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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-18-2017, 12:59:48 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 37,216
Posted By cracky
Re: My 99' Hellrot intro

These cars want a big FRONT bar and camber.

Take your honda knowledge and reverse it for this car. the car will not be loose and with the rubber you are on will be quite controllable if it does...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Apr-23-2017, 02:19:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,293
Posted By cracky
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-04-2017, 10:40:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By cracky
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-04-2017, 10:37:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,330
Posted By cracky
Re: Bring a trailer: 100-Mile 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

Let the hate flow through you. Where are your itbs now?

What a beauty
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-06-2016, 02:01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By cracky
Re: WOW Euro e36 but in canada

On top if the imported 44 from '94. There are all kinds of euro "jap"imoorts floating around up here. Not hard to find at all. 3.0l or 3.2l. They are left hand drive too.



There is also at...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-26-2016, 04:19:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,742
Posted By cracky
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-12-2016, 08:07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By cracky
Re: 90's e36 promo vid

how ? :laughhard:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-06-2016, 01:45:47 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,631
Posted By cracky
Re: Headlights Question - Braymond get in here

bosch with s2k projectors* over here.
I got my bosch lights off ebay for dirt cheap and went from there.

either way the glass housings really clean up the front.




*not my first retrofit
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-29-2016, 12:03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By cracky
Re: Non US guys, how do you analyze your oil?

I've done both.
There is generally enough information floating around here/bfc/bobistheoilguy to compare if you go the local route.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-16-2016, 05:11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By cracky
Re: 90's e36 promo vid

Pinky Lai was working magic on this in the 80s.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-16-2016, 05:08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By cracky
Re: Brake pad by country: What do you use?

I ran carbotechs xp10 on past cars and they chewed the rotors and threw off corrosive dusts/ate threw the finish of the wheels.


They sure do stop well though.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Sep-10-2016, 06:45:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By cracky
Re: Brake pad by country: What do you use?

I have no idea how the R14 is.

The rs29 is my first pagid pad. I am really enjoying them. They offer reasonable stopping power on the street.

Really come alive when hot at the track. And so far...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-09-2016, 07:01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By cracky
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-22-2016, 03:37:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,321
Posted By cracky
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

I really enjoy the 3.0! Of course the longer you run in a straight line the better the 3.2 can do. The m5x is more reliable. Thats not a debate. Doesnt mean the s5x can't be. But there are more...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-18-2016, 03:28:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,321
Posted By cracky
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

lol :screwy:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-18-2016, 03:25:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,321
Posted By cracky
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

that doesnt magically make the braking better. the design and spec of the system are identical ...maybe later cars had an improved abs computer/system? that I dont know.

the silly things some of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-17-2016, 03:24:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By cracky
Re: Cooling System Differences Euro VS US E36 M3

regardless of anecdotes.
Old plastic and rubber is old plastic and rubber regardless

I wouldnt wait for the rad to break. I would replace it, hoses AND the expansion tank. its old plastic too. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-17-2016, 03:12:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,321
Posted By cracky
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

heres a lousy 328i... doing a btg of 8:13

E36 328i vs E36 M3 Nurburgring. DN9. - YouTube

imagine a "hopped up 328i" /us spec m3.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-17-2016, 03:07:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,321
Posted By cracky
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

its 321 Nm for the s52/ us spec

in reality most find the us spec snappier around town for a host of reasons. The 3.2 evo really doesnt show its might until 90+ mph.
All handle and stop well.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-17-2016, 03:04:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,321
Posted By cracky
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

better brakes?

how does the b32 car have better brakes than the b30?
Same for suspension? Stiffer doesnt mean better. Its likely slightly stiffer to adjust for weight differences.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-16-2016, 01:23:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,321
Posted By cracky
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

Nice buy. Quite a few jap imports running around canada.

none can hang with my us spec on the local tracks...so us spec aint so bad despite undeserved hate ;)


back to your car. seems 3.2s are...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-05-2016, 03:56:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By cracky
Re: Do You Agree?

fanboys, with (great point by braymond) a very different context of 2nd, 3rd etc hand owners.

We shop around for our cars and generally pick the ones that have been 1. cared for 2. demonstrated...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-03-2016, 02:56:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By cracky
Re: Do You Agree?

There are absolutely elements of truth in that article.
Dont kid yourselves.

