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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 06-08-2012, 10:05 AM
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Looks nice! Another VA persone woot woot.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:46 AM
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Finally got some pictures of my girl blue posted.

Looks good. Some Griot's trim dye (THIS) and the 3M headlight restoration kit (THIS) will make it look many times better yet. Little details like that make a huge difference.

I see you have BMWCCA stickers in the window, and a number of other BMWs in the distance.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:22 AM
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Looks nice! Another VA persone woot woot.
What he said. That color is really gorgeous, they didn't make enough blue E36s, especially the non Ms if you ask me. I feel like 50% of them are black and silver.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:14 PM
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....they didn't make enough blue E36s, especially the non Ms if you ask me. I feel like 50% of them are black and silver.
I fully agree on both points.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:14 PM
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True that, I see black and silver BMWs all the time. Especially black ones that aren't maintained well enough.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:54 PM
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I really like that blue.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:15 AM
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Thanks everybody.
All the Bimmers in the background are my dad's. He's got a e46 M3, 2 E30 325i, E30 325e (doesn't run), E30 Project car with a m52 motor, and a crashed E39 525i. Mom drives a e46 325i and my sister is a traitor, whippin a 96 Audi a4.
As for the Groit's Trim Dye, I definitely need to get some of that, we have this stuff called back to black I use but it fades after a few weeks so it's not really worth it to me. I would grab the 3M restoration kit but I'll be buying myself a beautiful set of angel eyes along with smoked corners and tails from DDM Tuning. Hopefully an M bodykit at some point too so I don't have to fix the peeling/ bubbling rear bumper and extremely scratched up front one.
About the paint, I love the rare avus blue. When I got it I thought it was soo nice to be the only one with that color, but nope theres 2 other e36s in my area with avus blue. I see em about everyday, a M3 and a 4 door 325i.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:24 AM
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Thanks everybody.
All the Bimmers in the background are my dad's. He's got a e46 M3, 2 E30 325i, E30 325e (doesn't run), E30 Project car with a m52 motor, and a crashed E39 525i. Mom drives a e46 325i and my sister is a traitor, whippin a 96 Audi a4.
As for the Groit's Trim Dye, I definitely need to get some of that, we have this stuff called back to black I use but it fades after a few weeks so it's not really worth it to me. I would grab the 3M restoration kit but I'll be buying myself a beautiful set of angel eyes along with smoked corners and tails from DDM Tuning. Hopefully an M bodykit at some point too so I don't have to fix the peeling/ bubbling rear bumper and extremely scratched up front one.
About the paint, I love the rare avus blue. When I got it I thought it was soo nice to be the only one with that color, but nope theres 2 other e36s in my area with avus blue. I see em about everyday, a M3 and a 4 door 325i.
A BMW family, I see. My dad went Mercedes on me -.-
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:50 AM
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A BMW family, I see. My dad went Mercedes on me -.-
Yessir, we love those Bimmers. Just be happy he didn't choose an Ifiniti or Acura. Still good ol' German engineering. I'll always stay true to BMW though.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:56 AM
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As for the Groit's Trim Dye, I definitely need to get some of that, we have this stuff called back to black I use but it fades after a few weeks so it's not really worth it to me.
Yep, I tried Back to Black in the beginning, too, but it came off after a few car washes and the trim ended up looking worse than before I had put it on. The Griot's trim reconditioner is actually dye, so it permanently dyes the trim black, and does not wash off. I did mine over a year and a half ago, and it still looks great. As far as I'm concerned, the Griot's trim dye is the only stuff on the market that actually works. It's worth every penny.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:43 PM
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I use Back to Black, works fine for me.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:13 AM
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:51 AM
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Looks familiar. 'Cept cleaner.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:02 PM
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:35 PM
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I've been thinking of changing my original E36 front spoiler to an M style. But this lip looks like a nice addition, looks clean too!


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Old 06-10-2012, 08:43 PM
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:47 PM
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Ah, I see now. Looks a million times better when you can't see those rust holes.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:09 PM
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Agreed.

Bought a few stickers today too.


After 10 people asking me if i was on airbags today at a car show i said **** that. and bought a Static sticker. haha.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:19 PM
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:03 AM
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:43 AM
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Did you slap an M3 vinyl on your hood?

Also you should uninstall those seats, put them in a very large box, and mail them to me.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:15 AM
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Car looks good man, but get that m3 vinyl off asap.
Franklyn your car looks good man!
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:26 AM
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:28 AM
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Car looks good man, but get that m3 vinyl off asap.
Franklyn your car looks good man!
Thanks guys


its not perfect but i do what i can.


Its been a long road of a few mods here and there but its slowly coming together.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:59 AM
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After 10 people asking me if i was on airbags today at a car show i said **** that. and bought a Static sticker. haha.
Lol really? That's funny.

The rear is spot on though bud.
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