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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-24-2018, 12:31:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Offset FCAB question & thank you to Fly for the pressed set

This happens when you install offset cabs on 96+ control arms. It’s not ideal. The increased caster is already built into the control arm geometry. This is why these cabs only belong on the 95...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-02-2018, 09:42:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,013
Posted By Bimma360
Re: M-car Dream Garage

^Thread topic aside... haha... post a pic of that Bavaria dude!
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Feb-02-2018, 07:00:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Dinan E36 M3 96-99 OBD2 Vortech Supercharger Kit 6.5PSI CARB LEGAL 340HP 6.5psi

Bump for you. I keep coming back here to drool at the parts. I'm starting to think that something like this is the path I'd want to go. Soon I am pulling the motor to do a clutch job, new...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-01-2018, 07:55:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Sunroof Glass Cover Carpet/Fabric Thickness

I don't know for certain, but assumption has always been that its the same material and thickness as the headliner.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-31-2018, 07:10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Bimma360
Re: New tire squeak, is it a thing?

Do you have an aftermarket exhaust? I have a SS, and I see slight marks on mine from the tire rubbing it slightly.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-31-2018, 07:08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,763
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Interior done!

No worries! You do you.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-31-2018, 04:32:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,763
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Interior done!

Looking good man!! I def didn't mind the Clarion.





That's me! Hahah. Thanks for the plug Chris. Omairtheman1, shoot me a PM if you are interested in having me make you a set. I am pretty...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-30-2018, 12:44:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By Bimma360
Re: M50 manifold installation question (yet another)

Third. I too have the Turner adapter, and when I realized that they don't line up I just left them out. I do try to avoid putting my weight on the end of the manifold if I am working under the hood...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-25-2018, 07:55:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Dinan E36 M3 96-99 OBD2 Vortech Supercharger Kit 6.5PSI CARB LEGAL 340HP 6.5psi

Thanks guys. Yes, haha, obviously my current tune is not appropriate. My e30 is turbo'd, by Dinan actually, so I am familiar with FI. I was just curious about those two items. Good to know about...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jan-24-2018, 02:12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Dinan E36 M3 96-99 OBD2 Vortech Supercharger Kit 6.5PSI CARB LEGAL 340HP 6.5psi

Worth every penny! I have what Dinan calls their Stage 5 bolt on/tunning setup. Amongst other things that includes a Euro MAF and a 4bar FPR with the stock injectors. I've always wondered what...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 03:53:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,641
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Prices are up

99% of the people that buy cars like this E30 M3 are doing it purely for investment. Even if there is some nostalgia in there from the buyer, that car AT BEST will be driven a very small handful of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-31-2017, 05:46:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,467
Posted By Bimma360
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

I ordered "Unisuede" which is manufactured by a company in CA. The characteristics (abrasion, light fastness, etc) where pretty good for the cost per yard (~$40). Unfortunately, the sample card I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-31-2017, 04:59:50 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,467
Posted By Bimma360
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

Thanks for the info on the belts, really appreciate it.

Fun fact, both the Alcantara and Ultrasuede products were invented in the 70s by the same guy working for Toray Industries. Today Toray...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-31-2017, 01:00:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,467
Posted By Bimma360
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

Bray, how did you source sedan motorsport belts?!?

Also, what material are you using for the seat bolsters? I am ready to start sewing mine together, but the material I ordered for the bolsters...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-04-2017, 01:44:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,467
Posted By Bimma360
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

The work in here is properly OCD. It's fantastic. I have to thank you for sharing all of the products and techniques in achieving this stuff. This will help me tremendously.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-02-2017, 01:27:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,111
Posted By Bimma360
Re: WTB: M3/4/5 - Technoviolet

I don't hate you. You don't have to want to make friends to be courteous to people. If you don't see how "hyped by people who call themselves 'purists'" isn't confrontational and would illicit a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-01-2017, 04:29:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,111
Posted By Bimma360
Re: WTB: M3/4/5 - Technoviolet

^ The spoken rule of thumb on 5speed vs 6speed swap is that the price difference in parts is about a grand. Good to see it all quantified in one place.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-01-2017, 03:21:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,111
Posted By Bimma360
Re: WTB: M3/4/5 - Technoviolet

I am going to quote a post a made a few years ago after going through the swap myself. There will be some differences if you are going 6 speed of course, and choose to use a manual engine harness...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 07:56:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,111
Posted By Bimma360
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-28-2017, 03:45:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,111
Posted By Bimma360
Re: WTB: M3/4/5 - Technoviolet

This thread was started in search of a particular M3/4/5. Mpar, you understand you derailed this thread by being confrontational right?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-24-2017, 10:40:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

Having daily driven my M3 100% of the time in the NE for the last 4.5 years, I can say that all seasons have served me well. I daily drove e30's in the same region on all seasons for about 10 years...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-30-2017, 12:43:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,408
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

Totally, it would have to be e36 specific no doubt. If you can get it significantly cheaper in Fresno, more power to ya, that would be great. At a minimum we were thinking it would be two parts to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-29-2017, 09:36:45 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 38,880
Posted By Bimma360
Re: LTW clears and a drop.

