Theme Tuesdays: E36tis

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It took a long time, probably about 8 years in fact, for the e36ti (or e36 compact depending on where you’re from) to grow on me.

Initially I couldn’t get over the abrupt end of the car after the D pillar but as time went on, and new car designs did even less for me, I began to appreciate BMW’s quirky little hatch back.

Today I show some appreciation to BMW for thinking outside the standard trunk box, and the owners below for opting for the somewhat less than common car.

Bryan’s TI from a mini feature a few years back
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Felgen Garage is such a trip down memory lane these days. I should just do a Theme Tuesday on cars from there.
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This isn’t a Felgen car but if gives off that same era vibe
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The cage in this car suggests this car just might be quick

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These are actually all the same car and the owner has a pretty extensive build thread up on Stance Works he’s really taking his time with it and it should be pretty awesome once it is done

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Is it just me or do TI’s not suffer from the visual reverse rake problems sedans and coupes do?
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Not sure if Dominic, from Dominant Engineering, still has this ti which he has switched up a few times
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Looks great both on the track

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..and off
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Going to end things off with this ti that has a fairly unique, Japanese Drift influenced, style
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The aesthetic isn’t just for looks, he drives the car hard too
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JamieRollsMedia took this pretty rad snap of it

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  1. cool theme, really like the wing on dominic’s ti, it changes the lines of the car for the better imo.

    i’ve got a german car mag somewhere from when these were brand new and some german tuner was the first to put an m3 front bumper on a compact with the m3 engine in it to boot.

    felgen-garage brings back memories for me too, their demo and customer cars and fitment where always on point.
    i lusted after a set of rebuilt 3 piece hartge rims in e30 fitment they had for sale on the site for quite some time, but there was no way i could fit those offsets under my civic…

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