That said, it is generally a garbage piece that doesnt really address anything and is nothing but hype/clickbait.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-24-2016, 02:51:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By cracky
Re: My new daily~

disagree on the tactile steering feedback.
rev match is lame as fawk. sounds like youve drank the new purchase koolaid ;) :p


makes for a nice daily though. congrats.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-24-2016, 02:40:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,097
Posted By cracky
Re: Post your rear spacer setup

I think I have 75's(have to dig up my receipt to confirm).

*you may get a bit of variance depending on how far you install the studs into the hub.*

with my 12mm spacer up front. I have zero...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-22-2016, 04:29:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,097
Posted By cracky
Re: Post your rear spacer setup

Contours.245 rubber. 5mm spacer(h&r). No role, or pull. Just fine.


I also have 12mm(macht schnell) up front :kittyshifty: with 8.5" contour.
-motorsports hardware bullet nose studs all around.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-21-2016, 04:05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By cracky
Re: Anyone use Harry's laptimer?

works great with my Note 3 for the last 2-3 yrs.

Ive always had to manually tell it where to overlay the data on a specific video file (after the fact) and export that video...unless they have...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-15-2016, 03:14:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By cracky
Re: Thinking of getting an E60

in my mind they are a maintenance item on those engines. A sad reality? ya, but reality nonetheless.

just get a p car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-12-2016, 03:45:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,099
Posted By cracky
Re: OEM Plus Eurospec M3 Build

the bumper is already chalk full of holes...

they didnt drill below the trim either.


when is this badboy going to hit the track?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-29-2016, 01:25:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,123
Posted By cracky
Re: Feal Suspension 441 Kit

Oh, motion ratio. Is this the latest forum babble we are going to have to hear about in every suspension thread for the next 8-12 months? :laughhard:

/not a new concept at all, Im very much aware....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jun-17-2016, 03:08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,190
Posted By cracky
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-15-2016, 01:06:10 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,557
Posted By cracky
Re: E36 GT (LTW) and GT2 Wing Wickerbill (Gurney Flap) Reproduction and Information

always wondered why my oem tray had holes in it/something I never noticd on others(???).

those ebay listings are ludicrous
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-07-2016, 11:59:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,710
Posted By cracky
Re: Daily driver: E36 M3 or E46 M3?

You don;t have a clue and choose to ignore *multiple* posters backing up what I am saying(re: power and acceleration).

There is no bending of reality. I think you need to put away the acid and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-07-2016, 11:57:15 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,710
Posted By cracky
Re: Daily driver: E36 M3 or E46 M3?

thats fine, though I find it funny this supposed massive gap mattered, then its been demonstrated that the gap really isnt that big(until 80+ for a 3.2 evo). Now it "doesnt matter"..
but anyways,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-07-2016, 04:28:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,710
Posted By cracky
Re: Daily driver: E36 M3 or E46 M3?

Not that I have seen.
Im open for examples. Euro cars always go for more here.

A few bolt ons and a tune is hardly what I would consider "decently" modified.

If the us spec was such a lump...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-07-2016, 01:54:21 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,710
Posted By cracky
Re: Daily driver: E36 M3 or E46 M3?

Are you daft or just ignore dynos posted on this forum in the last 12+ yrs?

So many dynoing 240 WHEEL hp with us spec. Not so bad now, eh.
Considering 0-60 and 1/4 mile times all in the same...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-06-2016, 11:32:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,710
Posted By cracky
Re: Daily driver: E36 M3 or E46 M3?

You keep flopping around.

Ive said nothing but good things about the s54 in this thread.

Though I disagree its "precision and response" being worlds apart especially with the us spec having a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-06-2016, 09:55:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,710
Posted By cracky
Re: Daily driver: E36 M3 or E46 M3?

I agree with both of you. They are both slow these days. And chasing hp is a losing battle. Always has been. It's all relative and you just want more.

And of course a b32 euro shows its might...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-06-2016, 06:56:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,710
Posted By cracky
Re: Daily driver: E36 M3 or E46 M3?

Speaking of sounding dumb. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-06-2016, 06:51:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,644
Posted By cracky
Re: Slighty OT: Question for European members, or people familiar with RHD cars

Depending on how good you are with your left hand. It'll be easy for op.
A little awkward at first and you might miss a few gears at first. You'll be fine
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-01-2016, 12:38:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,710
Posted By cracky
Re: Daily driver: E36 M3 or E46 M3?

