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Rough Rider 325i
25-04-2015, 01:41 PM
Post: #1
Rough Rider 325i
Hi ppl

So got the car that I have been looking for and got it for cheap

Its a 92 e36 325i non vanos

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I am still not really sure with which direction this car will go, I originally was looking for a drifter, but I might just like the street car feel

Performance Mods
CAI
Elec Fan
ECU Chip
6-2-1 headers
Freeflow single pipe with 2 boxes
under drive pulleys
alum flywheel
3.46 rear diff
Remove Clutch delay Valve
m50B30 conversion

Supporting mods for the m50B30
Rebore Throttle Body
Port and Polish
Bigger Valves and swirled
Slight skim on block
m5430 bottom end
Balanced Crank
Regrind Cams


Suspension for drifting setup
New Tie Rods
e46 wishbones with e46 wishbone 60mm bushes
Modded Hubs 20mm shorter
4mm rack spacers
25mm wheel spacers
Coil overs
Bigger Front swaybars
Poly Bushes
Front Strut Brace
Rear Strut Brace
X Brace
e36 z3 steering rack

I also want to try drop some weight on this fatty will keep the updates coming

sorry for the shitty pics

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25-04-2015, 03:02 PM
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Rough Rider 325i
Welcome. All the luck on your future plans.
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Captain_Stealth (04-25-2015)
25-04-2015, 04:49 PM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
Welcome man. Best of luck with the build!!

If I remember correctly I don't think the Non-vanos E36's had a Clutch delay valve. Could be wrong though?

Looking forward to the updates!

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25-04-2015, 04:58 PM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
(25-04-2015 04:49 PM)J-Peter 325 Wrote:  Welcome man. Best of luck with the build!!

If I remember correctly I don't think the Non-vanos E36's had a Clutch delay valve. Could be wrong though?

Looking forward to the updates!

Actually I think u right cdv was from 96+

I think

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26-04-2015, 12:11 PM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
Gratz on the new ride.

Keep us updated with your modz, pics etc, that's if it aint to much trouble. It might just benefit those wanting to do the same.

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26-04-2015, 03:32 PM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
(26-04-2015 12:11 PM)ballisticz466 Wrote:  Gratz on the new ride.

Keep us updated with your modz, pics etc, that's if it aint to much trouble. It might just benefit those wanting to do the same.
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Captain_Stealth (04-26-2015)
26-04-2015, 07:25 PM (This post was last modified: 26-04-2015 07:30 PM by Captain_Stealth.)
Post: #7
RE: Rough Rider 325i
Took my wife out for a bit of a Hooning session. And I am so addicted to this car. Best money I have ever spent lol

One of my previous cars that I had was a civic dohc vtec and I missed that car so much until I got this. NO HONDA will ever compare to a cheap and fast beemer !!!

Unfortunately I dont have time yet to start tinkering with the car, but the plan is to keep the cosmetic appearance the same and do performance mods instead

I am gonna try get it to the dyno this week to see what kind of numbers its putting down.

Unfortunately it doesnt have the stock exhaust system because of some hack job as I wanted to do a 63mm single pipe with 2 boxes and compare the difference in performance gains.

After these small little issues have been resolved I want to start with the weight saving

I will already be saving quite a bit with the above exhaust system and I want to do some weight saving.

Found this info which I am still deciding what to remove

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Unfortunately this car will not be worth restoring as it needs ALOT of cosmetic work, hence why I am creating a hoon missile

btw here is my exhaust thread
http://www.bmwfanatics.co.za/showthread.php?tid=65594

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27-04-2015, 06:31 PM
Post: #8
How to repair the sunroof
Here is a how on how to repair your sunroof

Step 1. Clean the area
Step 2. Stick it with box tape
Done Crazylaugh

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I plan on doing a sunroof delete soon, so stay tuned

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01-05-2015, 08:41 AM
Post: #9
RE: Rough Rider 325i
Ouch Sorry

Hope you get this car in a better shape soon. it is really sad to see a car in this kind of shape.
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02-05-2015, 03:37 PM
Post: #10
RE: Rough Rider 325i
(01-05-2015 08:41 AM)Gordvisr Wrote:  Ouch Sorry

Hope you get this car in a better shape soon. it is really sad to see a car in this kind of shape.

