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About basedspider

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  • Birthday 06/20/2000

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  1. As title states, looking for a 2001-2005 E46 330i midpipe and possibly a factory catback. Unsure if the 325i uses the same one but if so, that would be fine
  2. Its due to the sad combination of bad luck and being a complete idiot
  3. Hey all lol, its been a while. My E36 has been on jackstands due to life things. Hopefully will be cranking it out in the next couple weeks. Crashed my BRZ daily, so depending on if it ends up getting totaled I have my eyes on an E46 330i to be its replacement
  4. Got the brackets for the BBK back from the powdercoater today, they look great! Currently nothing has really changed about the car, Im still getting some parts here and there so I am kinda waiting to have all my ducks in a row before I really tear into it. But soon it will be time to start the project, and I will be uploading some videos to my youtube channel on the process in case anyone is interested.
  5. Hey all! Its been a minute since my last post, but ive been in the business of acquiring parts recently. I was very lucky to be able to pick up these throwing stars and a UUC BBK for my e36 from @ChrisO!! So for the throwing stars, they are 17x8 square off of an E34 M5. Also the wheel with the center cap pictured has a small crack, so I am hoping to get that welded up when I get the new tires mounted and installed. The SSBC calipers also seem to be in really good condition. I was very lucky because Chris was also able to supply the mounting hardware and brackets and Im planning on having all the stuff cleaned up before I get it on the car. I was also very lucky because @Rekpoint was able to find me this awesome Eibach strut bar for a pretty good deal! I have some more parts on the way, and I will make some more posts as stuff comes in
  6. When I said "before you ask, yes its 6spd the listing didnt specify and the pics werent great" I meant the knob itself, not the car haha. Im sorry I should have been clearer.
  7. So, I did some little stuff here and there. I picked up a new blower motor since it was desperately needed and I also got a new shift knob. (before you ask, yes its 6spd the listing didnt specify and the pics werent great) I also got a front plate delete! Then, as a little treat for myself I got a door cupholder. My old 325i had one when I bought it, and I absolutely loved it. I also purchased the shifter rebuild kit from @Rekpoint and hopefully picking up the z3 shifter tomorrow! Hoping to have the blower motor and the shifter done too.
  8. I believe its to prevent the shift knob from coming off. In my roommate jacobs 318 and my old 325 the knob would come off all the time while driving
  9. So here is the exterior. I am absolutely in love with the color, and the car is pretty clean except for the fact it looks like someone poorly buffed it and it has some hail damage you cant really see in photos. Doesnt bother me much since my main concerns were drivability related when I was purchasing it. The underbody is in pretty good shape, it does have some minor rust spots on the passenger sideskirt, and it has some bubbling starting on the driver side rear quarterpanel. Now onto the interior. Yes, the shifter was electrical taped on by the previous owner. But besides that, the interior is in really great shape. The previous owner definitely took care of it. It even came with weathertechs which was a very nice surprise. No rips in any of the leather. I have a BMW performance shift knob coming, and im picking up a Z3 shifter from my friend Tom this weekend. Hopefully @Rekpoint lets me snag his shifter rebuild kit, because my shifter is in dire need of new bushings. Now onto the engine/drivetrain. This E36 has definitely the cleanest engine bay out of all the ones I have owned. It runs and drives great too. PO had mountains of reciepts of work done to it, but for now I definitely need to replace the blower motor as it makes a pretty annoying sound. I was lucky because my friend Will had a spare that should work nicely. Also when I have the heat on it smells like coolant, leading me to believe the heater core needs to get replaced. But other than that, I couldnt be more happier with my E36! Edit: Also for those interested, I made a youtube video on going to pick up these cars. The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/IepdL5U0sc4
  10. I will be posting some exterior/interior/engine bay pics tomorrow No sport package For those interested in options, here is the vin decoder https://www.mdecoder.com/decode/ef51243
  11. Making my annual new e36 post. The last few I had were very shortlived, i usually just ended up being distracted by one of my other projects. Dont plan on letting that happen to this one, Im starting to think that I finally found the best e36 for me. So, context. Me and my roommate Jacob were messing around looking on craigslist for a car that he could drive in the winter. During that search, we found 2 E36s. I found a really nice 1995 BMW 325is, and he found a pretty good priced 1995 BMW 318i and they were both down in Chicago. We got a ride from a friend that was going to work in Ohio, and we picked up both of them. Definitely happy to be back in an E36, and I am very excited to see whats in store for my latest entry!
  12. Yeah, if you look through the report the car was very well maintained, and the mileage slowly climbs up after it was rolled back. 100% sure
  13. Thanks! It's a great daily. The pictures don't show the dents or minor scratches well, but thank you.
  14. Well, hello again. That 318is I had was very short lived I know, didn't last very long. I've decided to take a break from projects for a while, so I needed a nice, reliable, no worries daily in a platform I really love. So, I got another E36 sedan. And so, here it is. 1996 BMW 328i, auto. 102k miles *on the odometer* (we will get to that in a sec), rust free cali car thats never seen salt. PO acquired it in california a couple months ago. I currently work as a detailer full time so the plan is to keep it clean throughout the winter while its my daily so that it doesn't become a rust bucket haha. Black leather interior with wood trim is a plus. I got it for a good deal and don't see it going anywhere anytime soon. And thus, onto the bad. The odometer says 102k miles, but when I ran the carfax back before I went and got it I noticed that the odometer had been rolled back from 73000 miles to 37000 miles back in 2008. Almost 40k miles of difference, so that's interesting and the $40 I spent on that car fax saved me a couple hundred getting the car. Otherwise, only things I really need to tend to is that it has a slight power steering like, a /horrid/ exhaust leak from somewhere in the midpipe, a burnt out taillight, and new front seats. The current ones are power and the drivers seat does not adjust. Since I am taking a break from cars for a little while, I don't expect much to change in it from now until spring aftermarket wise. Need to get my finances and life in order before I start something else that I can't financially finish.
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