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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-18-2018, 08:30:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Baby ///M3
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-18-2018, 07:21:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Baby ///M3
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-18-2018, 07:17:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Euro radiator cover

My fault!

I misread your initial response and assumed you meant #5 when you wrote 5.

Which expanding nut under #3 should I order? The one with 7868 ending numbers or the one with 6114 ending...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-18-2018, 04:59:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Euro radiator cover

Your advice is well appreciated.

What I wanted to know is how many of #4 and #5 I should order. Is it one each? Could you help clarifying which part number I should use since there are two part...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-18-2018, 02:01:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Euro radiator cover

Nice! Are you still running the original alternator?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-18-2018, 01:39:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Euro radiator cover

If I may confirm, just order #4 and #5, one of each, and use the rest of my exiting hardware (screws and nuts from my stock cover)?

There are two part numbers under each item. Could you clarify...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-18-2018, 01:33:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Euro radiator cover

Thanks for the info, Dave!

I just ordered a carbon fiber euro radiator cover from Karbonius today. Will post pictures when I get it installed. :)

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-18-2018, 01:31:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Euro radiator cover

Thank you.

By lack of cooling, I was referring to the problem that an euro radiator cover creates in a US spec M3, which also came with an air duct that cools the alternator.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-17-2018, 05:47:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Euro radiator cover

Awesome!

Many thanks!

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-17-2018, 02:46:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Baby ///M3
Euro radiator cover

I am thinking about replacing my U.S. spec radiator cover with the one from the euro E36 M3 or even a carbon fiber one from Karbonius. I know the euro radiator cover can be installed in U.S. spec E36...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-21-2018, 08:37:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Thoughts on bolt-ons for Dinan/RMS Stage 2 Supercharger

Yeap. I also posted in FI section of the other forum and got some good feedback from the helpful guys there. :thumbs:

The Bosch water pump is definitely good and circulating properly. That was the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-20-2018, 09:56:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Wheel Refinishing in LA for LTW wheels?

Where about in LA are you located?

There's a place called Jason's Wheel Repair in Chino. I've used their service in the past and was pretty happy with the results.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-20-2018, 05:04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Baby ///M3
Thoughts on bolt-ons for Dinan/RMS Stage 2 Supercharger

Hello all,

I am hoping to improve the performance and reliability of my supercharger setup, which is as follows:

Dinan/Vortech V2 supercharger
RMS aftercooler
RMS 8-rib setup with 6 crank...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-14-2018, 06:10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Premature damage to O2 sensors and cat converters

Got the fuel tank vent valve replaced and the check engine light seemed to have gone away for good (knock on wood).

I just hope I won’t have issues with the O2 sensors and cats again. ��

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-09-2018, 09:07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Premature damage to O2 sensors and cat converters

Thank you for the info!

Please let me know if you get any positive results from TRM. I still have my Dinan tune as well but I don't know if it's safe for me to use it with my current setup.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-09-2018, 08:37:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Premature damage to O2 sensors and cat converters

Did you end up getting a new tune?

If so, from whom?

Thanks.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-09-2018, 03:51:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Premature damage to O2 sensors and cat converters

Oh man that doesn't sound like good news.

What did you do to resolve this problem?

Any thoughts on how software can cause this evap issue to begin with.... ?

Thanks.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-09-2018, 01:08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Premature damage to O2 sensors and cat converters

LOL!

No kidding. This issueís been bugging me for years!

Thank you, though. Itís the fifth shop that Iíve tried to get this issue resolved. Iíll report back when I get rid of this problem for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-08-2018, 02:30:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Premature damage to O2 sensors and cat converters

Yes. Unfortunately the smoke test didnít reveal anything thatís suspicious. :(

Any ideas?

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-06-2018, 11:40:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Premature damage to O2 sensors and cat converters

The computer printout I was giving says code 254.

I got my software from Nick G. after I provided him all the information about the hardware on the car.

Is there a way to diagnose whether the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-06-2018, 06:48:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Premature damage to O2 sensors and cat converters

Sorry Braymond. Some more questions please.

Does this issue cause any loss of power?

And if I don't get this issue resolved, will it cause my 02 sensors and cats to go bad the next time I am...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-06-2018, 06:41:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Premature damage to O2 sensors and cat converters

Many thanks you for your help!

