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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 06-06-2011, 07:47 PM
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and just because its free doesnt mean it should go on your car.... :P


Eric..... new rims asap your are HEAVY
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:05 PM
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:08 PM
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Bummer, man. You had a great looking car. Are you getting another car now?
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:09 PM
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:12 PM
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:20 PM
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how much did you ask for it and how many miles was on her?
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:48 PM
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:21 AM
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:17 PM
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Okay to everything eric

and just because its free doesnt mean it should go on your car.... :P


Eric..... new rims asap your are HEAVY
There are only a couple style rims that I would go for unless the price was really good on something.

M-pars (preferably off a 5-series, easier to fit than the 7ers, but still a bit of work)
ACS type 3's (would probably go for these even if they were reps)
Something stock in 17s or 18s for cheap.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:03 PM
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:36 PM
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how much did you ask for it and how many miles was on her?
Got 3500 and there was 206,XXX on the ODO.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:44 PM
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Gave it a good wash and sprayed some Meguiars Ultimate Quick Wax on that I bought yesterday. My wax was still good but I wanted some shine because it was beginning to loose it's luster. So far it looks good.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:26 PM
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:34 PM
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:30 AM
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Went to WallyWorld and they didn't have enough 10W40 full synthetic for my car, guess I'll go back later. I also washed and waxed it a couple days ago, even with the clear coat it looks worlds better .
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:10 AM
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:29 AM
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Washed it last night and I'm going to "recondition" the headlights with the 3M kit after work today (they're getting a bit hazy). I'll take photos.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:31 AM
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Washed it last night and I'm going to "recondition" the headlights with the 3M kit after work today (they're getting a bit hazy). I'll take photos.
Cool. The 3M kit worked pretty well on my headlights.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:40 AM
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:53 AM
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e46's look soo much bigger on the inside, but then again the e36 is sooo much bigger inside than my e30
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:54 AM
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:55 PM
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:47 PM
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As mentioned a few posts up, I reconditioned my headlights with the 3M kit. In sum, the 3M kit is totally awesome - SOOOOO much more effective than the Meguiar's Plastx I tried when I bought the car. If your headlights are hazed up, you really need a multi-step system. My only gripe with the 3M kit is that the finest grit paste isn't quite fine enough for my taste. So after I finished with the 3M kit, I then used the Meguiar's Plastx I had laying around (which I used after the last photos in this series), which really polished them out perfectly.

Before:




After 500 grit:


After 800 grit:


After 3000 grit:


After paste polishing compound:




^I polished them again with Meguiar's Plastx after the last three photos were taken for even more luster. They look brand spanking new.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:13 AM
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:31 AM
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Now I'm considering buying some PIAA Intense White bulbs, which are supposed to be as white as white can be (and not blue) without going HID, but I probably shouldn't spend another $45 on my car... I could find ways to spend $45 on my car every day if allowed myself to...
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