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    abduljabs's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    M3 3.2
    Year of Manufacture:
    1999
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    Manual (SMG converted)
    Car Body Type:
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    Hi all,

    I own an E36 M3 Convertible. I have owned her for the last four years (approx.). She is my pride and joy and as such she has been treated to a huge list of upgrades and mods. I started work on her as soon as I got her home.

    The current spec list is:-

    Original Specification Included

    Auto dimming rear view mirror
    Heated washer jets
    Headlight washer jets
    Cruise control
    Dual zone independent control air conditioning
    Genuine BMW carpet mats
    Footwell lighting
    Individual extended champagne nappa leather including lower dashboard and centre console
    Door cards and rear panels are black leather
    Rear headrests (not all E36 convertibles came with these)
    Rollover Protection (not all E36 convertibles came with these)
    Genuine M3 electric & heated wing mirrors, not the Hagus replacements
    Full 18 button O.B.C.
    Rear parking sensors
    Full electric soft-top roof
    BMW alarm with central locking and a switch to disarm ultrasonic sensors (to lock with roof down), with code card
    Tracker fitted which will require registering by the new owner, all paperwork is included
    Tilt steering wheel
    Drivers and passengers airbag
    10 speaker Harman Kardon hi-fi upgrade
    Original complete tool kit
    Stainless steel exhaust

    Engine Modifications

    Rogue Engineering lightweight pulleys
    Simota Carbon fibre enclosed air intake filter (this uses the same filter as the Gruppe M intake)
    Viscous fan removed and replaced with a twin 10” Pacet fan kit with an adjustable thermostat for control
    ARP bolts
    Cometic Multilayer Head Gasket
    De-cat exhaust (a little raspy at lower end, but roars at high end)

    Suspension & Geometry Modifications

    FK Highsport coilover suspension which come with lifetime guarantee and spanners for adjusting
    Lightweight aluminium upper strut brace
    Original lower cross brace (standard on convertibles)
    Custom rear solid top mounts, reinforcement plates are included; I will try to fit them before sale
    Four wheel computer tracking
    10mm spacers on the front
    5mm spacers on the rear
    Rolled arches
    Powerflex front wishbone rear bushes
    Powerflex front trailing arm bushes

    I.C.E (In Car Entertainment) and boot build

    Kenwood KVT524DVD headunit (comes with box, manuals and removal keys)
    2 x sets of Edge ED305 component speakers (come with box and manuals)
    Switched electric aerial
    Kicker KX350.2 amplifier with certificate and box
    Kicker KX1200.1 amplifier with certificate with bass control knob
    Kicker solo-baric l7 12” subwoofer
    Kicker solo-baric l7 8” subwoofer
    Custom carpeted boot build
    Rear view camera

    Styling Modifications

    Champagne “M” embossed gear gaiter (original included)
    Carbon fibre badges, bonnet, boot and steering wheel
    Carbon fibre instrument cluster face
    Carbon fibre laminated grills
    Carbon fibre laminated mirror backs covers
    Carbon fibre laminated door handle surrounds
    Carbon fibre laminated steering wheel inserts
    Carbon fibre laminated unused ashtrays
    Carbon fibre laminated lower centre console
    Carbon fibre laminated lower lip/splitter
    BMW embossed number plate trim (manufactured for the US market, original included)
    E46 M3 embossed oil cap
    Replica Alpina wheels with Zetum ZU37 tyres (made by Kumho, Identical to Kumho KU37 tyres)
    Heated Vader seats, it took a long time to find the same colour as the original interior
    Replica E46 clubsport spoiler (made a huge difference at motorway speeds)

    Lighting Modifications

    Hella Angel eye headlights
    H.I.D. headlights
    H.I.D. Fog lights
    Custom L.E.D. angel eyes
    Headlight shroud professionally painted black (this was not available for right hand drive vehicles)
    Clear third brake light, this was extremely hard to find for the E36
    L.E.D. side repeaters
    E39 ambient lighting modified and fitted into E36 interior lights
    Custom illuminated “M” in the instrument cluster
    Illuminated gear knob, ordered from BMW
    Switched red down lighting under strut brace
    Engine compartment light, specially ordered from BMW from Germany (I have wired this to the angel eyes)
    Custom fitted interior lights to the rear of the rollover protection covers
    Custom modified L.E.D. footwell lights

    Brakes

    E31 840 Brembo brake calipers rebuilt with new seals. These were painted, stickered and lacquered
    E46 325mm brake discs
    Rebuilt and painted rear M3 calipers
    Goodridge braided hoses
    Castrol Brake fluid

    Other upgrades

    Sachs clutch fitted, same as original
    New radiator
    New braided clutch hose
    New rear screen
    Air condenser fan replaced with a twin 8” fan setup
    Working oil temperature gauge custom fitted after gearbox swap

    All comments and opinions are welcome.

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    2002
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    Sounds good get some pics up
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    Model of Car:
    318ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe
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