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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 04-25-2012, 07:37 PM
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Wow, that's a hell of a deal you got.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:46 PM
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Wow, that's a hell of a deal you got.
CJ, I like the Style 68's on your car. It gives me a good preview for mine.. Thx. As for the deal, yes. I thought so. I was trying to get them for $200, but willingly paid $250 for the set. I will hold them for my next BMW (most likely a E46 M3).
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:10 PM
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CJ, I like the Style 68's on your car. It gives me a good preview for mine.. Thx. As for the deal, yes. I thought so. I was trying to get them for $200, but willingly paid $250 for the set. I will hold them for my next BMW (most likely a E46 M3).
Style 68s will not look good on an e46 m3... The offset is way to high...
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:24 PM
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:06 PM
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Today, not on MY Bimmer, but Amber's.....we put these Carbon Fiber splitters on Ashlyn. Amber's had the parts for more than two years. She couldn't get anyone to drill the holes and install them, and no one would touch them. I honestly don't understand everyone's fear of drilling carbon fiber parts. There's nothing to it. The stuff drills just like fiberglass, and is actually less likely to crack or split than fiberglass. It took less than an hour to install these splitters and braces, including lots of talking while we worked.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:08 PM
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I like, where did she get them?


But why oh why wasn't the bumper replaced first? And are the braces actually needed?
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:25 PM
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She has the new bumper, but it isn't painted yet. When that's done we'll swap everything over. That is her DD, so it can't be down for any length of time (and why she's looking for an E30 to DD so she can park the E36 and do some serious refurbishment).

The splitters are from DDM. I sure missed my chance on getting some of those....they had a close-out on them last year, and the last pair of them went for $50+ shipping. Amber paid a LOT more than that for hers.

The braces actually stiffen it up a lot. The outside ends can flex a bit, but the inside ends are solid. She's getting another pair of struts to put on the outer ends. They were cheap...$15 a pair. I don't know where she got them, but they are very nice. Not cheapo construction at all.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:14 PM
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I'm washing her tomorrow so I'll have some more pictures after that, didn't realize you'd taken so many pics Ken!

Exactly what he said as to why I haven't done the bumper yet. Plus, my closet likes having a bumper in it.... As soon as I get my E30 I'll be able to get all the paint right on Ash, which includes the bumper. Honestly, I'm not wanting to get the paint and all done until she isn't my daily, cause I work half an hour away from home and that means I'm getting a ton of rock chips on the front end (and one on one of my wheels ). Already have to get a new front windshield, AND it's lovebug season and I don't usually get more than one day off a week so..... yeeeeaaaahh.

Oh yeah, and everyone I spoke to about drilling the carbon fiber was absolutely freaked; totally convinced that it would shatter as soon as the bit was put to it, so freaked ME out too. Yay for Ken! They're so gorgeous on. Totally changed the profile of the front end, way more aggressive. They also made her faster as I couldn't manage to stay under 85-90mph average on the long drive home....
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:08 AM
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Style 68s will not look good on an e46 m3... The offset is way to high...
Brad/Moeman10 - good to know! I am confused now because I have seen them on a non-M3 E46? And the offsets are the same, 41 front, 50-51 rear (reference Style 67's)?

Oh, well, I will uses them on my E36 then.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:12 AM
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bimmerbarbie - I like too. Very nice.. Nice job Ken.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:15 PM
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way to go ken, and nice to see you again amber
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:19 PM
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Brad/Moeman10 - good to know! I am confused now because I have seen them on a non-M3 E46? And the offsets are the same, 41 front, 50-51 rear (reference Style 67's)?

Oh, well, I will uses them on my E36 then.
Stock E46 M3 offsets are much much lower.


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Ever get your wheel situation resolved? If so, I demand pictures...
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:58 PM
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Took the contours of the blue car and threw em on the black car

rolled the fenders on the black car



Now I rub going over a bump or turning a certain way lol
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I'm washing her tomorrow so I'll have some more pictures after that, didn't realize you'd taken so many pics Ken!

Exactly what he said as to why I haven't done the bumper yet. Plus, my closet likes having a bumper in it.... As soon as I get my E30 I'll be able to get all the paint right on Ash, which includes the bumper. Honestly, I'm not wanting to get the paint and all done until she isn't my daily, cause I work half an hour away from home and that means I'm getting a ton of rock chips on the front end (and one on one of my wheels ). Already have to get a new front windshield, AND it's lovebug season and I don't usually get more than one day off a week so..... yeeeeaaaahh.

Oh yeah, and everyone I spoke to about drilling the carbon fiber was absolutely freaked; totally convinced that it would shatter as soon as the bit was put to it, so freaked ME out too. Yay for Ken! They're so gorgeous on. Totally changed the profile of the front end, way more aggressive. They also made her faster as I couldn't manage to stay under 85-90mph average on the long drive home....

So, it's tomorrow....pictures?
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:04 PM
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Elvira got a new windshield today.....and I found a crack in the windshield on Bebe. It's only money. Another $240...........
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sorry to hear that ken...probably going to be putting one in the e28 soon...



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Old 04-27-2012, 06:11 PM
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The 6er needs one, too. That'n will be a bit more than $240.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:16 PM
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not sure what the e28 will cost. haven't looked yet.

hope to get it started, though, tomorrow. after i finish teh porchez.




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not sure what the e28 will cost. haven't looked yet.

hope to get it started, though, tomorrow. after i finish teh porchez.




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Serious, if those damn porches aren't done by August I'll head south a couple days early for BF.c and give a hand.

As for you Miss Amber, you broke my heart, I thought we had something special. I miss you.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:10 PM
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they'll be done, they'll be done... jeez yer soundin like mrs df now...

srsly, tho...just has been super busy with work and have this weekend off so i can finish.

it shouldn't take too long, as most of the difficult stuff is done.

the last little bit will be scrape and paint, which i don;t really care to do but will muddle through.

i really want to get the e28 started, though, so i have to get the porches done before i can do that.

mrs df said so...

and cadence needs some attention...not feeling the love anymore.....




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I just bought this cooling system refresh kit. even got them to swap the 88c t-stat for the 92c for no charge. i'll be sourcing the remainder of the parts for the coolant refresh from pelican (coolant, brass bleeder screw, and possibly tensioners and pullies).
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Today I replaced the microfilter using the DIY on Doug's Domain http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/diy/microfilter/. The job was easier than the brakelight switch replacement last week. The old filter looked a lot older than 15k miles.
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Really? I thought it was a pain. How long did it take you? I think I need to do mine.
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