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    Thread: The 'you need an E36' thread

    1. Geriatric Member AKADriver's Avatar
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      10-08-2012 03:17 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      Oh ok, is there a site that a refresh kit can be purchased from?
      LMGTFY

      http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E36-328...Kit/ES1831866/
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      10-08-2012 03:21 PM #52
      Really like these specific E threads in TCL

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      10-08-2012 03:40 PM #53
      If I were to do it all over again (Non-M):


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      10-08-2012 03:42 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by DeathKing View Post
      If I were to do it all over again (Non-M):

      what front spoiler is that?

      Also, I've just been made aware of a trunk wiring issue that can cause fires... good to know. easy to fix, just need to diagnose the wires in the trunk harness


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      10-08-2012 04:49 PM #56
      awesome thread! I own 3 e36s, I love these things. A 94 325i vert, a 98 328 sedan, and a 99 M3 vert. I've never gotten around to taking proper pics, but here are a couple cell phone shots.
      Sorry for the bad quality, there all I have for now.






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      10-08-2012 04:56 PM #57
      ^^^

      Reminds me of Clueless :







      and The Chase:

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      10-08-2012 04:59 PM #58
      lol, I had never seen clueless, but my coworkers made endless Charlie Sheen jokes after seeing the red one the 1st time.

    8. 10-08-2012 05:33 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by jrsmitchell View Post
      Hey TCL, long time lurker first time poster. Good thread



      I believe there are only four genuine E36 Alpinas in North America - two B8 and two B3. I'm lucky enough to own a B3 and would love to have a B8 too! Mine is a B3 sedan in Hellrot red. It was imported from Japan to Canada a few years ago. Here's a few pics:
      Beautiful car.

      I'm thinking about an 3.0 or 3.2 B3 Coupe or Cabrio. Great cars, classic BMW straight six at it's best.
      Last edited by StringTheory; 10-08-2012 at 05:35 PM.

    9. 10-08-2012 05:43 PM #60
      My Estoril blue vert with a manual trans. It was a 99 and I got it with 100k for $4500. Other than the a couple rips in the drivers seat it was nearly perfect and had all its maintenance kept up on. So far it's been 10x as reliable as our VW.



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      10-08-2012 05:49 PM #61
      picking this up tomorrow morning. Can't wait:


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      10-08-2012 06:03 PM #62
      I love them but I could never live with the steering wheel. Any upgrades that keep the airbag? Not that a 13-18 year old airbag would be that great. Well there are some 18 year old airbags that I'd love to cushion my face at a high rate of speed, but that's neither here nor there.
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      Moderators: lock it up. TCL is not worthy of this thread.

      Lock it or ban me, because one of us has to go.

      335- 12.2@115

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      10-08-2012 06:12 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by are you listening View Post
      My Estoril blue vert with a manual trans. It was a 99 and I got it with 100k for $4500.


      Beautiful car. What a steal at 4500. You could double your money overnight.

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      10-08-2012 06:14 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Internal Combustion View Post
      I love them but I could never live with the steering wheel. Any upgrades that keep the airbag? Not that a 13-18 year old airbag would be that great. Well there are some 18 year old airbags that I'd love to cushion my face at a high rate of speed, but that's neither here nor there.
      Euro SRS wheel:





      Feeling lucky? Non-SRS wheel:



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      10-08-2012 06:14 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by are you listening View Post
      My Estoril blue vert with a manual trans. It was a 99 and I got it with 100k for $4500. Other than the a couple rips in the drivers seat it was nearly perfect and had all its maintenance kept up on. So far it's been 10x as reliable as our VW.


      Auto or stick?
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      10-08-2012 06:18 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Auto or stick?

      Appears to be stick, and for sale:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...5-speed-manual

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      10-09-2012 12:16 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      Oh boy that might cause some controversy.

      Quote Originally Posted by Internal Combustion View Post
      I love them but I could never live with the steering wheel. Any upgrades that keep the airbag? Not that a 13-18 year old airbag would be that great. Well there are some 18 year old airbags that I'd love to cushion my face at a high rate of speed, but that's neither here nor there.
      Hahahahahaha

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      10-09-2012 12:30 AM #68
      It's been several years but I've been missing my old one quite a bit...

      dc


      m3 in the fog by Daniel Crouch, on Flickr


      late april 2005 018 by Daniel Crouch, on Flickr


      m3_desktop mary's peak by Daniel Crouch, on Flickr


      m3 fresh clean in feb 06 010 by Daniel Crouch, on Flickr

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      10-09-2012 12:38 AM #69
      ^^^Perfection.

      Dan, what headlights are those and how did you wire the city lights?

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      10-09-2012 03:48 PM #70
      I just bought a nicely kept 1997 M3 Sedan. Its in amazingly good shape, never seen a winter despite living all of its life in Vermont. Everything except the radio works, has a few light mods (drilled rotors, bilstein shocks, wheels). Only issue I had originally is that its an automatic, but for my purposes (daily driver in city traffic, occasional baby hauler), I kind of like having it. Has 136k miles, and I bought it for $5900, which as far as I can tell is a very decent price.
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      10-09-2012 04:03 PM #71
      Sounds like a great deal.

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      10-09-2012 04:11 PM #72
      Posted this one here before, but last year we found this '93 325i for $1200 and drove it home for my kid's GF.



      It's needed a water pump and a coil pack and a basic tuenup, but that's it mechanically. It also needed both front window regulators because the PO trashed them trying to install a **** stereo system. Luckily he hadn't had it long enough to truly trash it and was using the money to go buy another Civic. It's been a good car for her since we got it.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      10-09-2012 04:48 PM #73
      I love my e36s!











    23. 10-09-2012 05:24 PM #74
      Gotta say Dan, your M3 was very clean.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dan337 View Post
      It's been several years but I've been missing my old one quite a bit...

      dc


      m3 in the fog by Daniel Crouch, on Flickr
      GLi : M3 : CX5
      OSD#2

    24. 10-09-2012 05:29 PM #75
      more BRG GT goodness

      GLi : M3 : CX5
      OSD#2

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