I'll look into these areas. Glad to know that I can at least isolate this issue to one area and won't have to look all over the place.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-06-2018, 05:32:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Baby ///M3
Premature damage to O2 sensors and cat converters

99% of my car is pretty much sorted out but throughout the past couple of years my car's been plagued with a "major evap. leak" code. Every now and then I get a check engine light after driving 30-50...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-22-2018, 04:34:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,378
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Want new tune for my 98

Thank you for your advice and comments.

I looked into E85 and it looks like it won't be easy for me to get it from local gas stations here.

I am open to the ideas of slightly decreasing the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-21-2018, 03:28:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,378
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Want new tune for my 98

Unfortunately, most gas stations here only carry 87/89/91 octane gas. Perhaps I can mix 100 octane race fuel with 91 to get a better result?

I would love to get a smaller supercharger pulley or...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-21-2018, 01:44:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,378
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Want new tune for my 98

I am sorry to take this thread a bit off topic...

What size of crank pulley or supercharger pulley is needed for an intercooled supercharged S52 to make 400rwhp?

With Nick G.'s tune my car made...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-21-2018, 01:32:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,378
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Want new tune for my 98

RMS included its software as a package deal. I had a pleasant experience dealing with RMS but only decided to go with another tuner because of the mixed reviews I read on the forums about its...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-21-2018, 01:15:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,378
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Want new tune for my 98

I had a Dinan/Vortech supercharger on my E36 M3 before I upgraded it with a RMS aftercooler setup and M50 manifold.

The hardware alone was more than $3k from RMS. The package included 42lbs...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-09-2018, 11:18:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Thank you for the update!

Would love to see that car again for the sake of nostalgia.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-09-2018, 10:42:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Speaking of Alan Taur, what happened to his Avus 95 M3 coupe?

The guy was so ahead of his time that he was installing electric rear windows on his M3 with 7 series parallel wheel when most people...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-09-2018, 04:52:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,878
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Dakar Distraction

Hahah... LOL! :D

I just feel that newer cars make things so convenient for us that we often forget what driving is all about.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-09-2018, 01:58:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,878
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Dakar Distraction

I think objective measures are easy to compare and contrast. Subjective ones, on the other hand, are not quite easy.

crqflier: I understand where you're coming from. In terms of performance,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-04-2018, 06:00:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Thank you, Jim!

I realize that Stephen also contributed to this writeup. I apologize for not giving him the credits. Thank you, too!

Below please see the writeup from 1999:

Date: Sun, 05 Dec...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-04-2018, 01:06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Thank you all again for your comments and feedback.

I've decided to put the Dinan sway bars away and instead, install a set of AC Schnitzer (Eibach) f/r sway bars. I am also going to weld a set of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 07:42:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Nice turbo M3

Very nice car!

Given what the owner's done to the car he's probably still losing money even if it sells for $25k.

I agree with Braymond to the extent that the more stuff you throw at an E36 the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-11-2017, 03:33:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,965
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Xbrace and comfort

Back in the days people loved the x brace because it protects the undercarriage components.

It stiffens up the chassis on my old 325is considerably but I did not notice too much of difference in...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Nov-07-2017, 01:16:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By Baby ///M3
AC Schnitzer floor mats

Does anyone have a set of vintage AC Schnitzer floor mats, preferably for the convertible model for sale?

Thanks!

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-06-2017, 04:06:24 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 18,376
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Very nice restoration project!

I, too, bought my Dakar yellow M3 without even seeing it in person. :)

And I use the same type of oil for my six-speed supercharged S52. Used to run them in my...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-01-2017, 03:30:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,200
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: E36 M3 coil overs

Any votes for AST 4100/5100 series coilovers?

Another great choice is Moton coilovers.

I have AST 4100 with Vorshlag camber plates. They ride extremely well and I am very pleased with them.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-25-2017, 06:53:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Got it.

Sorry for misreading your post!

Sounds like you have a great setup. I have AST 4100 coilovers, Vorshlag camber plates and purple Powerflex bushings on my car. Since I already have a set...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-24-2017, 06:38:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Thanks for your feedback.

Great setup! Is your front sway bar the 22.5mm M version or 27mm non-M version? What are your other suspension components?

I think generally it's best to not tighten...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-23-2017, 09:01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Dinan front sway bar question

I actually have Eibach sway bars on my E36 and was wondering if it's worth it to swap them out for another set.

I'll check out the ST bars.

Thanks again for your help!

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-23-2017, 08:47:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Thank you for your help, sir!

Does the non-M bar fit the M3?

