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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 05:47:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,880
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

Subbed. I might be interested in one of these if it works out. I'd love the steering wheel a few inches closer to give more leg room. Might be an even better fit for those with the 3 spoke swap...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-05-2017, 02:20:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,586
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Back with a Tech

Dang Christian, that car is looking really nice. The stock stance is great. My car with the stock springs had a saggy butt, but yours looks nice and even. Those LTWs just complete the package.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-09-2017, 10:35:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-12-2017, 10:20:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: OEM Dove Gray leather. Who has a good source?

Lol at "Bright Red", aka Hellrot. Thank goodness we don't stick with BMW's official color names in some cases...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-08-2017, 02:15:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,880
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

Do you already have the US M3 coupe 3 spoke in your sedan? If not, you might look into that. It's noticeably smaller diameter than the 4 spoke "bus wheel". I felt it helped slightly in just the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-01-2017, 02:23:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Dakar Distraction

Yep, and looks almost identical to the US M3 in Car and Driver's first test in 1995.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/1995-bmw-m3-road-test-review
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-31-2017, 04:24:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-12-2017, 08:02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Introduction 1997 M3

The Contour wheels were also available on non-lux package cars as an option.

Nice car and welcome! Already parking like a BMW driver ;)
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-04-2017, 02:25:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Short Term Storage Start

3 months is nothing. Just fire her up. You really don't even need stabil for that length of time. I tend to keep mine on a trickle charger to keep the battery topped up, but otherwise just park...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-02-2017, 06:28:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,277
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: To mod or not to mod, that is the question..

Ah shucks, you're just saying that... :hattip:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-02-2017, 02:55:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,277
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: To mod or not to mod, that is the question..

I'm generally a big proponent of the "OEM+" look for cars that I modify. Tasteful, subtle mods that might have been standard equipment from the factory if the car hadn't been designed with...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-25-2017, 08:57:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,639
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Intro to E36 M3 ownership

Looks great! I was a bit worried after the trailer pics. Props to you for already doing the headliner yourself...I've heard it's not a super fun job. One that I'm dreading having to do someday...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-04-2017, 07:57:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Considering another E36 M3, been out of them for a while...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/6071313389.html

Wow, that thing looks clean and "well bought" at that price to me.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2017, 02:28:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,266
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Center console options

Glad to hear! :hattip: My man/car crush can continue... :lolhit:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2017, 10:17:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,266
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Center console options

What do you do with your ashtray? If you say smoke, in that beautiful car, I'm going to drive up to BC and beat you over the head with something. :bang: :lolhit:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2017, 01:29:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Owning an e36 in a large city

I daily drove mine on a 40 mile round trip commute into Seattle for 2 years/23k miles. It was a fine commuter. Plenty comfortable and at least on my commute, being a stick wasn't too much of an...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2017, 01:18:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,266
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Center console options

I've got the modular center console (which I assumed all M3s had) and really love this 3D printed bin I got from BFC member JD8. Not sure if he's still making them or not.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-07-2017, 10:41:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,954
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: E36 M3 as first car??

Parts, in my experience, are actually pretty reasonable. No $600 alternators or $1000 water pumps here generally. However, there are lots of little trouble spots that need attention across the car...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-07-2017, 04:30:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,954
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: E36 M3 as first car??

My personal opinion is you might be better off getting an E36 non-M for a third the price. The Ms, while not terribly fast by today's standards, have a lot of torque down low for a new driver. A...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-07-2017, 03:37:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,498
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Fast n Loud

Chasing Classic Cars and Wheeler Dealers are the only classic/repair type car shows I can really stand watching.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-07-2017, 03:33:54 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,864
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Prices on E36 M3s are no joke...

Seems pretty straight. Bummer about the mileage. Be interesting to see how long it stays for sale.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-17-2016, 08:09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Cold Manual Transmission Shifter Play

^^^Yup, sounds like the "5th gear lean" problem to me, but at a very mild level. My car has a similar condition which I plan to remedy whenever the trans comes out for a new clutch.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-25-2016, 05:30:05 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,599
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Headlights Question - Braymond get in here

The first set (https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E36-M3-S52_3.2L/Lighting/Headlights/European_Spec_Set/ES2539144/) don't look like projector low beams...they look like reflector lamps. The rest of the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-17-2016, 07:20:53 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,599
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Headlights Question - Braymond get in here

