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    1993 M3
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  1. nzsapper

    Tyre Size for E36 M3 M double-spoke Style 22

    Cheers Guys Appreciated the advice Think I will be sticking to OEM size. Like the Bimmertips site as well
  2. Season Greetings all I have just been to price up a new set of rubber all round for the 93 M3, tyre guy at Cooper Tyres did some quick calcs and said I will be fine to run 245/45/17s all round instead of the normal 235/40/17s saving around 20% on the purchase price?. Has anyone else done this with thier 3.0 M3 with non staggered Style 22s and if so did ti work? Cheers Paul
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    Site to past time at Xmas

    Agree - A manual 850 CSI is on my list of next purchases, dreams are free I supose, as I would need to get it past the Wife.
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    Site to past time at Xmas

    For those that are not aware of this US site, contains many short films about owners and thier cars, mainly exotics but aleast 20 odd BMW short films . Something to past time over Xmas when it starts raining. Site https://petrolicious.com/films 850CSI - Sounds brilliant - https://petrolicious.com/films/the-bmw-850csi-is-still-the-ultimate-dream-car 2002 not for the purist, https://petrolicious.com/films/ever-wonder-what-a-car-designer-drives E28 M5 Owned since new - https://petrolicious.com/films/the-unassumingly-powerful-bmw-m5
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    E36 M erry Xmas T shirts

    Just found these E36 M erry Christmas T Shirts for those that take Xmas too far, E46 avalible as well as other BMW T shirts. Postage from US is shocking https://www.etsy.com/nz/listing/498177995/bmw-e36-m3-christmas-sweater-t-shirt?ref=hp_rv
  6. Michael Had a bad experience with Dunedin BMW for PPI - didnt notice that water pump was gone but found worn stitching on steering wheel. Queenstown BMW mechanics Hansen Auto Services where good when it came to a PPI Paul
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    FS- 1996 E36 M3 3.0 NZ New

    Looks tidy, appears cheap at $13500. Like the ride height, what shocks and spring do you have? - only asking as mine currently a bit hight Paul
  8. Lets just say I may at times of been boardering on far too much fun, had great time and awesome to meet everyone. thanks Pete, you can rest assured that your efforts on making this happen were greatly appreciated Cheers Paul
  9. nzsapper

    E36 M3 Body lean

    Cheers - thats the intent.
  10. nzsapper

    E36 M3 Body lean

    Cheers for info It will be about 2 weeks before I can deal with this In meantime I have decided to drop vehicle back on Monday and get packers removed, then I am only working with one variable (new shocks). After replacement of shocks I no longer have body roll through left hand corners. I now just have a height issue which I hope is just down to the packers - so therfore remove packers. So in my mind what should happen now is that car will return to my previous ride height, albeit with brand new shocks. My untrained mind doesnt know if new shocks have any bearing on ride height. Appreciate the guidence Cheers Paul
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    E36 M3 Body lean

    Cheers - asked at Autolign about them, they said "they could get them but they are very expensive" and kept pointing me in the direction of some NZ made springs. For me when I get to this stage this will be the road I go. These are what are in there now - assume OEM?
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    E36 M3 Body lean

    Thanks Understand what you are saying, took my car to the professionals (as I am a Soldier, not a suspesion expert), their adivce after all the info I had given them was 10mm packers right front which I didnt see as the fix but thought ok they deal with these things as a profession, I will run with this . At the moment this is all the advice they have given me. My brain says it must be the springs as correct me if Im wrong they hold the ride hieght (doesnt explain intermittant issue) New shocks - why not cant do any harm, at least I now have new shocks all round on my 23yr old car, had to be done at some stage. From here they have advised me the car will settle and a run such as Gentle Annies should sort it. Not holding my breath - hopefully they are right If car doesnt settle - then packers out, if still have hieght and lean issues then try and find another firm in Pamly that may know what they are doing. All advice I have been given is the firm I am using are the experts. Trust me I am not a happy camper right now and the car looks crap Cheers Paul
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    E36 M3 Body lean

    Thanks for that. Will do a another measure.
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    E36 M3 Body lean

    Reminder of the issue - Car has lean and terrible body roll when turning left, solid as a rock turning right. Update 1. Have replaced shocks all round with a. Rear (November) Bilstien 24-02532 , removed original SACHs shocks and they were toast. This didnt fix lean b. Front (today) Bilstien VE3-4237 and 38, removed older VE3-4337 and 38, as I was informed (by autolign) it can cost up to $500 per shock to rebuild if they can be rebuilt, so I replaced them. 2. Old front shocks - left seemed ok but right had no movement at all when on the car, off the car they both seem ok , no leaks and return when compressed. 3. Shock shop (John Bates Palmy) also added 10mm packer to right front , I personally wasnt entirely sold on this idea at the time , but they are the professionals, so ran with thier advice to hopefully sort the intermittant lean to the right of 5 to 15mm . I am still not sold , they have told me wait a while and the car will settle???? a. Corners to top wheel arch Right front - 655cm Right rear - 630cm Left front - 660cm Left rear - 635cm Car now looks like front is raised, cant see how this will settle down, aesthetically the car is not looking right to me, but the ride is so much better now. Questions 1. Will the car settle? or shall I get them to remove the packer? 2. Are there any other E36 M3 owners who have the measurements to the top wheel arch out there? esp front 3. Has any one who may have tastefully lowered there e36 M3, if so what springs did you use?, ie not riding on bump stops Thanks in advance for any advice or previous experience with this packer/lean/lowering springs issues Cheers New look - will do better pic in moring Old look
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    78 E21 located in Gore

    Here it is http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1319167259.htm