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-23-2017, 08:31:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Baby ///M3
Dinan front sway bar question

Has Dinan ever made a 27mm front sway bar for the E36 3 series?

My understanding is that Dinan's 22.5mm front sway bar is slightly thinner than the stock 96-99 M3's. However, I've come across a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-19-2017, 04:12:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,400
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: E36 M3 with Automatic - YES, Automatic - Transmission

My supercharged 98 M3 was automatic before I converted to an E46 six-speed manual with custom 3.64 rear diff. The automatic was plenty quick for me but not very engaging to drive.

My DB9, for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-17-2017, 02:34:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Original 1995 AC Schnitzer CSL for sale.

In terms of quality, maybe.

But Pioneer did supply audio components for AC Schnitzer back then so most likely the car came with that head unit when it was built.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-17-2017, 02:30:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Original 1995 AC Schnitzer CSL for sale.

Thank you for pointing this out.

flyfishvt and I went over this fact numerous times and he remains unconvinced that the 96 E36s came with different front grills.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-23-2017, 11:25:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Baby ///M3
Engine stuttering issues

Hello again,

I have a 60k mile supercharged/aftercooled six-speed 98 E36 M3, which ran beautifully with no issues whatsoever before this happened.

Long story short. I wanted to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-04-2017, 07:31:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Short Term Storage Start

I recommend getting a battery conditioner (not a charger) if you have access to an electrical outlet.

I have multiple cars and some of them, include my E36 don't get to be driven frequently....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-04-2017, 07:19:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Best diff ratio for daily driven e36 m3 converted from auto to 6 speed

I had a 3.91 on my supercharged six-speed S52 for a couple of years. It was fun for a while but soon became tiring because I always find myself reaching for third gear way quicker than I should. By...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-26-2017, 05:18:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: E36 m3 auto to manual swap failed smog?

I converted my M3 from auto to a six-speed manual. I also have a M50 manifold on my supercharged/aftercooled S52.

This setup shouldn't cause any issues with passing the smog. I am in CA so the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 04:03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: And for my newest whip...

Beautiful car!

These photos prove just how timeless the E36 M3 is. It looks just right parked next to a modern exotic. :)

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-20-2017, 03:43:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,713
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Gauge pod & gauges

Thank you! :)

Before going with the A pillar setup I also thought about mounting the gauges over the center A/C vent. It would've been an ideal location but I couldn't find any custom pod that...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-24-2017, 08:00:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,713
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Gauge pod & gauges

I have A pillar gauges as well. Sunglasses tray is not an ideal location. I have a Helix DIRECTOR remote custom mounted there and I never look at it when the car's in motion. The steering wheel...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-11-2017, 04:48:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By Baby ///M3
3.46 Diff = :)

Just replaced my 3.91 diff with a 3.46 unit with 40% lock up.

I wanted to thank those who recommended this setup, as this thing really flies with the six-speed transmission in a supercharged S52. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-02-2017, 04:43:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,589
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: E36 Market Vaule

Also, considering inflation $12k is not what it used to mean/worth back in the days when brand new E36 M3s were selling for $40k-$50k.

Nowadays, $12k will not even get you a new economy car.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-01-2017, 03:44:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: My newest daily driver~

Congratulations! Nice looking whip!

Are you keeping this one for 20 years? :D

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-28-2017, 04:13:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Removing coupe/convertible door sill resin insert

You're correct. I have a few AC Schnitzer brochures from back in the days and only some of them show this product, which was referred to as the "AC Schnitzer door sills."

However, if you look...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-26-2017, 09:28:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Removing coupe/convertible door sill resin insert

Yes. It's glued in.

I was able to peel off my stock M3 door sills with a little bit of force.

The AC Schnitzer inserts were unused. The adhesive in the back of the insert was brand new.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-24-2017, 11:02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: New owner of 99 Dinan Supercharged M3

Very cool! Many thanks for being so resourceful and helpful. I am more than happy to wait until you feel better and whenever it's convenient for you to come by. :thumbsup2:

I am using the stock...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-24-2017, 10:53:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Removing coupe/convertible door sill resin insert

If you hate the AC Schnitzer products from back then, you'll probably want to burn down everything they make now. :D

Will post let you know how it turns out after I am done with it.

Thanks...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-24-2017, 09:31:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: New owner of 99 Dinan Supercharged M3

frbz and pbonsalb: Thank you both for your input and comments. At 240-250 degrees, I am right at the border of my comfort zone. And that's with the 10W-60 oil. If I go with a thinner oil, the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-24-2017, 08:21:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Removing coupe/convertible door sill resin insert

Thank you very much for your help.

