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Well, there are lots of parts on a car, not all can be replaced with new parts and still be within budget. So, parts need to be refurbished in order to keep a project feasable. Follow along and check out the progress on parts refurbishing! The engine purchased from the previous owner at a claimed 75,000 miles, and then pulled from the green E36 5,000 miles after installation, making this engine a young 80,000 mile engine. The previous owner of the red E36 actually purchases BMW cars and ships them overseas, where foreign countries drive them until 500,000 miles. How does...

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The BMW E36 has grown to become an extremely popular car for track use due to its increasingly lower price, and of course, its extreme performance on the tarmac! In the 90’s the E36 was supposed to be one of the best handling vehicles, even when compared to sports cars many times more expensive. A little background: I owned a 1993 Laguna Green 325i for about four years, and did some work to it, poly bushings in various locations, Bilstein sport suspension, M3 contours, all black interior, manual swap and some aesthetic components. This car was built during my college...

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Well, the first course of action is to strip the cars down, choose the best of both vehicles, clean and reinstall the parts into the new-to-me Red 325is. The engine in the red E36 was pulled in no time and returned to the previous owner for resale.

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Many people frown upon the use of a glass packs on any car other than a muscle car or American performance car. I will have to disagree, since any exhaust that performs well and sounds great should be installed on any vehicle in which satisfies this criteria. After much research through scouring the archives of YouTube for E36 exhaust clips, I decided to leave the factory midpipe alone. This meant leaving the factory catalytic converter as well as the factory resonators. The car comes with dual exhaust from the factory, with an X-pipe about half way down. The factory exhaust...

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As mentioned earlier, the E36 is an excellent chassis to build a performance car from, however it comes with its downfalls. Since the car was the first to be designed in CAD (computer aided design), the area on the unibody where the rear shock mounts is prone to failure. What happens, is from continual use with a performance suspension, the rear shock mount can mushroom the unibody and can even lead to the point where the rear shock will just rocket through the unibody and into the trunk area. In order to battle this problem, a reinforcement plate can be...

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