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  1. Hi all new to the forum so thought id introduce me and my 1998 E36 328i Coupe 
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    Hi all,

    My names Rob. I'm new to the forum so thought id say hi and attach a few photos of my car.
    Its a 1998 E36 328i coupe in cosmos black, its my second E36 (I used to have a 316 but upgraded!) and I have no plans of changing as I love them !
    Ive had it for about 9/10 months now and since having it I haven't messed with it too much its had...

    - New windscreen as the original was cracked (not an MOT failure but did it anyway).
    - New tyres as the front wishbones had failed so the tyre wear was horrible but that's all sorted now.
    - New fog lights as they were also cracked and generally a bit tatty.
    - New K&N cone filter (It already had one when I bought the car so figured id keep it this way)
    - A bit of a facelift with an M3 lip (why they didnt put them on the 328's im not sure?) and a matte black grill.
    - New bumper grill as it was missing when I bought the car.
    - New brake light switch and some defective/missing bulb carriers.

    Other than that its standard and feels genuinely un-abused.

    My plans for the future are (finances permitting as I've just been made redundant so once I get my situation sorted ill keep going but for now its staying as is )

    - New radiator, water pump etc... (basically overhaul the whole system as I've read around it and it seems highly recommended plus I've got a little leak from the rad so figured might as well do the lot while I'm at it).
    - Rear subframe bushes as they are looking a bit tired.
    - M50 manifold conversion
    - Either de-cating a standard exhaust or buying a proper de-cat exhaust (finance dependant).
    - Wheel refurb
    - And/Or coilovers/strutbrace
    - I need to sort the heating/air con out too as it looks like my final stage unit may have gone and the A/C has never worked. But that's not bothering me too bad at the moment as it still blows warm... just a bit sadly lol.
    - Angel eye conversion
    - Finally my ASC wont turn off which is unbelievably irritating!!! so I need to take a look over that but again I can put up with it for the moment.


    If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations for any jobs that I should look into doing for the good of the car or even any little performance enhancers I may have missed please give me a shout as I'm by no means an expert so any and all suggestions (short of "buy an M3" ) are greatly appreciated!

    Looking forward to hearing from you guys!

    Cheers

    Rob
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    Very pleasant a really good remap on these can liven them up a bit and its a lot cheaper and less involved than the m50 conversion-do a search on here for where to go for this.
     
     

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    Thanks for the suggestion!
    A remap is something I've considered for a little while now so I will definitely have a search around! Ive got my heart set on the M50 conversion as it seems a waste to leave the engine restricted down because of small manifolds. So my thinking was that to get the most out of it I would be best off doing the remap after the conversion?
     
     

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