I was lucky to have found these:
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-24-2017, 08:18:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: New owner of 99 Dinan Supercharged M3

Hello,

I don't have an oil cooler. I went to a few shops in the area to get some advice about this issue but unfortunately, most of them don't have the expertise in this area.

...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-24-2017, 07:57:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: New owner of 99 Dinan Supercharged M3

Welcome!

My M3 had a dealer installed Dinan/Vortech V2 supercharger when I bought it at 58k miles.

I left the cooling system stock but have since added an aftercooler, upgraded the injectors,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-24-2017, 07:45:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Baby ///M3
Removing coupe/convertible door sill resin insert

Does anyone know how to remove the rubber/resin insert from the actual plastic door sills?

I would like to replace the inserts but don't want to remove the door sills.

Thanks in advance for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-21-2017, 09:22:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,397
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Allow me to reintroduce... myself

Beautiful car!

I am curious as to why you did not pick the aftercooled setup Bray was selling. It would've made this car even more of a monster than it is.

Nevertheless. Love this car and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-15-2017, 06:53:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,024
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Question on six speed

No problem!

I have no expertise in this area whatsoever so I am going to guess that's what they meant.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-15-2017, 05:32:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,024
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Question on six speed

No apologies. If I need your help, I gotta learn how to be more thick-skinned here.

My shop sent me two pictures of the Dinan halfway installed on my car. I am not sure if I've posted them before...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-15-2017, 12:09:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,532
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Help on e36 slicktop coupes rare but how rare?

It's getting fun to watch you getting all worked up like a monkey here.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-14-2017, 11:46:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,532
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Help on e36 slicktop coupes rare but how rare?

I don't think I said that.

Your logic is flawed and the way you think or argue is somewhat disturbing.

If you're doing this intentionally then I think you've made your point. If not, then you...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-14-2017, 11:31:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,532
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Help on e36 slicktop coupes rare but how rare?

Take a step back and try to re-think about what you're asking again. Unless BMW itself kept records of this matter, no one else would've known the question to your answer.

With all due respect,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-14-2017, 05:04:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,532
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Help on e36 slicktop coupes rare but how rare?

You might also want to look into the European market and see if cars without a sunroom are rare there. What's rare here doesn't mean that it's rare, period.

There are plenty of E36s in Europe with...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-13-2017, 04:15:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,024
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Question on six speed

Do you use a six-speed from an E46 M3 or the euro E36 M3? I have one from an E46 M3 and no one else other than you seems to know anything about the Dinan lever.

I bought a Dinan lever a while ago...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-06-2017, 12:42:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 21,570
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Stock looking modern head unit option for the e36?

Thank you! I never noticed that before.

My carbon fiber trim doesn't sit well but my stock trim fits perfectly fine so I was led to conclude that the previously owner might've parked the car under...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-05-2017, 04:24:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 21,570
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Stock looking modern head unit option for the e36?

I think your E36 would be a good candidate for a McIntosh MX5000/MDA5000 combo setup. :)

Mod the illumination to amber display and you have a true winner. :hattip:

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-04-2017, 05:04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,589
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: E36 Market Vaule

Do you know the mileage on the cars you're looking at?

Regardless of its condition and assuming the car has no prior accidents or major repair on the body, mileage is one of the biggest factors...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-04-2017, 04:40:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 21,570
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Stock looking modern head unit option for the e36?

I have a black faced Denon DCT-1 in my E36. The DCT-1's screen color matches the E36's amber display much better in real life.

This head unit is very rare but looks very nice in older BMWs. If...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-01-2017, 03:11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Leather Seat Reupholstery Options

Leatherseats.com has been around for many years. I was an active member on ClubLexus and many people there had positive experience with this company. However, I've never dealt with them before.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-28-2017, 06:14:03 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,902
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

No problem!

Another factor to take into consideration is the mileage of these cars. If you look closely at the market, no matter how well a car has been maintained and how good it looks, it will...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-28-2017, 05:01:23 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,902
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

That would be a wise option.

If you have a high standard for the car's overall condition then I would wait for a pristine example to come by. To an average buyer, $20k-$30k may seem like a lot of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-28-2017, 02:32:24 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,902
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

The E36 for the 1996 model year came with slightly revised kidney grills that have an extra layer/portion of chrome inside the chrome kidney grills. It's easy to miss but if you have kidney grills...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-27-2017, 04:50:59 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,902
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

The calipers have been painted and the wheels were not made for this car.

