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Old 01-31-2013, 07:00 PM
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:34 PM
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Thank you! Found 1 picture' still getting used to BimmerFest site. Posted in M3 by mistake. But I am looking to buy 1999 M3 (excited). What can anyone tell me about e36 M3's what should I know going in. Currently own three other 3 series. Best car ever was a 1997 328i.
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I am looking to buy 1999 M3 (excited). What can anyone tell me about e36 M3's what should I know going in. Currently own three other 3 series. Best car ever was a 1997 328i.
Any particular reason you are focusing on '99? I know that it is the last year, so it is likely to be "younger" in a number of ways. But, if you are interested in the ultimate driving E36M3, may I suggest the '95, which has unique front suspension configuration? Of course, these days, it is hard to find an unmolested example of any E36M3.
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jkrit...I agree sir..95m
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:18 AM
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where to find stock M3 rims for e36

Would like to find factory rims for a M3 e36 can anyone help?
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:42 AM
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why an 99M

Focusing on a 99 because i found one relatively clean. Pristine interior minor exterior blemishes great lines, and it is white on black. That is the only reason i am on a 99. Owned a 98 328i for 10yrs best car i ever owned. I kind of want to recreat that joy and figure e36 M is a good place to start. Wanted to hear from an owners point of view?
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Would like to find factory rims for a M3 e36 can anyone help?
I have had good luck with wheelsandcaps.com for refinished genuine BMW wheels. Also salvage yards like car-part.com, although getting a set of four that match may be tricky. If you go on e-bay, make sure you are not getting replicas.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:28 AM
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rims and 95m susspension follow up?

Thank you for your help. PS - Have found an intreguing 95M e36. What are the suspension configurations that make this model yr special?
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Suspension on the '95 is like the rest of the E36 M3s. There may be subtle differences, but it's the same as the non-M to M transformation.

The big change is the engine. 1995 M3 has the OBD1 S50, while the 96-99 have the OBD2 S52.

As far as handling goes, the 95 came stock with square wheels and tires, but those are pretty easy to change. I wouldn't assume that everything is stock on the car unless the owner can prove it.
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