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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 Mon, Oct-30-2017, 09:47:56 PM   #181
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Those BBS wheels look good
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Old Mon, Oct-30-2017, 10:44:51 PM   #182
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Thanks dude, I like them aesthetically but for track I would like to go back down to 17-inch.

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Old Tue, Oct-31-2017, 12:15:46 AM   #183
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I used to have -3.2 front camber and the car felt very neutral. This season I have -2.6 and I notice a lot more front end push.
More front camber and wider front tires will work wonders with your setup.
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Old Tue, Oct-31-2017, 12:57:36 AM   #184
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Managed to get down to 1:30.xx yesterday, about 4 seconds faster than my last time at Streets.



Issues currently center around understeer. Any tight 2nd gear corner and it's pushing. Turn 2 and turn 13 basically killed my lap times. A simple tire pressure adjustment did help a bit, and while some of the issue is driver mod, I've driven a lot of other cars at this track without experiencing push like this. Tire size differential is the big elephant in the room here.

Regardless, I think I will try to get 2 more track days out of these tires. End of the year, I'm going to move to a set of 17x9 BimmerWorld TA16 wheels, a wider front tire, slightly more aggressive alignment, and hopefully I can get the damn wing and front splitter on. Working on finding a good body shop to paint the wing. I think these changes will help, without making the car worse on the streets. Bottom line, I do drive this thing almost every day.
Hey man, it's Geoff. We met last time at Buttonwillow. You may want to consider raising the rear of your car slightly to help weight jack it and turn in better. Turns 2 and 14 slow corners. If I come in too fast or don't turn in a little earlier than it looks like I should my car will understeer as well. I'm on 285/30r18s with over -4 degrees in front. Breaking 1:30 should be pretty easy for that car. If I see you out at the track again I'll take you for a ride if you want. I find it's easier to find areas to shave some time if you see the course at speed.
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Old Tue, Oct-31-2017, 01:07:51 AM   #185
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I used to have -3.2 front camber and the car felt very neutral. This season I have -2.6 and I notice a lot more front end push.
More front camber and wider front tires will work wonders with your setup.
I'm at -2.5 right now, I was thinking about going to about -3 or so. My plan is to shove a 255 in front so we'll see how that all works.
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Hey man, it's Geoff. We met last time at Buttonwillow. You may want to consider raising the rear of your car slightly to help weight jack it and turn in better. Turns 2 and 14 slow corners. If I come in too fast or don't turn in a little earlier than it looks like I should my car will understeer as well. I'm on 285/30r18s with over -4 degrees in front. Breaking 1:30 should be pretty easy for that car. If I see you out at the track again I'll take you for a ride if you want. I find it's easier to find areas to shave some time if you see the course at speed.
Hey Geoff, what's up man? I would be very much interested in a ride along and some instruction if you're up to it. I know there's a faster time hiding in the car and I need help finding it. You wanna come up there next weekend? There's an Extreme Speed Track Events day at Streets on the 4th. I'm on the fence. Just trying to decide where to use the tires, like I said I think I can get 2 more days out of them. I'll pm you my number.
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Did a weekend long driving school with the SoCal Alfa Romeo Club, learned a lot and had a great time! For those who don't know, the SoCal Alfa club is very open and all inclusive to all makes of cars, and all levels of driving. I was placed in the novice time trial group, and the weekend consisted of track time, skid pad, and classroom. I'm doing a story about the school so I'm not gonna go into too much detail now other than to give a very positive review, and a recommendation to anyone interested in an extremely good value driving school. Best $300 I've spent in recent memory.

Nice action shot by my wife Lisa.



Managed to merk one of the A052s...



There's a combination of issues here, I won't place full blame the tire, or the setup, or me. I was slightly surprised to get so few hours from a 200 UTQG tire. Setup needs addressing (i.e more camber) but I'm beating a dead horse on that one. Driver induced push happened once or twice too which didn't help. All the time on the skid pad probably didn't help either...

Here's the two fronts.



Opinions...? I could/should have rotated them to get a bit more life. Hindsight is 20/20 though right?

Anyhow, we left on a road trip morning after the driving school, maybe time for a Safari style makeover for the ole' Fitty Cent?



I'm not very good at selfies



Got home to a sad looking M3, spare wheel up front, covered in track filth... I threw on the AC Schnitzer Type IIIs (12mm spacer in front, 5mm in rear) and I'm kind of on the fence.



I like them, but the color is wrong and it ****ing drives me NUTS. I can't use my center caps because they're not the same color silver. I think I will keep the wheels and either bite the bullet and have them properly repainted to the OEM-like original silver. Or maybe... I'll do them white *ducks for cover*

Either way, someone liked them



They must not have looked very close...!
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Old Wed, Nov-22-2017, 06:19:27 PM   #188
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I like the BBS and Contours more than the ACS, they look too big in 18's I think. But maybe lighter silver and center caps certainly wouldn't hurt.
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Old Wed, Nov-22-2017, 07:28:31 PM   #189
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The Type 3's don't look bad but I agree the BBS and contours look better.

The Type 3 look has grown on me. The last e36 I had came with Type 3 reps, that I initially wasn't a fan of but that changed towards the end of ownership. Don't paint them white!

Also, all my selfies turn out the same way.
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Haha, that a great note.
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