• Photos of your lawnmo- car(s)! V2
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Goin' out, spending my money, buying hella tyte dorifuto boxes [img]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/577909_406735686028010_100000747462026_1238663_416486893_n.jpg[/img] [img]http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/534332_406735119361400_100000747462026_1238661_1703214647_n.jpg[/img]
Holy cow, look at the size of that exhaust pipe, must be near 1 inch! Jealous of all the nice jap cars around here, maybe if I can sell the rampage after I get my dart my dad would let me get a conquest/starion (my favorite jap cars). [editline]14th May 2012[/editline] Problem with the starion/conquest is that they are IMPOSSIBLE to find on kijiji.
[img_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/agGwy.jpg[/img_thumb] Also, have some [url=http://i.imgur.com/yx9cf.jpg]nerd shit[/url].
[QUOTE=1/4 Life;35963574][img_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/agGwy.jpg[/img_thumb] Also, have some [url=http://i.imgur.com/yx9cf.jpg]nerd shit[/url].[/QUOTE] Love dat land rover.
Hate that hoo-.. Yeah, you know.
[QUOTE=vVPhaseVv;35946802]No, they're KMC XD Rockstars. I'm not especially fond of them (came with the car) but I chose to distribute what little money I had to the other mods, I'll handle the rims later. Quite a common thing here in Texas, most trucks and SUVs that aren't stock have them.[/QUOTE] no I mean the star thing it'd probably look cool without them and some bigger lugs [editline]16th May 2012[/editline] yay floridarain [t]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3702776/Photo%20Dump/2012-05-15_20-33-20_74.jpg[/t]
After a wash and wax [IMG]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b100/89Sunbird/IMAG0541.jpg[/IMG]
I found this in my old parts bin from my old Mk2: [img]http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/544697_407458369289075_100000747462026_1240968_427401021_n.jpg[/img]
No more front end damage. :) Tore off the front end: (super easy actually, total of 10 bolts and 5 minutes) [t]http://filesmelt.com/dl/photo183.JPG[/t] Prepped and began painting: (went with 4 basecoats and 3 coats of clear) [t]http://filesmelt.com/dl/photo225.JPG[/t] Fresh: [t]http://filesmelt.com/dl/photo319.JPG[/t]
So... if there's no more damage, why the hoodbra?
hood is probably still damaged.
[QUOTE=Psygo;35992297]hood is probably still damaged.[/QUOTE] Yep, it's not worth it to me to fix it. I don't mind the bra, and the damage isn't causing any issues.
just tap it out with a hammer.
[QUOTE=Dylan_94;35992456]just tap it out with a hammer.[/QUOTE] Yeah, its just a tiny lip. While you're at it, just bend it back with like, big pliers or something. Then, I don't know, wet sand that area and re-paint?
[QUOTE=Aetna;35992432]Yep, it's not worth it to me to fix it. I don't mind the bra, and the damage isn't causing any issues.[/QUOTE] My bad, well, as long as you like the bra.
Aetna, what model BMW do you have? And how is it?
[QUOTE=Protocol7;35992806]Aetna, what model BMW do you have? And how is it?[/QUOTE] '98 BMW 328ic. I love e36's. It's quick, fun, and handles well. They're easy to work on for the most part, I have complaints about the suspension but overall nothing's been too nasty. They're a cheap car for the power, stock 200hp and with a couple bolt-on mods you can see 240-250 at the wheels easy, which makes for a great DD. Parts are cheap and plentiful.
Just curious, because I found a similar one on CL and think I might take it for a test drive [URL]http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2987097228.html[/URL] It's a '96 and not an IC but still
[QUOTE=Protocol7;35993232]Just curious, because I found a similar one on CL and think I might take it for a test drive [URL]http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2987097228.html[/URL] It's a '96 and not an IC but still[/QUOTE] I'd steer clear from the auto unless you're just looking for a car to get you around. I'd talk that guy down to 35 or so. Aside from that it looks clean! M52 motor, if you're looking to upgrade at all, first thing I'd do is the m50 manifold swap (roughly +30 on your top end). He did say it needs suspension work though, so when you test drive it listen closely for squeaks, pops, and creaks. These are often due to bad bushings or worn rear shock mounts. BMW frames have a habit of tearing on the subframe/shock towers if not maintained.
