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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Mon, May-06-2019, 04:36:06 PM   #1
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Default 1997 M3 - Boston Green/Modena - M3 GT Project

The car is being shipped.

Details:

Boston Green/Modena
52,xxx miles
5-speed
Stock

Once I get it, we'll:

- paint correct
- install correct LTW wheels
- shop for an exhaust (suggestions are welcome)
- build the suspension or leave stock (suggestions are welcome)
- recover the seats (it looks like a restoration gone bad)
- install the lower wing

???

I'm an avid Bimmerphile, but only got into the E36 chassis recently. I'm open to any suggestions or "must-dos".
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Default Re: 1997 M3 - Boston Green/Modena - M3 GT Project

Wait - you are going for GT clone with a Boston car?
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Default Re: 1997 M3 - Boston Green/Modena - M3 GT Project

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The car is being shipped.

Details:

Boston Green/Modena
52,xxx miles
5-speed
Stock

Once I get it, we'll:

- paint correct
- install correct LTW wheels
- shop for an exhaust (suggestions are welcome)
- build the suspension or leave stock (suggestions are welcome)
- recover the seats (it looks like a restoration gone bad)
- install the lower wing

???

I'm an avid Bimmerphile, but only got into the E36 chassis recently. I'm open to any suggestions or "must-dos".
I would recommend a Stroming muffler for the exhaust.

Suspension totally depends on your goals with the car. Any track time or auto cross? Do you want to lower it at all? At the cars age I would recommend replacing all of the bushings, mounts and shocks. I went with OEM bushings for everything except the diff ("street" poly). No increase in NVH. Koni yellow shocks and H&R sport springs. No suspension noises, handles really well and is incredibly compliant. Vast improvement over the tired stock setup.
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Default Re: 1997 M3 - Boston Green/Modena - M3 GT Project

Shipped from?

Modena is nice. Better than GT Mexico green.
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Default Re: 1997 M3 - Boston Green/Modena - M3 GT Project

I have the appropriate OEM GT wing for sale if you are serious about going with the full GT look.


Let's see the car, please.

OEM GT Wheels are NLA and even if a dealer has them, they won't sell to you without a GT VIN. Are you aware there are three versions of Style 24 wheels?
Stromung is a great exhaust. Dinan is better looking. Both sound similar.
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Supersprint and Eisenmann are popular over here.
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I have eisenmann on my car. I wouldn’t change for something else if I needed to do it again.
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Wait - you are going for GT clone with a Boston car?
Correct. It’s low mileage and I like the interior color, so it’s close enough for me.
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I would recommend a Stroming muffler for the exhaust.

Suspension totally depends on your goals with the car. Any track time or auto cross? Do you want to lower it at all? At the cars age I would recommend replacing all of the bushings, mounts and shocks. I went with OEM bushings for everything except the diff ("street" poly). No increase in NVH. Koni yellow shocks and H&R sport springs. No suspension noises, handles really well and is incredibly compliant. Vast improvement over the tired stock setup.
I run a B12 kit on my e46 that I really like. This car will see zero track time but will be driven hard in backroads.
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Shipped from?

Modena is nice. Better than GT Mexico green.
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