Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

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Re: Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

Postby Caligula » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:35 am

Im no fan of huge attention grabbing wings either, unless they're functional, and that wing is 100% functional.
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Re: Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

Postby euro2fast4u » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:19 am

yea i like the wing too, sinister is the perfect word for that car. btw if you have some free time put a pressure sensor between the latch and the trunk deck. drive with the wing and then put the old trunk deck on and try again at different speeds i would be interested on how much DF you are actually getting.
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Re: Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

Postby FABEL » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:58 pm

^ your comments in functionality, absolutely true. like I said, you can EASILY feel this thing pushing down even at 45mph on backroads & my angles I get when pullin' the ebrake is much smoother/ predictable. so I don't even question its looks anymore, but I will 'test' it at some point for ya's.

& you guys are right with the sinister comments, but that just tells me I :fail , because my attempt in working on this car was vastly different. I wanted the coupe to be OEM+ & look like it could be owned by a mature 40yr. old that just happens to get tracked on multiple weekends & go sideways during the radio commercials. oh well.

euro2fast4u wrote:i like those seats are they vaders? also what year is yours? its not a m is it?


no, they're the lux package seats. leather, heated, electric. the car's a '93 & a 325i. I mostly focus on suspension, but it's put down 196rwhp off of the standard 3 bolt-ons.
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Postby FABEL » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:50 am

did you guys say 'sinister'? :mrgreen:

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Re: Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

Postby DEFKON99 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:43 am

I think the Standard M Wing looks best , I mean the real high Wings just makes me think Shopping Cart... Unless i See it at the track.
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Re: Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

Postby st3althbeam328i » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:08 pm

Looks good! Welcome to the tech!
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Re: Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

Postby FABEL » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:49 pm

^ thanks.

DEFKON99 wrote:I think the Standard M Wing looks best ... Unless i See it at the track.


I agree & glad someone replied this. if you read my earlier post, I'm lucky enough to have 2 different trunks. this one's only meant for on course, but it's just so damn fun that I'll probably rock it for this summer & then resort back to my original mindset of bolting on the full trunk only at track.

either way, the best part is . . . it's all OEM & it's all functional.
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Postby FABEL » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:37 pm

this will probably be the last photo of my car with the foglights installed. I get comments on them all the time, but to me they take away from the actual headlight assembly. they're brighter than any other set I've ever seen, but I just feel the halos are more signature BMW than any distracting foglight could be.

besides, they're too close to the ground & get hit/ cracked often enough as it is. I'll either go with blanks or these from WSTO: http://store02.prostores.com/servlet/wh ... ber/Detail

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Re: Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

Postby 4banger » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:10 pm

we need more pics!
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Postby JFM325is » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:52 pm

FABEL wrote:in regards to the wing:

I know it's not for everyone; in fact, I've owned it for over a year before ever mounting it. I never cared to use it unless it was going to be a functional piece. my buddy got upset at seeing it sit in storage all this time & so we decided to just throw it on for the weekend that a bunch of us were all goin' to cruise & hit the backroads. so I did.

the absolute best part about this wing is that I stumbled upon its sale off of another cosmos M3 that was being parted. I got the trunk, the wing, & perfectly matching paint for an extremely good price. I was so scared it would sell to the next guy that seen it, so I reclined my seat & spent 30min. trying to stuff the beotch while the seller videotaped me & laughed.

I can dramatically feel my rear-end planted at even 45mph. it's newly installed & so I haven't been able to review it on an actual course, but let me tell you that I've refallen in love with taking on/ off ramps with this thing. I can't believe the thrust it gives my car or how much it frees up my concentration to steering alone.

also, I look at it like a porsche whale tail - it's functional & just belongs on the car, it's part of the chassis & handling characteristics. & the best part is, if I wanna ditch it, I'm only 4 bolts away & 1 wire connection from a more subtle look with the car.

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WHAT IS YOUR SHIFTER SETUP!?!?! i want my shift knob to be that "deep" into my shift boot. PLEASE TELL ME!! Oh your car is the background on my computer now btw
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Re: Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

Postby BMW03 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:59 pm

That is a beautiful whip.
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Re: Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

Postby DirtyDrew » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:44 pm

im diggin the roof rack, that would be pretty dope to have on a roadtrip
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yea, its missing the door trim in this photo, and the emblems, and wiper arms lol
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Re: Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

Postby kalib0y » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:49 am

Sick ride. I remember seeing it on BF.c. Welcome to the Tech
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Re: Happiness Is: Clutch-kickin' an E36!

Postby FABEL » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:49 pm

shifter setup - OEM Z3 short throw topped off with an OEM ZHP shift knob. throws are dramatically reduced without the typical short throw notchiness of aftermarket companies like UUC, only costs $72, & aids in retaining BMW parts on my build rather than immediately jumping to aftermarket companies for my build.

roof rack - is only used on necessary trips & track events. it's great to unbolt it & leave in the pits with all of your tools in one spot instead of looking like a fleamarket of random equipment spiratically placed all over.

kalib0y wrote:Sick ride. I remember seeing it on BF.c. Welcome to the Tech


wow Ryan, what a privilage to have my car recognized by such a high-end OG in the E36 world. thanks over & over!

I've been lurking bimmer sites since the days of Jon Sibal, Mono, Geoff, Vlad, TJ, & Azevedo; of course kaliboy was right in there amongst the legends, so again, thank you so very much. I really do have very deep pride in this chassis & try to use it to it's fullest.
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