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    I'm in love with your e36, a very detailed and clean approach to it!

    I personally love that RTD shifter, hope to see more on the interior.

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    thank you for the comments everyone, I am collecting parts and making sure I e next time I work on the car. with nay luck everything will be here soon.

    firstly, US spec cup holder. We never got them here in the UK and I know lots of mericans say they are useless because they don't hold any cups but please remember they fit ours perfectly because our "large" is about eh same size are your "small/regular".

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    now!!! lets save the best till last. I received my WFC care package and fuck I am in love with everything I received. thank you so bloody much for sending this over to me

    thankfully the next few weeks my boss is away on "vacation" so I don't need to wear a suit I can spread to good WFC love across London.

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    disclaimer: there are now a lot less Reese's than shown in the photo above.

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    It blew my mind when I found out you didnt have cup holders.
    Considering its a car from the 90s where cup holders were just a whatever feature they're still useful
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    another Subaru some day.
    Though I'm not too fond of new Subaru owners recently.

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    Looking great man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by benwalsh91 View Post
    And it is finally here, i am so happy with this piece. RTD Shifter.

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    I'm curious, how much is this supposed to reduce your throws? It's a beautiful piece, really want to see it installed and how much it will benefit you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSKYBZ View Post
    I'm curious, how much is this supposed to reduce your throws? It's a beautiful piece, really want to see it installed and how much it will benefit you.
    they are designed close to how the CAE is but you can install these without drilling or any cutting which was very appealing to me, also these are almost half the cost of the CAE. a few of my friends run them and they have said nothing but positive things about the shifter other than it takes some getting used to as it is very tight and short, the stock e36 ones can be very sloppy and loose. I believe there are a few videos on youtube about these.

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    idk how I missed that shifter. I'm looking into it now.
    No drilling or cutting sounds extremely appealing to me. I was looking into getting the bimmerworld solid shifter
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    another Subaru some day.
    Though I'm not too fond of new Subaru owners recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuhRohh View Post
    idk how I missed that shifter. I'm looking into it now.
    No drilling or cutting sounds extremely appealing to me. I was looking into getting the bimmerworld solid shifter
    haha i literally just commented on your thread about the RTD shifter, I've heard nothing but positives about them!! there are quite a few reviews on YouTube about them so give it a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benwalsh91 View Post
    haha i literally just commented on your thread about the RTD shifter, I've heard nothing but positives about them!! there are quite a few reviews on YouTube about them so give it a look.
    Do you have a link for the vendor you used? I can't find anything on Google in terms of pricing and no one supplies them in the US I guess?
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    Wait, where the fuck did the WFC schwag come from!?@
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishguy0224 View Post
    Wait, where the fuck did the WFC schwag come from!?@
    Rob lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishguy0224 View Post
    Wait, where the fuck did the WFC schwag come from!?@
    for special members only.

    special as in, the ones that lick windows.

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    man this is sweet! im not a huge e36 guy but this makes me want one lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by That-Sleez View Post
    man this is sweet! im not a huge e36 guy but this makes me want one lol.
    Thank you, I know what you mean they are kind of known to be the entry level BMW or like one that people just trash and do "hoodrat" shit with but I wanted to build this one to be super clean and fun, different but not to far from OEM visuals if that makes sense. Thankfully, with these cars getting older the e46 is now starting to take the place of how the e36 used to be seen now they are getting cheaper and easier for the younger people to get hold of and the more e36's that have been trashed in the past makes finding a nice clean example even harder!!! which works in my favour as the values of these are really starting to skyrocket over here in the UK. Not that I can ever see myself selling this car.

    When its finished how I want it will be, to me, exactly how I think the e36 should be done. wont be for everyone but it will tick all the boxes that I want from the car. I am a strong believer in building a car for you, and only you and not for anyone else. Plus I love details in a build which is what I look for in cars when I go to shows or meets.

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    after searching for what feels like forever i finally found some pristine condition e36 coupe black leather door cards!!

    about damn time too!!

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    they were located almost 400 miles each way from me in the highest part of Scotland, like hell was i going to do that drive so i got a courier to go get them, should be with me in a couple days.

    Now when they arrive i can get all the black leather interior properly in with them Vaders. I also purchased brand new OEM clips for fitting the doorcards as the old ones always break.

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    I need black door cards too to replace my dove ones. I was gonna go with the door panel delete but considering I'm keeping mine a street car it wouldn't be the wisest idea
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    another Subaru some day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuhRohh View Post
    I need black door cards too to replace my dove ones. I was gonna go with the door panel delete but considering I'm keeping mine a street car it wouldn't be the wisest idea
    nahhh man keep it clean and simple. i say keep the door cards, could you maybe dye the dove ones?? i have a spare set of dove ones in my garage i think.

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    Holy shit, i actually done something to the car for once...

    First of all, fitted a stud kit and the correct rear discs...

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    freshhhhhhh

    And then got some bits ready to fit the RTD!!

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    So, we got the RTD fitted in, did get any photos of underneath the car because thats boring and i just about fit under there. still carrying some festive weight.....

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    I fucking love it.

    now i know this is "backwards" but there is reason for that so just sit right there and i will tell you how i become the fresh prince of.. no wait thats something else.

    So when i fit it the "correct" way for your cars which have the steering wheel on the WRONG side the shape is slightly off and doesn't sit flush with the centre console and also it sticks out a bit at the side. please see exhibit A

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    exhibit B

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    but when i fit it "backwards" and have the cups at the back it sits tight with the console and also it wraps around the handbrake and just all round good. and i feel when its in use with the cups at the back they will be more out the way of gearshifts etc etc, i don't plan on fitting a arm rest in this car.


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    I didn't get a photo but it sits flush up front with the gearstick surround and this makes my OCD happy.

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    Now, when i got my front Vaders they had purple stitching, they had recently been retired to go in a techno coupe. they just didn't look right and i didn't like the purple...

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    So i had some black leather dye laying around, to say i was nervous to take some dye to an expensive set of brand new seats was an understatement but i just went for it and here is the result...

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    SO MUCH BETTER!!

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    and now for the money shot.

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    Door cards should be with me mid week

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