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      11-22-2017, 08:00 AM   #1
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Finally got an m3

Bought the nicest e36 for the money I could find. Will be mostly track car, occasionally driven to work when it's nice out. It's a god damned blast to drive
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      11-22-2017, 11:19 AM   #2
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Good looking e36 m3. Enjoy!
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      11-23-2017, 12:20 PM   #3
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Thanks! It has much more powER THAN I expected which is a pleasant treat. Has Dinan "tune" from nack in the day and dinan carbon fiber cold air intake.
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Thanks! It has much more powER THAN I expected which is a pleasant treat. Has Dinan "tune" from nack in the day and dinan carbon fiber cold air intake.
Congrats, mind if ask how much she set you back?

Btw you'll probably want to replace the harness bar with a half cage (CCA and NASA won't pass that for tech inspection). For auto-x that's fine though.
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Congrats on the new ride. Looks pretty clean.
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      01-03-2018, 12:47 PM   #6
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Thank you, I got lucky for sure
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Car looks and drives 10x btter with those cheap coilovers gone and the suspension completely freshened up, as far as ride height goes d
Those are dinan springs...
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How fast does it feel compared to the 330i? I always thought these two cars would be pretty evenly matched when you compare stats.
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Similar power to weight ratio... but a few bunfred less pounds, a lot more camber really makes it fun at the glen. The 330i is no doubt a great jack of all trades though.
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Congrats. The old e36 are stubborn old mules and can go for decades of track day fun.

Yours was a 'luxury edition' with the faux wood trim inside. The 8-way power seats BMW installed weighed about 90# each. Comfy but good riddance for anything fun. The two-bar front mouth insert is irreplaceable.

I got some screaming good deals on new fender liners and radiator belly pans from Taiwan on rock auto recently. Search by part number, they weren't listed under make/model.

I could go on writing a book with recommendations, but it's nothing that hasn't been written 1,000 times before.

Enjoy
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Whats the difference between the e36 handling and e90?
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Whats the difference between the e36 handling and e90?
the e36 if properly setup should be mch better at handling. It is a lot lighter than the e90. On the other hand, the e90 has a much better suspension design and you can run much more tire and power.
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the e36 if properly setup should be mch better at handling. It is a lot lighter than the e90. On the other hand, the e90 has a much better suspension design and you can run much more tire and power.
Not only better suspension design. The chassis is stiffer too. Weight is about the same. E36 m3 is about 100lbs lighter. The e9x will out handle the e36.
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