Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-13-2012, 08:48 AM
TnT817's Avatar
TnT817 TnT817 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,667
Mein Auto: 1993 325i 4dr
Im back into the game!

Well some of you may of remembered me buying a truck and selling my e36 about a year ago. These cars just get so damn addicting. So I'm back with a 01 330ci in Sienna Red with sport package, 5sp. I've had the car for about 3 weeks. Drove 3 hours away to get ahold of her. Completely unmolested car owned by an older man with all service done at a BMW dealership.

Already started putting my touch on the car. Picked up some H&R race springs from a local, got 35% tint, Re-did the wood grain with red microsuede, black kidneys, Magnaflow 14815 muffler with 2nd res delete, and HID fogs.

Here's a couple pictures since this thread is useless without them!

PS: these pics are without the race springs. Haven't got any pics of it yet

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
__________________

Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 11-13-2012, 08:50 AM
hornhospital's Avatar
hornhospital hornhospital is offline
D'oh, You kids!
Location: In the Grumpy Chair
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 14,151
Mein Auto: 1995 318is / 1993 325is
Welcome back, even though it's not an E36. Nice ride!
__________________
Quotes to live by:
guessing gets expensive...drivinfaster
nothing is more expensive than a cheap BMW...c4harpe13

Ken Kanne, Silverhill, AL, E36 Forum Mod/Craigslist addict/Hoarder of all sorts of stuff
BMW-CCA #441426
1995 318is "Bebe"; 1993 325is "Elvira" 1985 635CSi "Katja" 1984 633CSi "Sylvia"
HAVE I HAD MY MEDS YET?

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-13-2012, 08:53 AM
TnT817's Avatar
TnT817 TnT817 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,667
Mein Auto: 1993 325i 4dr
I lied I did find a pic of the car with the H&Rs. The rears didn't settle yet. This was fresh outa the garage.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-13-2012, 08:54 AM
TnT817's Avatar
TnT817 TnT817 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,667
Mein Auto: 1993 325i 4dr
Quote:
Originally Posted by hornhospital View Post
Welcome back, even though it's not an E36. Nice ride!
Thanks Ken! I know I looked at a few e36's but decided I'd try out an e46 since I already did an e36.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-13-2012, 09:52 AM
E36 Phantom's Avatar
E36 Phantom E36 Phantom is offline
I Am The Machine
Location: Somewhere Between The Valley & The Bay
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 20,402
Mein Auto: Dreier, Fünfer & Siebener
Welcome back man!

Looks very clean, but I can't stand the red trim.....like, at all........sorry.

That's a great exterior color though.

Sent from my LG Revolution 4G using BimmerApp
__________________
// Chad // 2001 BMW 740i M-Sport // 2002 Lexus LX470 //
// 2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 // 2000 Kawasaki Concours 1000 //
// 1998 Honda CBR900RR // 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 250 //



Quote:
Originally Posted by SlimKlim View Post
You're a derbanana
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-13-2012, 11:42 AM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 18,758
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
Hey, welcome back! I'm not a fan of the red interior trim, either, but that is an awesome exterior paint color. Looks like a great car! Any other plans for the near future, or are you just going to drive it as is for a little while? Time for a cooling system, trans fluid, and diff fluid refresh?
__________________

1998 BMW 328is
1966 Pontiac GTO
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5-door
View my photos: Caught in the Wild
For sale: E30/E36 front sway links
For sale: OEM E36 328 catback
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-13-2012, 10:02 PM
TnT817's Avatar
TnT817 TnT817 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,667
Mein Auto: 1993 325i 4dr
The red interior didn't look very good at first, but once it was all done it grew on me. For some reason in the pics the red shows up brighter than it actually is. Flash maybe? It is actually a somewhat darker red that matches the exterior pretty well.

The PO already had everything overhauled at the dealer within the last 10k miles. FCAB's, control arms, cooling system (they put a stewart water pump in it!!), new shocks/struts, and did tranny, and diff flush, oil change, and last but not least new brakes all the way around!

