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Hello guys, my name is Aron and I'm from Iceland, this is my car. It's original BMW E36 320i, but is now 328i
BMW E36 328i
Santorini Blue II(327)
Drive, 287.xxx on body but 174.xxx on motor(M52B28)
M-Tech all around
S-Tech exhaust manifold from Schmiedmann
ESR SR04 18" 8.5"(Et30) Front, 9.5"(Et35) Rear
188mm 3.14 25% LSD
I drove it like that for about 2 years then I wanted to do something cool so I did.. Bought a lot of stuff before I painted it, M-Tech bumpers all around for example
These are all taken in 2016
So this year I've done some things for her..
First of I did some subframe overhaul, changed all bushings, end links and painted everything :)
Did the same for the brakes all round
Got myself some Racelands Ultimos for starter, looking to buy a set of Alirbags later on
Replaced those nasty ass axles with shiny new ones
Bought new wheels, ESR SR04 8.5(et35) 9.5(et30)
Bought something I never knew I was going to buy.. but really like it, LTW wing
Because I was painting the spoiler I decided to paint all the front end again
And finally.. Bought a new engine M52B28 and took my old M52B25 out
And almost forgot, bought myself a set of OEM 2 piece style 42 17", took it apart, stripped the powder coat. Was a heeeelll of a job, took me about 5 days to get everything off and polished the lip. This is the outcome.
Gave my Compact a good cleaning today, inside & out
It is, the grass is still green here in Iceland at the moment, really strange. Same time last year everything was covered in heavy snow. So my Compact is still waiting for that!
But bought some Christmas gifts for my car.
Mesh for my M front bumper
GTR splitter on my bumper
DTM style flap for my LTW
Sideskirt mouting kit
Camber plates front
"BMW" front bumper center moulding
Aaaand finally, got my hands on a pair of Sparcos R100
Got me a brand new set of ignition coils and red rivets for my ESR SR04 wheels
Also got a custom made gurney flap for my LTW
Created a Facebook page for my build also if you want to follow
Nice builds, I love those E36 Compacts
That's dead sexy right there.
Santorini Blue So delicious
Nice! I love the ti's, especially in great colors like that!
I love both!
Love the blue. Where is the pic with it wearing the style 42 wheels? They will look better (IMO) than the ESR 5 spokes. I'd have gone with something other than white though... race pads make orange dust!
Nice stuff. Do you guys have a road course in Iceland yet where you can use an E36 for what it's good at? :)
You are making me wax nostalgic
I was scared when I saw the car in paint with that blue. But with the tape removed it looks sweet! Love the look!
Hmm, I also wouldn't mind seeing the white Style 42s...I have an E34 that I'm considering doing that with.
Thats quite the pair you have! That blue is fantastic.
First fitment on Style 42s, not the right tire size at the front but looks great!
droool.... That is a winning combination right there.
Schwing. That looks awesome.
Got some new stuff today, Mtech mouldings, seat gap fillers, hood/trunk badges and some performance cams :D
Wanted to show you guys how my car was before I painted it
Since you mentioned a winter beater - I have a question about Iceland: How do roads get cleared? Snow plows only? Any aggregate or SALT?
I am curious because some areas in America use "road salt" and it just tortures the steel.
Yes we have big plows that clear the roads and apply salt at the same time. But every new car in Iceland is sprayed with rust protection. Sometimes we have really tough winters especially at northern Iceland but in the south, like Reykjavik where I live not so often. Like if I look out the window now its clear. But few days ago we had a lot of snow coming in but it went away 2 days later :)
Interesting. I was curious if the land of Ice had a better solution. Cheers.
Icelanders are very good at driving in the snow, and our cars have to be prepared for the worst. If the police catches you on summer tires in winter, well you're broke for a month or two. Also we have a lot of jeeps so if anyone gets stuck you don't have to look far. Someone will come and drag you out if you just wave. The other day me and my friends went on a glacier tour, well as you can see the snow is pretty heavy. That's a 44" Nissan Patrol at the top photo.
I love the color. Thanks for sharing!
Once you get hooked into the brand and get all the tools its nice to have some consistency between summer and winter beaters.
Keep up the good work!
Durty wrote: Once you get hooked into the brand and get all the tools its nice to have some consistency between summer and winter beaters. Keep up the good work!
Hahah yeah tell me... Thanks mate :)
So since it's still winter and my car is in storage Im just going crazy on ebay, you know how this works haha, so I just ordered a new silencer, TA-Technix, brand new lifters, M-tech rear bumper and studs :)
Make sure to take pics when installing, I like living vicariously and pretending I have time to get my hands dirty.
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