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BalhamBadger

1,081 posts

58 months

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Wednesday 12th September 2012 quote quote all
LosEspada said:
Just a couple pics of the new mota... cool



That's lovely, same interior as mine (though I don't have the stitching down the middle of the seats). Mine's an Individual too. Do you happen to know the "name" of the interior as per the spec sheet?

V8pup

60 posts

31 months

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AOK said:
Welcome! And well done for going RWD as a first car!

Really encouraging to see everyday wrecks to riches transformations - although you're 4 stars out of 5 due to that M badge... hope it doesn't leave a mark when you come to your senses and take it off!! wink
It was going to be a part of a plan of mine that would mean it had an m50 manifold and 328 exhaust however i may consider removing it as it doesn't look as good as i thought smile

Stuart Thompson

460 posts

48 months

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Thursday 13th September 2012 quote quote all
How come I can show a picture of my 120d sport in my profile but can't add it to the forum?

Max M4X WW

2,718 posts

67 months

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Thursday 13th September 2012 quote quote all
Put [img] [/img] with the Image URL in between.

You've actually put the photo where a photo of yourself is (sort of) supposed to go. You can put a photo of the car in the garage section.

e21Mark

4,255 posts

58 months

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Friday 14th September 2012 quote quote all
V8pup said:
AOK said:
Welcome! And well done for going RWD as a first car!

Really encouraging to see everyday wrecks to riches transformations - although you're 4 stars out of 5 due to that M badge... hope it doesn't leave a mark when you come to your senses and take it off!! wink
It was going to be a part of a plan of mine that would mean it had an m50 manifold and 328 exhaust however i may consider removing it as it doesn't look as good as i thought smile
No badges at all is a much better option imo. M badges on non M cars just don't work.

Great first car btw. Any plans for suspension and brakes? You can make e36 handle really nicely without breaking the bank.

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V8pup

60 posts

31 months

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Friday 14th September 2012 quote quote all
e21Mark said:
No badges at all is a much better option imo. M badges on non M cars just don't work.

Great first car btw. Any plans for suspension and brakes? You can make e36 handle really nicely without breaking the bank.
Not at the moment I'm afraid. I need to have the o/s welded under the front wing as when i removed the old dented front wing, someone had added an extra plate onto it from a mk3 transit to hide the hole which is a shame. What would be a good start to upgrade on the suspension?

astirling

325 posts

57 months

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Friday 14th September 2012 quote quote all
A900ss said:
Very average compared to some of the cars on here, my 520d.




The F10 has an elegance and class about it that the E60 never had. Lovely.

e21Mark

4,255 posts

58 months

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Saturday 15th September 2012 quote quote all
V8pup said:
e21Mark said:
No badges at all is a much better option imo. M badges on non M cars just don't work.

Great first car btw. Any plans for suspension and brakes? You can make e36 handle really nicely without breaking the bank.
Not at the moment I'm afraid. I need to have the o/s welded under the front wing as when i removed the old dented front wing, someone had added an extra plate onto it from a mk3 transit to hide the hole which is a shame. What would be a good start to upgrade on the suspension?
Being a 2 door it comes with slightly lower springs as standard but Bilstein or Koni shocks are a good choice. Don't be tempted by budget coilovers though, as you get what you pay for. M3 brakes and suspension can be sourced pretty cheaply and then you've got the added benefits of genuine BMW parts. Uprated pads from someone like Hawk will improve the brakes.

V8pup

60 posts

31 months

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Saturday 15th September 2012 quote quote all
e21Mark said:
Being a 2 door it comes with slightly lower springs as standard but Bilstein or Koni shocks are a good choice. Don't be tempted by budget coilovers though, as you get what you pay for. M3 brakes and suspension can be sourced pretty cheaply and then you've got the added benefits of genuine BMW parts. Uprated pads from someone like Hawk will improve the brakes.
I was thinking of M3 suspension for it as it would be keeping it all BMW but just not sure how much is involved with swapping it over but hopefully just a simple switch. All this is being added to a list to do as i am getting all the niggles sorted like sorting out the n/s foglight not working before moving to the additions smile But yeah the M3 suspension should give it the better handling and lower it just a bit to give a better look.

e21Mark

4,255 posts

58 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
V8pup said:
e21Mark said:
Being a 2 door it comes with slightly lower springs as standard but Bilstein or Koni shocks are a good choice. Don't be tempted by budget coilovers though, as you get what you pay for. M3 brakes and suspension can be sourced pretty cheaply and then you've got the added benefits of genuine BMW parts. Uprated pads from someone like Hawk will improve the brakes.
I was thinking of M3 suspension for it as it would be keeping it all BMW but just not sure how much is involved with swapping it over but hopefully just a simple switch. All this is being added to a list to do as i am getting all the niggles sorted like sorting out the n/s foglight not working before moving to the additions smile But yeah the M3 suspension should give it the better handling and lower it just a bit to give a better look.
Try fitting a set of Rota Grid 17'' alloys. They really suit an e36 and make a change from the more common rims like crosspokes etc.

turbo-ww

1,614 posts

101 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
joesmoe said:
fresh pics of my old girl on new suspension and freshly built auto box smooth nowbiggrin
taking her to the ring next week too can't wait!


Nice car but the plate????? hurl

Upyoursgordon

18 posts

25 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
Pics of the new Beast! X6 M50d Carbon Black

V8pup

60 posts

31 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
e21Mark said:
Try fitting a set of Rota Grid 17'' alloys. They really suit an e36 and make a change from the more common rims like crosspokes etc.
I am thinking of going for 17" but Will be keeping to a BMW style and i do agree that those BBS are common as muck, the same with the M double spoke laugh I do think style 32 and 68 are quite nice though and i haven't see many of them about.

Here's a quick peek at what i have been up to lately.

The engine bay has cleaned up really great, used some fine sandpaper on the washer bottle to remove all the dirt and this is final result.

vsonix

1,526 posts

48 months

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
cerb4.5lee said:
LosEspada said:
Just a couple pics of the new mota... cool

Very nice! lovely colour combo, hope you enjoy it loads smile
+1 fantastic interior, nice light leather to keep things bright and fresh, no crappy grey plastic, faux wood or any of the other rather questionable e46 trim options.... which makes me think of how howlingly awful some of the 'Modern Line' options on the F30 will look by the time they start reaching this age.


sparks_E39

8,320 posts

98 months

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BullyB

1,877 posts

132 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Upyoursgordon said:
Pics of the new Beast! X6 M50d Carbon Black
Strange aerials...

Upyoursgordon

18 posts

25 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
BullyB said:
Strange aerials...
"Beam me up Scottie"

BullyB

1,877 posts

132 months

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biggrin

vsonix

1,526 posts

48 months

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My latest acquisition; had her about a fortnight now. Just taken her off stock 15"s and put her onto 17" Hartge Type A wheels that are in dire need of refurbishment - she could do with 20mm or so drop in the front but apart from that I will be mostly leaving her as she is, cosmetically at least. I've made her a thread here.

Edited by vsonix on Sunday 30th September 14:07

BalhamBadger

1,081 posts

58 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Finally got one:









It's an individual, Aegean Blue, great spec. Delighted with it so far, it's a huge step up from my old e36. There are a few stone chips on the front I'd like to get sorted at some point in the future, and the wheels are de-lacquering in a few areas but it's otherwise in great condition.
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