E36M3 #1360

Thursday, June 07, 2001 09:13:22

This digest contains the following messages:

#1. Interesting porsche on ebay - from Brent95M3@aol.com
#2. RE: [E36M3] NSX Challenge - from Steven J Jenkins
#3. Car Covers - from Scott King
#4. Spring/Shock Upgrade -- What else to change? - from Jeremy Warfield
#5. Spring/Shock Upgrade -- What else to change? - from Jeremy Warfield
#6. RE: [E36M3]NSX Challenge - from Steven J Jenkins
#7. winshield replacement in Massachusetts......... - from Scott F.
#8. Re: [E36M3] RE: visit to Tate BMW Annapolis, MD - from Donna Seeley
#9. Re[2]: [E36M3] Seat Covers for Vader Seats - from Andrej Dolenc
#10. WTB: Dinan Front Camber Plates (Fixed) - from Geof McLaughlin

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#1. Interesting porsche on ebay - from Brent95M3@aol.com
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Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 07:30:44 EDT From: Brent95M3@aol.com Subject: Interesting porsche on ebay I know, its not BMW related but I got a kick out of it. This guy must be smoking lots and lots of crack. Seems like one of the old school car dealers trying to work off emotions. Crack Crack Crack. eBay Motors item 592035077 <http://cgi.ebay.aol.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5 92035077&r=0&t=0> (Ends Jun-10-01 20:17:43 PDT ) - Porsche : 911/Carrera Brent

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#2. RE: [E36M3] NSX Challenge - from Steven J Jenkins
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Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 07:32:26 -0500 From: "Steven J Jenkins" <sjenkins@voyager.net> Subject: RE: [E36M3] NSX Challenge >Don't do any mods - just challenge him to a contest, the winner of which is >the person who can take the most women for a ride in their respective cars >at the same time. ;-) > >- John S. You might get more in there at once, but the quality of the women..... Honestly Brett, the 94 NSX is only slightly quicker in a straight line, 13.8 1/4 @ best. What kind of driving will you be doing to prove which car is better? Track? If thats the case, I routinely see M3s that are faster than Me (in my NSX) at the track! Yet I also see M3's that are slower than me. If your hitting the road course, it will be more drivers skill than anything else! One thing is for sure, you two will have a lot of fun!!! Steve Steven J Jenkins sjenkins@voyager.net steve@thelastdetail.com 1991 NSX Black #2363 1995 ///M3 Dakar Yellow 2001 A4 Avant 1.8t S.Blue www.thelastdetail.com

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#3. Car Covers - from Scott King
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Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 08:30:14 -0400 From: "Scott King" <vw8vgti@hotmail.com> Subject: Car Covers <html><DIV> <P><BR>With all the talk of seat covers, I have another "covers" type question.  Can anyone recommend a good quality car cover?  Unfortunately, I do not have access to a garage all the time and I try to keep a cover on the car when I am not driving it.  I am not happy with my current generic cover as it blows off and does not keep the car dry through rain....which seems to be on the order of 40 days and 40 nights currently here in Cincinnati. (30 days straight and counting.)</P> <P>Anyway,  I'm fed up with trying to keep the car immaculate only to have water under the cover when I pull it off at the first sign of sunshine.  </P> <P>Any suggestions or recommendations?</P> <P>                                                                                Scott                      </P> <P>                                                                                97 M3 / 83 GTI<BR></P></DIV><br clear=all><hr>Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at <a href="http://explorer.msn.com">http://explorer.msn.com</a><br></p></html>

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#4. Spring/Shock Upgrade -- What else to change? - from Jeremy Warfield
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Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 05:46:44 -0700 (PDT) From: Jeremy Warfield <cosmos95_swa@yahoo.com> Subject: Spring/Shock Upgrade -- What else to change? In the next couple days I will be ordering a set of koni SA's and H&R sports for my 95m3. It is finally time to replace the tired 70k mile shocks and struts before my 2nd school at summit point a month from tomorrow. I have been tossing suspension combo's through my head for the last three months, but I keep coming back to the h&r/koni setup based on cost and mild adjustability, so that is my final decision (I already have the eibach 26/24 sways). So here's the question... What additional parts will I need to complete the install? Neil's write-up recommends changing the hardware a the strut/spindle mount, as well as the rubber spring pads, and I am going to install the e46 rsm's while I am at the rear of the car. But as far as the strut mounts, I am not sure if replacement is necessary. They are not banging around, but at 70k miles, how much more life do they have in them? Basically, I want to ensure that I have covered all bases before the install. Especially since it will take place on a weekend, and all the dealer parts depts. are closed. Jeremy- 95 ///M3 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

