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Thread: E36 318is slow build

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    Default E36 318is slow build

    hi guys new here and im useless with money so dont expect anything show winning, here she is.
    mods i dont have pics of include - welded diff, short shift linkage, powerflex bushes, e30 arms, de-cat, K+N cone.
    july 2011: standard

    sept 2011: coilovers and carbon wrapping




    decmber 2011: style32s + amber corners



    love this site, its the whole reason i got a BMW after owning 8 vauxhall astras a mk4 golf and a b5.5 passat
    thanks guys

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    Good work so far, needs better wheels though

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    looks good, respray the wheels silver and it would look 100 times better

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    put the 225/35s on the front and 225/40s on the rear.
    front arch isnt touching tyre now so when i have time ill drop it a few mm more, until i get hold of an arch roller and some more hucentrics.

    still not sure on the amber corners. need to get a new bumper too after some heavy curb damage.

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    rolled the arches. couldnt manage to get a flare for whatever reason though.


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    put another 10mm spacer on the front now making it effectively et35 (225.35.18 8.5j)


    the highest point is around 22 7/8

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    fresh coat of paint for the wheels and clear corners back on.





    need to get some camber and spacers on the rear now(already got 10mm) more money i dont have until new year.

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    Does not want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booooost View Post
    Does not want
    Not very constructive is it?

    OP, you got some good progress going, I think it would look great with some amber indicators, the clear ones look a bit lost on the car.
    Quote Originally Posted by MommysLittleMonster View Post
    Internet high five for you.

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    i keep seeing thos wheels everywhere now. But they look good and its a nice car !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Booooost View Post
    Does not want
    yeah thanks for for your input there.
    Quote Originally Posted by nellydragracer View Post
    Not very constructive is it?

    OP, you got some good progress going, I think it would look great with some amber indicators, the clear ones look a bit lost on the car.
    i swapped the ambers over when we did the wheels, they just made it look odd. the amber and black were a nice combo, and now i feel the clear and silver suit each other more.
    Thanks.

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    went to a drift practice day, had fun but want to get a second car that i can just ruin.



    and a shot with my mate in his 328i, its on coilovers but wound up quite high because hes silly.


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    now running 20mm spacers front and rear.
    effective et 30 and 27.

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    Nice coupe...
    '09 VW Golf MK6 2.0 TDI DSG
    R lookalike

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    going to get hold of some 17s next pay check so this will be the last pic on these wheels.
    10j rears I'll end up ruining the stance but I'll give it a go.

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    local meet:






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    just a few pics i like



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    Good looking silver surfer man! But for some reason the 18" look to big in my opnion for your E36.

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    ordered the 17s like 2 weeks ago and finally arrived this thursday -

    also ordered a new front grill holder as mine is shot
    got dish??


    straight to my tyre man to get the 255 and 235 ripped off and binned then i couldnt resist having a sneaky look how they sit, this is with 3* camber



    the 215.35.18 8j im currently running:

    and finally one all cleaned up

    they appear to have polished lips once upon a time but neglect has left them looking tired and old, so ill be refurbing them before getting tyres fitted.
    specs: front 17x8j et 10. rear 17x10j et17. tyres will be 195.40.17 front and 215.40.17 rears.
    should be more updates this weekend
    once theyre done im deploying to Jordan for 2 months and leaving the car with a friend to do a few little jobs.
    thanks for looking

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    Looking forward to seeing these fitted mate

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    well had a productive day today


    nothing but dish, very weak pic lol


    then after driving a few miles and hearing strange noises discovered the rim lip was hitting the arch lip on full compression.
    bugger. So went to see my mum and have a think, was watching her dog fussing over some little toy and though WOW thats what i need, a bump stop:

    so stole the toy off the dog (thanks Sofi) and went and but it inside the rear spring

    and it worked! win! no more arch lip contact happy days.
    more pics tomorrow as i reconstruct my rotten rear arches.

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    i thought it looked good with the wheels painted silver, maybe some spacers.

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    Nice. Need better pics!

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    your spring adjuster is in wrong buddy it should be at the top

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