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Project 1998 BMW E36 328i Coupe - Suspension Overhaul next :) (2JZ coming soon)

Hello all!!

1998 E36 328i Coupe - Black with tan leather interior!

Current Modifications:

Engine:
2.8 Straight 6
M50 Inlet Manifold
TCS Removal
De-Cat
Custom Air Intake
Removed Air Con System
Custom Oil Catch Can System

Suspension:
V-Maxx Coilovers lowered as much as possible
Powerflex Bushes

Brakes
DS2500 Front Pads and OEM Discs
ABS Removal
Groodrige Flexi Hoses
Tarox Dot 4 Fluid

Wheels and Tyres
17" Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2's 7" Front 9" Rear
Mix of tyres

Exterior:
M3 Rear Bumper
M3 Front Bumper
Smoked Indicators all round
Black Grilles

Interior
Stripped!
Radio Wiring Removed
TCS Wiring Removed
Central locking Wiring Removed
ABS Wiring Removed


Pictures Time!!














Future plans are:

Engine:
2JZ-GTE Engine Conversion (3.0ltr Twin Turbo Supra Engine)
Target BHP: 350-400

Suspension
H&R or KW V1 Coilovers
H&R Front and Rear ARB Kit
Eibach Alignment Kits
Superpro Bushes Race spec bushes with extra front caster (Got)

Brakes
Tarox 330mm Front Brakes
Hoses to be run though car with bias valve

Interior
Full Roll Cage
Bucket Seats
Harness
Momo Team Steering Wheel
Fire Ext System
Custom Control Panel
Various Gauges
Remove Heater
More wiring to be removed

Exterior
Carbon Roof
Carbon Bonnet
Carbon Lip Spoiler (Got)
Heated Windscreen
GT Front Lip
Rear Diffuser

Right I believe that is about it!!

Enjoy!
 

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if you what a moddified throttle body, there someone on another forum that will send you a tweeked 325 onew for £120.
He's on several forums :thumbsup. Anyone can email him, you don't need to buy via any particular forum.

Never saw the point in those to be honest. Much cheaper ways like the TB coolant bypass or even an ASC delete.

The 325 manifold on the other hand...
 

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Ian,

Enlighten me about the TB coolant bypass and ASC delete?
 

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I wouldn't bother with either to be honest! My point is that there are modifications to your TB that you can do for a lot less money than replacing the TB.

The ASC delete removes the second TB used by the traction control. It's said to cause a restriction and is a popular mod with the US guys. Basically you swap the the intake boot for a non-asc one and remove the second TB. You then either remove the ASC dash light bulb or fit a resistor.

As for the coolant bypass, coolant runs through the TB to heat it up and stop it freezing in colder temperatures. Theory is that you can bypass this to lower intake temperatures. I did this to my E36 328 sport as I stole the feed for my LPG vapouriser.

The big cheap(ish) mod for a proven 15-20bhp on the the 328, is the M50 manifold conversion. It's been covered on here loads (if you can't find anything post back!). You can either adapt one yourself for less than £100 or can buy a pre-converted one that bolts straight on.

Ian
 

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Hi Ian,

I had heard a lot about the M50 manifold - It will be on my mod list!

Ohhh, I would like to say I actually picked the car up today and.... well thumbs up!! Great car to drive!!

I am 22yrs old and I honestly think that its a great cruiser! Love the soft/comfy suspension - nice change from all the back braking cars I had had!!

Oh well.... on with the mods that will do this!

Mike
 

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Fitted the stock headlamps the other day :D woo looks so much better than the chrome ones... which are for sale if anyone is interested? £80?

Also fitted my Green Cotton panel filter also got my DS2500 brake pads and 6 groove discs ready to be fitted :D

Ooooo a full service kit too! £55 for all filters and plugs :D winner!

AAAnnnndddd a new tyre :( the N/S/R tyre blew out on me while I was doing 70mph on the motorway so had to get a new one! Gutted!!

I will get some piccys soon!
 

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Few more outside my workshop:







Stock Lamps but with clear sides:






Green Cotton Air Filter: :)

 

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Few more bits:

Did not like the chrome around the grills soo... black they went.



Another cheap little mod: Black side repeaters!



Some of the big mods will come soon! When I get some extra cash that is! haha!
 

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When the cylinder head cracked!




Painting wheels:




Eibach Sportline Front Springs:






Lowered with painted wheels:



Mike
 

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Custom air intake:




Vinal Wrap:







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I'm concerned with that custom air intake.. Won't that filter get wet and damaged easily?
Or are you happy to fork out for a new one whenever it poses a problem?

Great project! :thumbsup
 

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The car only really gets used on dry days... except for that track day where it was throwing it down.

As for the damage... not too fussed if it does, I get a good discount from Green Cotton so not too bothered :p

But, I am going to make up a plate that covers the fog lap hole if I ever want to use the car in the wet etc :)

Cheers mate!
 
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nice e36 good you put stock front lights back.Great pics from track day.
Cheers :)

Yeah the stock lights were needed - those chromes were horrific! First thing to come off!!
 
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