the plate? The car pulls pretty damn quick, maybe I'll get lucky and there's some s52 cams in there! The car seems to rev for ever, but, the rev limit might be gone.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRaV MaNN View Post
you never notice how ugly something is until you get rid of it
Quote:
Originally Posted by hornhospital View Post
That's what my first wife said.
Reply With Quote
  #11764  
Old 04-09-2012, 05:51 PM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 19,070
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
There's gotta be a way to access a tag without pulling the engine.
__________________

1998 BMW 328is
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
  #11765  
Old 04-09-2012, 05:53 PM
cj.surr's Avatar
cj.surr cj.surr is online now
some kid
Location: Ithaca, NY
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 10,473
Mein Auto: whiny 318
Quote:
Originally Posted by peels'bimmer View Post
So I can't just take off the manifold to get to the plate? The car pulls pretty damn quick, maybe I'll get lucky and there's some s52 cams in there! The car seems to rev for ever, but, the rev limit might be gone.
I seriously doubt your rev limiter is gone. Someone would have had to mess up the tune really bad. Does it go way past 7k? It might just be a 318 cluster that reads high.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeGerman View Post
There's gotta be a way to access a tag without pulling the engine.
Yeah, there probably is with a mirror or something.
__________________
-CJ

Reply With Quote
  #11766  
Old 04-09-2012, 05:54 PM
BMRfanatic's Avatar
BMRfanatic BMRfanatic is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: South Shore MA
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,988
Mein Auto: Bad Luck 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by peels'bimmer View Post
So I can't just take off the manifold to get to the plate? The car pulls pretty damn quick, maybe I'll get lucky and there's some s52 cams in there! The car seems to rev for ever, but, the rev limit might be gone.




Can you do this?
__________________

-Dino
Reply With Quote
  #11767  
Old 04-09-2012, 06:49 PM
peels'bimmer's Avatar
peels'bimmer peels'bimmer is offline
LSD = yum yum
Location: Athens, GA
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 287
Send a message via MSN to peels'bimmer
Mein Auto: '95 332IS
Damn! I know I can go passed 7k. I haven't tried to go that far. I'll try tomorrow on my lunch.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRaV MaNN View Post
you never notice how ugly something is until you get rid of it
Quote:
Originally Posted by hornhospital View Post
That's what my first wife said.
Reply With Quote
  #11768  
Old 04-09-2012, 08:16 PM
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
^Lol dont do that, his cluster reads wrong

And isnt there a VIN number on the head where you can access with the intake mani off?
__________________
-Usama

"The American Dream only makes sense if you're sleeping" - Lowkey
Reply With Quote
  #11769  
Old 04-10-2012, 06:33 AM
Mr Gusta's Avatar
Mr Gusta Mr Gusta is offline
Fireballs inc.
Location: long Island
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,239
Send a message via AIM to Mr Gusta
Mein Auto: big turbo hellrot sedan
same oil filter housing as my m54b30
__________________

Turbo lag is just a headstart because the chase is more exciting than the win - Abraham Lincoln
Reply With Quote
  #11770  
Old 04-10-2012, 07:48 AM
Kdoherty's Avatar
Kdoherty Kdoherty is offline
bimmerfest Supporting Member
Location: The cradle of Liberty
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,545
Mein Auto: A redhead E90
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0012.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	207.5 KB
ID:	320447   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0019.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	195.8 KB
ID:	320448  
__________________


Quote:
Originally Posted by cj.surr View Post
Drop the clutch, proceed and ain't care.
  • '06 325xi 6MT
Reply With Quote
  #11771  
Old 04-10-2012, 08:47 AM
Joe__Sterling's Avatar
Joe__Sterling Joe__Sterling is offline
Fast Cars Suck!
Location: Albany, NY
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 7,638
Send a message via AIM to Joe__Sterling
Mein Auto: '13 FIAT 500 '68 BMW 1602
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Gusta View Post
bottomed out?

i was 6 threads from bottoming out my racelands on the coupe and i was lower


Frame is <1/2" from ground

With an ET20
__________________

*The I Drove to Both East and West Coast Bimmerfest Club* Member #1
@Joe__Sterling on twitter & instagram (two underscores)
Reply With Quote
  #11772  
Old 04-10-2012, 08:48 AM
Joe__Sterling's Avatar
Joe__Sterling Joe__Sterling is offline
Fast Cars Suck!
Location: Albany, NY
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 7,638
Send a message via AIM to Joe__Sterling
Mein Auto: '13 FIAT 500 '68 BMW 1602
Dod
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1334072891.510880.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	106.7 KB
ID:	320455  
__________________

*The I Drove to Both East and West Coast Bimmerfest Club* Member #1
@Joe__Sterling on twitter & instagram (two underscores)
Reply With Quote
  #11773  
Old 04-10-2012, 08:58 AM
Shigeta's Avatar
Shigeta Shigeta is offline
Old Soul
Location: Hayward, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,943
Mein Auto: '96 328is
That's a beautiful S60R you parked next to. Pretty stock it looks like, but that sonic blue is pretty rare to see.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #11774  
Old 04-10-2012, 09:00 AM
Mr Gusta's Avatar
Mr Gusta Mr Gusta is offline
Fireballs inc.
Location: long Island
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,239
Send a message via AIM to Mr Gusta
Mein Auto: big turbo hellrot sedan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poorboysracing View Post


Frame is <1/2" from ground

With an ET20

17x8 et13 on my zhps in the rear and et 20 in the front

bottomed out no adjusters in the rear and 6 threads in the front




lol we have the same car with the same coils we cant be lower than the other unless the tire sizes are different
__________________

Turbo lag is just a headstart because the chase is more exciting than the win - Abraham Lincoln

Last edited by Mr Gusta; 04-10-2012 at 09:13 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #11775  
Old 04-10-2012, 09:20 AM
B1MM3R's Avatar
B1MM3R B1MM3R is offline
Jesse Moon Bayne
Location: Roanoke, VA
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 7,508
Mein Auto: e30, e36, e70
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Gusta View Post
17x8 et13 on my zhps in the rear and et 20 in the front

bottomed out no adjusters in the rear and 6 threads in the front




lol we have the same car with the same coils we cant be lower than the other unless the tire sizes are different
I dont get how my camber looks more neg. than yours in front lol...im at -3, do you know what yours is up front?
__________________
Jesse
"Cassie"///Mpowered 93 318is 5speed (95 m3 swap).Vaders..Bavauto short shifter..dinan cat back..sways..3.23lsd..tms chip..staggered dsII's...BCracing coilovers..F&R strut tower bar...M3 brakes..x-brace..AFE CAI
2007 X5 3.0si (Wifes)
E30 87 325e DD
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 03:39 PM.


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