Just be careful when installing them, especially the corner lights. The plastic is brittle and many people have had the tabs that hold the corner lights in place break off. The PO of my car had...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-14-2016, 03:15:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: BavSound Install on my '99 E36 M3

I need to get around to doing this on my car. I am sure some of my speakers are pretty toast, as I have to keep the bass low to avoid some pretty gnarly distortion. I like the idea of BavSound's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-12-2016, 01:48:14 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,599
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Headlights Question - Braymond get in here

It looks like to me on your e36 retrofits that you didn't cut the inner glass lens. Any reason for that? When I did my ZKW/FXR retrofit I had a circle in the inner lens cut out so the projector's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-11-2016, 01:55:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Brand New Center Air Air Vent $38.13 on ECS

Huh, that's a nice price. I'm tempted just so my little red dots are restored to factory color...they're a bit faded.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-15-2016, 02:56:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Chirp/Screech blipping throttle at idle

When I bought my car with a hair under 100k miles, 2 of the 3 tensioner/idler pullies sounded like skateboard wheels. I replaced all three. The tensioners were in good shape. The sound I heard in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-15-2016, 02:29:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Chirp/Screech blipping throttle at idle

My thoughts too. It seems almost directly timed with when the throttle body is opening. A belt/pulley would be delayed by a half second or so most likely. It really sounds like intake noise...so...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-15-2016, 02:25:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Recommended DD tires for 235/40/17

A common misunderstanding is that you need All Season tires if you drive in the rain. That's not really true. In fact, a good "Summer" tire will usually be far better in the rain than an All...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-02-2016, 05:31:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,997
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Somehow mechanic wore off my steering wheel clearcoat

Gee thanks... :thumbsdown: That's your opinion I guess. I frankly love the wheel and the work he did. To say it is horrid is frankly a bit baffling.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-01-2016, 05:45:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,997
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Somehow mechanic wore off my steering wheel clearcoat

You need a new switch bracket, which is about $10-15 new from the dealer. Shepott's wheels come with the 3 spoke slip ring, which is different from the 4 spoke.

Here's the DIY writeup I used. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-01-2016, 04:29:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,997
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Somehow mechanic wore off my steering wheel clearcoat

Best money spent on my car by far. I HATED the stock 4 spoke wheel. As CBlock mentioned, from Shepott.

This is the US M3 3 spoke that come in the later year coupes. Shepott thickened it...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-09-2016, 03:35:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Wheel Spacer Advice

I have 12.5mm Turner spacers in the front, and no spacers on the rear, with stock staggered DS2s. I've noticed no negative effects from them. 5mm in the rear could work from what I've read, but I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-03-2016, 09:08:53 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 39,888
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: LTW clears and a drop.

LOL! So are all these Canadian drivers I see around here looking like they are gonna t bone me from Richmond? I thought it was just a BC thing in general :lolhit:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-03-2016, 03:29:15 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 39,888
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: LTW clears and a drop.

You know, I normally prefer ambers, but the clears look great on your Techno, especially the tails. Some colors suit the clears more than others. I think clears look terrible on silver, for example.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-02-2016, 06:07:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 80,200
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: [FAQ]: A guide on E36 lighting, HIDs, and projector retrofits.

It's a long story...the previous owner of my car put in HIDs which caused the low beam failure warning and the warning persisted even after I switched back to halogen bulbs. So I think the module...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-02-2016, 03:10:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 80,200
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: [FAQ]: A guide on E36 lighting, HIDs, and projector retrofits.

I believe MarketMaster (user on here or BF.c) mentioned that they were updating their brackets so you don't have to modify them. You might call TRS and ask. In all honesty though, that was one of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-25-2016, 03:26:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,992
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: What was your first car?

1987 Mazda 626 LX automatic. And not even the cool hatchback or turbo version. After a couple years I gave that to my brother and bought a 1991 Miata. That was much more fun.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-25-2016, 03:21:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Will these struts fit a 98 m3 sedan?

Your car has a sway bar (from the factory). If it's an M3, the sway bar bolts to the strut. Non-Ms bolt the sway bar to the control arm.

Steering shake could be lots of stuff. Worn parts...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-20-2016, 06:41:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,517
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: What makes an E36 M3 stay on the market for an extended period?

Mulberry and magma...I think you just like being weird :p
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-20-2016, 06:20:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,517
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: What makes an E36 M3 stay on the market for an extended period?

