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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 Tue, Dec-20-2016, 02:52:01 PM   #51
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Default Re: My 98 Dakar Yellow "build" thread

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What seats are those?!?!? Please confirm! Love the alcantare too! :thumb sup2:


Those are not my seats, unfortunately, I do not fit in bucket seats lol


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Congratulations on your purchase! Finally this car went to someone who deserves it better.

You're on the right track with the wheel selection and front clear corners. I personally wouldn't put a set of Japanese wheels designed to complement Japanese cars on an E36. I don't care how light they are. It doesn't look right. I like your choice of the old school Racing Dynamic wheels. Very authentic and period correct for this car.

Regarding the clear corners, I personally find the light smoked version more suited to a modded Dakar Yellow E36 than clears or ambers.

These cars are getting more and more rare. So it's always exciting to see a well sorted out sample.

Best of luck with your endeavors and hope you fix all the pre-existing issues and problems that came with the car.



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Congratulations on your purchase! Finally this car went to someone who deserves it better.



You're on the right track with the wheel selection and front clear corners. I personally wouldn't put a set of Japanese wheels designed to complement Japanese cars on an E36. I don't care how light they are. It doesn't look right. I like your choice of the old school Racing Dynamic wheels. Very authentic and period correct for this car.



Regarding the clear corners, I personally find the light smoked version more suited to a modded Dakar Yellow E36 than clears or ambers.



These cars are getting more and more rare. So it's always exciting to see a well sorted out sample.



Best of luck with your endeavors and hope you fix all the pre-existing issues and problems that came with the car.







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Shopping for some strut bars, stubbled upon exoticspeed one:

https://www.exoticspeed.com/collecti...e36-m3-1996-99







Any feedback on this brand ?


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Do you have camber plates? Having access to the full top of strut area is better. That is a very tiny hole where this attaches to the strut tower.
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Do you have camber plates? Having access to the full top of strut area is better. That is a very tiny hole where this attaches to the strut tower.


I do, I didn't not think about that at all.

This strut bar won't fit, oh well.

I'm looking at other options and can't seem to find anything that will be decent. I want the type that covers the whole shock tower, somewhat like the ecs ones.



So that the reinforcements plates and the strut bar sandwiches the shock tower and makes more solid somewhat.

The rally road one is super nice, but at 650$ cad, I really can't justify the cost.


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Beautiful car! It makes me want to start the search for one again, as i've wanted a Dakar Yellow e36 since teckademics mischief in 2002. lol But, if i bring another car home i'll need to find a warehouse and the GF might kill me.
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Beautiful car! It makes me want to start the search for one again, as i've wanted a Dakar Yellow e36 since teckademics mischief in 2002. lol But, if i bring another car home i'll need to find a warehouse and the GF might kill me.
She's not your wife so do what you want to.
I'd pass on the strut bar. Its pretty well documented they don't do much, and I wouldn't want to be unable to get to my camber adjustments. I missed it, but does the car already have an x-brace? Its far more effective.
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Great advice!

Also. Many strut bars that the car's current owner is looking for will not fit on cars that came with traction control.

That's why my AC Schnitzer carbon fiber strut bar is nothing but a self-defense stick now.

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I'd pass on the strut bar. Its pretty well documented they don't do much, and I wouldn't want to be unable to get to my camber adjustments. I missed it, but does the car already have an x-brace? Its far more effective.
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She's not your wife so do what you want to.

I'd pass on the strut bar. Its pretty well documented they don't do much, and I wouldn't want to be unable to get to my camber adjustments. I missed it, but does the car already have an x-brace? Its far more effective.


Car already has an x-brace.

My strut tower has a small crack, which will get fixed in summer. I want to strut tower to be as strong as possible.

Is there another option?

I know that mini has a strut tower reinforcement:



Is there something similar for an e36?



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There are strut tower reinforcements that go underneath the tower and sandwich between them and the camber plates. If your towers are cracked already though you are stuck welding them to fix them properly. Thats shitty to have to deal with.
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