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As the m3′s evolve through each generation, we cant seem to forget the old one. The E30 M3 generation is already extinct while the E36 M3 is slowly working its way there. There are fewer and fewer clean E36 M3′s out there. Clean was the word Eric Schultz had in mind while building this car. A lot of you might have seen this car at Wuste or from all the photos that came out of there.

Eric purchased this 97’ M3 back in April, when running a red light ended the life of his 95’ M3. When I asked Eric what his motto behind building his car was, he replied “I’ve been building this car trying to keep the simply clean look that hopefully even some of the older generations can enjoy while also trying to maintain the slammed/flush look without sacrificing too much performance because I still love to take some spirited drives on the local mountain roads.”

Eric took his time building his car.  Just within the last seven months, a lot more stuff happened as he really wanted to attend Wuste this year. His roof got vinyled black, a E46 M3 lip found its way on the trunk, and ACS roof spoiler popped up on his rear window after a short visit at White Oaks Autobody. After searching for a while, Eric got his hands on some 3pc Dinan 5 wheels. While the wheels were getting rebuilt and tires were getting mounted, Eric purchased new AST 4100 coilovers and OEM Hella ellipsoid headlights. All these things finalized the outside look of the M3.

As with anyone in the car scene, Eric will never be done with his M3. He plans on purchasing another set of wheels and making some room to add a Brembo BBK. Interior wise he’s thinking of adding a rollbar and getting some bucket seats accompanied by some 4 point harnesses. Power is last thing on Eric’s list, but once he reaches that stage, forced induction is in the works.

Performance                                  Exterior/Interior Mods            Suspension/Brakes
Dinan Ecu                                           AC-Schnitzer Roof Spoiler              AST 4100 550f 650r
Dinan Carbon Fiber Intake             Vinyl Black Roof                                Vorshlag Camber Plates
UUC Lightweight Pulleys                E46 m3 Trunk lip                              Powerflex RTABS
M50manifold.com Kit                      Black Kidney Grilles                         Zimmerman  Rotors
M50 Manifold                                    Smoked Corners                                Hawk HPS Pads
Magnaflow Cat back                         Clear Side Markers                            UUC Rear Control Arms
Modified Mid Pipe                            Euro Taillights                                    SS Brake Lines
Fan Delete Kit                                    UUC Weighted Shit Knob                X Brace
16” Flexalite Fan                                UUC Clutch Stop
UUC evo3 Short Shift Kit                                                                                Stereo
M5 Clutch                                           Wheels                                                Alpine Head Unite
UUC Lightweight Flywheel             Dinan Fikse FM5                                 Kicker DS F+R speakers
ASC Delete                                          17×9.5 ET 24, 17×10 ET 30                Eclipse XA1000 & Type R Sub

- Alex Bucur


One Response to A Generation On It’s Way Out

  1. e46 M owner

    Ohhh the old days of the 4 door e36 are comin back. I happend to have an accident in mine coincidentally cause somebody ran a red light, but this car will always have a sweet spot to me.m aybe down the road I can add another e36 with my e46 m3 and I can only hope it’ll look as clean as this.


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