I test drove a Boston vert with Magma a few years back before I bought my car, and I really didn't care for the interior. It looks like very dirty, faded Modena. I am not sure there is really any...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-20-2016, 06:17:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,517
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: What makes an E36 M3 stay on the market for an extended period?

These are your opinion, but I don't believe they are even close to universal. To say that Coupes are desirable and sedans are not is preposterous. There are as many people that will ONLY buy a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-15-2016, 09:30:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Opinions on this '98 3/4/5?

To me this car has lots any "EAG halo" it once had. Now it's had 2 more owners, an accident (doom), painted kidneys (yuck), offset front plate (yuck), missing foglights (yuck) and square tip exhaust...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-31-2016, 05:24:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,804
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Vader wiggles/play

I suspect the lateral movement is pretty common. I found numerous threads over the years about this issue. The Z3 guys apparently have a similar problem and there is indeed some plastic piece that...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-30-2016, 08:20:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Trying to decide whether or not to buy an m3, is it reliable?

I can't comment on how it'll be with 350 HP.

But in stock form, I think these cars are pretty reliable from a "will it start and go and get you to work" standpoint, as long as the cooling system...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-28-2016, 03:37:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,974
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: To buy or not to buy...that is the question...

Yep, unless you can get it for $1500 and throw some decent craigslist seats in it and just enjoy it as is for a few years, it's not worth rebuilding/repairing due to the salvage title. It's going to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-24-2016, 03:47:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Weird question Monday - door lock button edition

Wow, this is a great mod idea. I didn't realize coupes had different door lock buttons. I might have to do this too.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-25-2016, 02:46:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,157
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: RallyRoad.net Strut Brace Installed (Pics)

I was wondering the same thing. Looks a little dicey.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-24-2016, 02:23:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,643
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: WTB e36 M3 Sedan, manual (California, TX, Southwest, will travel)

Bmwvin shows your build date as rouzbeh illustrated.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-18-2016, 07:14:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: I need your expert advice should I buy this m3 or not

Because I'm a picky bastard, here are a few things I noticed from the pics:

Exhaust isn't stock
Exhaust hanging low, rubber mounts probably torn (common problem)
Has mud flaps...never seen those...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-18-2016, 06:25:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,682
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Help! Should I buy e36 M3 with 133k on it?

Not a good car. The comments in the text you posted also described "welded in rear shock posts" which I assume means the rear shock towers failed and had to be replaced. Also mentions "new battery...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-18-2016, 11:42:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,643
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: WTB e36 M3 Sedan, manual (California, TX, Southwest, will travel)

Congrats! The car looks great!


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-17-2016, 02:51:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,874
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Why you should always get a PPI

Headlight washers would annoy me. I've had them on a couple Audis I had. They would spray when you activated the windshield spray if the headlights were turned on. They would then proceed to hose...
Forum: Northwest Mon, Feb-15-2016, 01:48:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,118
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Roll call post recent pics of your car

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1486/23991015741_131da285a8_b.jpg
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-13-2016, 01:22:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,419
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Nervous about checking out this E36

I would tend to agree. You don't like the lux package and the car shows signs of mild neglect. If the previous owner can't bother to replace a wheel emblem, shift knob, or windshield washer tank,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-11-2016, 11:47:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,419
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Nervous about checking out this E36

Good eye. It looks like it's an aftermarket exhaust. The stock exhausts tips are more staggered...ie the left tip is shorter than the right tip. Exhaust hangers are rubber and a common failure...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-11-2016, 01:54:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,419
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Nervous about checking out this E36

Good point. I think the 3 is in the right place (looks very close to where mine is), but the ///M is way off. Maybe they replaced the emblem because of a faded /// decal? Trunk fit looks pretty...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-11-2016, 01:37:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,419
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Nervous about checking out this E36

I don't understand what you mean. I don't think there is anything different about the steering rack in sedans or lux cars, is there? Would be the first I've heard of it.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-09-2016, 05:43:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,739
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Black E36 M3 Project

Cool. Sounds like you've got some great plans. Nice color combo, should be a great car when you're done. I'll be interested to follow your progress!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-09-2016, 03:44:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,643
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: WTB e36 M3 Sedan, manual (California, TX, Southwest, will travel)

Well mine was produced 5/19/98 IIRC and has stripes on the headrests. Maybe the cutover date was different for different interior colors. Mine is dove.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-08-2016, 10:18:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,643
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: WTB e36 M3 Sedan, manual (California, TX, Southwest, will travel)

Nice looking car! Bet it won't last long.

