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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 06-27-2012, 03:15 PM
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Is it really that loud (assuming you have cats)?
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:29 PM
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Is it really that loud (assuming you have cats)?
yeah my exhaust is stock from the manifolds up to where the RSC36 starts. its just a straight through set up.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:33 PM
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:35 PM
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Huh, maybe you're running rich then.
now THAT is a possibility. i have so many drivability issues it's sick. Won't right right when cold. Drops revs and stalls. revs hang. power delivery isnt consistant. I can't figure it out though, I reconnected all the busted Vac lines and found the sensor that plugs into the fuel rail and goes to the vacuum line near the VANOS and still, same old snotty engine.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:26 PM
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If I use too much throttle below 2k rpms my entire cabin is filled with something that sounds like a skrillex song frozen on the drop. Sh1t's ridiculous. I sort of want to swap it out, but then again I haven't seen any other person with a B&B tri-flow on an E36, and it does sound like angel porn under full throttle.
You wouldn't be the only one who reports droning from the B&B Tri-flow. A local guy here is trying to sell the B&B on his M3 due to drone. I was about to buy it, but then I did more research and found others complaining of the same thing.

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No drone to speak of, however if you don't like loud gunshot popping then it might not appeal to you.
I think all of us here like that. I certainly do, because racecar?
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:27 PM
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My dinan pops and crackles right after i let off gas or push in clutch to shift gears...I LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEE it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:28 PM
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:30 PM
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hell. yes. that Ti is sex. and those wheels are just purely amazing.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:39 PM
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I found a set for 400....

might have to pick those up.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:41 PM
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You wouldn't be the only one who reports droning from the B&B Tri-flow. A local guy here is trying to sell the B&B on his M3 due to drone. I was about to buy it, but then I did more research and found others complaining of the same thing.



I think all of us here like that. I certainly do, because racecar?
It's not the worst thing in the world, not bad enough to spend money getting rid of it. Interestingly enough, installing my headers made it drone less and made it a bit quieter down low. It's loud as sh1t under throttle though...

Mine pops and burbles when I'm off the throttle too.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:42 PM
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Yeah, those are pretty awesome wheels. A bit on the JDM stance side of things, but still pretty good.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:50 PM
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My exhaust has little to no drone and its pretty free flowing.


long tube headers, cats deleted, and vibrant straight through muffler is pretty quiet at idle and on the highway.



yea karl I think they look great with the lines of an e36, but its funny you say jdm because the wheels are as domestic as they come

GNX wheels

I will have to run a 195/40/16 for them to fit

but that setup will be taller than my current 18 inch setup (215/35/18)
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:52 PM
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My exhaust has little to no drone and its pretty free flowing.


long tube headers, cats deleted, and vibrant straight through muffler is pretty quiet at idle and on the highway.

yea karl I think they look great with the lines of an e36

I will have to run a 195/40/16 for them to fit

but that setup will be taller than my current 18 inch setup (215/35/18)
195's? woof. and I though my 205's were skinny
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:33 PM
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Frank, those wheels would look sexy on your car with gold centers. Why such a small tire? Is the offset ridiculously low?


The trunklid on that ti... Looks like somebody got happy with bondo.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:37 PM
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Shiiiit. Well, at least they're 16s, so you'll be able to get away with it without raising the car.
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yea karl I think they look great with the lines of an e36, but its funny you say jdm because the wheels are as domestic as they come

GNX wheels
Yeah, it's not that I think the wheels themselves look JDM, it's that a lot of JDM people have similar wheels on their Japanese cars, which is pretty funny. The do look good, though. Didn't those also come on some of the limited edition Trans Ams?

EDIT: Yes, they did. They were on the 20th anniversary edition T/A.


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Is it really that loud (assuming you have cats)?
yeah its hella loud.

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yeah its hella loud.

Hey Ken did you neighbors bitch at you after me and my bro left?
no haha, but they call the cops on me at least twice a month for coasting down the street in 1st gear at 20mph
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Hey I've been there!

I don't have a great memory of it, we were on a 4 day Mediterranean cruise and I think we just spent an afternoon poking around the city. Its surprisingly urban. I also remember the cab drivers considered speed limits as rough guidelines.

I like the 'vert, a small drop and taking off that M badge would help out a lot.


Thanks guys, i love BMW's i had a few too, i was thinking of taking that grill badge off too. im glad to c that there are E36 inthusiasts around the world
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A buddy of mine just got a new camera and wanted to test it out on my car. Here are some shots that came out pretty decent.



















(Please ignore the lack of bumper mesh. Still working on that.)
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