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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 03-19-2012, 05:31 PM
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wow that looks like a lot of camber!!!!




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Old 03-19-2012, 05:37 PM
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Mind you, the camber can be adjusted (haven't touched it yet) and the rear of the control arm is just chillin there lol.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:06 PM
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Have you been running those HP Plus pads before, or are they new, too?
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:08 PM
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New, haven't had the 4 piston calipers on yet, or the M3 rears.


So all the brakes will be new, pads, rotors, calipers, lines, and fluid.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:17 PM
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Your car is going to feel totally different on so many levels.

PS: What's the status on the head gasket repair?
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:26 PM
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I know, I'm pretty excited! I've had many of these parts for YEARS.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:24 PM
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Haven't touched the HG yet, trying to find a .140 first.

Picked some things up from the blaster today:




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Started on the Wilwood install:

Trimmed backing plate:



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Gonna press these in tomorrow and the front will be done minus bleeding the brakes and alignment.



Anyone know if the fat end of the bushing goes towards the front or rear of the car?
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:34 PM
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I think they do, but double-check that first.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:38 PM
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woah woah where the heck you find studded hubs?
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Huh? lol didn't answer the question:


"Anyone know if the fat end of the bushing goes towards the front or rear of the car?"
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:39 PM
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woah woah where the heck you find studded hubs?
I put new hubs on, and purchased studs long ago. Bimmerworld and many other sites sell them. I hate not having them.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:45 PM
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Oh, sorry, I meant that I think the fat end goes toward the front, but double-check. They go toward the front with most poly FCABs, so I'm assuming yours are the same.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:49 PM
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Yes I would assume, I'm pretty sure these will be easy to pull out too if something is wrong.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:27 PM
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uhh....they go this way....


-O O- in the vehicle. the 'fat end' points inwards...the bevel should be indexed to only mount 1 way and have the bushing inward.


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Old 03-21-2012, 07:52 PM
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Wow! Everything in that wheel well is so nice and clean!
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:09 PM
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Thanks! It's all new.

Installed my AKG control arm bushings and greased them up.



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Also pressed in the rear wishbone bushings.

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unfortunately I found out I need spacers to make the front wheels fit.

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Old 03-23-2012, 01:34 PM
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I love your updates, Matt. Do you need spacers due to the brakes, or the struts, or both?
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What are we discussing Dino?

Thanks Karl. More coming in a few. The wheel touches the strut.

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Old 03-23-2012, 06:19 PM
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Progress made today:


Homebrew spacers, cut down the old rotors then lath them. Walah!













Rear setup is ready, minus camber arms (not pictured)




Rear end torn apart and ready for install:









Two of my homebrew 6mm spacers was enough to clear the wheel from the strut, so I'm going to purchase 2 12mm for the fronts. The 6mm will work perfect for the rear.


Ran into a moment, I forgot my 325 axles won't work in these hubs! Anyone have a spare set of the bigger ones? Not sure if it's just M3 or 328 as well.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:15 AM
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^+1 I'm sooooo jealous, keep up the good work I'm sure we'll cross paths one day...
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:18 AM
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Hey I've got slide on 1/4 spacers PM me if you want them think I got 2 maybe 4, I def don't need em I'm slammed with lots of rubber
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:23 AM
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Pm'ed you, you really should use the ones I have cause they are milled nice and flat
6.35mm = .25in

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What are we discussing Dino?

Thanks Karl. More coming in a few. The wheel touches the strut.

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