Congrats!
Solid choice. Puts down similar power as a bolt on US spec car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-01-2016, 12:29:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,109
Posted By cracky
Re: E36 M3 article

Yup, and you can obviously still find e36 cues in the newest 3 series.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-01-2016, 12:28:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,236
Posted By cracky
Re: First Time BMW Owner, 81k '97 Cosmos Black/Black, Lux

Congrats OP.
Side note: is it really necessary to quote the entire post for your reply? smh
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-26-2016, 12:28:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,109
Posted By cracky
Re: E36 M3 article

well apparently someone has already imported one(see the other thread).
I personally feel its not worth it for one of those cars.
Id rather buy a 3.2 from japan(which we have many of here too)

...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-26-2016, 12:24:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,795
Posted By cracky
Re: Production Numbers: Forty Five Euro-Spec M3s (Canadian Edition)

seems that a quite a few cars that are lagging here have gone up over there.

not a fan of buffalo leather.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-16-2016, 06:03:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,710
Posted By cracky
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-16-2016, 06:03:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,710
Posted By cracky
Re: Daily driver: E36 M3 or E46 M3?

Neither these days.
If it has to be one or the other. Test drive both and buy best example you can
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-16-2016, 05:43:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,970
Posted By cracky
Re: Why do you buy E46?

I have aluminum trim and sports steering. wheel in my e46. And leatherette!
Interior quality is not better. As I said before it's a progression. A few nods to the e46 for ergonomics around the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-14-2016, 12:23:00 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,970
Posted By cracky
Re: Why do you buy E46?

And back to the interior argument of the e46m. I was in five. 5 this week . Outside of the ones with a nav screen the interior is identical in quality to my 325i. Same business. And it's on par with...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-14-2016, 12:20:33 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,970
Posted By cracky
Re: Why do you buy E46?

The US spec didn't get rave reviews because it was some pos.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-14-2016, 12:18:36 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,970
Posted By cracky
Re: Why do you buy E46?

Pretty much this.
Never mind there not being much difference below 90mph. With the torque limiting of the euro 0-60s are very close and will come down to driver. If you're in a vert smg euro...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-10-2016, 04:50:37 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,970
Posted By cracky
Re: Why do you buy E46?

only by idiots. I dont care about averages. What appeals to the masses doesnt typically have much appeal in my life(/hipster comment maybe but its true).
I feel the e36 size and look is much...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-09-2016, 03:00:37 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 40,466
Posted By cracky
Re: LTW clears and a drop.

I like the clears on purple and red.
i prefer amber on black, silver and white.
blue could go either way for me.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-09-2016, 02:39:11 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,970
Posted By cracky
Re: Why do you buy E46?

where did I do that? I spoke about the looks and interior quality. Didnt even touch on driving dynamics.

e46m is a terrible looking car. sorry you are upset that I feel that way.

Im in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-08-2016, 07:35:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,970
Posted By cracky
Re: Why do you buy E46?

The only thing I like about the e46 is the s54(and not for its hideous exhaust note).
otherwise the e46 can take a hike for all I care(and I daily one lol). I dont find it to be a clean looking...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-22-2016, 11:50:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,784
Posted By cracky
Re: Car just hit 60k miles. 95% done! SLR photos

too ricey for me.
But you like it so thats all that matters.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-15-2016, 11:05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By cracky
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-14-2016, 04:01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,885
Posted By cracky
Re: Why you should always get a PPI

The trunk liner rust is a common area that should always be checked before purchase.
The guy assumed it was good since it passed mot . Which was a silly assumption.
Clearly he had stars in his...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-06-2016, 08:25:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,002
Posted By cracky
Re: Trans swap, or not to swap? Or, sanity check please...

I like the z3 ssk and the variants(which includes bear) but not with the zhp knob. It looks nice...
but that combo is too short(height wise) imo and doesnt work at all with the arm rest down. Its...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-06-2016, 04:06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By cracky
Re: Eisenmann Race Exhaust quick video clip

I enjoy mine.

Sounds like you have some other exhaust mods too?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-04-2016, 11:05:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,328
Posted By cracky
Re: Another M3 Sold (moved to a 1). Good Pricing Info

Im assuming (like other bmws) the 230 rated hp is a bit underrated.
Its probably more like 245hp .
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-04-2016, 06:29:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,328
Posted By cracky
Re: Another M3 Sold (moved to a 1). Good Pricing Info

If he came in and said he bought an EVO I would get it. Even though its the "base model" vs an older flagship its basically the exact same thing imo.