I'll just keep an eye out for models very similar to yours, it's a gorgeous car and seems like it'd be a good all-rounder.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;35993315]I'll just keep an eye out for models very similar to yours, it's a gorgeous car and seems like it'd be a good all-rounder.[/QUOTE] Thanks, I was stoked when I found my e36 with the paint in the shape it was in. :) I'd really recommend getting a 5-speed if you plan for any spirited driving at all, I've never driven an auto e36 but a lot of the guys on the forums complain of them being "slushboxes" that ruin the powerband and make the car less fun to drive. They make excellent daily drivers and can double as track monsters if that's your thing. My gas mileage isn't the greatest though, the software I flashed the ECU with requires that I run 91, and I average 20mpg, mostly city, but I can see 24-25 on the freeway if I drive nice.
I don't think any pumps nearby have 91. But I won't be doing anything anyway. How's the clutch? Is it finicky? I've driven a manual Ford Ranger before and the clutch on that thing was an asshole, if you didn't get the ratios perfect it'd stall.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;35993448]I don't think any pumps nearby have 91. But I won't be doing anything anyway. How's the clutch? Is it finicky? I've driven a manual Ford Ranger before and the clutch on that thing was an asshole, if you didn't get the ratios perfect it'd stall.[/QUOTE] It's not too much of a bitch to get used to, they are designed to be a mix of sport/luxury after all. I have a 6 puck racing clutch in mine and I have no complaints. The second generation e36's like mine came with a clutch delay valve, which makes the car very easy to learn and drive. I removed it though, [url=http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f2/clutch-delay-valve-cdv-e36-e46-e39-t95725/]it causes excessive wear on the clutch and gets annoying once you get a feel for the car[/url]. [editline]17th May 2012[/editline] Oh, on a side note, after texting a guy back and forth about a Miata he had up on craigslist for $3500, he got very desperate (his dad was about to give it away if he didn't sell it by that evening) and offered to sell it for $2000. I didn't have the cash in hand but I had a buddy who did, so we went and picked it up immediately. It's sitting on Apexi N1 coilovers, which are worth $800 alone, and the wheels+hardtop could go for 12-1400 easy. Dope little ride! He gave me one of the spare keys and said I could steal it whenever I liked. [t]http://filesmelt.com/dl/IMG_1919.jpg[/t]
[QUOTE=Aetna;35993492]It's not too much of a bitch to get used to, they are designed to be a mix of sport/luxury after all. I have a 6 puck racing clutch in mine and I have no complaints. The second generation e36's like mine came with a clutch delay valve, which makes the car very easy to learn and drive. I removed it though, [url=http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f2/clutch-delay-valve-cdv-e36-e46-e39-t95725/]it causes excessive wear on the clutch and gets annoying once you get a feel for the car[/url]. [editline]17th May 2012[/editline] Oh, on a side note, after texting a guy back and forth about a Miata he had up on craigslist for $3500, he got very desperate (his dad was about to give it away if he didn't sell it by that evening) and offered to sell it for $2000. I didn't have the cash in hand but I had a buddy who did, so we went and picked it up immediately. It's sitting on Apexi N1 coilovers, which are worth $800 alone, and the wheels+hardtop could go for 12-1400 easy. Dope little ride! He gave me one of the spare keys and said I could steal it whenever I liked. [t]http://filesmelt.com/dl/IMG_1919.jpg[/t][/QUOTE] so what happens with cars like this when someone drives it and gets any bit of suspension travel?
17th of May, Norway's national day, is flags on car day :v: [t]http://puu.sh/vbin[/t]
Damn that's a sexy bug, I really love the white mixed with red too.
[QUOTE=Hell Strike;35994385]so what happens with cars like this when someone drives it and gets any bit of suspension travel?[/QUOTE] Modified top hats, it has about an inch of suspension travel all around. It's still insanely low though, we're going to raise it a bit this weekend.
i removed my CDV, it's impossible to shift smoothly as the engagement point would constantly change, especially with a lightweight flywheel
[QUOTE=edberg;35994709]i removed my CDV, it's impossible to shift smoothly as the engagement point would constantly change, especially with a lightweight flywheel[/QUOTE] I removed mine and I have an 11lb flywheel.... I never have any issues? In fact, the engagement point became much clearer to me. I installed a UUC Clutch stop and my pedal feel is awesome. Then again, I have no idea how subies are, I've driven a couple STI's but never long enough to have an opinion.
removing the CDV remedied that, now the engagement stays wherever I set it and it feels more responsive
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