Ughh so good... I love the interior shots man. Really makes me motivated to get moving with the mcross material I have sitting in the corner of the room haha. I have the vader templates about...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-29-2017, 08:45:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,408
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

I would totally buy one of these as well!

My buddy (who works in the manufacturing/machining industry) and I were actually just talking about something like this last week. We've done and sell a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-28-2017, 09:27:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,147
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Where do I buy this M logo sticker

Adding an M sticker to any part of an actual M car, being the same as badging a non M car with an M3 badge is the most idiotic thing I have heard from the forum M police in a long time.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-20-2017, 02:01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,842
Posted By Bimma360
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-19-2017, 02:39:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,842
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 M3 with Automatic - YES, Automatic - Transmission

Nothing wrong with buying an automatic. It's what I did b/c I wanted the most taken care of car possible for the right price. Having said that, I bought it with 100% intention to convert it to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-19-2017, 02:19:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Factory OBD2 cats: A closer look

I may not be understanding your question, but the exhaust system specs are in the OP. No updates, been busy with other stuff. But really the only thing I have to do is buy some reducers and drop...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-17-2017, 06:45:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Do you have a Clutch Return Spring in addition to the Compression Spring?

I have to say that I utterly hated the M spring design. I gave it a few weeks, but ultimately I ended up converting to the non-M spring (extension return spring). Its been a few years, but I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-10-2017, 03:05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,654
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 Give Away (Slicktop Sedan)

Oh yes 1x1 indeed. Unfortunately, I really don't have an answer. What I know is that I couldn't find any slicktop specific part numbers apart from the actual skin. So my inclination is that...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-10-2017, 01:45:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,654
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 Give Away (Slicktop Sedan)

Those have been my thoughts about the roof of the sedan as well. About 2 years ago I tried to research as much as I could about the sedan roof skin, but ultimately for me I really need to get my...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-15-2017, 06:52:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,358
Posted By Bimma360
Re: A little Carbon Fiber project - LTW Style

Thanks guys. Yeah gotta love photobucket. I have them on my computer, I'll have to make the time to get them back on here.

The sedan/vert version is the one to the top right. The carbon still...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-15-2017, 12:27:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,358
Posted By Bimma360
Re: A little Carbon Fiber project - LTW Style

I just finished up a console/glove box trim piece for someone that sent me a spare BMW Motorsport badge to incorporate. Figured I snap some pics to show you guys.

I also had two other sets in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-01-2017, 04:04:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By Bimma360
Re: M-Rain Seats - Help

When I installed Vaders in my sedan, I swapped the cushions/covers from the vader (coupe) seats onto the sedan seat frames. So thats an option as well. Especially if you want an oem like install.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-03-2017, 12:17:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,157
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

Moral of the story? Don't live in CA :P
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-31-2017, 01:09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Factory OBD2 cats: A closer look

I am not really sure. What we know is that 200 cells flows better than 400 cells. But in this case the 200 cell substrate has a smaller diameter than the 400 cell substrate. I am pretty certain...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-30-2017, 08:14:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Factory OBD2 cats: A closer look

Yeah definitely not too bad. It's super interesting that they have two different sized catalysts as well, both in diameter and the amount of cells. I am not sure of the overall length and diameter...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-30-2017, 12:34:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bimma360
Factory OBD2 cats: A closer look

My current exhaust setup consists of Raceland euro headers, foler SS rep midsection w/ magnaflow metal core cats, and a euro spec SS performance exhaust. Unfortunately, the magnaflow cats just don't...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-26-2017, 02:56:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,157
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

^Yup the same car that also dyno'd 275hp at the crank, which is basically more or less what the high mileage US FBO cars do.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-26-2017, 01:25:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E46 Alpina B3 S 3.4 Liter

I love the E36 B8 4.6 V8. I have always, for some reason, had a fascination with an E36 with an M62 (or S62 ideally). Back in 2001 I had a '99 328 and got left for dead by an e36 badged as a 340i. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-17-2017, 06:15:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,157
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

^I hear ya. I think all things equal, 99.9% of everyone would pick the Euro. I think that almost goes without saying. The real question is, at what point does the upfront premium not make any...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-16-2017, 01:36:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Temporary whip~

Haha yeah that's probably true. A guy can hope.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-15-2017, 08:13:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Temporary whip~

Thats awesome! I have to say though. I've been a bimmer guy and have, apart from 1 car, driven nothing but bimmers since 2001. But that new Julia Gulia is really tugging at my heart strings. It...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-13-2017, 02:00:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bimma360
Re: OEM Dove Gray leather. Who has a good source?

