Thought i would start a build thread of my first ever drift car. I already own an R32 GTR and have been a big fan of the drift scene for ages. I contemplated going down the S body route but decided against it and to test myself with an under-powered car to improve my skill as a driver.
Thankfully my brother in law had a E36 325i sitting in his driveway.
The car was a B3 replica and in its day was pretty sweet. Unfortunately 3 years being sat and not driven had taken its toll. The front tyres were shot, the rear arches have started to rust and bits of paint are peeling of on the side skirts and window trim (but who cares about body work). It died a few times on the drive home due to the battery having not been used and the accelerator got jammed a few times causing it to run to redline.
How it looked when i first picked it up
Next up on the list was
E34 BBS wheels
E36 M3 Top Mounts on the front reversed
E46 M3 Top Mounts on the rear
Z3 Top Mount Reinforcement Plates
Subframe Chassis Reinforcement plates welded in
Extra Fan infront of Rad controlled by dash mounted switch
Radiator Protection Bar
New Discs and Pads
Cobra Monaco Pro Bucket Seats
Pretty Much Stripped Out
Decat and Centre Box Removed
New Centre Bearing
End Tuning ECU Chip
New Spark Plugs
Steel Impellered Water Pump
New Thermostat Housing
All work carried out by Garage-D and K.B Autos
Things to come are:-
Mabe some more stripping
Potential Turbo Conversion
Some more pics of how it looks now
Interior has changed over the last few days with the Hydro being fitted, pics to follow:-
And the car in action:-
I have been having a few issues with idle (ICV possibly?), the Hydro is now fitted.