Still a great car nonetheless. Congrats op
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-03-2016, 08:26:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,328
Posted By cracky
Re: Another M3 Sold (moved to a 1). Good Pricing Info

I am kind of struggling to understand how getting a 128i is "doing something different".
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-03-2016, 04:55:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By cracky
Re: Dinan Cat-Back Fly-By's and WOT

very much enjoy my eisenmann race.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-01-2016, 03:51:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,858
Posted By cracky
Re: Unique driving situation. Should I buy an E36 M?

No, others defend them too. Are they the best? Hardly, but they are not nearly as bad as some portray here. Im saying it almost always comes down to sitting poorly(which most dont realize or are even...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-31-2016, 09:49:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,858
Posted By cracky
Re: Unique driving situation. Should I buy an E36 M?

if you "get back problems" youre a lazy sloth who doesnt sit properly. Most dont.

Any fixed bucket is more uncomfortable than a vader. easily. Though they obviously have more side bolsters to help...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-29-2016, 09:01:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,858
Posted By cracky
Re: Unique driving situation. Should I buy an E36 M?

the only way the vaders will give you back problems is if you sit like a lazy sloth and/or are over weight.
They punish those two things(the first, most people are guilty of). If you sit properly...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-25-2016, 04:07:04 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,858
Posted By cracky
Re: Unique driving situation. Should I buy an E36 M?

/side note. God damn b series. Just listen to it.
Made you feel like Jesus back in the day. Only now are cars like a gt3 giving you that experience.
https://youtu.be/IcU5zVvguYE
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-21-2016, 04:39:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,858
Posted By cracky
Re: Unique driving situation. Should I buy an E36 M?

speaking of hondas. I sure do miss mine.

A heck of a lot of fun, especially that era (92-00). Damn. blah blah bmw.

Those hondas are straight up a blast. Some with double wishbone suspensions...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-20-2016, 04:33:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,858
Posted By cracky
Re: Unique driving situation. Should I buy an E36 M?

I disagree. Having done similar myself when I bought my car, I(and pretty sure everyone else here) know these cars are plenty capable of performing this kind of duty.

But many of us have...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-19-2016, 05:02:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,858
Posted By cracky
Re: Unique driving situation. Should I buy an E36 M?

not for that kind of duty/mileage imo.

You would be at the pump every 3rd day or so. Id get a golf tdi and call it a day.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-18-2016, 03:35:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By cracky
Re: OEM LTW splitter questions

the brackets (oem or replica) would definitely be in the way. Would take some careful packaging and testing to get something to fit.

I would message this guy since he runs a turbo m3 with the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-07-2016, 05:06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By cracky
Re: Catless ? for the OBDII m3

oh wow did that project ever take off. I completely forgot about it.

"blows dust off rom raider"
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-07-2016, 03:03:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,982
Posted By cracky
Re: Which M3 is the best? Only God can judge...

well technically I didnt buy from him since he passed away.
He had a ferrari and the e36m.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-07-2016, 03:00:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,982
Posted By cracky
Re: Which M3 is the best? Only God can judge...

that is a good point about dings.


Since I put the front splitter on my m3 a couple yrs ago that made daily use seem even more of a pita since I have to be extra careful near big bumps/pot holes...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-07-2016, 12:35:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,982
Posted By cracky
Re: Which M3 is the best? Only God can judge...

My opinion is that pick up trucks ride terribly. at least without anything in the bed.
id take a nimbler car any day over some pos pick up, but thats me.

I used to daily my m3. Don't anymore...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-29-2015, 05:11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,723
Posted By cracky
Re: odometer cluster stickers

mine were removed by the original owner.

glad he did that. much cleaner without them.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-28-2015, 06:04:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,982
Posted By cracky
Re: Which M3 is the best? Only God can judge...

seriz bizness.
Im actually serious. e46 m3 is not pleasant looking.


Infact I think a clean 330i/zhp is a much better looking(and cleaner) representation of the e46 body.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-28-2015, 03:42:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,864
Posted By cracky
Re: LTW & GTII Rear Spoiler Installation Info

good stuff, thanks for sharing.
Ive had the fronts splitter for a while. Been wondering if I should track down a wing to go with it.

