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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 06-01-2019, 07:26 PM
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Who..... me? haha
Sorry I missed you when you were here! Was a crazy busy work time and barely got on the site once or twice during the week.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:51 PM
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May have lost my mind, but.....

....I'm going to try wrapping the E30. It should be a good body to practice on, since there's not a lot of compound curves or concave areas. Mostly near slab-flat with simple accent lines on the sides. I'm tired of trying to keep this cheap paint buffed. You live and learn.

Color will be bright red, very similar to Hellrot. It's 4mil 3M 1080 film I got really cheaply.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:29 PM
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Happy late birthday fellas, lol.

I also got myself a Ruger for my birthday a few months back.

How's that 20v Dewalt been working, Karl? Been looking for a cordless impact for a while and it seems like Dewalt is the best value
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Old post.... but Milwaukee fuel is the best out right now.


Unless like me you have multiple other Dewalt tools.
Totally didn't see these posts until just now... The DeWalt 20V mid-range 1/2" impact has been great. I fully agree that the Milwaukee Fuel is the best right now, but the DeWalts are still very good. I already had some DeWalt 20V stuff, so that's why I went with it rather than getting into Milwaukee. Anyhow, the DeWalt has been performing excellently, and has more than enough power to zip off lug nuts and rusty hardware. 600ft.lbs. of breakaway torque in a small package is pretty awesome.

On the topic of impacts, I just bought the Milwaukee M12 Gen2 1/4" impact last week. That sucker is a little pocket rocket!
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:44 PM
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Bummer of a Monday

Monday went pretty well until this evening. I was driving from our house to our old house and felt a big thump. I knew right away what it was. My dog, Ranger, has played Russian Roulette with cars the whole 7 years we've had him. Tonight he lost. Goodbye, little buddy!
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Monday went pretty well until this evening. I was driving from our house to our old house and felt a big thump. I knew right away what it was. My dog, Ranger, has played Russian Roulette with cars the whole 7 years we've had him. Tonight he lost. Goodbye, little buddy!
Jeez Ken! So sorry for Ranger!
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:15 PM
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Monday went pretty well until this evening. I was driving from our house to our old house and felt a big thump. I knew right away what it was. My dog, Ranger, has played Russian Roulette with cars the whole 7 years we've had him. Tonight he lost. Goodbye, little buddy!
Sorry to hear this, Ken.

Growing up, my best friend had a dog that would always chase us about a quarter mile or longer down the road as we left. She got hit at least once by someone, but lived. Some dogs just love to take chances with cars as if it's a sport. Nevertheless, RIP Ranger.
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Picked up a set of Beyern Mesh wheels, 8.5x18 and 9.5x18. Shod with new Nankang N25s, I stuck them on Ashlyn so I could get the SSRs fitted with new tires.

The clearcoat is just about all gone from the hood. Time to decide if it will be my attempt at replicating Amber's work, or try to find someone who can create a wrap from the photos I have.
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Picked up a set of Beyern Mesh wheels, 8.5x18 and 9.5x18. Shod with new Nankang N25s, I stuck them on Ashlyn so I could get the SSRs fitted with new tires.

The clearcoat is just about all gone from the hood. Time to decide if it will be my attempt at replicating Amber's work, or try to find someone who can create a wrap from the photos I have.
Wheels looking good!
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Totally didn't see these posts until just now... The DeWalt 20V mid-range 1/2" impact has been great. I fully agree that the Milwaukee Fuel is the best right now, but the DeWalts are still very good. I already had some DeWalt 20V stuff, so that's why I went with it rather than getting into Milwaukee. Anyhow, the DeWalt has been performing excellently, and has more than enough power to zip off lug nuts and rusty hardware. 600ft.lbs. of breakaway torque in a small package is pretty awesome.

On the topic of impacts, I just bought the Milwaukee M12 Gen2 1/4" impact last week. That sucker is a little pocket rocket!
I don't know about performance comparisons, but right now Ridgid has be sold with their lifetime warranties. I once had a Ridgid hammer drill and it was a shelf model because they were sold out, and it must have been dropped at some point because the chuck was always slightly off center, 3 years later I brought it to a authorized tool repair shop here in town, they didn't have the parts, so I was sent a new and updated hammer drill, which is so much better than the original, and the lifetime warranty passes on to this one too.
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I don't know about performance comparisons, but right now Ridgid has be sold with their lifetime warranties. I once had a Ridgid hammer drill and it was a shelf model because they were sold out, and it must have been dropped at some point because the chuck was always slightly off center, 3 years later I brought it to a authorized tool repair shop here in town, they didn't have the parts, so I was sent a new and updated hammer drill, which is so much better than the original, and the lifetime warranty passes on to this one too.
Rigid has always been a top end brand. Even after they moved production off shore they managed to keep decent quality.
Currently I've got a Kobalt compact impact, and pretty happy with it. Picked it up mainly because I already had the drill and two batteries. The 24V power really makes a difference in the torque.
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Rigid has always been a top end brand. Even after they moved production off shore they managed to keep decent quality.
Currently I've got a Kobalt compact impact, and pretty happy with it. Picked it up mainly because I already had the drill and two batteries. The 24V power really makes a difference in the torque.
Thanks for the feedback on that, I really never looked into them quality wise, I just went after this one at the time because there was a really good sale going. And with the shelf model I really lucked out even more because for the drill, charger, and 2 batteries I only payed $80. I really need to get a Ridgid Impact drill, as much as I love the hammer/regular drill, it doesn't get much use on automotive stuff.
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