Also, this car should have side marker lights on the both sides of the front fenders if it's a U.S. spec M3.

I don't...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-25-2017, 07:54:28 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,902
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

The market for vert is definitely limited. Based on its weight and rigidity, this model is also less appealing than the other variants. Plus, it's expensive to fix the soft top, which is a big known...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-25-2017, 07:09:17 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,902
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

I don't remember asking you to stop giving advice here. And you should already know that I've thanked you many times in the past for providing the information I needed.

But again, these things are...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-25-2017, 06:46:23 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,902
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

You're justifying yourself to act like a prick because you only picked on a specific person?

Why don't you go over the numerous posts you've made in the past so you can see for yourself how...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-25-2017, 05:36:07 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,902
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

You need to get off your high horse and talk like a normal person, you prick.

Have you ever learned how to socialize in school?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-25-2017, 05:03:19 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,902
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

I think the problem is Braymond's attitude.

He's talking like he has a Ph.D. in BMW E36 M3. While most of the information he provided is true, I have no doubt that his posts will be better...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-09-2017, 01:30:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,387
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: A very rare part arrived in the mail today. Anyone else with some rare stuff late

If I knew you liked them 15 years ago I would've kept and sold them to you. :)

They're even more narrow than the Type I mirrors and visibility is almost non-existent with the RD mirrors.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-09-2017, 01:05:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,387
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: A very rare part arrived in the mail today. Anyone else with some rare stuff late

If you can find the Type II mirrors I'd say buy them.

I am sure you'll be even happier with they way look on your M3.

Jon
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-09-2017, 01:01:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,387
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: A very rare part arrived in the mail today. Anyone else with some rare stuff late

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. You're an OE guy so I know where you're coming from.

While its styling may bring different visual impacts, I am more than certain that the quality and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-08-2017, 11:58:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,024
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Question on six speed

I have an euro six-speed on my M3.

The stock lighted ZHP knob was plenty good for me. I recently switched to an aluminum AC Schnitzer short shift knob and like it very much as well. The downside...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-08-2017, 11:53:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,387
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: A very rare part arrived in the mail today. Anyone else with some rare stuff late

Thank you. Always happy to see another audio savvy person here. :)

The OE mirrors are arguably the best looking feature of the E36 M3, no doubt. But the AC Schnitzer ones are also not bad,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-08-2017, 11:22:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,387
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: A very rare part arrived in the mail today. Anyone else with some rare stuff late

AC Schnitzer was on top of their game in the 90s and you can't go wrong with them.

It's also more highly appreciated and revered than the standard parts in many parts of the world outside of this...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-08-2017, 09:37:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,387
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: A very rare part arrived in the mail today. Anyone else with some rare stuff late

A few rare items on my M3 that I've acquired in the last couple of years:

BMW OEM Paul Klee Edition windscreen: 1 of 2,500 made

Recaro Tomcat seats: 1 of 75 pairs made

Denon DCT-1 black...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-01-2017, 11:15:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,691
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Sanity price check - 96' pristine coupe, 5MT, 39k miles

Good. There's someone other than me who noticed this difference.

Been telling people about this minor difference for years and no one bothered to acknowledge this. Not even people who know their...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-29-2016, 06:14:54 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 32,713
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: My 98 Dakar Yellow "build" thread

Great advice!

Also. Many strut bars that the car's current owner is looking for will not fit on cars that came with traction control.

That's why my AC Schnitzer carbon fiber strut bar is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-29-2016, 04:28:18 AM
Replies: 4,346
Views: 1,671,732
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

I actually like the grill badge, cblock. It's a very simple way to make your E36 stand out and gives that "heritage look" without being tacky. :)

Here's a couple of recent photos of my whip. Just...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-29-2016, 03:43:46 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 32,713
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: My 98 Dakar Yellow "build" thread

Congratulations on your purchase! Finally this car went to someone who deserves it better.

You're on the right track with the wheel selection and front clear corners. I personally wouldn't put a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-29-2016, 02:59:44 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 18,507
Posted By Baby ///M3
Re: In 10 yrs.

I think what makes the E36 so enjoyable is it's overall character. The E36 just has that musculine and timeless look, even when it's compared to cars that are considered more attractive. My other car...
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