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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 Sat, Sep-18-2010, 09:54:18 PM   #11
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Sorry brentalocious but it was an option for all years
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You sure about that? I could swear it had to do with safety..
No. I'm not sure about it. The truth is that nobody knows why they stopped installing tilting steering columns on E36s after 1995. The only logical explanations are that safety standards changed, or they were looking to keep costs down after having to change things for the 1996 MY (OBDII compliance, new engine, etc.). The latter makes more sense to me than the former, but until someone actually digs up an article talking about changes in US crash standards for the 1996 MY and finds a reference somewhere in the E36 literature/history that states that the tilt wheel was removed to conform to new safety standards, I'm going to assume that it falls under the same reason for which 99.9% of the other Euro/RoW things were left out of the US-spec E36 M3: cost-cutting.
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Old Sat, Sep-18-2010, 10:59:37 PM   #13
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Canadian car. love my tilt wheel
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when did they put the airbags in that deploy based on the weight of the person?
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I don't care if mine doesn't have the tilt wheel. That way I could never blame its position if I'm uncomfortable.
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I don't care if mine doesn't have the tilt wheel. That way I could never blame its position if I'm uncomfortable.
of course you dont care. ive noticed that people who dont have something tell everyone it is worthless anyway so they dont miss it, and wouldnt want it anyway.

and then when they get something they tell everyone how it is a cant live without thing because they have it.


Reminds me of a conversation I overheard that is worthy of a life philosophy:

Bud, I want to marry an ugly woman. because if i marry a beautiful woman she will probably run off with some guy that has more money than me and I will be heartbroken because my beautiful wife left me.

Lou, if you marry an ugly woman she may leave you for a guy who inherited a bigger endowment or something.

Correct Bud, but if she does leave me who cares. She's ugly!!
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of course you dont care. ive noticed that people who dont have something tell everyone it is worthless anyway so they dont miss it, and wouldnt want it anyway.

and then when they get something they tell everyone how it is a cant live without thing because they have it.


Reminds me of a conversation I overheard that is worthy of a life philosophy:

Bud, I want to marry an ugly woman. because if i marry a beautiful woman she will probably run off with some guy that has more money than me and I will be heartbroken because my beautiful wife left me.

Lou, if you marry an ugly woman she may leave you for a guy who inherited a bigger endowment or something.

Correct Bud, but if she does leave me who cares. She's ugly!!
which type did you marry, tom?
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As I recall, the tilt adjustment got dropped on U.S. E36s after a crash test failure. If I can find him again, I know someone who would likely know about the decision.
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which type did you marry, tom?
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As I recall, the tilt adjustment got dropped on U.S. E36s after a crash test failure. If I can find him again, I know someone who would likely know about the decision.
This makes sense; they never changed it in Canada 'cause nobody cares about those damn canucks!!
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