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Old 23rd May 2017, 04:18 AM   #301
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That looks stunning!
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Old 23rd May 2017, 01:28 PM   #302
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Carried on with stripping the underside whilst the rear suspension parts are at the powdercoaters.
Soul destroying, arm aching work.

What are you stripping it with and how did yo get the wiring to go up through the hole above the axle? Mine seems to have something fixed over the top that doesn't look like it will go back on if I pull it off....
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Old 7th July 2017, 08:06 PM   #303
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....drove it for the last time in anger as have just sold it

Will miss it for its effortless power and poise on the road

Sad day all round but maybe an e46 will pick me up in due course
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Old 17th July 2017, 11:16 AM   #304
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That looked mint! So why did you sell it then?

Back to me...

Now added a new custom option to my car, that autmatically puts the radio in mute when reverse gear is selected/PDC is on.

I always find myself turning the volume down/off when reversing, as it just takes that extra bit of concentration.

Been wanting to do this for years, but never actually got around it. Now that I did the flappy paddles and the underdash is all removed, this was the time to do it.

I added a switch so I can turn this function on/off.
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Old 17th July 2017, 11:28 AM   #305
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Fitted a set of throwing stars after full refurb and continentals

I'm still tempted by these. Do you run 8" all around of 8/9"?
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Old 17th July 2017, 01:52 PM   #306
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That looked mint! So why did you sell it then?
..yes it was, new owner very pleased.

Have reached an age where I am attempting to simplify my life somewhat so it's part of that process although would still like an E46.

Also, I've driven it relatively few miles in the last 12 months and these cars should be used rather than live in the garage for 10 months each year so figured time others got a chance to enjoy.

Although sad its gone am amazed how much it had increased in value since 2012
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Old 4th August 2017, 07:15 AM   #307
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Fitted AC Schnitzer Type 2's...

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Old 4th August 2017, 07:18 AM   #308
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^ What size are they?
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Old 4th August 2017, 07:27 AM   #309
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18x8.5 all round, they look bigger though in the pics for some reason.
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Old 6th August 2017, 01:24 AM   #310
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18x8.5 all round, they look bigger though in the pics for some reason.
Yeah, they look much bigger - almost like there's some caricature lens effect.

I like 18" on the E36, glad they're not bigger.
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Old 6th August 2017, 09:18 PM   #311
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What are you stripping it with and how did yo get the wiring to go up through the hole above the axle? Mine seems to have something fixed over the top that doesn't look like it will go back on if I pull it off....
I've been using an angle grinder with knotted wire wheel attachment - got through a few but it takes it back to bare metal in the most efficient way that I've found - even if it's a bit messy.

These: http://www.screwfix.com/p/norton-exp...questid=380732

As for the wiring, it sits right under the sound insulation in the inside of the boot floor, this holds it in place pretty well. I loosened it from underneath then went in the boot, removed the carpet, lifted the insulation and pulled it through.
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Those throwing stars and type 2's makes me want to modify my car so much. Must resist
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Old 7th August 2017, 07:35 AM   #313
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Those throwing stars and type 2's makes me want to modify my car so much. Must resist
Please dont. Its perfect as it is!
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Old 7th August 2017, 07:39 AM   #314
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Please dont. Its perfect as it is!
Don't worry I would of done it by now but doesn't help seeing slightly modded ones. Hopefully get my photobucket photos sorted soon so I can continue my build thread, it's staying standard
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Old 7th August 2017, 10:01 AM   #315
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Those throwing stars and type 2's makes me want to modify my car so much. Must resist
No harm in changing the wheels if they are some period wheels in keeping with the car, tie that in with a suspension upgrade and some spacers and you are basically done if you ask me.

Even just on the stock sunflowers/style 24's they look superb with just a drop of your choice and some spacers. I just like to change my wheels now and again as have a few sets to give the car a slightly different look.

It's all just bolt on bolt off stuff so dont see the harm personally.
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Old 7th August 2017, 10:59 AM   #316
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I do agree with you there. I'll be keeping the sunflowers on but do feel that it should be slightly lower. Currently got a b12 kit on but wouldn't mind it to be slightly lower but not slammed like my previous cars. Everything else I'm wanting to keep stock and just keep adding oem extras.

Like you say though everything can be changed over so it doesn't matter what people decide to do.
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Old 7th August 2017, 04:58 PM   #317
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Put Porsche rear calipers with 12mm spacers.
Car is already on Bilstein suspension and the spacers give it a more aggressive stance. But having taken it for driver, the Michelin Pilots rub badly over every bump so I had to remove them.
Still have clearance against the callipers but can't help but feel it needs the spacers.
Running 15mm spacers on the front with the Performance BMW E90 Calipers.
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Old 7th August 2017, 06:43 PM   #318
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Have you any pics to show how the front sits with the spacers? My fronts sit way too far in but not sure which size spacers are best and if I need to do the rears as well.
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Have you any pics to show how the front sits with the spacers? My fronts sit way too far in but not sure which size spacers are best and if I need to do the rears as well.


Its the only pic I have at the moment.
If you want more I'll get some tomorrow.
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So that's 15 at the front and nothing at the back? The front looks right there. I might have to give them a go on mine, thanks for the pic.
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