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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 11-29-2011, 02:54 PM
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:55 PM
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Isn't that bad for handling??
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:16 PM
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Not if you have Matt's suspension.

Body roll is preferably controlled by the springs and not sway bars, which is why race cars often run insanely stiff springs, but comparatively thin sway bars. Since we cannot get away with running such stiff springs on the street, we have to control body roll by using thicker sway bars and softer springs.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:23 PM
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Well technically I have one of the worst suspensions here.....


Still on badly blown OEM shocks and lowering springs. All OEM bushings until recently. My coilovers will be here shortly though.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:28 PM
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yea I cant wait to get my rear m3 sway bar on and see the difference, if any.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:29 PM
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Well technically I have one of the worst suspensions here.....


Still on badly blown OEM shocks and lowering springs. All OEM bushings until recently. My coilovers will be here shortly though.
What coilovers you get? also does anyone sell a complete bushing kit for out cars that cover all the suspenion componets?
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:30 PM
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Matt, the TRM coilovers don't use a rear sway, right?
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:31 PM
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TRM coilovers.


I don't know of any kit out there, powerflex sells a lot, and I think AKG sells ALL of them.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:32 PM
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Matt, the TRM coilovers don't use a rear sway, right?
You can, but it's recommended not to.

So that saves money, plus they include camber plates, plus front sway bar end links, and rear shock mounts.

I still have a ton of other things to order though, suspension wise.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:22 AM
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Matt you're gonna poo your pants when you take that first drive through twisties on the new coils.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:16 PM
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Finally adjusted my hood gap to how it was before the swap. Still looks like ass... But a muchhh better ass.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:21 PM
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Matt you're gonna poo your pants when you take that first drive through twisties on the new coils.
I know

It's funny that everyone says now how nice my car handles.....

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Finally adjusted my hood gap to how it was before the swap. Still looks like ass... But a muchhh better ass.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:28 PM
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:43 PM
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I've had these for quite some time now lol. Bottle cap tires were bald and it was near impossible to accelerate without spinning the rear wheels so I decided to buy a new set of wheels with tires instead of dropping a few hundred on new 14" tires lol. Win/win...

Plus, m50 + 14's = spinning all day. I didnt get to actually enjoy driving the car till I got these wheels.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:13 PM
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I actually like them. I want an E30 so badly.


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Old 12-01-2011, 02:03 AM
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What coilovers you get? also does anyone sell a complete bushing kit for out cars that cover all the suspenion componets?
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http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-16...t-package.aspx
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:11 PM
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Today I vacuumed out the interior and did my quarterly under-hood cleaning in preparation for tomorrow's gigantic car show at the track. Should be over 1300 cars there, but a solid 50% of them will probably be annoying Hondas with fart cans. Another 20% will be stupid FWD VWs with plaid all over everything (driven by ridiculous owners who wear flat-brimmed hats, drink Monster soda (whatever that is), and wear pants that are somehow simultaneously absurdly tight in the legs, yet also baggy in the ass), and the remaining 30% will actually be interesting cars.

When I was cleaning in the engine bay, one of the rubber hoses connected to the secondary air pump all but disintegrated as I cleaned it, so I stopped by the parts store and cut a length of new rubber hose (wonder what the dealer would have charged for the same part - I paid $0.59). I have yet to install it, since I got a late start today and daylight is so scarce.

Anyway, I'm going to wake up early tomorrow, brew some strong coffee, put it in a thermos, head to the car wash to clean the outside of the car, and then roll out to the track. I'll be taking some photos tomorrow (although it will be hard with such a huge crowd), and I'm also going to carry a notepad to tally up the make/model of every car I see broken down. The last time I participated in a big event like this, which was a 3 hour drive across the mountains with over 1000 cars, about 95% of broken down cars were VW or Audi products.
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Another 20% will be stupid FWD VWs with plaid all over everything (driven by ridiculous owners who wear flat-brimmed hats, drink Monster soda (whatever that is), and wear pants that are somehow simultaneously absurdly tight in the legs, yet also baggy in the ass)
There's a guy I with who fits this description perfectly, except he doesn't currently drive a VW, though he used to drive a GTI.
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