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320touring

582 posts

84 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
For all the pretty pictures, the power and the composed handling,

they still aint a patch on an e30laugh

Daniel1

2,618 posts

83 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
I love the 328i. I've got a shed with a sweet, strong engine and managed to pick up a winter project cheap.

Gratuitous shot hehe


rossi1

713 posts

87 months

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marson said:
and another

I know the fella who used to own this !! was a memember and i still think maybe is a member of E36coupe.com.

Did`nt used to look like that! fair play for turning it into a track slag smile

s m

10,310 posts

88 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Daniel1 said:
I love the 328i. I've got a shed with a sweet, strong engine and managed to pick up a winter project cheap.

Gratuitous shot hehe

Here's my old shed


monthefish

17,844 posts

116 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
8:20 for a basically standard 328 saloon is mightily impressive.

I seem to recall Jetrho Bovingdon being unable to crack 8mins with a heavily modifed M3...
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iguana

6,002 posts

145 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
monthefish said:
8:20 for a basically standard 328 saloon is mightily impressive.

I seem to recall Jetrho Bovingdon being unable to crack 8mins with a heavily modifed M3...
That was for a full lap tho, not a btg & Dales was a flying BTG on a track day, you are going a lot quicker under the bridge on a flyer, so again thats difernet to a TF lap.

cmoose

25,287 posts

114 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
s m said:
You might need the master cylinder swap bit too if you find the pedal too 'long' after
No. You're using the same callipers. The 330 brake disc mod makes no difference to the pedal travel. All you are really doing is moving the calliper further out from the axle to give it more leverage.

cmoose

25,287 posts

114 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
jaik said:
I've never quite understood using cars like this as track toys, aren't they a bit dull for that? Or is it purely that they're cheap and plentiful (hence cheap to fix)?

And yes, I'm an E36 328i owner. It's a comfortable, practical, cheap daily with enough ability to be hustled along at a reasonable pace when you want to, but I never take it out just for the sake of going for a drive.
I had a 328i SE coupe which I bought standard and tweaked. They respond really well to mods. Doesn't cost much to make them into more focussed RWD driving tools than just about anything you can buy new this side of a GT3. And they're totally bomb proof.

Miss mine rather a lot. Really superb driver's cars when tweaked.








Edited by cmoose on Sunday 14th October 21:19

sc4589

1,733 posts

50 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
That looks absolutely superb!! Black scrubs up well. biggrin

s m

10,310 posts

88 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
cmoose said:
s m said:
You might need the master cylinder swap bit too if you find the pedal too 'long' after
No. You're using the same callipers. The 330 brake disc mod makes no difference to the pedal travel. All you are really doing is moving the calliper further out from the axle to give it more leverage.
I think you're getting confused with the e46 328 front disc upgrade - there you use the E36 calliper with a different carrier so you can use the larger disc from the E46 328. Needs 16" wheels.The 330 front discs need 17" wheels ( unless you can get hold of the rare AT Italian Contour reps in 16 and have external wheel weights ) but the 330 calipers are physically bigger than used on e36/e46 328. You have to move more fluid and that means the pedal travel will be longer - some people put up with it but others use an M3 master cylinder to give a better response

cmoose

25,287 posts

114 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
s m said:
I think you're getting confused with the e46 328 front disc upgrade - there you use the E36 calliper with a different carrier so you can use the larger disc from the E46 328. Needs 16" wheels.The 330 front discs need 17" wheels ( unless you can get hold of the rare AT Italian Contour reps in 16 and have external wheel weights ) but the 330 calipers are physically bigger than used on e36/e46 328. You have to move more fluid and that means the pedal travel will be longer - some people put up with it but others use an M3 master cylinder to give a better response
Sorry, you are absolutely right. Was the E46 328i upgrade I was thinking of (and indeed did to my E36). My bad. Doh!

s m

10,310 posts

88 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
cmoose said:
Sorry, you are absolutely right. Was the E46 328i upgrade I was thinking of (and indeed did to my E36). My bad. Doh!
Tis a good upgrade if you need new discs anyway and are on 16s and above

cmoose

25,287 posts

114 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
Exactly. Paid £14 delivered for the carriers and needed new discs anyway. So was basically a free upgrade.

g3org3y

9,048 posts

76 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
cmoose said:
I remember this from E36coupe.com, lovely looking car. Perfect 'stance' on the Type32s and loved the fact the original amber indicators were retained and there was no (ubiquitous at the time) M tech body kit.

I think for an (let's be honest) old car, the E36 still looks pretty modern with the correct colour combo/alloys etc.

My only minor criticism of the M52 2.8 is that when compared to the M50 2.5 it feels quite lazy and doesn't want to rev. It is however deceptively torquey, the power delivery so smooth you don't realise how quickly you're going until you look down at the speedo.

Cheers

g3org3y

Luca Brasi

839 posts

59 months

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Tuesday 13th November 2012 quote quote all
cmoose said:
I had a 328i SE coupe which I bought standard and tweaked. They respond really well to mods. Doesn't cost much to make them into more focussed RWD driving tools than just about anything you can buy new this side of a GT3. And they're totally bomb proof.

Miss mine rather a lot. Really superb driver's cars when tweaked.








Edited by cmoose on Sunday 14th October 21:19
eek That looks awesome!

Adenauer

13,148 posts

121 months

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Tuesday 13th November 2012 quote quote all
Just joined the E36 track car club thumbup


StuB

5,532 posts

124 months

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Wednesday 14th November 2012 quote quote all
Adenauer said:
Just joined the E36 track car club thumbup
That looks very nice!

Maldini35

878 posts

73 months

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Wednesday 14th November 2012 quote quote all
is this the new MX5?



Adenauer

13,148 posts

121 months

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Wednesday 14th November 2012 quote quote all
Cheers, Stu. Tucked up for the winter now but I can't wait until the new ring season starts thumbup

New MX5 club, NO, go away tongue out

StuB

5,532 posts

124 months

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Wednesday 14th November 2012 quote quote all
Maldini35 said:
is this the new MX5?
What I think this means is, that the E36 328 seems to becoming a bit of a cult car on Pistonheads, not that it's a 'girls car' or any other kind of insult.

Not that there's anything wrong with driving a girls car anyway. Our E36 based (tenuous link)Z3 2.8 with ESS V2-SQ supercharger, AP Racing 4 pot Big Brakes, front & rear body braces, genuine Alpina cotton reel 18's, etc., is often called a "girls/hairdressers" car, until it passes people on track, cars like an Exige S at my favourite track, Cadwell Park hehe Soon shuts people up.









It looks quite innocent on the road.


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