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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 Wed, Jun-28-2017, 04:29:12 PM   #1
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Default Adding some "girth" to rear end...

The e36 looks famished compared to the e46 from the rear. I wanted to add visual "girth" to the rear-end and to also balance the front, since I have an extended lip. I had considered a FancyWide or Mkah Motorsports diffuser, but felt those look out of place with the OEM+ look I am trying to achieve- the aluminum fins are too thin, plus I don't like the idea of mismatching materials i.e. adding aluminum to a plastic bumper. BTW, I did purchase the FancyWide diffuser and that is FOR SALE here: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=587711

Obviously this adds nothing to aero, although it does fully cover the gap between the underside of the factory valence and the muffler, acting as an under-tray. But mostly it's just for hard parking purposes, haha! The diffuser is ABS and I think it flows well. I also installed Depo Euro glass headlights. Finishing touches will likely be an experimental gurney flap on top of the high-arch wing and full LTW livery graphics. I am almost done with the refresh, here is a teaser, more pics to come...





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Old Wed, Jun-28-2017, 05:49:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Adding some "girth" to rear end...

Put Hard flares on the car and run wider tires.
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Old Wed, Jun-28-2017, 06:32:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Adding some "girth" to rear end...

Fatter tires and mud flaps. I personally think the E46 rear end looks like someone with an overbite.

The GT (what the LTW was made from) wings also help out, although I do like the high-arch wing you have too.
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Old Wed, Jun-28-2017, 08:26:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: Adding some "girth" to rear end...

The E46 rear reminds me a bit of a saggy diaper, but to each their own.
Some suggestions:
Spacers and rear fender roll
Wider wheels/tires
Tail lights - The amber tri-color tail lights break up the rear and make it look narrower.
Suspension
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Default Re: Adding some "girth" to rear end...

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The E46 rear reminds me a bit of a saggy diaper, but to each their own.
Wanted to say I always found it to be very rear bottom heavy, but you worded it perfectly.

I like how they did the diffuser insert on the E36, specially considering this originates from 1992.
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Gurney flap, check!
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The E46 rear reminds me a bit of a saggy diaper, but to each their own.




The gurney flap looks good!
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