Oh theres already plenty of plans ahead! Orion V2's, smoked corners, and smoked bumper reflectors is the girlfriends contribution for christmas. I will be getting smoked tail lights (possibly LED's but still not sure how I like them), factory homelink, lower bumper inserts painted satin black with the headlight surrounds too, UUC SAC eliminating clutch and a ltw flywheel will be here before the end of the year. After that I will probably get a set of FK silverlines, and CSL 18in reps, but as we all know the list will never end.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-14-2012, 10:25 AM
petriej's Avatar
petriej petriej is offline
Cruising 280 Top Down
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,088
Send a message via Skype™ to petriej
Mein Auto: '99 M3 Cab & '05 X5 4.8is
My brother's E46 coupe is the same color. It grew on me.

He drives it like a grandma and still gets CHP attention!
__________________

GGC BMW CCA #443004
Join the BMW CCA!

Quote:
Originally Posted by hornhospital View Post
Jared, why don't you just put "It's Giubo" in your sig? Save a lot of typing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by e36 miguel View Post
this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
2005 X5 4.8is Le Mans/Black/6spd Steptragic
1999 M3 Cabrio TiAg Metallic/Dove Grey/Black 5 Speed Manual
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1997 328iC Schwarz II/K/K 5MT SOLD 5/2012
2004 645Ci Mineral Silver Metallic/Black 6MT RIP 04/2011
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-14-2012, 01:51 PM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning ECSTuning is offline
Instructor of the Stig™
Location: Wadsworth, Ohio
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,946
Mein Auto: Hover Car on Wheels
Welcome back!
__________________

Have questions? Need answers? Live Chat us! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
sales@ecstuning.com | customerservice@ecstuning.com
Customer Service Hours: M - F 8:00am - 8:00pm EST | Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm EST
Sales Team Hours: M - F 8:00am - 11:00pm EST | Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm EST
800.924.5172 | OEM BMW Part Number Search
Do you love surveys? Click HERE to take our Customer Satisfaction Survey!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-14-2012, 03:03 PM
FenderBender's Avatar
FenderBender FenderBender is offline
Needs Boost
Location: Hicktown, PA
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 11,193
Mein Auto: Red Sled
Nice! I saw it on facebook the other day. I kinda dig the interior, minus the tan-ness.
__________________
Turbo Build Here


Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-14-2012, 03:12 PM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 18,758
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
I think it would look better if the shifter surround remained black and the horizontal line on the dash was a darker red. But anyway, it looks like a well cared for car.

BMW is doing a similar thing with the new F30s:

__________________

1998 BMW 328is
1966 Pontiac GTO
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5-door
View my photos: Caught in the Wild
For sale: E30/E36 front sway links
For sale: OEM E36 328 catback

Last edited by ZeGerman; 11-14-2012 at 03:15 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-14-2012, 03:16 PM
FenderBender's Avatar
FenderBender FenderBender is offline
Needs Boost
Location: Hicktown, PA
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 11,193
Mein Auto: Red Sled
Eh, don't really like that armest/knob/offset thing they have going on there in the center console. Odd.
__________________
Turbo Build Here


Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-14-2012, 03:17 PM
ZeGerman's Avatar
ZeGerman ZeGerman is online now
Warm Leatherette
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 18,758
Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 328is
It's probably pretty nice from an ergonomic standpoint, though.
__________________

1998 BMW 328is
1966 Pontiac GTO
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 5-door
View my photos: Caught in the Wild
For sale: E30/E36 front sway links
For sale: OEM E36 328 catback
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-14-2012, 07:31 PM
TnT817's Avatar
TnT817 TnT817 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,667
Mein Auto: 1993 325i 4dr
The shifter surround was wood grain to start with :/. The material is actually darker than the pics because the flash I think.

Have you guys been to khoalty.com yet for lighting? I got a set of led interior lights for the whole interior for 40 bucks. Pricing is the same as ddm but without the issues. Thought I'd post this site up because I was t sure if you guys have heard of it.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms