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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 Fri, Mar-20-2015, 10:20:10 PM   #31
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love my vaders but is there a way to make them set lower, maybe by taking some of the foam out of the seat or replacing it with something thinner, i ask because i,m 6'4" and need all the headroom i can get. very nice car btw



Switch to an aftermarket Recaro. Lighter, a lot lower and substantially more comfortable.
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kind of like to keep it as oem as possible but the recaro's are nice
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Old Fri, Mar-20-2015, 11:10:28 PM   #33
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kind of like to keep it as oem as possible but the recaro's are nice
Vaders are cool looking seats, but horrible everywhere else.

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Are those speeds? or SRD?
Either way, I can't think of a better seat for the e36. Although I do like my cloth Vaders, I'd get rid of them in a second if it wouldn't cost me to get into a set of Speeds.
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They are SRs
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Old Fri, Mar-20-2015, 11:25:36 PM   #36
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yea those are fantastic, cost ?
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Thanks, they look great.
On a side note, actually related to the thread at hand, silver is really growing on me with these cars. I think it has to do with radmobile, suaveflooder, rightyouareken and now this one being such nice examples. When they are well kept it really shows as a classy car and stands up well to modern cars, and classics.
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Thanks, they look great.
On a side note, actually related to the thread at hand, silver is really growing on me with these cars. I think it has to do with radmobile, suaveflooder, rightyouareken and now this one being such nice examples. When they are well kept it really shows as a classy car and stands up well to modern cars, and classics.
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Braymond - those seats look incredible. Best I've seen since evo viii recaro seats redone for an e36 M3. I really don't mind the Vaders' comfort (or lack there of). But if I found enough hurricane cloth for inserts with dove leather bolsters then I would swap the Vaders out in a heartbeat. Hell, even m-technic grey cloth inserts from an e30 would probably look good.
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Those SRs look really classy. Probably shave 100 pounds too.

I got the new struts back in. I've never installed OEM Sachs struts, but why not? It's an M3/4/Auto. One sway bar link boot was torn so new Meyle's there. Then I had some FCAB lollipops ready with stock rubber bushings. Too bad I can't get the solid rubber Motorsport version anymore from Bimmerworld. I was told 2 years ago that they can't get them from Germany anymore.

I bought that chrome puller at a garage sale for a buck a couple years ago. Never thought it would come in that handy. I just turned the puller screw with my fingers and the bushing came right off. Silly easy. Typically, I spray Windex on the area and work the lollipop handle left and right by hand until I finally get it off. Then I rub the post really clean with a Scotch-Brite pad, spray the new bushing and post with Windex, then bop it on with a rubber mallet and work in on by hand again.

Next were the rubber bushings for the front sway bar. They are surprisingly inexpensive and easy to replace. I put a thin layer of grease on the surfaces so it would mount easier. Then I got my Contours out of the shed. The wife calls them the 'Soccer Balls'. I kind of see why. They are in much better shape than those beat DS2s. Sorry guys.
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Thanks, they look great.
On a side note, actually related to the thread at hand, silver is really growing on me with these cars. I think it has to do with radmobile, suaveflooder, rightyouareken and now this one being such nice examples. When they are well kept it really shows as a classy car and stands up well to modern cars, and classics.
Aw shucks, thanks man. I sometimes wish I had a bit more of a unique color. There are so many silver cars around here. I've also had many silver cars. But I think they look really sharp when in good shape and clean. I think it's the black trim of the E36 that contrasts with the light body color and looks really sharp.
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