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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 03-26-2011, 10:13 PM
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Yes Ken, I still have the steelie on the other side, but don't tell anyone.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:40 PM
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:40 PM
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Yes Ken, I still have the steelie on the other side, but don't tell anyone.
Ok, your secret is safe.

The guy that bought my extra Beyerns said there's a couple of places in Mobile that do quality wheel straightening and repair. What me to pursue finding out who/where?

I found one wheel repair place in Pensacola:

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Old 03-27-2011, 06:14 PM
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Yeah, I've reserached a few places around here but most of the reviews I've read about them say they're pretty sketchy. Like guys showing up in unmarked vans and taking your wheel then never calling back or picking up.

I'll give that one a shot though. I have another place lined up that might work, just haven't got around to calling them yet. Tomorrow.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:41 PM
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i got a wheel refinished the other day...


looks amazing i drooled for 2 days and now i have to get the other three redone so it looks as good....


los the car looks sexy, just get spacers front nd rear

you dumped it... now you have to flush it
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:01 AM
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Updates:

- Removed rear spoiler for now (well, it removed itself).
- Seatbelts have finally been anchored down after like 2 months.
- Bought new black grilles, but they suck ass so now I'm sanding and repainting the stock ones again.
- Still have not sold old wheels.

Last but not least I graduate another segment of training on Tuesday and I get to go home on Sunday!



















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Old 05-15-2011, 08:26 AM
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Los... if you wanna trade wheels..
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:03 AM
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Need to get rid of them...I'm changing commands in less than a month and there's no way I'm moving them with me or shipping them home.

I'm sure the welds are scaring people off.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:32 AM
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:02 PM
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Los I was forever sanding and repainting my grills until I tried that plasti-dip stuff. It works really well and no more chipping and flaking. I got it at home depot for like 6 bucks
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:31 PM
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Totally forgot about plasti-dip. That is what I shall do.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:44 AM
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the only thing about plasta dip is it really needs to cure a few days.. otherwise it will scratch off pretty easily
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:01 PM
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Cell phone quality.

Anyways, due to certain circumstances (my DS fog light HID ballast falling out of my bumper and blasting down the road in my rearview) I am going back to regular fogs. Now I know some, if not most, are against this, but I'm thinking of lightly frenching them. I think it goes well with black.

Not looking for a decision from you guys as that will come down to me in the end but your opinions would be cool. Thoughts?
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:08 PM
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:11 PM
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If you wanted to go back to regular fogs but wanted yellow, I'd get some PIAA H1 ion crystal bulbs. This will allow you to retain the white lens, but have yellow light output. Maybe you're going for a yellow lens though. They aren't cheap though...
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:13 PM
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and yeah I vouch for Nokian hyper yellow H1's they are currently in my highs and fogs

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Old 07-06-2011, 07:18 PM
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The PIAAs are over $50 per set. Lotta coin for some bulbs...
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:21 PM
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Ok, your secret is safe.

The guy that bought my extra Beyerns said there's a couple of places in Mobile that do quality wheel straightening and repair. What me to pursue finding out who/where?

I found one wheel repair place in Pensacola:

Alloy Wheel Repair Specialist
Pensacola, FL 32501
850-525-9949

There's a whell repair shop here in salt lake. They do good work. PM me and I will get you there address and number.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:29 PM
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^Wheel has long been repaired. Thanks though.


And actually, I would probably prefer a yellow output with white lense. Those bulbs are pretty expensive though. Haven't seen too much on them after some research though. I'm just weighing options right now.

I would do frenched lenses no problem, but I think white lense with yellow output would tickle my fancy a little more.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:59 PM
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You can probably find cheaper alternatives to the PIAA bulbs. They tend to be on the higher end of the price spectrum.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:41 PM
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Hey Los, I know this is off topic but I have some style 68s that I'm going to put on soon. You have coilovers, right? How big spacers did you need to clear the fronts and backs?
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:43 PM
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Joe, any pics of your setup?
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:49 PM
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CJ, I am essentially slammed and am currently running no spacers anywhere.

In the very near future however I'll be picking up 15mm's for the rears and then a little further down the road I'll get 5mm's for the fronts.

The rears are less than the width of my pinkie finger from rubbing the trailing arms. I've been running them like this since like April with no issues though.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:22 PM
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Alright, cool. I was just worried because my stock bottle caps rubbed the front coils, so I put in 8mm spacers. I was hoping that should be enough and I guess it definitely will be. Maybe I'll even put them in the back if I have enough clearance in the front. Thanks.
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