I love the look of the car either way. Likely will end up...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-28-2015, 03:33:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,982
Posted By cracky
Re: Which M3 is the best? Only God can judge...

the e36 m3 is much more of a timless design.
Its sleek, sexy and elegant.


the e46m is way to gaudy to be considered "good design" imo. Its like an e36 is holding its breath with a few tacky...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-23-2015, 09:47:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,344
Posted By cracky
Re: new e36 M3 video from BMW

Ruh roh.

Jimmies will be rustled.

https://youtu.be/3uNiye9G8HI


E46m looks do absolutely nothing for me
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-23-2015, 03:41:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,818
Posted By cracky
Re: Chinesed! Behr Coolant Overflow Tank

its plastic. no need to reef on it.

Even a metal one, doesnt need to be bust your face off tight.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-21-2015, 03:55:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,544
Posted By cracky
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

what is the smg reliability really like on the e36m smg cars?
Obviously they can have problems, but is it really that bad? It would be interesting to have one for that rare factor alone.
I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-21-2015, 03:46:41 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,544
Posted By cracky
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

it was all about costs. It was a different time then. This is widely documented.

this thread has everything! homos lol
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-18-2015, 07:35:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,357
Posted By cracky
Re: Raised up the M3.

thanks for the confirmation.
Hopefully they are legit.
Those values definitely seem a bit more inline than what you typically find posted.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-18-2015, 05:30:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,357
Posted By cracky
Re: Raised up the M3.

I wonder where the H&R rates come from?

Ive seen them posted, but as far as I know they never publish their numbers nor share them with consumers.


So where did these values originate from?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-17-2015, 10:42:17 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,544
Posted By cracky
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

Can't say I recall them talking like this a out the US spec e36m ;)

http://m.caranddriver.com/reviews/2015-bmw-m3-manual-long-term-test-review
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-17-2015, 08:02:24 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,544
Posted By cracky
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

speaking of harping on the us spec car.


Its interesting to see what s52(us spec) e30 m's go for on places like bring a trailer. E30's are up across the board but some of it is hilarious. You...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-17-2015, 07:58:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,544
Posted By cracky
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

isnt that how they all are? /or is this strictly a cabrio thing?

the coupe/sedans dont have body antennas.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-17-2015, 07:44:14 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,544
Posted By cracky
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

outside of rarity,
I wonder how the smg e36m cars will be seen in the "collector/want" category?

worth less because of perceived unreliability/problems?
Or more as less and less people will...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-17-2015, 05:43:34 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,544
Posted By cracky
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

Ive never read a more accurate representation.
Great pdf's to have, thanks.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-17-2015, 05:55:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,357
Posted By cracky
Re: Raised up the M3.

my h&r yellow and eibachs seem to hold their own just fine.

though in recent times Ive debated the coilover route since it really is a second fun car for me at this point.

based on some...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Dec-16-2015, 07:12:56 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 103,678
Posted By cracky
Re: Bray's 96 M3 Journal

certainly not made in germany.

I recognize the cheapo chinese stainless that most headers are made from these days.

I would be completely shocked if those werent legitimately made in china....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-15-2015, 06:07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,307
Posted By cracky
Re: another custom exhaust thread, weight

made in china quality control. dont think for a second those are built in germany
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Dec-15-2015, 05:54:04 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 103,678
Posted By cracky
Re: Bray's 96 M3 Journal

made in china quality control. hit or miss.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-15-2015, 04:31:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,785
Posted By cracky
Re: I bought my M3 19 years ago today...

Awesome, hopefully another solid 19 more to come.

Sorry about your loss. Its nice that your father got to see those two events unfold though. I know them feelz.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-15-2015, 12:10:44 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,544
Posted By cracky
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

No one cares about calling it a punched out 328i.
But dont be calling it a fake and downplaying just how good it actually is in the real world. Especially when you drive the heaviest version out...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-15-2015, 12:03:09 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,544
Posted By cracky
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

Ya clearly thats all you said, right?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-12-2015, 06:04:57 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,544
Posted By cracky
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

Great video!
I'm all for talking about the greatness of these cars. Which is what I'm doing with respect to the us spec. But that's not what the thread started out as.

When someone driving the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-12-2015, 03:48:40 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,544
Posted By cracky
Re: US E36 M3 better than E36 Euro M3

There are plenty of arguments before which you choose to ignore. The biggest being weight.

Your whale spec vert smg m3 is much more removed from what bmw M represents than a properly sorted us...
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