Modified 97 M3

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by El Slotho, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    BMW Club Racing IP-Class race engine running Sunbelt OBDII cams
    Diffsonline 3.64 w. polished gears
    AA Track Pipe to B&B Tri-Flo
    H&R Coilovers
    HRE 547 with custom powdercoated BMW Chrome Shadow
    Hartge removable/adjustable rear wing
    More, but who cares...

    10 MB dyno video

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  2. GotVtec

    GotVtec 8th World Wonder

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    Awesome.

    The E36 is still one of my favorite designed cars to date. Makes me miss my 98 convertible. Looks like you are keeping yours in amazing shape.

    Great photos too!
     
  3. heyskippy

    heyskippy New Member

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    That's a beauty!
     
  4. BarbaraWaltersPegleg

    BarbaraWaltersPegleg Irish Guido

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    Thats my bro.

    Fucking awesome.
     
  5. sexhaver420

    sexhaver420 Buying stuff I don't need, with money I don't have OT Supporter

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    it could use more power... but then again its a bmw.
     
  6. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    Thanks guys.

    Amen. At this point I should just be happy that it's even running.
     
  7. Looks nice, I loved my 95 M3, but those cars are just so expensive to get power out of.
     
  8. antiabercrombie

    antiabercrombie fuk u lemonardo OT Supporter

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    That is awesome. :bowdown:




    I've never seen factory BMW rims like that...
     
  9. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    If I had to do it again, I would probably have thrown on a twin-screw SC and caled it a day. Instead, for even more money, I have an NA M3 that has the power output of the euro M3 of the same year, but nowhere near the high-RPM power delivery of that engine. But in the end, screw it - Hindsight is always 20/20, and when it comes right down to it, I'm an NA guy, and I really didn't want to deal with the potential headaches of aftermarket FI. :big grin:

    Thanks man! My wheels are HRE 547 with the centers custom powdercoated in OEM BMW Chrome Shadow.
     
  10. DVS SHO 93

    DVS SHO 93 machine of hate

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    :rofl: @ MPG Gauge disappearing :rofl:
    Car sounds good though :h5:
     
  11. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    Thanks man. Notice the crucial light out at the 120 mph marker on the dash. Oh well, given the mileage, which is just under 130,000 on the chassis, I should consider myself lucky that it's all that has started to fade. :big grin:
     
  12. Александр

    Александр New Member

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    what's the name of the car's color?
     
  13. That should be estoril blue.
     
  14. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    Yes, it's Estoril Blue. The hue varies depending on the light. It can sometimes give off a much more pastel look in certain lights rather than the indigo-ish hue in darker shade:

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    It also gives off a very distinct purple/pinkish hue under street lamps at night.
     
  15. LA02MAX

    LA02MAX New Member

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    Do want. How's the ride on the H&Rs? Love the color combo and the car is in excellent condition. Get rid of the fishbowl tint and you'll be set.
     
  16. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    Thanks man.

    There is no tint on my car. It might be from the reflection in the pics?

    The H&Rs were the most streetable coilovers available for the car when I bought them in 2001. I have had them rebuilt twice since that time as the Bilsteins started to bleed a bit, but they have a lifetime warranty and I plan on seeing just how "lifetime" it is. :mamoru:

    Since 01 there have been a lot of killer coilover options released for M3s, including the Ground Control and TC Kline dual adjustable setups, but I have been happy with the H&Rs to the point where I haven't felt the need to swap them out. I run 17" wheels, and the tires have a nicely-sized sidewall, especially with these Toyo T1S tires that actually have a fucking HUGE sidewall.....so the ride is very comfortable, yet still well balanced and confident when pushed. :bigthumb:
     
  17. LA02MAX

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    lol fishbowl = no tint.

    I get to drive an E36 every so often and even stock it handles sooo well compared to what I drive (maxima with every suspension bolt-on...FWD and limp noodle frame FTL)
     
  18. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    The Maxima is a great car in its own right - It will probably still be running far longer than the BMW if I decide to stop pouring money into it. :big grin:

    Fishbowl tint huh? Never heard that one. I've seen Estoril M3s with tint, and I've always disliked the look. Maybe if I lived somewhere that warranted the darker windows, but in CT it doesn't really get that hot save for a few sporadic days in the summer.
     
  19. The1Ash10

    The1Ash10 Active Member

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    God I love your car!
     
  20. Smelly-Kitten

    Smelly-Kitten Dept. of Redundancy Department *Side Pipes

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    beautiful :drool: and i don't even like those cars. Who cares about it being slightly underpowered, you got a solid engine thats not about to blow up or leak something. And i bet it handles like a dream and picks up chicks like Fonzie
     
  21. BudBrown

    BudBrown i done smoked with the best of em, shot at the res

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    very nice man!

    my old '95 m3:
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  22. HYBR|D

    HYBR|D Beep Beeeeee'p

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    Damn nice looking car, It looks so tuff on this angle.
     
  23. danewreed

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    Nice man, pics makes me wish I held onto my '97 a bit longer.
     
  24. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the good press. As Smelly-Kitten said, the car will never be satisfying to those who crave real power unless some sort of forced induction is added, and I opted out of that route a long time ago. As it is, given that I lived at (and enjoyed) 225 whp for the majority of the time I've owned the car, right now the power is nice - at least for this mere mortal. :big grin:

    I shot this on Sunday - A friend has a 98 M3 that was once the project car for a BMW website. The car has aggressive Active Autowerke tuning, intake, and exhaust, and before the engine swap we would be dead even in acceleration runs regardless of whatever speed we started.

    Things have changed 10 MB
     
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