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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 11-22-2012, 04:02 PM
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:03 PM
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:03 PM
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No, I am going to save $600 on 2 TV's, 1 laptop, 1 3DS and 2 video games.
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I think Walmart has 32 inch flat screens for less than 15O, crazy!
Sure, but they're probably not worth owning.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:17 PM
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One TV for each eyeball?

That not a bad idea but I can only fit a 40 inch tv on my wall. Maybe I should remodel
Really I am just buy every thing for other people except for the new fora.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:41 PM
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:47 PM
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:17 PM
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ok guys...seriously need input.

probably going to be getting some fundage soon. have some priorities to address, but will have some play monies.

should i:


look for a ti and put cadence up for a bit while i try to sort out what i want to do with her...

drop a motor in cadence and get the current engine bored & stroked to 3.0 litres and then swap it back in again...(and then sell that engine)

or buy a bigger stereo system and keep it turned up so i dont hear all of the noises from cadence and remain blissfully ignorant...





could buy the motor from dino and then swap mine out, use it as a template for the supercharger manifold fabrication, and go from there...


so many ideas and whatnot....a decent 3.0 is going to be a nice chunk of coin, about as much as getting the m50 machined with pistons...

i also want to get the interior sport seats redone and out of my basement. i miss my heated seats...


thought there was a custon upholstry shop down south, fla maybe??, that did a lot of work on the e36 chassis. will hafta check into that....


just rambling away...it's the turkey. but no cranberries....i got the raspberries instead




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Old 11-22-2012, 06:37 PM
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thought there was a custon upholstry shop down south, fla maybe??, that did a lot of work on the e36 chassis. will hafta check into that....df
Sorry for no cranberries! Coulda shipped you some of ours as we had way too much food.......and still tried to eat it all.
TrimCar in Fort Lauderdale is where I got my seat covers done. Is that the place you were thinking of?
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:23 PM
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ok guys...seriously need input.

probably going to be getting some fundage soon. have some priorities to address, but will have some play monies.

should i:


look for a ti and put cadence up for a bit while i try to sort out what i want to do with her...

drop a motor in cadence and get the current engine bored & stroked to 3.0 litres and then swap it back in again...(and then sell that engine)

or buy a bigger stereo system and keep it turned up so i dont hear all of the noises from cadence and remain blissfully ignorant...





could buy the motor from dino and then swap mine out, use it as a template for the supercharger manifold fabrication, and go from there...


so many ideas and whatnot....a decent 3.0 is going to be a nice chunk of coin, about as much as getting the m50 machined with pistons...

i also want to get the interior sport seats redone and out of my basement. i miss my heated seats...


thought there was a custon upholstry shop down south, fla maybe??, that did a lot of work on the e36 chassis. will hafta check into that....


just rambling away...it's the turkey. but no cranberries....i got the raspberries instead




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if you decide to buy the motor. im pretty sure itll be here still

if not, im eventually gonna rip it apart
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:38 PM
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Working at 6:30 on black friday at a paint store? WTF is the point?

I show up and do absolutely nothing for 8 hours then leave.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:39 PM
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:40 PM
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Working at 6:30 on black friday at a paint store? WTF is the point?

I show up and do absolutely nothing for 8 hours then leave.
Better than actually having to help customers with paint for 8 hours?
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:43 PM
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Your get paid to do nothing. Why are you complaining?
I'd rather just get the paid holiday and sleep in, like the entire corporate part of my company.

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Better than actually having to help customers with paint for 8 hours?
I didn't post that to have you come here and tell me how it "isn't that bad".

I just like to complain. Don't mind me.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:43 PM
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Anybody have experience with trunk bike racks on an E36? Good/Bad idea for a long (350mi) drive at 80mph? Thinking of picking up this one off craigslist. I'm hoping it's good enough quality that I don't have to worry about my bike flapping around in the wind.

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/spo/3340543729.html
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:06 PM
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oh, and ken, you should be used to chad getting new cars every time we log on...only this time i am a little jelly....

they handle very well for a larger car, so much so that you will not realize that you are doing 80..........in a school zone.......
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Anybody have experience with trunk bike racks on an E36? Good/Bad idea for a long (350mi) drive at 80mph? Thinking of picking up this one off craigslist. I'm hoping it's good enough quality that I don't have to worry about my bike flapping around in the wind.

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/spo/3340543729.html
My dad had my brother's bike on one of those on his E38.......it flapped a bit and dug the paint in a few places It was also about a 350mi drive. I definitely wouldn't want one.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:26 PM
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My dad had my brother's bike on one of those on his E38.......it flapped a bit and dug the paint in a few places It was also about a 350mi drive. I definitely wouldn't want one.
Do you know if it was a good quality one? I'll probably tie it down as good as possible and throw a blanket on the trunk just in case.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:31 PM
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:37 PM
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Do you know if it was a good quality one? I'll probably tie it down as good as possible and throw a blanket on the trunk just in case.
Don't know anything about it, but it was in the garage forever. We tied the bike down pretty good I thought, but when he came back and I saw what happened I felt really sh*tty.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:40 PM
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Anybody have experience with trunk bike racks on an E36? Good/Bad idea for a long (350mi) drive at 80mph? Thinking of picking up this one off craigslist. I'm hoping it's good enough quality that I don't have to worry about my bike flapping around in the wind.

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/spo/3340543729.html
Wait you haz new bike?
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:45 PM
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Don't know anything about it, but it was in the garage forever. We tied the bike down pretty good I thought, but when he came back and I saw what happened I felt really sh*tty.
Damn, that sucks.
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Wait you haz new bike?
No, I has old crappy bike to ride around campus.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:48 PM
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Ah I see... Need to get my schwinn outta my parents house. Want to ride again.
And kayak. I miss em.



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Why am I awake. Ohh that's rights. I have a baby who won't sleep. Blah! lol

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Old 11-22-2012, 08:57 PM
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Camera guys Sony NEx camera.... small body big lense... is that worth it?
Not the most knowledgeable, but would lean more towards d3100 if you're looking at black friday deals.

Would be nice to have something like that for on the go and still be able to throw a good lens on it.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:58 PM
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:59 PM
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Before everyone heads back to school, somebody remember to send me a water pump/alternator/power steering pump belt tensioner cylinder for an M42, pleeeeeeze.
Just in time. I started tearing apart an M42 yesterday. I'll check it out for ya tomorrow.
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