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Old 06-07-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
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richie_s999's E36 thread

Well after a few years of building and modding my E30 I was running outa things to do, and thought I would take on a new project

Here is where I am at with my E36...

This year has mainly been getting the car in a safe state for track and autocross use, really its bone stock as of now..

This year I have

-replaced all ball joints
-replaced innner and outer tie rods
-replaced control arm bushings
-replaced RTAB with HD rubber units
-replaced broken rear springs
-had to repair cyl head from Previous owner forgetting a retainer washer on a spark plug
various small parts replaced that were missing or damaged
-painted out the big crome grills, think I want smoked signals too
-replaced the hood (was red and testing the race strip look, think I like it)
-new winsheild
-new front brake lines
-repalced all fluids in drive line
-upgraded to sport seats, comfort seats were horrable for performance driving
-installed a 328 muffler section to loose the square tip way to loud magnalflow
- replaced rear wheel bearings

Car is a 1993 325is
currently at 204000km
non air bag car!!!
Black on Black!!
no rust under neither at jack points, or rear fenders (major bonus!!)

working on seeing if the 16 inch Ronal rims are going to fit on the car, they are 7,5 wide and ET18!! I need to do a stud conversion to see if they are going to fit, if so hoping to have street tires on them and instal sometime in July

Pretty much just working on making sure the car is super solid right now, may get a Mark D chip for it this summer and thats about it.

future plans are full coil overs, poly bushings, and bigger sway bars along with some cassis reinforcement

thinking off a BBK but have to see about what that will do to the carsd PAX numbers for autocross racing, may just go slotted brembo disks with ceramic pads

going to leave the motor alone for now, its realy strong still and want to get the suspenion and brakes perfect B4 going power crazy!

I'll post some more pics of the car racing and at some of this summers events as things happen, and update as work is done.

Enjoying this car, and a big part is learning the ins and outs of a new chassis, what works and what doesn't, and doing the work too
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