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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 Sun, Jan-28-2018, 05:11:47 PM   #1
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So I just ordered a 2 post lift, semi-auto tire changing machine (tire shop effed up on of my stamped ltw wheels so they never will be touching them again) and an automatic wheel balancer. I have most of the necessary tools for our E36 and E53 but wondering what else you all would get in addition to this to truly be able to tackle anything on these cars? I know I need an inpa laptop and cables but need to find a decent one for a decent price.


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oil change catch assy, safety stands, trans jack, air comp, lighting... and patience for all your friends wanting rack time!
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Old Sun, Jan-28-2018, 06:37:09 PM   #3
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oil change catch assy, safety stands, trans jack, air comp, lighting... and patience for all your friends wanting rack time!


Thanks, you just costed me another $650, but thanks to Amazon I get these toys on Wednesday. I have a basic compressor (30 gallon) I am using now, but will be putting in an 80 gallon two stage ingersoll rand in a couple months.


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Old Sun, Jan-28-2018, 08:14:57 PM   #4
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Can't hurt to have a tig welder, tubing bender, mill, and lathe as well. Maybe a 3D printer for recreating those hard to find small plastic bits. Oh and a media blasting station, and paint booth would be cool.
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Can't hurt to have a tig welder, tubing bender, mill, and lathe as well. Maybe a 3D printer for recreating those hard to find small plastic bits. Oh and a media blasting station, and paint booth would be cool.


Ok on the media blaster, the other suggestions may be a little over the top. Explaining these purchases to my wife is already hard enough. Plus I am sure my insurance guy will freak out about liability already without your suggested fire starter...


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I have a lift and lots of tools and do all my own work, but have no interest in changing tires.
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What tire machine(s) did you get? I really want a touchless Corghi or Hunter.
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What tire machine(s) did you get? I really want a touchless Corghi or Hunter.
I know some will say this is all junk... But here is what I got... It is all Twin Busch product and all brand new with warranty! Here are the model numbers: Lift is TW 242 E with GPR10 load spreading plates (as I do not know the PSI strength of my garage floor and just want to be extra cautious), Tire Changer TW X-36 with the X-ROLL plate (obvious reasons) and the Plastic duck head accessory (not listed on their US site but on the international one and available here), Balancer is TW F-95. I got their TW 2097 Oil Catch as well. I travel for work and as this is being shipped freight the soonest I could block out on work calendar was March 15 so that is the delivery date. Taking a week off to get this all set up then. Gonna be a long 6 weeks waiting, but then again I need to get the garage cleaned up and ready for this. Had the garage door opener moved to the side of my door with an offset kit so I am clear in my height!
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Floor is polished and lighting complete for this as well


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Casters on my manual sedan seats make awesome garage rolling chairs


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