E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > BMW Regional Forums > Regional Forums > California

California
Have you seen another BMW while driving around in your area? Maybe you can find their car in the E46Fanatics Garage!
Northern California Southern California

If you don't have your garage setup, sign up today HERE

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-11-2009, 04:30 AM   #1
SL Blak Soldier
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Woodland Hills < SFV < LA < SoCal
Posts: 27,360
My Ride: 3 Pedal SG S54B32
Send a message via AIM to SL Blak Soldier
**Subframe Fix, Dealer Thread**

Hey guys i'm scared my subframe is gone *looks at sig* I thought it'd be useful to post up what dealers you've used to check your subframe & what mods you had on (if any) so people can figure out what dealers are more mod 'friendly' and what aren't.


Car:
Dealer:
Mods: (if any)
Comments:





I think this will greatly help other California Fanatics in figuring out which dealers they can go with.

Thanks,

_Raj
__________________
SL Blak Soldier is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 12-11-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
AzNbO187
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Cali
Posts: 51
My Ride: S******
Car:03 E46 M3 @93k
Dealer: Bob Smith, Calabassas
Mods: Stock
Comments: Checked out fine, but I wonder if they would fix it should something happen down the road?
AzNbO187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 05:09 AM   #3
Drew@Swift Motorworks
Past Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 34,072
My Ride: Scooty Puff Jr
Good idea! Are you going to encounter problems getting yours fixed?

Car: 2001 330ci
Dealer: Concord BMW, Norcal
Mods: (if any): Exhaust and headers, nothing to the suspension
Comments: They didnt mention anything, but the service guys must have known something was up when they drove it Everything checked out fine though
Drew@Swift Motorworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 01:17 PM   #4
dragos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 118
My Ride: 2000 323i
Car: 2000 323i
Dealer: BMW of Riverside
Mods: Upgraded to sport suspension(oem)
Comments: Got it checked out with no problems, have a hefty crack. Struggling for a loaner car, Its my only car. I was estimated 1 1/2 to 2 months.
dragos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 03:17 AM   #5
SL Blak Soldier
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Woodland Hills < SFV < LA < SoCal
Posts: 27,360
My Ride: 3 Pedal SG S54B32
Send a message via AIM to SL Blak Soldier
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drewdown View Post
Good idea! Are you going to encounter problems getting yours fixed?

Car: 2001 330ci
Dealer: Concord BMW, Norcal
Mods: (if any): Exhaust and headers, nothing to the suspension
Comments: They didnt mention anything, but the service guys must have known something was up when they drove it Everything checked out fine though
yeah, i'm scared i'mna have problems since i'm on springs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragos View Post
Car: 2000 323i
Dealer: BMW of Riverside
Mods: Upgraded to sport suspension(oem)
Comments: Got it checked out with no problems, have a hefty crack. Struggling for a loaner car, Its my only car. I was estimated 1 1/2 to 2 months.
So they gave you a loaner?
__________________
SL Blak Soldier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 08:30 AM   #6
00-BMW-328i
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 612
My Ride: 2000 BMW 328i
Send a message via AIM to 00-BMW-328i
i went to bmw of riverside...they fixed mine and payed for everything but as for mods my car was stock at the time but all u gotta do is have the stock suspension in and have ur stock rims on ur car and u should be good...at first they didnt give me a loaner car but once they classified that it was a defect they gave me one
__________________
-Steve

Helrot Red 2000 328i

///EüroMob Member

Mods: Harmon Kardon Sound System / 5% Tint / DTM Exhaust / CCFL Halos / M3 Front Bumper / Blacked Out Grill / 18" MSR Style 45 rims / CAI / Ebay Headers




Mods 2 come:Power Programmer, DDM Coilovers, Hamann cf front lip, CSL Trunk, ACS Back window spoiler.
00-BMW-328i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 08:33 AM   #7
00-BMW-328i
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 612
My Ride: 2000 BMW 328i
Send a message via AIM to 00-BMW-328i
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragos View Post
Car: 2000 323i
Dealer: BMW of Riverside
Mods: Upgraded to sport suspension(oem)
Comments: Got it checked out with no problems, have a hefty crack. Struggling for a loaner car, Its my only car. I was estimated 1 1/2 to 2 months.
yea u really gotta fight them for a loaner...just get into a big argument with them bout it and they will give u one tell them u have no car to get to work and u cant afford missing work and that they have to give u a loaner.........and 1 to 2 months isnt that bad my car was gone for like 41/2 months thats cause they hadnt classified it a defect when i took it in like 3 years ago
__________________
-Steve

Helrot Red 2000 328i

///EüroMob Member

Mods: Harmon Kardon Sound System / 5% Tint / DTM Exhaust / CCFL Halos / M3 Front Bumper / Blacked Out Grill / 18" MSR Style 45 rims / CAI / Ebay Headers




Mods 2 come:Power Programmer, DDM Coilovers, Hamann cf front lip, CSL Trunk, ACS Back window spoiler.
00-BMW-328i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 07:11 PM   #8
dragos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 118
My Ride: 2000 323i
Haha wow! I gave up on BMW of Riverside because I will be moving in the next couple weeks. I did, however, get in touch with Steve Thomas BMW in Camarillo(where I am moving) and they told me its pretty likely they will be giving me a loaner. They seem pretty great so far and told me I have nothing to worry about, all over the phone. I'm due next week to see how it goes.
dragos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 08:52 PM   #9
00-BMW-328i
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 612
My Ride: 2000 BMW 328i
Send a message via AIM to 00-BMW-328i
thats good news atleast there not like riverside lol
__________________
-Steve

Helrot Red 2000 328i

///EüroMob Member

Mods: Harmon Kardon Sound System / 5% Tint / DTM Exhaust / CCFL Halos / M3 Front Bumper / Blacked Out Grill / 18" MSR Style 45 rims / CAI / Ebay Headers




Mods 2 come:Power Programmer, DDM Coilovers, Hamann cf front lip, CSL Trunk, ACS Back window spoiler.
00-BMW-328i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 07:46 PM   #10
dragos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 118
My Ride: 2000 323i
I'm seeing them weds. I'll let you guys know how they handle it.
dragos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 12:08 AM   #11
aandrew325
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lake Balboa, L.A, Cali
Posts: 983
My Ride: 08 e92 335i
steve thomas is a good dealership, overall good experiences with them. bought my e46 from them! did anyone try taking their car to center bmw in van nuys? im good friends with a service adviser there, always giving me "customer gratuity" on stuff.
__________________
aandrew325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2009, 12:52 AM   #12
SL Blak Soldier
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Woodland Hills < SFV < LA < SoCal
Posts: 27,360
My Ride: 3 Pedal SG S54B32
Send a message via AIM to SL Blak Soldier
bump for more info!
__________________
SL Blak Soldier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2009, 09:38 PM   #13
01330cifirstbmw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 854
My Ride: 2001 330ci
Do after market strut or sways bars count as a moddified suspension?
__________________
01330cifirstbmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2009, 12:27 AM   #14
E46PP
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 44
My Ride: 05 E46 ZHP
Car: 2005 330i Sedan ZHP
Dealer: Savage BMW in Ontario, CA
Mods: 18" CSL Reps otherwise bone stock
Comments: Just had it checked out this week and car passed with flying colors. No comments on the non-OEM wheels but the CSL reps are 18's with OEM size tires.
E46PP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2009, 07:29 PM   #15
soslower82
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CALI
Posts: 90
My Ride: M3
i hate savage BMW
soslower82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
california, dealer, fix, mods, subframe

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use