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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-03-2019, 09:26:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,028
Posted By cypher448
Re: Post Your Craigslist finds (version ?.0)

somebody better jump on that car. I mean, literally, jump on it. Put it out of its misery.


also, found a member's car randomly, looking good:...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-03-2019, 09:23:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By cypher448
Re: E36 M3s in Khalid's video

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=603239

Would've liked it more if he actually used several E36s. But its just CGI versions of the one Dakar car. You can see they all have the same...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-03-2019, 04:47:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,142
Posted By cypher448
Re: The Silly Little Question Thread

I have an armrest in my 1995, which a previous owner retrofitted in poorly (I think they used the same console) and it gets in the way of the parking brake handle. Even if it didn't I still think it...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 05:54:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,584
Posted By cypher448
Re: What are your top 5 mods?

I only have 5 mods so far so my default list is

1. Stamped Style 24 wheels
2. Dinan Exhaust
3. Stewart Water Pump
4. JT Design Rear Shock Mounts
5. Mason Engineering Strut Bar

I plan to add...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 05:31:46 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 15,579
Posted By cypher448
Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

One of the 45 Canadian Euro-Spec cars went up on BaT today:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1994-bmw-m3-7/
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-25-2019, 02:55:05 PM
Replies: 4,425
Views: 1,719,537
Posted By cypher448
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

wow that is a clean Helrot. very nice.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-09-2019, 06:10:46 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 15,579
Posted By cypher448
Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

yea Diamantschwarz was hot on the E30 M3, never seen one on a E36 though. It looks too rough for the kind of cars EAG picks up though.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-08-2019, 11:56:26 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 15,579
Posted By cypher448
Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

Yea with that price and with those listed problems, I highly doubt they're telling the whole story. Still, I thought it's interesting these are making their way to US dealers now that its been 25...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-08-2019, 10:17:30 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 15,579
Posted By cypher448
Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

first euro car I've seen on a US dealer page, Diamond Schwarz Metallic with M-Rain for 15k: https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/bmw/m3/2239781.html
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-07-2019, 07:03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By cypher448
Re: buying springs, seeking guidance

Thank you for the reply, I did notice the different suspension geometries and I guess I will stick to finding 95 springs specifically. Couldn't find a part number for coil springs for my car...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-07-2019, 01:32:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By cypher448
buying springs, seeking guidance

Shortly after I bought my 95 M3, I was surprised to learn the fairly new Sachs shocks were leaking slightly, and the ride felt awfully harsh over bumps. The PO, according to his service notes,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-05-2019, 11:59:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,044
Posted By cypher448
Re: Posted on the 964 forum, thought folks here might be interested

Speaking of which, did anyone else notice the price for new X-braces recently went up by like a hundred bucks? Seems they're like $280 everywhere.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-28-2019, 04:33:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,044
Posted By cypher448
Re: Posted on the 964 forum, thought folks here might be interested

There is just something about the smell of Vaders. Mine are beat up but they still have that alluring old school leather smell.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-17-2019, 11:40:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,762
Posted By cypher448
Re: Car shipper from CO to CA

They have ABS but 95s didn't have ASC (traction control)

It's funny, in that Car and Driver 'Best Handling' test the M3 was only 0.3 sec behind a 993 Carrera S around the Nelson Ledges track.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-22-2019, 10:24:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,435
Posted By cypher448
Re: BMW Wheels No Longer Available

Aren't the painted ones easier to refinish too?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-15-2019, 06:44:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By cypher448
Re: Struts choice (Suggestions please)

I have the Sachs as well, thinking about putting in oem Euro springs in the near future to get a slight drop
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-14-2019, 09:47:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,299
Posted By cypher448
Re: Should i buy this m3? Techno violet

If it really is in as good a condition as described then at that price, even if you bought it, drove it awhile, and later decided to sell, I can't imagine you would lose much. Techno sedans are rare....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-13-2019, 07:25:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,267
Posted By cypher448
Re: Techno M3/4/5 on BaT

True. Reminds me of 911s. Porsche literally made a million of them and prices still skyrocketed.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-13-2019, 03:07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By cypher448
Re: Struts choice (Suggestions please)

