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Thread: Guess I should do this now. E36 oldschool

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    Default Guess I should do this now. E36 oldschool

    Started out in February of this year with me wanting something to drift a bit and daily, and so I found a 1997 BMW 328i. Black, four door, completely stock and beat to hell. For $850, it was worth it, I suppose. It ran, and made the three hour trip home without a hiccup. Awesome. Fast forward six months and here we are, far from stock and surprisingly still alive.

    Maxpeed rear camber arms
    Maxpeed coils
    Speedway motors steelies in 15x10 6in lips, squared.
    3.5in flares
    Random interior stuff (headrest pillows, steering wheel, seatbelt covers)
    Suspension bushing refresh
    Cai
    Third gen firebird wing

    That's pretty much it, just a low daily beater but it's my first lowered car.
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    That wing works really well.

    -1993 535i/5 NA-T

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSBolger View Post
    That wing works really well.
    Thank you. I had it lying around and it had a good look to it. One test fit and I knew it belonged.
    2 328i e36's
    Saabaru linear 2.5na
    Various projects.

    Intro;
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    Love the E36 Platform, welcome to the Forum!

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    Thanks man, been here a bit but my car was lame so I was just lurking until I had something worth posting up
    2 328i e36's
    Saabaru linear 2.5na
    Various projects.

    Intro;
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    looking good!

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    IMG_20181002_154845620_HDR.jpg

    Literally nothing at all has changed with the car, but figured you guys might appreciate more pictures.
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    2 328i e36's
    Saabaru linear 2.5na
    Various projects.

    Intro;
    http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/sh...19#post1598619

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    Very cool. Was considering buying one for my girlfriend, she wants to learn how to drift. I used to drift a lil bit in my Toyota Pickup in around 2010. Jeez! 8 years ago. Anyways, how does it perform for drifting?

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    Would be better if it were manual, but it handles very well for it's size. Recommend camber arms, coilovers, and strut tower bars.
    2 328i e36's
    Saabaru linear 2.5na
    Various projects.

    Intro;
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    Like a month after I got it there was a charity car show and I decided to enter just for giggles. Pre coils (shortened springs) with my wheels from the firebird on it. The rears were 15x8 with 3.5in lip and fit very well. I wish I had a full set.
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    Saabaru linear 2.5na
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    Intro;
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    Anyone know of any good metal flares my tire won't chew through? Driver's side was mounted too low and is basically toast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quillhill36 View Post
    Anyone know of any good metal flares my tire won't chew through? Driver's side was mounted too low and is basically toast.
    I forget what I saw used before for DIY metal flares, but I know it was cheap. I swear it was like a webber grill or something as stupid as that sounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    I forget what I saw used before for DIY metal flares, but I know it was cheap. I swear it was like a webber grill or something as stupid as that sounds.
    Car is going full sendy so the flaresaren't as much ofan issue anymore. plus i lost p/s soits damn nearimpossible to drive at the moment.
    2 328i e36's
    Saabaru linear 2.5na
    Various projects.

    Intro;
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    Good foundation for $850. Definitely has potential!

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    Nice e36 got a 1992 1.8 but keeping it stock factory stock

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