Along this topic, does anyone know of a good source for quality automotive leather hides? I know autobarry sells hides. Super curious who their source is. If anyone has any leads I would really...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-05-2017, 10:23:09 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,599
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Rare & Unique Parts - Let's share pics etc...

I think for those that have been around, area under the curve should go without saying. And good engine builders have done a great job building s52 motors with mid-range and torque in mind, can't...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-05-2017, 07:47:45 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,599
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Rare & Unique Parts - Let's share pics etc...

Eh thinking like that is what hinders any sort of progress. Just b/c tuners have to run businesses and have moved development onto newer models, doesn't mean there isn't anymore development to be...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jun-30-2017, 12:09:59 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 26,599
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Rare & Unique Parts - Let's share pics etc...

^Really I had no idea. Back in 2001 my '99 328is had it, and my current '98 M3 has one for each key (full set). Well except for the little plastic one I make my wife keep in her purse all the time...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-19-2017, 01:10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,305
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Brand new M Tech II Steering wheel installed. PICS

I understand I am quoting a super old post, but just in case someone reads these...

There is NO factory E30 wheel thats 365mm. The smallest are the Mtech 1 and Mtech 2 wheels both of which are...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-08-2017, 07:28:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,408
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

Do you guys know this with complete certainty? When I was looking at recovered wheels a few years ago, I couldn't find any info that said this was true. I've been under the impression that the 4...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-07-2017, 06:54:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,634
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Intro to E36 M3 ownership

Nooooooooo..... god I hate insurance companies man. Freaking ridiculous. You gonna stay on them to get the evaluation done right?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-07-2017, 04:02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 m3 exhaust

I run a full euro spec system. Raceland SS headers, SS rep mid (from foler) with 2 metallic cats welded in, and a genuine SS Euro Performance exhaust. I wanted the OEM euro exhaust, but it was...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-25-2017, 05:03:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,057
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 GT (LTW) and GT2 Wing Wickerbill (Gurney Flap) Reproduction and Information

I think from the pictures alone it looks better on the flat spoiler. But I really think the picture angle and distance of the photos add to the effect. Also, despite my own personal preference of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-23-2017, 11:07:28 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,057
Posted By Bimma360
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-22-2017, 07:10:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,057
Posted By Bimma360
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-22-2017, 06:20:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,714
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 M3 Buying Guide

I have always found that the e36 M3 is about 80-90% of the e30 feel with double the performance, and that it is also what I would consider a "modern" version of an e30.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-22-2017, 01:38:59 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,057
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 GT (LTW) and GT2 Wing Wickerbill (Gurney Flap) Reproduction and Information

I have actually been trying to think how it would look on a factory high arch spoiler. I don't know about anyone else, but for my purposes I would rather install it with the shorter edge up. I am...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-18-2017, 10:27:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,714
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 M3 Buying Guide

I don't think you understood what I was saying haha. The point I tried to make is that I only observe this to be a "touchy" subject, when this subject is only brought up by you and/or the manner and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-16-2017, 06:30:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,714
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 M3 Buying Guide

Honestly, I really only see it being a touchy subject for some when its coming from you. Maybe that tells you something haha.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-10-2017, 03:29:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Anyone who has bought or sold a M3 recently...

I have never been in this type of situation specifically, but if I were in your shoes the first thing that would come to mind for me is to file a civil suit against the other driver. At the end of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-27-2017, 11:00:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 m3 auto to manual swap failed smog?

The automatic transmission cars have an automatic transmission computer (TCM, TCU, whatever you want to call it). It sits in the same cubby as the DME. Once you open up the TCM, there is a removable...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-27-2017, 02:44:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 m3 auto to manual swap failed smog?

Sorry, by reseting the DME I meant simply clearing the codes. I have a peak tool that reads codes, and has the ability to clear codes (what I call reset - haha grew up on Nintendo and Sega Genesis).
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-26-2017, 07:55:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bimma360
Re: E36 m3 auto to manual swap failed smog?

Here is my experience. Hope its helpful.

I too have a converted auto to manual. The DME was fully flashed to manual, no check engine light, no ABS/ASC issues, automatic computer still plugged...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-14-2017, 03:30:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,481
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Was there someone on here looking for Techno on Black?

