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just picked up this E36 328i off a friend of mine. for those of you who dont know i have been drifting my 76 bmw 2002 for a couple years now. i am fairly good at slinging it around and its been a ton of fun but it is not a very easy car to drift. so i bought this to replace it from constant drift events. its already been setup a bit for drifting. has had the rear subframe mounts reinforced, BC coilovers, dual caliper hydro E-brake and a bucket seat. i plan on swapping out the bucket seat for a slightly larger one, getting a harness bar and harnesses, some sort of angle kit and some poly suspension bushings. the car came with a replacement bumper, replacement driver side fender, spare wheels and some misc spare parts. this thread is mostly so i can track progress with the car along with what events i have attended. im pretty excited to start sliding a proper chassis

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The best time I have had destroying tires has been while drifting.
 

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replaced the bumper, installed a harness bar that i bought off of user sage, harnesses installed, removed rear seats and purchased new front grip tires. also purchased a new spal fan to replace the no name fan. picking up drift spares next week and then first drift event on the 22nd

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also found out the car has aftermarket headers

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That is asking for a 1JZ swap :laugh::laugh:
it may one day end up with a turbo

grip tires in the front mounted and a bunch of drift spares acquired. drift event this saturday. i also have atleast 5 days of drifting planned for october

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Subb'd for drift shots. Hopefully like your 2002 it's on three wheels! :D
wont be nearly as exciting in photos as the 2002 :laugh: however i hope this car will progress me enough to be able to join the A group drivers at clubloose. which means i will be able to do tandem runs with other drivers along with multiple different course layouts including hot laps. thats my goal with this car.
 

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had a awesome time at the drift event today. was a little shaky in the morning getting the feel of the car but by the time i broke it i was doing 70mph+ handbrake entries. but i did end up breaking it. typical e36 i snapped the front dif bolt which broke on a 3rd gear 7000rpm clutch dump and launched the dif nose into the floor and busted the ujoint on the driveshaft. so now i need a new driveshaft and drill out the broken dif bolt. big changes i need to make is a new steering wheel and some new suspension components to get more caster. the steering wheel was extremely slow to self center which made my transitions really rough and caused a lot of spin outs. if any media from the event pops up i'll post them up

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found a picture so far from after i ripped the bumper off :laugh: picking up spare axles, 2 driveshaft halfs and 8 tires this weekend along with repairing the diff and adding a bracket to make it much stronger. heading to WV in less than 2 weeks

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Awesome! Keep up the good work, and keep us up to speed.
 

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Awesome! Keep up the good work, and keep us up to speed.
forgot to mention that they are watching me closely to see how i do with this car to bump me up to A group, which is a huge accomplishment just to have them even consider me as they only allow the best of the best into A group. Clubloose is the regarded as being like the legendary drift courses of japan but for the east coast of the US.
 
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