Typical BMW parking job though :rofl3:

Annoying they felt inclined to include service costs though.

"2/5/09: 91,351 miles. Replaced coolant level...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-08-2016, 03:30:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,321
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Another M3 Sold (moved to a 1). Good Pricing Info

You did see the huge dent in the trunk and tail panel area though too, right?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-08-2016, 03:29:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,321
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Another M3 Sold (moved to a 1). Good Pricing Info

Condition matters a lot. A car with the same year/mileage could be $6k or $14k. Learn what to look for regarding telltale condition and maintenance items. Deferred maintenance such as suspension...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-08-2016, 02:50:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,643
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: WTB e36 M3 Sedan, manual (California, TX, Southwest, will travel)

Congrats if you found one! If not, I definitely recommend folks expand the search to the Northwest too. Though it's rainy here, they don't salt the roads in most places so rust isn't an issue. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-05-2016, 07:56:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,321
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Another M3 Sold (moved to a 1). Good Pricing Info

I think it was an accident. Look at the hood/fender fit on the left front, the dented nose panel, and the orange sticker on the inside of the left front fender (which I'd guess is probably a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-22-2016, 03:16:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,343
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Leather Seat Replacement

Those look pretty nice, but the bottom cushion is a little wrinkled in a few places that the stock ones are not. Have they tightened up over time?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-22-2016, 03:09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,440
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Mulberry Leather on Previously Dove Interior?

Agree with most of the others. I think Mulberry and Magma are both pretty "meh". I think they have some appeal because they don't show dirt and they are somewhat less common. But I think if they...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-10-2015, 02:38:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Drop hats?

The problem is that you're lowering the car without increasing the spring rate to keep it from bottoming out. I think that's the main reason it's a bad idea.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-04-2015, 12:22:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Sedan rear door map pocket fix?

How thoroughly is it broken? Mine was just missing one on the front corner and I used a very small piece of 3m mounting tape I had laying around. Has worked for over a year. Not sure if it would...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-03-2015, 10:11:18 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 82,183
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: [DIY] Power Steering

Per this writeup (http://njbmwcca.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/NJBMWCCA_E36_POWER_STEERING_HOSE_Rev0.pdf) I used BMW part number 32-41-1-131-524 from Pelican and it has worked great...was $17...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-24-2015, 06:13:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,104
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: My M3 - AC Schnitzer/Brax/Recaro/Dinan/RMS, etc.

I know very little about car audio, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say if you're speakers come in a wooden box with brass hinges and custom foam padding, they must be good.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-24-2015, 06:00:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,576
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Good Deal??

Honestly, that's probably what I'd do. The exterior is beyond saving, and if it really does have a salvage title, it's not worth doing a whole lot else to the car. If the mileage is unknown, it...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-18-2015, 11:49:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Am I too short to drive e36?

The seat is all the way down in the front and back, the seatback is as far forward as it will go, and the seat slide is about 1" from the rear of travel. Perhaps it looks far back because the B...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-18-2015, 07:46:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Am I too short to drive e36?

I didn't say I prefer to have a gangsta lean. I said I have to sit with my seatback too upright. In fact it's as upright as it can go. And I still don't have as much leg room as I'd like. I don't...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-18-2015, 02:23:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,780
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Tips on storing an e36 for a 3-5yrs.

I agree with this. You want air to be able to circulate. That's something I picked up from the RV forums and I've had good luck with it storing our RV at a covered (but outdoor) storage facility. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-18-2015, 02:17:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Am I too short to drive e36?

I find the seating position a bit odd in the E36. I'm 6' and find that to get enough leg room, but still be able to comfortably turn the wheel 180 degrees with both hands on the wheel I need to have...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-10-2015, 02:45:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,927
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Wish you were using your car more?

Wow, you guys are making me sad. I daily drive mine for the most part, and put about 10k a year on it. I figure, what am I saving it for? I could either hate my commute (in another car) or love it...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-06-2015, 04:57:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,269
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Wanted E36 M3

The issue I have with the E36 Tourings is the rear...it just looks so "wierd". The taillights...something's strange with them. They look so, small. Also, there are a lot more round corners/lines...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-25-2015, 04:24:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: E36 Undercarriage Corrosion or Not

I agree, looks pretty clean under there to me.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-25-2015, 02:31:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,386
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: How safe is the E36 M3?