You're probably right, but not everyone gets it. The fact that some people think this is a $10k or less car based mostly on mileage (or their personal preference of color) proves it. I'm sure that...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-14-2017, 03:15:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Cheap alignment shops in north Jersey?

I have never had good experience with any of my local alignment shops around here. I have eaten through front tires prematurely, had the car pull, vibration, etc.. Fact of the matter is this. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-14-2017, 02:40:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,481
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Was there someone on here looking for Techno on Black?

When I first saw this thread, and all of "overpriced" talk, I thought this car must have been in the high 20s. This car isn't priced according to the E36 M3 market as a whole, but more in line with...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-14-2017, 11:51:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,760
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Help on e36 slicktop coupes rare but how rare?

This guy is just trolling the community... look at every single one of his posts and threads.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-26-2017, 11:56:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Gripfoce Review

E36 M3: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-luk-parts/dual-mass-flywheel/21212229015~luk/

E36 328i: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-luk-parts/twin-mass-flywheel/21211223599~luk/

The M3 definitely appears...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-26-2017, 02:25:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Gripfoce Review

I have the FX Stage 2 from gripforce with the 16lb flywheel, and although it isn't the most terrible thing I do regret going with a ltw flywheel. The day I go back to a dm I will be happier for it....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-25-2017, 09:13:34 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,829
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

Haha I'm sure you can get as granular as you like.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-25-2017, 08:01:53 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,829
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

To add a different perspective to the whole Sedan vs Coupe thing.

As a whole more people want M3 coupes. I think thats pretty evident. So from that perspective, yes coupes are more sought after....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-23-2017, 03:58:59 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,829
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

Ha I have had enough semesters and lessons to know that its not, actually. Grossly generalizing and excluding several different mechanisms at play in order to arrive at a conclusion doesn't make it...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-22-2017, 07:57:06 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,829
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

I have never bought the whole "hinged strut bars are useless" argument, simply b/c no one has ever supplied empirical evidence to support the claim. I can understand why someone would reason that,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-09-2017, 01:21:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Deciding Between two M3s -

Since you plan on driving the car like it was intended, personally I think Car 2 is the right car here. Especially since its a color you want. You can not underestimate getting one in the right...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-05-2017, 12:52:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Does anyone have a BMW M3 E36 EVO or Canadian spec 321hp M3?

Yeah i have been thinking the same thing lately.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-05-2017, 12:06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Does anyone have a BMW M3 E36 EVO or Canadian spec 321hp M3?

Especially when you can pay a reputable shop to fully integrate an S54 into your car for half that. Or do it yourself (if thats your sort of thing) for a bit less.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Dec-31-2016, 03:18:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,122
Posted By Bimma360
Re: 2002 Steel Gray 68K Original Miles Grey Interior Coupe SMG CLEAN

Yup e36 M3 Sedan in 5 speed. I have a google spreadsheet detailing all parts replaced (w/ receipts) under my ownership totaling $16k which I will forward your way this weekend, along with the vin. ...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Dec-31-2016, 01:33:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,122
Posted By Bimma360
Re: 2002 Steel Gray 68K Original Miles Grey Interior Coupe SMG CLEAN

Man I would love to have this, this is right up my alley. Unfortunately, I just decided I want to get into an e46 M3, and I need to move my e36/4/5 M3 first. You wouldn't be interested in a 2 owner...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-09-2016, 08:24:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,681
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Carbon Fiber Interior Trim

Sweet! Yeah I have heard nothing but good things about their airboxes, and if they can do that well, trim pieces should be a walk in the park.



Thanks. I don't vacuum bag for skinning parts...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-09-2016, 04:30:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,681
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Carbon Fiber Interior Trim

NVD I know for a fact do not make e46 trim pieces molded fully out of carbon b/c they specifically state in the description, that they use factory pieces skinned in carbon. Karbonius is a little...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-09-2016, 03:29:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,244
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Early 30th birthday present

Congrats dude!!

