E36 s54 conversion.

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  1. 9 Dec 2017 at 12:32 PM #281
    mattpinder

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    I'll PM you his details :thumbsup:
     
  2. 9 Dec 2017 at 9:01 PM #282
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    Ditch those wheels and tyres 9inch rim is the most you need a tyre no wider than a 245 in width get the wheels back inside the arches where they belong lower the height till you don't rub geo and corner weight chip wizards motorsport abs then enjoy slaying everyone on track simple.
     
  3. 11 Dec 2017 at 3:25 PM #283
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    Probably the best idea.

    Full widebody kit just purchased and on it way though. To late now :muttley:
     
  4. 11 Dec 2017 at 3:47 PM #284
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    I'm sure it will look the part but performance will suffer because of weight and rolling resistance/drag your gonna need more power to overcome that and more power ain't cheap. I'm still looking forward to seeing the bodykit fitted .
     
  5. 19 Dec 2017 at 4:49 PM #285
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    Wide body turned up today, I don't think I'll be having wheel fitment issues or problems with ride height anymore :thumbsup:
     
  6. 20 Dec 2017 at 12:11 PM #286
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    Any pictures? Where did you get it from?
     
  7. 22 Dec 2017 at 9:49 PM #287
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    Which kit did you go with?
     
  8. 4 Jan 2018 at 5:19 PM #288
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    Trial fit, it’s quite wide!!!

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  9. 5 Jan 2018 at 12:19 AM #289
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    From Diveriks off eBay? I have the same kit for my E46, just not got around to taking the grinder to my rear arches yet! I think this kit looks great on an E36 but appreciate it would not be to everyones taste. Look great with plenty of livery too.
     
  10. 5 Jan 2018 at 8:56 AM #290
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    What's the plan to fill out those rears?
     
  11. 5 Jan 2018 at 9:52 AM #291
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    Yes, yes it is. How does yours fit? I’d give mine 8 out of 10. Needs some work on the rear arches but the rest is pretty good.
    I agree with the look, I don’t really like it that much, I would have preferred a gtr kit but the fit on all the kits is shocking, and they are all cheap rubbish, I don’t have the money for a flosmann kit, and I was confident this would fit with minimum aggro. You are right, I think I will go with some sort of livery or a wrap. It’s the angular lines on the edge of the kit I don’t like, it would look better if it followed the door lines. If I had the time effort and money I would consider a body shop to alter the kit lines and make it look better but it’s just to much.
    It will cover the wheels and tyres and give that much needed room and get the car back low which I just couldn’t get with the hard motorsport kit.
    Good luck with the fitting, it takes some balls to hack up the rear arches, once it’s done that’s it, no going back :eek: you are welcome to come and have a look at mine before you start if you like?

    What are you doing for wheels?
     
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    Hello mate, how’s it going? How’s the touring coming on?

    Not sure with wheels, I want to stick with an 18x10 rim, mustn’t loose sight of the fact that all of this is to take advantage of an abundant supply of btcc slicks, so I reckon for now I can get my hands on some 18x10 et0 rims for the rear and an additional spacer to fill it out and eventually some custom made rims with some mental offsets.
    Still not 100% sure I will fit the kit at all, huge wide car needs a bigger trailer etc and I’m still not sure if it’s the route I want to go, I’ve always wanted a full widebody car and I love the aggressive look but it’s a lot of aggro too!!
     
  13. 5 Jan 2018 at 10:06 AM #293
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    Sounds good, are you running an M3 rear axle? Used to run 17x10 ET15s on the back of mine (pre-M3 axle) and it would destroy wheel bearings for fun. Bigger M3 bearings would be a better bet for coping.

    Touring is alright, finding the spare time is the problem! Pretty much just a shell at the moment ready for a few reinforcements before it gets a lick of paint and goes back together bit by bit.

    Be interesting to see how this turns out either way. I don't know if I like it or not, big fan of the E36's original lines. But at least it's a purposeful widebody not a stupid show car :thumbsup:
     
  14. 5 Jan 2018 at 10:25 AM #294
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    Yeah, m3 evo rear end, so should be ok, although the bearing wear issues is a concern in the back of my mind.
    I totally agree with you, I love the lines of the e36. I have replacement rear arches sitting in the garage, if I loose my nerve I will have new rears grafted on and go back to 17’s!! Haha, I’m more indecisive than a woman lol.

    Be good to see the touring out and about again :thumbsup:
     
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    Catching up with on this- car is looking superb. Nice to see the engine install is all sorted. Eagerly awaiting wide body developments....
     
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    Thanks bud :thumbsup: I hope it doesn’t disappoint,,


    Nice one mate, thanks for that, I do have some cleco’s that I’d had from another project so I’ll deffo be using them, they make life so much easier.
     
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    After chatting with someone who I respect a lot as I know how he can drive an s54 e36 I’ve made a start on improving the handling of the car, ultimately new suspension will be on the cards but as the boiler has just given up the ghost and took all my coilover money a cheaper option was needed.
    It was pointed out to me that my spring rates might be low for the work I’m doing, I currently run 10kg springs all round, enter these:

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    18kg springs for the front. I’ve been advised to run 18kg at the front and roughly half that at the rear, I have 10kg on the rear now so I’ll leave them and see how it goes.
    I’ve also got a bump steer roll centre control kit coming to help with set up so hopefully all this should help somewhat!!
     
  19. 7 Jan 2018 at 11:28 AM #299
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    Look good Matt, look forward to seeing this soon :)

    I have had the AST 5100 kit Coilovers kit with 100nm front/ 110nm rear springs with Adjustable top mounts along with strengthened rear axle with bearing conversion kit and bump steer/ roll centre correction hubs fitted to my Clio.
     
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