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#5. Spring/Shock Upgrade -- What else to change? - from Jeremy Warfield
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Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 05:46:56 -0700 (PDT) From: Jeremy Warfield <cosmos95_swa@yahoo.com> Subject: Spring/Shock Upgrade -- What else to change? In the next couple days I will be ordering a set of koni SA's and H&R sports for my 95m3. It is finally time to replace the tired 70k mile shocks and struts before my 2nd school at summit point a month from tomorrow. I have been tossing suspension combo's through my head for the last three months, but I keep coming back to the h&r/koni setup based on cost and mild adjustability, so that is my final decision (I already have the eibach 26/24 sways). So here's the question... What additional parts will I need to complete the install? Neil's write-up recommends changing the hardware a the strut/spindle mount, as well as the rubber spring pads, and I am going to install the e46 rsm's while I am at the rear of the car. But as far as the strut mounts, I am not sure if replacement is necessary. They are not banging around, but at 70k miles, how much more life do they have in them? Basically, I want to ensure that I have covered all bases before the install. Especially since it will take place on a weekend, and all the dealer parts depts. are closed. Jeremy- 95 ///M3 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

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#6. RE: [E36M3]NSX Challenge - from Steven J Jenkins
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Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 07:49:10 -0500 From: "Steven J Jenkins" <sjenkins@voyager.net> Subject: RE: [E36M3]NSX Challenge Snip>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> EASY...go to the car and driver website and see if you can order the issue which has the article, "The best handling car for more than $30,000." (i know the article is also in the Car and Driver 1998 New Car Guide) it has a comparo of a whole buncha cars, including the M3 and NSX...and of course, our beloved M3 comes out on top...just leave the mag(s) in a place where he can see it, like your living room coffee table, and next to the throne, and on the door of the fridge, and... :P >>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Careful with that one, The nsx in that test was a targa, and was tested with roof OFF!!!!! The 94 is a coupe, and WILL handle much better than the T! He may also point out Marios comments about the cars! :) Steve Steven J Jenkins sjenkins@voyager.net steve@thelastdetail.com 1991 NSX Black #2363 1995 ///M3 Dakar Yellow 2001 A4 Avant 1.8t S.Blue www.thelastdetail.com

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#7. winshield replacement in Massachusetts......... - from Scott F.
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Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 06:19:00 -0700 (PDT) From: "Scott F." <sf944@yahoo.com> Subject: winshield replacement in Massachusetts.........

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#8. Re: [E36M3] RE: visit to Tate BMW Annapolis, MD - from Donna Seeley
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Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 06:36:11 -0800 From: Donna Seeley <dseeley@infoasis.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] RE: visit to Tate BMW Annapolis, MD Attach the "do not wash car" note to a box of donuts or a six-pack of beer and I bet they pay more attention to it. :) Donna ------- 88 M3, "Guido," #41 JP 95 330isA, super-commuter > > Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 23:21:44 -0700 (PDT) > From: Chester Wong <chester_p_wong@yahoo.com> > Subject: Re: [E36M3] RE: visit to Tate BMW Annapolis, MD > > > You know....the minute you let your guard down and forget to mention to the > dealer that they *SHOULD NOT* wash the car, they go ahead and do it and > introduce fine swirl marks to my clearcoat :( There's got to be a way to have > them permanently stick it in my file so that "DO NOT WASH CAR" pops up > whenever > a tech takes my car out of my hands!!! D'oh! > > =) > > Chester >

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#9. Re[2]: [E36M3] Seat Covers for Vader Seats - from Andrej Dolenc
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Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 10:06:44 -0500 From: Andrej Dolenc <adolenc@erols.com> Subject: Re[2]: [E36M3] Seat Covers for Vader Seats I got a pair of these seat covers before Nick organized the group purchase and have been extremely happy with them. Andrej '97 M3 > Those are probably the ones from Supreme Seat Covers, www.seatsavers.com . I > had arranged a group purchase of them several years ago, as did another list > member (Tom Tice I believe) last year. > Nick >> I saw a car at the Thunderhill CCA Driving School last month with a set of >> very nice fitted black cloth seat covers. They covered the headrests >> seperately, and had the motorsport stripes sewn in. >> >> I did not get a chance to ask the driver where he got them, and after >> searching the web for a few days, I haven't come across them. Does anyone >> know who could have made them and where I might be able to pick up a set? >> >> Any advice is appreciated. >> >> -peterg

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#10. WTB: Dinan Front Camber Plates (Fixed) - from Geof McLaughlin
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Date: 7 Jun 2001 10:08:19 EDT From: Geof McLaughlin <gfmiiilist@usa.net> Subject: WTB: Dinan Front Camber Plates (Fixed) I'm interested in purchasing a pair of used, fixed (i.e. non-adjustable) Dinan Front Camber Plates. Anyone happen to have a pair laying around or are contemplating of going to an adjustable set-up? Please email with details and asking price. Thanks, Geof ____________________________________________________________________ Get free email and a permanent address at http://www.amexmail.com/?A=1

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