I know its a bit of a wreck but for what I want it for its perfect

Took it to the dyno today Bluebiggrin

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So the Numbers were
87.9wkw @ 5722rpm
160Nm @ 3801rpm

Not sure what what a Healthy 325i should be pushing but I am pretty happy with the output even with its leaky exhaust lol

This was at the KAR dyno in Kempton which is a bit stingy on numbers

If anyone could let me know what stock e36 325i's are pushing on the wheels that would be great


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Nikhil@TheFanatics (05-09-2015)
07-05-2015, 04:25 PM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
looking good mr stealth...

Can already tell that you will enjoy that car...good luck with your plansCoolShake

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09-05-2015, 12:08 AM (This post was last modified: 09-05-2015 12:12 AM by Iceman007.)
Post: #12
RE: Rough Rider 325i
I really dont get it. I got an idea for you. Go test drive an e36 328i or e46 330i and then ask yourself why spend money on mods when you can rather get an upgrade for the same value and less effort.

If you wanna build a track or drifting car, then by all means go for it. But for a daily and speed there are much better ways to go

Just my 2c. And those e36 325i are slow but reliable. Im not trying to shoot you down just trying to tell you there are better options to go for.

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09-05-2015, 10:52 PM
Post: #13
RE: Rough Rider 325i
(09-05-2015 12:08 AM)Iceman007 Wrote:  I really dont get it. I got an idea for you. Go test drive an e36 328i or e46 330i and then ask yourself why spend money on mods when you can rather get an upgrade for the same value and less effort.

If you wanna build a track or drifting car, then by all means go for it. But for a daily and speed there are much better ways to go

Just my 2c. And those e36 325i are slow but reliable. Im not trying to shoot you down just trying to tell you there are better options to go for.

By all means I agree with you but I never said this will be my daily.

Just a funcar, I have another car that I use for a daily

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11-06-2015, 01:13 PM (This post was last modified: 11-06-2015 01:15 PM by Brucet.)
Post: #14
RE: Rough Rider 325i
Iceman - while I agree with you to a certain extent it also depends what this car cost.

My e36 328 race car cost me half of what similar other vehicles cost mainly because I was stubborn and didnt listen to a lot of the "expert (from forums) advice" and did everything myself. Yes I couldve started with a better base but in my case, my build was/is still cheaper by a long way than it would have been if i started with that better base like you mention. (By at least half)

Half the fun in a project like this is the actual building of the race/play car and with the replacement value of e36 323/25 and 328 motors you could actually just do a bolt on turbo conversion and run low boost until it blows up, then you just buy another motor (have a mate who ran his road car for 5 years on one motor like that).

Having said that if you are the type that just pays for it to get done then start with a better base because either way you are going to have to cough it up.

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11-06-2015, 03:03 PM (This post was last modified: 11-06-2015 03:05 PM by Captain_Stealth.)
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
To be honest I bought this car as a drift missile

Its cheap fast and nasty!!!

I have made some progress with the build but I havent updated as I feel this build would be better on a drifting forum

If I had to buy a "clean" e36 then I would comments like you ruined a mint example.

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11-06-2015, 03:13 PM (This post was last modified: 11-06-2015 03:15 PM by Dewald Basson.)
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
(11-06-2015 03:03 PM)Captain_Stealth Wrote:  To be honest I bought this car as a drift missile

Its cheap fast and nasty!!!

I have made some progress with the build but I havent updated as I feel this build would be better on a drifting forum

Share you stuff I rate it is cool. Amateur drift cars have character because they show use & abuse. It is not a showcar it is drift car, like this orange machine in the pic Rollsmile


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11-06-2015, 05:25 PM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
(11-06-2015 03:03 PM)Captain_Stealth Wrote:  To be honest I bought this car as a drift missile

Its cheap fast and nasty!!!

I have made some progress with the build but I havent updated as I feel this build would be better on a drifting forum

If I had to buy a "clean" e36 then I would comments like you ruined a mint example.
If u do update your build on a different tjread/forum....Please drop a link around here as there's always info to be gained. Good luck boet.

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11-06-2015, 06:59 PM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
hmmm...

I surprised there is interest in this build here, I will post pics soon just too lazy but this arrived in the post today

I am currently busy with some interior work. When I am done I will post pics

but as promised here is my latest part



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23-06-2015, 09:08 AM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
Hey Captain,

Keep us posted on your build, we dont care what its used for....we like to see how other guys are building their cars, or well....at least I am interested.

Keep it up - then another question....what is the above part for? Silly question...I know.
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23-06-2015, 09:13 AM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
(23-06-2015 09:08 AM)JayDrft Wrote:  Hey Captain,

Keep us posted on your build, we dont care what its used for....we like to see how other guys are building their cars, or well....at least I am interested.

Keep it up - then another question....what is the above part for? Silly question...I know.

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