I had this same question for a while. I saw others mention the Bilsteins are a bit too harsh and valved improperly for street use. I ended up going with OEM sachs because it was cheap. But next time...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-11-2019, 08:26:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,982
Posted By cypher448
Re: The 230K E36 M3 Build Thread

"A donation has been made in your name to The Human Fund"
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-09-2019, 07:19:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,365
Posted By cypher448
Re: A What's it Worth Thread

As of January 2019, Hagerty Valuation puts a Condition 2 (excellent) car at $28,400. Interestingly just last summer that number was $23,200.

https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1995-BMW-M3
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-08-2019, 10:07:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,267
Posted By cypher448
Re: Techno M3/4/5 on BaT

227 techno sedans for NA, only 54 with black interior, rare indeed
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-08-2019, 07:28:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,267
Posted By cypher448
Re: Techno M3/4/5 on BaT

seems there have been some strong opening bids lately with this Techno, and that 20k Dakar coupe a couple weeks back. That 14k Byzanz suprised me too.

Interestingly Hagerty just put out an...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-03-2019, 08:45:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,435
Posted By cypher448
Re: BMW Wheels No Longer Available

This was recent, I was on the hunt for a stamped staggered set and noticed it on the exact day they went out of stock on ECS. I called a couple local dealers and one told me they were NLA, the other...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-02-2019, 01:12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By cypher448
Re: My Christmas present, an M3/4/5!

Ah ok yea I remember that blog, had some funny posts
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-31-2018, 08:33:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By cypher448
Re: My Christmas present, an M3/4/5!

I remember seeing this car on the Colorado BMW Facebook Group, previous owner had a blog about it, right? I agree on removing the stickers, that Dinan badge is all the 'flair' you need on a car this...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-29-2018, 10:55:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,915
Posted By cypher448
Re: Unique color M3 on BaT

I do like Byzanz, kinda predates the gold/bronze that was popular on the R8 and 911s around the early-2010s.

I know the owner of the BaT car through the E36 Facebook group. Will link him this...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-27-2018, 05:35:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By cypher448
Re: 18 year old with a 23 year old german rocket!

are some of these reps and some real LTWs? It looks like some say MOTORSPORT and some say BMW MOTORSPORT?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-18-2018, 05:02:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,982
Posted By cypher448
Re: The 230K E36 M3 Build Thread

Nice video! I think your fly was down though.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 04:59:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,398
Posted By cypher448
Re: E36 M3 in new music video for Khalid- "Better"

In case anyone's interested, Kali Uchis has an E24 6-series in one her music videos (at 0:45):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDUOLz9ZL2g&t=0m45s
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 06:02:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By cypher448
Re: WTB: Need Help Locating

No problem. That should be easier then as I saw some black panels too. You could also check the Facebook Marketplace or Craiglist, I periodically check the LA area even though I don't live there as...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 05:00:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By cypher448
Re: WTB: Need Help Locating

Probably hard to find just the one trim piece. Might try the Facebook groups: "BMW E36 World", "Socal BMW E36 Parts", etc.

Or look on car-part.com for junkyard E36s- I can't link the direct...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 06:33:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,045
Posted By cypher448
Re: M3 GT or low mile Euro 1996 M3

looks like this one: https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1995-bmw-m3-gt/

a pretty penny, but then again if he brought it over it would likely be the only M3 GT in the country. That's gotta count...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-22-2018, 09:15:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,045
Posted By cypher448
Re: M3 GT or low mile Euro 1996 M3

if you're in it for investment purposes I would think a coupe/sedan would be a better bet than a convertible. A low-mile coupe in a desirable color with the cloth interior is going to have a lot more...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-20-2018, 01:52:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,173
Posted By cypher448
Re: Dilemma

I don't know about Dakar, but I have a Mugello red car, also no clearcoat. Depending on the lighting conditions it sometimes looks exactly like Helrot or other times like at night it looks lighter,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-18-2018, 04:21:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,173
Posted By cypher448
Re: Dilemma

A PPI saved my ass from buying a 95 Avus which looked gorgeous, had low miles, 2-owner car, no rust, a responsive seller, basically it ticked all the boxes except for a set of gaudy wheels and a few...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-17-2018, 10:55:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,173
Posted By cypher448
Re: Dilemma

surface rust and a rebuilt title though
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-17-2018, 07:54:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,011
Posted By cypher448
Re: 8.5" Style 24 Stamped Wheel

I wish :/

And it's really more like $25 off since ECS raised the price of the rears last week
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-16-2018, 07:12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,011
Posted By cypher448
Re: 8.5" Style 24 Stamped Wheel

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/scratch-and-dent/36112227360sd1~o/

Looks like you can get $50 off a rear for a blemished one right now on ECS.

