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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 08-23-2011, 10:55 AM
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Thanks man, so far that's basically what I've read. Did you see many issues with lightened flywheels? There are so many cheap options, and the info I've seen so far is all over the place; some say its OK, others say it ruins the tranny & driving experience...
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:59 AM
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Thanks man, so far that's basically what I've read. Did you see many issues with lightened flywheels? There are so many cheap options, and the info I've seen so far is all over the place; some say its OK, others say it ruins the tranny & driving experience...
mine had an Exedy clutch and ltw flywheel in it and it was fine, the engine was noticably more responsive. just stay the heck away from manual boost controllers. and blow off valves. the engines do feel sluggish until around 2700-3000k but then the boost kicks in and its like wooooooooooooooosh.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:01 AM
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Ok, then I'll probably just stay away from the LTW because that one has a newish clutch.

Whats wrong with BOVs? I really like the whhhooooosshhhh ppsssssspsps noise
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:04 AM
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Ok, then I'll probably just stay away from the LTW because that one has a newish clutch.

Whats wrong with BOVs? I really like the whhhooooosshhhh ppsssssspsps noise
BOVS steal power because subies use a boost re circulation pipe that recycles the boost between shifts. essentially it takes the boost you could have been using and just vents it out of a cool sounding horn.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:07 AM
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Well that sucks
Arent there some recirculating BOVs out there? (I'm a complete boost noob lol)
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:10 AM
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Well that sucks
Arent there some recirculating BOVs out there? (I'm a complete boost noob lol)
i can suggest anything from Perrin and HKS. i will stand behind all their equipment.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:12 AM
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Ok thanks broseph, I'll keep that in mind as I imagine all the cool mods I want
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:33 PM
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Turbo Subies !!!!

FTW

And that's hella cheap Ryan...

They have N/A Subies here for that price...

And the Turbo ones are all devirginized.

I approve!!!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:10 PM
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Subies seem to be the only other brand that seemingly ALL bmw owners approve of
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:20 PM
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They are easy to maintain... parts are relatively cheap, that can haul ass when they are properly tuned and TURBO!!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:30 PM
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they are easy to maintain... Parts are relatively cheap, that can haul ass when they are properly tuned and turbo!!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:38 PM
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I'm loving how cheap mods seem to be, even the quality brand name things.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:41 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:43 PM
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its really growing on me, I could go grab it as soon as this weekend

Mods I know I'd be getting: Grimmspeed catless up pipe, 3" turbo back exhaust, Godspeed coilovers, Software (undecided on brand), and I found some el cheapo 17" CSL type reps with the proper bolt pattern/offset for $220 locally
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:55 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:13 PM
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I emailed the guy as bs like that irritates me, some poor sap will buy it and end up on this forum
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:26 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:46 PM
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its really growing on me, I could go grab it as soon as this weekend

Mods I know I'd be getting: Grimmspeed catless up pipe, 3" turbo back exhaust, Godspeed coilovers, Software (undecided on brand), and I found some el cheapo 17" CSL type reps with the proper bolt pattern/offset for $220 locally
What tuners are you thinking of?

Nice looking car though, the silver one. I've always liked that body style.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:50 PM
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I can't wait to look at this car this weekend. The guy said the price is negotiable, and if I can get it for less than 1k, it would be a steal. Tons of good parts. (It's a 5 speed, too.)

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Old 08-23-2011, 07:02 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:38 PM
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What tuners are you thinking of?

Nice looking car though, the silver one. I've always liked that body style.
For software? Cobb seems to be the most trusted, but its also $590
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:49 PM
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Yea my cousin has the Cobb, only stage one, it's a nice unit. TONS of features. That's what I would personally go with.
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