Dutchies E36 Compact | Practice car on plates

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  1. Dutchie

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    Just a basic introduction,

    So, recently bought a new daily (E46 320i sedan), and as the other E46 drift car I have is loud as fuck and isn't allowed on practice days, I decided to convert my last daily to a drift car.

    Has some supporting mods already (as I already knew it would end up as a drift car hehe), but still slow as fuck.

    38594392655_c59c9c2dbb_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    It's an '98 316i E36 compact (one of the last 1.6 ones, before they started to sell the 316i with a 1.9), and have used is a daily for over a year now. It's dropped on TA-Technix coilovers up front, and chopped springs w/ Camaro shocks at the back.

    Mille Miglia MM11 wheels in 17x8.5 ET13 w/ 205/45 Nankang NS2's all around.

    strongflex bushings up front, removed front anti-rollbar, but added a rear anti-rollbar from a Z3.

    Interior is pretty clean, recently fitted this half-alcantara sport interior, which will go out though.

    37668223924_5542a86d22_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    a lil older pic, but engine bay is pretty clean too.

    35922100114_9f00c1d479_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Engine is okay, but as stated before, it's slow as fuck, so I bought a M44B19 a little time ago which will be prepped to go into the compact. interior will be gutted, buckets will be fitted, hydro handbrake, weld the diff (looking for a shorter ratio E30 diff though, which is a pain in the ass..) and maybe a basic lock kit too. Got a ducktail laying around, and am looking into a felony form set too.

    - M43B16 (to become M44B19)
    - TA-Technix coilovers (front)
    - Chopped springs + Camaro shocks (rear)
    - Strongflex bushings
    - Silver Project camberplates
    - Some stickers
    - QSP wheel
    - Custom shiftknob
    - Some RGB LED strips (inside and out)

    Plans:
    Gut interior, find an E30 diff and weld it, install hydro, basic lockkit, Insert M44, do some skids.

    Should become a fun lil' streetsweeper.

    38594392555_8e1179afc2_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    38764430504_b885302fe6_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr
     
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  2. jay-young

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    Love a compact. Mines the 1.9, just put a 6 pot rad in it to keep it cool. 26170536_1250161575130621_657767686819210876_o.
     
  3. Dutchie

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    They're fun lil' cars, I've been lucky that mine has AC, which means it already has the bigger 318ti fan from the factory.
     
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    This makes me miss my compact so bad.
     
  5. Dutchie

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    So, this happened..

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  6. Dutchie

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    So took some unnecessary cables out on saturday.

    25701711438_3b3c48e0a4_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Had a lil' meet.:

    39542208932_044281a2b6_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Picked up a 3.91 E30 168 diff, probably to be welded and fitted underneath the compact.

    38863244204_96858566af_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Refreshed rear anti-rollbar bushings.

    25701710848_7b9f0597e8_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Had some ugly holes in the bumper, so..

    39571799121_7528b150f4_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Bumpercut!

    25701710528_7d3980a07f_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    And this is the best part, just chill and look at cars.

    39542207462_0ac5be37eb_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr
     
  7. Dutchie

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    I'm falling in love all over again with this lil' thing.

    38882168834_c241afccc5_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr
     
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    nice ducktail! :)
     
  9. WRBA

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    very nice look :thumbs:
     
  10. jay-young

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    I prefered it without the ducktail.... I literally just took mine off the other week. Prefered the spoiler-less look!
     
  11. Dutchie

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    I honestly am in love with it, as the compact just needs something extra on that boring ass :p

    Pics don't do it justice either.
     
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    She looks so good man!
     
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    looks sick mate ;)
     
  14. Dutchie

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    Gave this thing some wheels and an 4,5 hour detail session. So it was time for some pics.

    39669224152_c593c51338_b. DUTCHIE-9807 by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    39669225032_bed5c9d905_b. DUTCHIE-9809 by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    39669224852_16e8a2fdb0_b. DUTCHIE-9812 by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    25828178248_f2701f774e_b. DUTCHIE-9813 by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    25828178118_1878019a79_b. DUTCHIE-9815 by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    39669224612_050b293fe6_b. DUTCHIE-9817 by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    39669224422_a1d40e1f47_b. DUTCHIE-9819 by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    39669224352_6822d70f49_b. DUTCHIE-9820 by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    39669224592_f85568ef51_b. DUTCHIE-9821 by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    39669224232_a50421a3ed_b. DUTCHIE-9827 by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr
     
  15. WRBA

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    it looks nice, but you have to invent something with the silencer :thumbs:
     
  16. Dutchie

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    I know haha, but that will come once the M44 goes in.
     
  17. Dutchie

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    My Optiondrift package came in earlier this week, mucho likey.

    25902856568_0e943d851b_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    39065182724_3d9bfb4df4_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    24905125217_94f32f1685_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

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  18. Dutchie

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    #bringbacktheneons

    26018780528_3601ba21d6_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr
     
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  19. Dutchie

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    I know I know, that was a late, dark, shady-ass picture with the neons, so here are some better ones, with a nice extra I did yesterday:

    39892659972_cfff2371ab_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    39214659344_15de38a768_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    28145152249_36c2ff1ce1_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Day by day, I start to like the lil' compact more and more.
     
  20. Dutchie

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    Did a big clean up on Saturday

    25223046437_2a7a2f0988_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    40062113632_ed3e79e9da_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Dismanteling some stuff at the front

    26220692548_ca92826f23_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Dirtyness at spots you don't normally see.

    40062117332_5321372ff0_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Back on wheels

    26220691748_870e210e93_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Rolled it outside, let the AC gas out, en cleaned exterior:

    40062117842_2597eb9634_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    39195967685_8e43598c52_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Dried.

    39195964445_18e19d7eee_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    28314090499_b6bae53882_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    Removed all AC stuff, and painted the frame and radiator.

    39195954715_89396cda8c_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    End result:

    40095102181_72b2604cdb_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr

    25223045807_1a7ff3e840_b. Untitled by Kevin Hoff, on Flickr
     

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