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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 12-28-2012, 12:08 PM
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:54 PM
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Winter stance?

Gonna raise it back up after the weekend. Layed frame so hard that I stalled while leaving an Autozone lot

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:31 PM
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dont be a pansy. leave it where its at.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:40 PM
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dont be a pansy. leave it where its at.
Oh snap. He called you a pansy... now you really have to leave it as is...
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:55 AM
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dont be a pansy. leave it where its at.
Psh. Some of us actually use our car for more than the same 3 mile trip to work every day.


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Old 12-29-2012, 08:44 AM
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Psh. Some of us actually use our car for more than the same 3 mile trip to work every day.


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Amen. If I slammed my car, my daily 65mi round trip would not only be more hell than it is, but would also shred my tires and destroy my subframe on these damn freeways.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:57 AM
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:57 AM
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This my 97 318i,still in progress.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:49 AM
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tell me where i have to go and pay me the gas. i drove all the way to MD with my ride height.... 300miles.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:57 AM
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Just depends on the roads boys. On the way up to BFE there were three overpasses under construction on I95 in VA where I bottomed and I've got 4 inches between road and subframe. Probably would've popped the airbags for Franklyn and/or CJ.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:11 AM
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just go fast and pray!

thats what i do....

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Old 12-29-2012, 12:57 PM
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Just depends on the roads boys. On the way up to BFE there were three overpasses under construction on I95 in VA where I bottomed and I've got 4 inches between road and subframe. Probably would've popped the airbags for Franklyn and/or CJ.
This. Despite the outrageous amount of taxes that "go to public works," none of it goes to road work. I shred my sidewalks about 2 times a trip going 65 on the freeways here, and I'm only lowered 1.5"..
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:35 PM
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Just depends on the roads boys. On the way up to BFE there were three overpasses under construction on I95 in VA where I bottomed and I've got 4 inches between road and subframe. Probably would've popped the airbags for Franklyn and/or CJ.
You and I hit a couple of eye-openers around Baltimore, too....but you had 290 more pounds in the car then.
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:09 PM
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You and I hit a couple of eye-openers around Baltimore, too....but you had 290 more pounds in the car then.
Those were just some fender rub humps. The 3 in VA were actual x-brace hit the pavement with just me in the car class..
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:34 PM
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i bottomed out two times on the way to bfest.


doesnt matter though. i like when that happens.... just means that im low enough.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:34 PM
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:38 PM
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its just bits of metal. just replace it as it goes bye bye.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:32 PM
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its just bits of extremely expensive metal. just replace it as it goes bye bye if you can afford it.
Fixed.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:49 PM
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its just bits of metal. just replace it as it goes bye bye.
If you can make a supersprint catback from bits of metal... then I think you could have a pretty good business.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:05 AM
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Welcome! That's a gorgeous car. Is it Fern Green or some manner of blue? Hard to tell from pics...
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:02 AM
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Wow dude I really appreciate what you can do with darker cars at night. What lighting setup at you using?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:55 PM
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:41 PM
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Wow dude I really appreciate what you can do with darker cars at night. What lighting setup at you using?
I appreciate it! It's been dozens of trial shoots and hundreds of hours of editing to get a technique down. I light it with a combination of 3 lights and a wireless flash for exterior shots to get all the different highlights and all. 1 of the lights (the most noticeable strip of light that highlights the shoulders and window of the car is a custom light I've developed [still under development and fine tuning])

There wasn't a solution on the market with everything I need in a "strip light" I wanted it bright and even light, no more than 3 lbs, long battery life, easy to maintain, cheap to build and quality. I've made about 5 versions as of now and pretty much got it down!

Here's the fallout of the latest prototype of the light (Pitch black room, no editing) It provides a narrow spill that is intense in the center with a soft fallout.

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:01 AM
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