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    Hello new to the forum thought I would post up my track car build. Been looking into BMWs as they seem to be going cheap and a popular track car I desided to go for the e36 as the e30s are going for silly money at the mo.
    Ended up winning this one on ebay for a whopping £122



    Its a 318is the only thing im dissapointed with is its got a sun roof, Ive started stripping the interior out of it the engine and box is comming out of it tomorrow. The plan for this is to make a race prepped car for the track and drifting im looking at doing the following to it over the next few months
    Install an rb25 skyline engine and box or poss a 1JZ looking for around 500reliable bhp

    Remove the glass and make a lexan set
    Install a fully tig welded CDS rollcage
    install a set of FIA approved seats with 4 point harnesses
    m3 evo disks with a brembo 4 pot caliper conversion on the front poss the rear too
    coil over suspension
    M3 lsd

    I want to make and do as much of this my self as im a welder and fabricator by trade any tips on this project would be great im only going by threads on here and google

    Looking at a set of 18" alloys on ebay they have a 15 off set the fronts are 8.5" with 9.5" rears will these fit the car, dont mind having to flare the archesif need be ????

    also is it worth keeping the abs? considering ill be uprating the whole brake set up not sure if it will be useful

    need some tips on what to do with the sunroof
     
     

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    Sunroof is heavy so I understand your concern. Why not remove it and weld a plate in instead?

    E36 runs an ET46 offset so ET 15 is miles away from a straight bolt on especially considering the width of the rears

    Sounds like those wheels you're watching are for a 5 series
     
     

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    Hi and welcome to the forum johnd-mkiv, sounds a good project , be sure to take plenty of pics and post them up along the way in the members project section
     
     

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    Good afternoon and congratulations on joining the uk's best BMW forum. Welcome to the mad house.
     
     

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    welcome to the jungle
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    Welcome, youl certainly have the skills to do the work you wanna do with this. But knowledge is power so youve come to the right place to learn. Handling will get you around a track more reliably than pure power. Id consider gettin an m3 lump, after all thats what that cars was made to hold at best. Just a thought
     
     

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