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    Hey everyone
    My name's Mike Day, i'm 18 and live in Weston-super-Mare, UK.

    The reason i'm on bimmerforums.co.uk is i have just brought a 1992 E36 320i SE. Me and a friend brought it with the intention of racing it/track day. (sure many have done the same)

    I'l admit it's my first RWD car and is a bit of a learning curve for me, although i have basic knowledge of electrics, mechanics and bodywork.

    Therefore i'll apolagise for my noobie questions in advanced, hope you can all help me and would love to meet some of you all at a track/meet!

    Mike
     
     

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    Welcome mate ( from a non ginger ) to the best forum of them all

    Sure youll get used to the RWD, hopefully before the track!
     
     

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    Hi Mike.

    You have bought a good car to get to grips with RWD. Quick enough but not so full of power its going to spit you out of the arse end of the corner backwards (unless you do something super stupid mid corner).

    We have all kinds of cars get bought from the cheapest run-around to brand new M6's, but the guys on here all appreciate a few snaps of what a new member has aquired. So get some up mate.

    Welcome.

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    Hello and welcome to the forum, I am sure that you will find it a happy place...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amos View Post
    Hi Mike.

    You have bought a good car to get to grips with RWD. Quick enough but not so full of power its going to spit you out of the arse end of the corner backwards (unless you do something super stupid mid corner).

    We have all kinds of cars get bought from the cheapest run-around to brand new M6's, but the guys on here all appreciate a few snaps of what a new member has aquired. So get some up mate.

    Welcome.

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    Cheers Amos =)

    To be honest, i would have loved a bigger engine'd one but this was £150!

    Will try get some pictures up tomorrow, too busy tinkering with it to take any!
     
     

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    For £150 you've got a right steal.

    You'll be surprised how quickly a well set up lower powered car can get round a track. I only had 205bhp (ish) and i got round the Nurburgring in 8:51 which is fairly rapid. Totally blew away lots of higher powered cars that just didnt handle. (i was in a road rally/track prepared Gti-6 on TBs)

    Have you done track days at Castle Combe? Thats my local track. Also i'm off to Llandow on the 30th with SO.COM to light up the rears round that tight twist circuit.

    Amos
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amos View Post
    For £150 you've got a right steal.

    You'll be surprised how quickly a well set up lower powered car can get round a track. I only had 205bhp (ish) and i got round the Nurburgring in 8:51 which is fairly rapid. Totally blew away lots of higher powered cars that just didnt handle. (i was in a road rally/track prepared Gti-6 on TBs)

    Have you done track days at Castle Combe? Thats my local track. Also i'm off to Llandow on the 30th with SO.COM to light up the rears round that tight twist circuit.

    Amos
    Castle Coombe's going to be my local, need to phone them and find out if the car will be allowed on. Where are you from? Im from Weston-s-Mare, not sure if you know it.

    Not really rushing into this racing business. Do you think a decent set of springs/shocks or coilovers?

    Would love to do the ring too

    Mike
     
     

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    I am origionally from Devizes and spend a lot of time up here at my parents (am here now). I live near Salisbury though. Castle Combe is about 1/2 hr from Devizes.

    If i were you i would just go for cheap and cheerful for now. Lower your centre of gravity by springs. Empty the car of as much weight as possible. Upper and lower strut braces make a decent difference. The list can go on and on......and on.............and on and on.

    If i were you i would make sure your car can get on. I think its 98.2db noise limit at 3000rpm.......but please double check on that.

    Amos
     
     

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