Car safety has come a long way. Even top tier safe cars from 10 years ago suck compared to the newest cars. I think it's probably safe to say the E36 is probably in the upper tier of safe cars from...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Sep-19-2015, 10:53:47 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,586
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Back with a Tech

Car was looking spec-tac-u-lar today!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/777/20928330094_6ec7cc6422_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5776/21560033831_1010ff4ea8_b.jpg
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-18-2015, 03:10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: New here...first M3

I was actually thinking the opposite. I really like them on the car. I think it's the first time I've seen those on an E36. I really like them on the E39s.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-14-2015, 03:33:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,259
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Time to sell

Wow, I saw this thread, clicked on your CL ad, saw it was deleted, and hoped to hell you hadn't sold it yet. Scrolled through the post hoping you had changed your mind. So glad you're hanging onto...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-08-2015, 03:43:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Need Opinion on Shift knob

Eh, they generally aren't as bad as you might think. I had a polished aluminum ball knob on my Miata for years and never had an issue. Popular mod in the Miata world.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-07-2015, 03:15:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,586
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Back with a Tech

Looking great! It's amazing how much a new set of headlights make the car look fresh.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-04-2015, 07:45:31 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,586
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Back with a Tech

She just wanted to get us all drunk.

It worked.

:lolhit:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-03-2015, 07:19:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,016
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Has the E36 M3 ruined me? Test drive report.

It's pretty amazing after 20 years on the market, the E36 M3 is so unique. There's just not much out there that is an "adequate" replacement for the car if you value it's price, practicality,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-27-2015, 08:30:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,924
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: ZKW Experts out there, need some help

I bought my (new, complete) ZKWs from Umnitza. On the whole, it was a decent experience, but they came shipped in a DEPO box, which was weird. They appear to be genuine ZKWs though. The link in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-21-2015, 09:20:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: M Tech 3 Spoke Slip Ring 32341162111 Screws?

The 3 spoke I bought had one of the screws slightly bent in shipping. I sourced replacements from Home Depot. They are M3x10 size. I got a few different lengths to try. These bolts don't need to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Aug-16-2015, 01:13:08 AM
Replies: 4,331
Views: 1,666,666
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

That's a great looking car. The stance is just right. Any idea what suspension setup its on?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-21-2015, 05:43:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,262
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Tint on Silver E36s

Tint or no tint, at least make it an even % all around. I really dislike the dark in back, light in front look.

Personally, I think dark tint cheapens the look of the car. I'm a fan of no tint,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-02-2015, 04:31:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Re Spray

They more work you have done the more that they can f-up. I agree with trying to keep it minimal of they can match it well. It doesn't seem like $3k for a full respray would be a top end job so i'd...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-01-2015, 01:47:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Should I buy a E36 Sedan

I agree, especially when you're thirsty!

http://www.tahoesoldtimephoto.com/images/western_saloon.jpg
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-30-2015, 07:50:01 PM
Replies: 4,331
Views: 1,666,666
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Nice Miata. I had a 1991 for around 10 years. My first enthusiast car and the first car I really learned to wrench on. Lots learned, lots of track days, lots of fun in and under that car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jun-26-2015, 05:51:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,817
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: what's the value of my e36 '95? :)

Is the yellow color in the wheel wells overspray, or is that how they came from the factory?
Forum: Northwest Wed, Jun-24-2015, 10:25:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,168
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Front Plate Mounting Options?

Have you guys been hassled about not having a front plate? I've been running without one off and on with numerous cars over the past 18 years in both Oregon and Washington and only ever been stopped...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-23-2015, 07:41:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Should I buy a E36 Sedan

That's true. Like most 4 doors I've owned, I always open the rear window a bit when the front window is down. I even notice it at 40 MPH.

At least on a sedan you have control of the rear...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-23-2015, 07:21:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: Should I buy a E36 Sedan

Thanks for looking into that! Not quite as much as a divide as I thought. I found lots of threads that seemed to imply that all coupes had folding seats, but that's clearly not the case then.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-23-2015, 07:16:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,425
Posted By RightYouAreKen
Re: thoughts on older M3 vs. newer f30

From everything I've read the newer cars are a real letdown in the "feel" department. Even the owners complain. http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=671559
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