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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Jan-05-2011, 10:19:52 PM   #31
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Posted a little update on page 1
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nice update

glad its treating you so well
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Old Thu, Jan-06-2011, 06:53:58 AM   #33
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BTW have you replaced your rear exhaust hangers yet? In one of the photos your exhaust seemed to be sagging quite a bit. Not sure if you knew about this common ailment among e36's. I hate it and finally ordered some this week.

Another nice touch is to add the OEM front lip to the bumper. It definitely gives the front fascia a better look. I have a lux package and added that to mine.
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I have not yet looked into the exhaust hangers, but now that you mention it, it does look that way. Thanks. I haven't looked into the front lip mainly because I feel my bumper need a alignment/respray and I am waiting until I decide what to do for that. I have been trying to decide wether or not the lux skirts are any worse than the sport, and I honestly have no preference towards one or the other. Go lux, dux, or ducks.
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Old Thu, Jan-06-2011, 04:44:54 PM   #35
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Nice update, and awesome car!

My next E36 is going to be Boston Green. I just love that color.
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Moving with an M3 FTW! When I moved from Indiana to Georgia my M3 was my DD and I was so in love with having to drive it everyday (until the miles started racking up). Now though, I don't mind putting the miles on the car. Not sure what changed.

Car looks great! Glad you are enjoying it and it has been so good to you as far as reliability.
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I've no doubt you'll enjoy the experience of the restoration as you continue to get more enjoyment out of that car.

Your relations sure have quite the property!
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Old Fri, Jan-07-2011, 12:12:32 AM   #39
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What model is that Eclipse Headunit?
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The head unit is a eclipse is a CD5030. I would have preferred to go OEM, but I really appreciate the ease of integration this provides.


About to take care of some minor issues that I know I need to take care of sooner rather than later. Here is the list:

M Coupe S54 radiator and expansion tank
Left and right tie rod ends
AKG 80A rear trailing arm bushings
Upper and lower trailing arm mount bushings (are these right? : http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...er=33321140345)
Treehouse Racing control arm brackets
AKG 80A transmission mounts
OEM RSM + reinforcement plate
Koni shocks and struts
Full shift linkage rebuild
Fuel Filter
Tranny fluid (Synchromax)
Diff fluid - probably Red Line... or Amsoil?

I am debating whether or not I should replace my upper strut mounts too, but from what I have heard it's not really something the needs to be replaced. I think I would rather save up and get some camber plates when I can. Either way I am really looking forward to the results, I know the RTABs are tie rod ends are the most worn items being replaced.

Ill be sure to post pics as work progresses.
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