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About bradgalbraith

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    '07 Subaru Impreza S-GT
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    E36 328i

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  1. bradgalbraith

    E36 M3 seats AKA 'vaders'

    Electric 'M-rain' M3 interior including the following: -Front seats -Rear bench -LHS and RHS fold-down sections The rear side bolsters aren't included unfortunately. Please note the drivers seat has a couple of rips as per photos.. Not uncommon for 23 year old seats (minimum!) Looking for a quick sale as I'm trying to get my hands on some Racetechs. I think the price is pretty fair. $750 for BS members
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    E36 tax starting

    BMW sure does love to throw a spanner in the works! 😂 BMW- lets create a variation of the 325i with a less powerful 2.5 litre and call it the 323i so that nothing makes sense anymore!
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    E36 tax starting

    Nope- As dirtygoogle said, all coupes are an IS but I've personally owned a Calyso red 318is in the same poverty spec and non M-sport.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Alright thanks for the suggestions, I'll be looking into my options.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Hold the phone.. I wasn’t aware that Fenix radiators are so bad? I thought they were decent? Any other suggestions? And as far as BC golds go, I’ve never heard anything bad about them. For my purposes, anything better would be excessive.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Another small update: Changed the spark plugs last night (the old ones were pretty shot) and pulled a whole lot more of the interior out. I've pulled out pretty much everything from the front seats backwards including radio, wiring, speakers and door cards so I guesstimate that the car is ~ 60kg lighter now. A compression test was done a few weeks ago and I'm pleased to say the 266,000km engine is at 180psi across all 6. . A set of BC gold coilovers will be going in shortly along with a set of E46 330 brakes which are on their way. Progress has been a bit slow but I plan to have it suitably equipped for the Eurohaus track day at the end of October.. The plan is to install braided brake lines, new brakepads, rear trailing arm bushes, a 3.64 diff, Fenix radiator, fit the semi-slicks and find at least one new bucket seat for a decent price. *Apologies for the poor quality photos. Will be taking a bunch more on a decent camera soon.
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    Unicorn E46 330d low kms cheap!

    Saw this last night. Very good deal indeed.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Since I couldn't find someone to refill the NOS, I figured I'd be better off pulling it out and selling it to put the money into more important things. @qube I definitely took what you said into consideration and ended up selling the Bride reps. I sold them for the same price that I bought them for, minus the rails and frames-winning! I'm looking at Racetech RT1000s or something similar to replace them with..suggestions?. I also managed to pull the rest of the speakers (Pretty heavy!)+ wiring and rear boot linings out for ultimate weight saving. 😁
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    Racetech RT1000 reviews

    It’s a non sunroof so should be fine. I’d like to sit in one before buying though
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    Racetech RT1000 reviews

    Hi all, Looking into the Racetech RT1000 seat and from what I can see its a good option for me however at 185cm, I'm 5cm above the recommended height for the seat. Will this be an issue with a harness? Would be good to hear reviews. https://www.racetech.co.nz/shop/seats/club/RT1000-motorsport-seats Cheers
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Another little update: Changed the transmission fluid. Much to my annoyance the fluid that came out appeared to be pretty much brand new but oh well, fresh new ATF nonetheless. I also installed the X-brace which I've had lying around for a while. My thinking was that you had to have a rivnut gun but as it turns out, a bolt (or threaded rod as I used), washer and nut is all you need for installation. Oh and you'll have to drill out those holes to be a little bigger. See the photos for close ups. I'm pretty stoked to have finally have it installed! So far I can't comment on whether the handling has been stiffened up or not- too difficult to tell when your car still handles like a boat. Not sure if it's worth mentioning or not but I also cut the kick panel along the joint so that it no longer dangles dangerously above the pedals.. on a number of occasions I briefly had difficulty hitting the brake/clutch. (Best mod for $0). I also rerouted the NOS switches and added an M3 oil cap since I had some spare change in my PayPal account Making progress slowly but surely.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    The seat belt stalks are connected to the brackets currently. Not able to cert like that but I will install the 50x50mm square plates to the tunnel before cert.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    The weight reduction process has officially begun. Back seats, spare wheel, rear mud flaps, radio and sub-woofer have all been removed. I have also replaced the heavy electric front seats with some replica Bride seats on NZKW subframes. They seem to be pretty good quality for the most part but I may replace them in the near future with something else if anyone has a strong opinion on the safety of rep seats.. opinions welcome. I will be tracking how much weight I pull out of the car, just need to find something better than a bathroom scale..
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    E9 3.0 CSI

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1673717387.htm?rsqid=02a838f145db4ea89ab1fc4ecb369135 Holy craaaaaaaaaap this is nothing short of perfection! If only I had a spare 200k lying around.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Yep! I’ll take some photos soon.