I also have an extra rear for sale,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 11:44:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By cypher448
Re: Want to get into a 1999 M3

Yea he was awesome. I decided on his shop after reading about his custom E46 M3 wagon. Honestly it was worth the trip just to see the stuff around his shop: E9 coupe, E28 and E34 M5s, Z8, and that...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 05:54:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By cypher448
Re: Recommendations for Bay Area shop to do auto to manual swap?

Heard good things about Performance Technic in Fremont.
Forum: M3Forum Welcome Center Tue, Nov-13-2018, 02:16:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By cypher448
Re: New M3 Owner - Colorado

Hey there. I'm kinda new as well (lurked for a while though). When I bought my E36 M3 a few issues immediately cropped up. I took it to Autosport Werks in Broomfield to have a clutch hydraulics...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 01:20:21 AM
Replies: 4,425
Views: 1,719,537
Posted By cypher448
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181113/775b7c95aed50cb978fa14946afc2db5.jpg

Hi all, still kinda new to the forum. Excited to read the stories and learn more about these cars. Here’s my ‘95

...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-12-2018, 12:06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,398
Posted By cypher448
Re: E36 M3 in new music video for Khalid- "Better"

video was filmed in Vancouver. the owner was a local dude who posted about it on reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/BMW/comments/6iuo19/my_e30_m3_featured_in_rita_oras_new_video/
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 05:56:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,398
Posted By cypher448
E36 M3 in new music video for Khalid- "Better"

Thought this was neat. Not since MIA's "Bad Girls" has an E36 had such a starring role in a music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3bfa3DZ8JM
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 04:04:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,656
Posted By cypher448
Re: Holy Hagerty Values!

I hope they will, but then again I have a 95 so I'm biased. I liked the squared off kidneys on the earlier cars and the stamped LTW wheels for 95 better versus the later polished ones. That, the S50...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 08:00:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,656
Posted By cypher448
Re: Holy Hagerty Values!

I think E36 prices will continue to rise, but a lot slower than E46s. Hagerty Vehicle Ratings issues a 0-100 score to describe a car's appreciation (50 being average and in line with the market...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 09:56:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By cypher448
Re: Want to get into a 1999 M3

Hard to judge value without pics or more history of the car. I wouldn't worry about 150k miles. Mileage isn't an issue for well-maintained car. But for 15K it better be very well-maintained. It's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 05:27:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By cypher448
Re: Is this a good deal? 97 M3/4/A

There's a very similar Alpine sedan, also with an automatic, for the exact same price on ebay right now:...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Nov-05-2018, 06:30:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,011
Posted By cypher448
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Nov-05-2018, 02:00:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,011
Posted By cypher448
Re: 8.5" Style 24 Stamped Wheel

Heads up. Some guy in Connecticut just put a whole stamped staggered set of 5 up on one of the E36 Facebook groups (BMW E36 World) for $800. Looks like they could use a refinish though.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 11:42:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,656
Posted By cypher448
Re: Holy Hagerty Values!

Hmm ok then this might've been a different car than the one I linked. I was driving past LBI's showroom in Pontiac, Michigan and saw either an avus or estoril through the windows, but I didn't get a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 04:39:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,656
Posted By cypher448
Re: Holy Hagerty Values!

Last week I passed by a local exotic car dealer that had a blue M3 in the center of the showroom, surrounded by old Alfas and air-cooled Porsches. Looked it up later and saw they were asking $45k....
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Oct-20-2018, 03:45:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,011
Posted By cypher448
Re: 8.5" Style 24 Stamped Wheel

I'm in the same boat as you. I picked up a pair of slightly-worn stamped fronts off of craigslist this summer. Then, I picked up a single refinished stamped rear last week. Figured since I got a...
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