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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Thu, May-07-2015, 01:59:28 PM   #21
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I'll probably get them regardless but can anyone with personal experience tell me just now much NVH these add to the car? I know they'll be loud as they are solid but I don't want to need earplugs when I drive it.
It's not so much the volume of sound but the the frequency and amount that you'll notice, IMO. With the gutted interior, it will be noticeably louder as you start adding solid mounts, but you'll also hear every little sound you're not used to, so that will take some getting accustomed to.

For short drives it probably won't be much of an issue, but once you go with real seats, exhaust, and other solid mounts, it's going to be a pain - not that you'll want to be driving around on the street with the cage tubing around your head. Speaking of which, I'd get some high-density roll bar padding on those tubes ASAP, and cover anything and everything that any bodypart could potentially come in contact with.
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Old Thu, May-07-2015, 08:50:44 PM   #22
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It's not so much the volume of sound but the the frequency and amount that you'll notice, IMO. With the gutted interior, it will be noticeably louder as you start adding solid mounts, but you'll also hear every little sound you're not used to, so that will take some getting accustomed to.

Speaking of which, I'd get some high-density roll bar padding on those tubes ASAP, and cover anything and everything that any bodypart could potentially come in contact with.
Thanks! The main thing i noticed was how much loose gravel is on roads as I constantly hear it bouncing off my underside but really its nothing too loud for me yet. That and the sound of the fuel pump and rear diff. I plan on padding the on the bars eventually.
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Old Fri, Jun-19-2015, 12:16:45 AM   #23
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WARNING TO SOME: Plastidip and what some might consider ricey mods ahead.

I acquired a free set of M68's that have a small crack in each of the rear wheels that I will have to weld but haven't got around to getting pure CO2 to weld the aluminum. Working at Firestone I quickly found some decent tires for the fronts, actually came off another E36 that wanted them gone for some reason. No uneven wear, no flat spots, whatever I have 26 total tires on or off wheels for my 2 cars and their 4 sets of wheels so I never question or complain. Changed the white lip on my DSII's to blue and went blue face, black lip on the M68's.





We keep it Euro around here





Went and molded the sunroof in, not the best job but most of the body work I'm doing just needs to look OK for a couple years until I go widebody on likely Arc-8's





The need for interior lighting in a gutted car quickly became apparent as I had to break out my phone flashlight to find stuff when I got home at night. I put 2 LED strips on the main hoop facing up so you really can't tell they are there from pretty much any angle, and wired a simple switch under the dash. It also is quite the showoff at a nighttime car meet.





With the various rust spots and sunroof molded I needed paint but wasn't 100% sold on a blue paint job. Enter Plastidip. I will reiterate that this will get a proper paint job later, this is a temporary measure. Done in a driveway in Maryland weather and humidity so it is what it is.







Go on and hate me, that's why I did it lol



This has been described by almost everyone that looks at it as "the bluest blue I've ever seen" It's never the same color depending on the lighting. When I got real paint I'll be trying my best to get a paint that looks exactly like this.







I only have 2 more things I want addressed at this stage before I hit what I would call a stopping point before going further. Turner Diff Mounts came in today and hopefully will be in within a week. And thanks to Firestone I get 50% off Potenza tires so I will be acquiring the brand new Potenza RE71R track tires hopefully before August. Staying 17" makes my total for 4 new slicks only $350 which ain't bad at all.

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Old Fri, Jun-19-2015, 02:02:08 AM   #24
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glad you have a project for yourself, I am constantly looking for them as well, this is just not for me.
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Would like to hear how that exhaust sound...any sound bite to share?
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I'll try to find the vid of my coworker gunning it then missing 3rd lol
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Old Fri, Jun-19-2015, 11:02:01 PM   #27
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I don't care what anyone says, plastidip is rad...

Cool build, I'll be watching...
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This was right after I gutted the car, slow day at work and I let pretty much everyone drive my car that day. Sometimes its hard to put in 2nd and 3rd so this is him flooring second and going into neutral. Intake/Exhaust only ran me $140 together so I'm happy with the sound, though I would like that rasp calmed down a tad.

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This was right after I gutted the car, slow day at work and I let pretty much everyone drive my car that day. Sometimes its hard to put in 2nd and 3rd so this is him flooring second and going into neutral. Intake/Exhaust only ran me $140 together so I'm happy with the sound, though I would like that rasp calmed down a tad.
You need to make the video public.
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You need to make the video public.
Done. Sorry its literally the first vid I've posted to YouTube in over 5 years
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