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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 11-16-2011, 06:19 PM
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I'm talking about the cable sleeve, it's pressed onto the hub in the rear.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:30 PM
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:33 PM
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:42 PM
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:43 PM
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Those are some meaty tires on the back of that quad! Looks like fun.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:49 PM
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Meh, not real meaty. I have a 4X4 Yamaha Kodiak, winch, heated grips, etc for playing in the mud, but it blew up...again...lol. I just had it rebuilt a month ago, so that should be fixed for free.


I bought this because it was cheap, a 2 stroke, and it will be crazy fun on my little dirt track. The thing weighs around 350lbs, and has around 20hp. 6 speed with clutch.

With a lot of mods, it should have close to 40hp, and be able to keep up with almost any quad.


Now for the suspension gurus, my shock mounts are built onto these coilovers, are there still rear shock reinforcement plates I need?
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:11 PM
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Now for the suspension gurus, my shock mounts are built onto these coilovers, are there still rear shock reinforcement plates I need?
Yep, you'll still want the reinforcement plates on the top. I'd also get reinforcement plates for the front strut towers, too.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:17 PM
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Z3 Reinforcement Plate
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Mounts on top of the rear shock
Fits coupe and sedan models only

Z3 mounting plate for added support at rear shock mounting point.

Does this mean between the rear shock and shock tower? I don't see how that would help with my shocks. Maybe if it went above the tower.


And yes, I will get the front plates for sure.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:20 PM
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I think the quad needs turbo charging .

Edit: Yes, reinforcement plates go on the top, well, that or I did it wrong .
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Yeah, the rear shock tower reinforcement plates mount on top of the shock tower (inside the trunk), whereas the front strut tower reinforcement plates mount underneath the strut tower (on top of the strut support bearing/camber plate).
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I think the quad needs turbo charging .

Edit: Yes, reinforcement plates go on the top, well, that or I did it wrong .
That would be sick!

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Yeah, the rear shock tower reinforcement plates mount on top of the shock tower (inside the trunk), whereas the front strut tower reinforcement plates mount underneath the strut tower (on top of the strut support bearing/camber plate).

Gotcha, ECS' description seems misleading.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:27 PM
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Sweet Matt!! Now get em on!!
Eventually, too many other things to put on.


Still need front and rear rotors, front and rear shock reinforcement plates, new rear upper control arm bushings, powder those arms, rear camber arms, powder the rear trailing arms, and maybe a few more things.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:33 PM
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Gotcha, ECS' description seems misleading.
Yep, they install like so:

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Lol cool it Franklyn.


I will do it eventually, don't you think this site gets any money elsewhere??
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Suspension is next weekend (hopefully), then new HG time yay!!!





In other news, if anyone needs door handle work, LMK, this is the fourth time and I've mastered it. I had it out in about 20 minutes. Brand new one from ECS on the way as well as the lock cylinder thingy from CJ.





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New head gasket?! What happened (aside from the obvious)?

And I'm glad you can be called upon for knowledge regarding door handle replacement. I'm sure I'll have to deal with that eventually.

Your car sure does look great, though.
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Nah, not too bummed, just that I have to buy another hg lol.


I had a feeling it was going, it's still perfectly drive-able, no real signs, and no problems. I noticed a little while back my rad hose stayed hard. Today after some boost I pulled the cap and there it is! haha


I believe something happened when the accessory belt snapped a few months back, the needle swept to the right somewhat right when I turned it off. So the head may be slightly warped or cracked, we'll see.

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Just kidding :P You car looks awesome. Could you write up how to remove the handle, etc. ?
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There is a writeup online somewhere I followed to first time, which I still follow today IIRC. It was a PITA the first time, but kinda cake now.
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