You and I spoke a bit on R3V (I think it was r3v) a few years ago about the mother land. Looking to get into an e46 m3 in the spring myself. Enjoy it!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-09-2016, 03:18:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,681
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Carbon Fiber Interior Trim

I wanted to add some of my insight to this thread. As far as I know, there aren't any actual trim pieces made 100% out of carbon fiber (not totally sure that is what you are after based on the OP)....
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Dec-06-2016, 02:53:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,851
Posted By Bimma360
Re: 3 Owner 1998 M3/4/5

Eh... there are 4 M3/4/5s listed on cars.com ranging between $8k and $20k. I'm sure between the forums, eBay, and craigslist you can find a few more. Point is, these aren't exactly plentiful if you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-02-2016, 03:13:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,470
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Wurth HHS-K(/2000). AKA, the best thing that has ever been

CA just ruins everything doesn't it. Thanks for the heads up on this. Proceeding to Amazon.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-01-2016, 12:52:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By Bimma360
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May's new social network

Well it looks like they just launched their own car centered social network. Ironically, I built and launched a site (euwerks) almost identical in concept to theirs roughly 7 years ago haha. But...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-08-2016, 12:27:56 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,575
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Headlights Question - Braymond get in here

Look great, work great, no modifications: Bosch H1 Euro Ellipsoids (install with normal H1 bulbs)... done deal that is your answer.

If your definition of work great involves HIDs, then you'll...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-22-2016, 01:59:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By Bimma360
Re: LTW Carbon Fiber Trim

I do. I actually import a specific epoxy from Europe that has special UV additives. It is really expensive with overseas shipping, but its awesome stuff. Well worth it.





Hey guys, thanks...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-20-2016, 11:03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By Bimma360
Re: LTW Carbon Fiber Trim

If you don't mind holding out for about a month or two, I can make you a console. I am doing a bunch of stuff in carbon for someone at the moment, and don't want to take on any other projects. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-09-2016, 10:04:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,106
Posted By Bimma360
Re: What should I look for and expect in buying an E36 M3 under 10k?

It sounds like you got a great car. I think this potentially would be a good example to illustrate some of the points that have been made here.

At 185K, there are maintenance items that either...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-08-2016, 12:46:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Bimma360
Re: MORIMOTO H1 HID CANbus & DEPO Euro Headlamps

Man you learn something new every day. I'll have to store this into the e36 compartment of my brain.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-08-2016, 12:36:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,069
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Post your rear spacer setup

If anyone is interested in my 5mm ECS spacers with extended bolts let me know. They are yours for $50 shipped. My rear tires rubbed so no point in just sitting on these. Had them installed for no...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-29-2016, 09:43:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,069
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Post your rear spacer setup

That sucks man, sorry to hear. I am in the same boat. I know that question wasn't directed at me, but here is a another data point.

H&R OE w/ Bilsteins on BF Goodrich g-Force Comp2 (factory...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-24-2016, 02:05:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,069
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Post your rear spacer setup

I envy some of you guys. My rears rubbed over bigger bumps after I installed the 5mm ECS rear spacers. Since this is a DD, they basically rubbed very frequently so I had to remove them. I still...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-19-2016, 12:48:27 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 38,880
Posted By Bimma360
Re: LTW clears and a drop.

Eh this is all a matter of opinion in the end. Personally, I think smoked anything looks terrible. I also don't agree that clears look bad, nor for the reasons mentioned.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-14-2016, 02:26:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,822
Posted By Bimma360
Re: Vader seat fitment?

I responded over on bfc, but I don't think I saw this mentioned in hear.

If the vaders are not from a '95 M3, you can take the vader seat bottoms and seat backs and swap them into your sedan seat...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-21-2016, 01:40:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,358
Posted By Bimma360
Re: A little Carbon Fiber project - LTW Style

Thanks man. This is hand made stuff, so a DIY is possible. I would say you need about $400 to get started once you factor in the cost of the carbon, resin, dremel, dremel accessories, brushes, sand...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-20-2016, 03:02:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,358
Posted By Bimma360
Re: A little Carbon Fiber project - LTW Style

Thanks everyone! The Gallardo console looks great installed Chris, enjoy!

I am wrapping up with a few e36 pieces, some new ones that haven' been posted, I'll be sure to throw up some pics when I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-15-2016, 01:11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By Bimma360
Re: My 99 M3

I understand its an opinion thing for sure. But the car as whole already looks like a storm trooper. The vaders fit the e36 styling perfectly.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-15-2016, 01:07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By Bimma360
Re: My 99 M3

I am with ya. I swapped out my sport seats in the sedan for vaders, and have had no comfort issues. I just did a 2500 miles road trip in one week, and had zero back issues. No they are not as...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-03-2016, 11:07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By Bimma360
Re: LF: Input on a Estoril M3 Sedan

RD Sport and racing dynamics are the same here in the US. There is some history as to why, which can be googled. VAC also has a 3.4L crank for the s52. I remember when it finally came out about...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-03-2016, 01:06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By Bimma360
Re: LF: Input on a Estoril M3 Sedan

Man I can't believe everyone is just glossing over the engine. RD was/is the only company offering a 3.5L stroker S52. I know it is advertised as Tiger Motorsports having built the motor, but if it...
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