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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 09-22-2014, 08:19 PM
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First M3, hopefully it lasts.

This thread is basic now, but pics for now.



















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Old 09-22-2014, 08:28 PM
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I think you made the right choice on the wingless. It looks better but you probably lost about 100hp and 25,000lbs of downforce in taking it off. Lol.


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Old 09-22-2014, 08:37 PM
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That thing was on CL for at least a year. I remember we discussed it. Enjoy dude.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:33 AM
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:32 AM
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Judging by the trailer, I'm assuming it's non-operational?

Oh Franklyn, you're such a masochist.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:43 AM
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What about the details?
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:47 AM
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I think you made the right choice on the wingless. It looks better but you probably lost about 100hp and 25,000lbs of downforce in taking it off. Lol.


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No wing, agreed. It's a clean look for a classic design. I like the front splitter, subtle. I am a personal fan of the sedans (my friends make fun me ) but the coupes make sense as a daily driver or track/auto-x car. I prefer the sedan because I am peeved by having to move my seat when hanging out with my buddies and want to tag along. Have fun, I'm sure you will.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:59 AM
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I went to see the car a year ago I'll Input a little if Franklynn doesn't mind....110k on the car 70k on the motor dove/avus 95. Carbon hood...sealed sunroof...pulled fenders...raceland headers I believe..mixed coil over suspension 5 speed.


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Old 09-23-2014, 11:22 AM
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Cool deal. Does the car run and drive? Have any issues? Looks really clean inside especially.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:33 PM
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Car ran great last time we were there. We took it on a test drive and the thing just screamed. Should be in the same condition (minus the 6 speed it had) ran like a top from what I can recall. Interiors missing some trim pieces and a headliner but, was pretty nice. I think the paint on it was a little iffy. But it's a great project car and that's why we buy old German sports cars. He who has not mechanical reasoning has no business owning one of these. Unless of course you have deep pockets.


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Looks like a good starting point! RRT is local to me, I wonder what work they did to the car (if any).

Needs better rimzz.
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I just remember Franklyn saying how tired of wrenching on needy E36s he was. Can't imagine this one will be any different.
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I just remember Franklyn saying how tired of wrenching on needy E36s he was. Can't imagine this one will be any different.
^This!^

LOL! I give one week or less for the bitching about E36 issues to start!

But that being said, I think it's a wiser buy than the E90 was. If he'll stick with and work through the refurbishment it will be just as good a car (if not better) for a lot less $$$$$$$$.
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Old 09-23-2014, 02:35 PM
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The key is to finish a project through to completion, rather than buying a used car, spending a bunch of money fixing some of the issues, then giving up and selling at a loss and starting all over again with a different car.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:13 PM
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Judging by the trailer, I'm assuming it's non-operational?

Oh Franklyn, you're such a masochist.
It ran good so far. 75 miles today alone and not any mechanical issues.

Tomorrow it'll be up on the lift.
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The key is to finish a project through to completion, rather than buying a used car, spending a bunch of money fixing some of the issues, then giving up and selling at a loss and starting all over again with a different car.
Einstein's definition of true insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.....
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:16 AM
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I have faith in you Franklyn! Finish it through man, it's so rewarding!
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Love the color. I'm happy for you, Franklyn!

Now everyone think positive thoughts so I can find a cheap M6/M635. (hint: there ain't no such animal)
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http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/4670584526.html
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:27 PM
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Looks like a good starting point! RRT is local to me, I wonder what work they did to the car (if any).

Needs better rimzz.
My old style 5's are coming to this car very soon.

And the car is track prepped everywhere i turn. Including a roll bar too. And the car is from Maryland.
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I just remember Franklyn saying how tired of wrenching on needy E36s he was. Can't imagine this one will be any different.
I hate myself. So i have to punish myself quite frequently
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^This!^

LOL! I give one week or less for the bitching about E36 issues to start!

But that being said, I think it's a wiser buy than the E90 was. If he'll stick with and work through the refurbishment it will be just as good a car (if not better) for a lot less $$$$$$$$.
Nice find Franklyn!
Im taking most of my parts off the old car to use as backup/selling
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The key is to finish a project through to completion, rather than buying a used car, spending a bunch of money fixing some of the issues, then giving up and selling at a loss and starting all over again with a different car.
My 323 has all the parts i want. M3 has all the motor i want.
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I have faith in you Franklyn! Finish it through man, it's so rewarding!
Almost finished the last one, this body is a lot cleaner. Came from Maryland.
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Love the color. I'm happy for you, Franklyn!

Now everyone think positive thoughts so I can find a cheap M6/M635. (hint: there ain't no such animal)


If its the right body then it'll be the right car.
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Awesome

I think that's a great deal and I'm hoping it all comes together as you've planned. M3's cost a fortune where I live, so you're on a winner at that price. Noticed the steering wheel appears to be on the wrong side (lol), but apart from that it looks awesome.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:23 AM
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First on the list: Torn intake boot, it'll be here tomorrow for 20$
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:31 PM
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So far the wheel studs are awesome, but won't allow center caps, the paint is all mismatched, intake gurgles at me, ripped intake boot, LTW wing is defiantly going on the car, style 5's look good on the car too.






so far so good. Had it up on a lift and it looks good under there too!!


need 10mm spacers that are hub centric and will work with wheel studs too. Not enough poke even with et 20
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I use a set of 10mm spacers that are hub-centric but do not extend the hub - combine those with the Turner Motorsports hub extenders and you are good to go. Not sure on brand of spacers. Anyway, it all works with the Bimmerworld Race studs. I can try to find the spacer brand for ya.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:12 PM
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yeah if you could that would be awesome. i would need at least 10mm
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