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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 Tue, Dec-15-2009, 01:21:48 AM   #21
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Good luck - looks like you have a good start.

Ditch the heavy wheels for a lighter setup. Also many want to get a more supportive driver's seat - those regular 3 series seats offer no lateral support
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I'm impressed with your enthusiasm. I'm a decent detailer and I know I could tear the project down but that's where my skills stop. Good luck, hope to follow your progress
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Good luck - looks like you have a good start.

Ditch the heavy wheels for a lighter setup. Also many want to get a more supportive driver's seat - those regular 3 series seats offer no lateral support
The car came with AC Schnitzer but the tires are shot, so I decided to mount the E46 M3 stock wheels for now. The rear fenders are flared so there is no rubbing (I could not believe it). I plan to buy Kosei K1 Racing wheels. They are 17x8.5 ET40 (I'll need 5mm spacer in the front). I'll 245 tires (possibly 255). Will see.
Seats: I am shopping for race shells. I have narrowed the list to Sparco Pro-ADV, Recaro Pro-Racer SPG Hans XL, or RaceTech 4009WTHR. I may have to go to Detroit to find the Recaro, Chicago for the Sparco, and Virginia (Bimmerworld) for the Racetech...
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Day 3 (but who is counting...). After removing the DAMPING material (thanks for the correction) in the rear seat/window, ditto for the passenger side.







Headliner is also gone.
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Old Tue, Dec-15-2009, 02:26:44 AM   #25
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Nice... I will be doing the same this weekend. I already have from front seats back done but Gotta do the rest.
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Old Tue, Dec-15-2009, 02:30:15 AM   #26
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you have your car all gutted too Critter???
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A few hours later (and a few bottles of Goo Gone later),



I have also moved a few wires out of the way


On to the trunk. Removed the carpet, the liners, the tool box, the wiring for the power lock, all the cables for the amplifiers and CD changers. Removed more damping crap, i.e., more heat gun and more Goo Gone. The previous owner had added damping material all over the sheet metal by the speakers. I found that it was easier to remove it when cold (it turned into goo when heated). So I worked on my car with the garage door opened during Thanksgiving (it was really cold in Cincinnati). Anyway, after a few more hours, the trunk is clean.


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By the way, this is the spoiler that I will put on the car.


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Feel free to tell me which you prefer.
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same picture

looking really good though.... not sure, but what's being left behind? why is it all still gray and stuff? Mine is comn almost completely clean
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Nice work man. I'm impressed.
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