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Old Yesterday, 04:34 PM   #41
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Old Yesterday, 06:56 PM   #42
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I agree a very small percentage will pay top dollar for an old car. It is what it is, I would never want to pay that much knowing all of the work that needs to be done. Plus its got standard headlights, tan interior (), no sport seats (Guessing), and XI. The only thing it has going for it is it looks clean, its a wagon, and manual. Def not a top dollar car IMO. All that matters is that the OP is enjoying the car.
which car is no sport? Mine is a sport, in alpine with less than 100k miles on it. I've also got records since new and the car needs nothing. As I've said, I've bought and sold 20 BMWs in the last 18 months and I know the market. I paid $6k for this car and believe, have been told countless times in my short ownership I've got an incredibly good deal by credible sources. This thread is not about the value of the car, I know the e46 market in the bay area better than anybody.

I am however getting tint tomorrow and have my choice down to two wheel options. Will be pulling the trigger soon.

Ps. I think the beige interior with white exterior is classy looking although prefer black on all of my cars.

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Old Yesterday, 07:29 PM   #43
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I am leaning toward the Enkeis

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Old Yesterday, 11:08 PM   #44
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Yep, enkeis.
Although if you find a set of e90 sport wheels, they look even better and might be cheaper?
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Old Yesterday, 11:14 PM   #45
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Considered this car too, live nearby, but settled for 2004 325it silver on black auto 2 wd 130 kMiles for $1,700, bought last Saturday, prepping for s54 swap

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Old Today, 12:12 AM   #46
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Yep, enkeis.
Although if you find a set of e90 sport wheels, they look even better and might be cheaper?
They definitely have the right specs. But I'm not a fan of style 162. And I think style 195 would be pretty hard to come by at a decent price.
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Old Today, 12:22 AM   #47
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Old Today, 12:33 AM   #48
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And was considering this one too. had a set on my e39 and it looked amazing.
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Old Today, 12:42 AM   #49
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https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-3...ackage/?pdk=Ag

There's this setup. Probably end up going this way.
This is the setup I've been using for approximately 6 months. The ride is good, as long as the roads are smooth. But being in SoCal, the roads are very hit or miss. Regardless, the overall ride is very tolerable. The style 68s came on my car and they have massively grown on me. Needless to say, I bought some style 197s that I may end up selling lol. But here are some pics for those interested in this setup (I know, she needs a wash)
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Old Today, 02:19 AM   #50
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This is the setup I've been using for approximately 6 months. The ride is good, as long as the roads are smooth. But being in SoCal, the roads are very hit or miss. Regardless, the overall ride is very tolerable. The style 68s came on my car and they have massively grown on me. Needless to say, I bought some style 197s that I may end up selling lol. But here are some pics for those interested in this setup (I know, she needs a wash)
How much you want to sell them 197s for? I have considered spending another $300 and just getting the Bilstein coilovers so I could drop it a bit more when want to, ehem bimmerfest hmhhm.
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Old Today, 09:09 AM   #51
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Hai,I lk the wagon(touring)

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Old Today, 09:11 AM   #52
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U say it has a 325 engine?hw true is it dt the 325 is faster than the 330 becos it has shorter con rod arms?

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Old Today, 09:30 AM   #53
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U say it has a 325 engine?hw true is it dt the 325 is faster than the 330 becos it has shorter con rod arms?

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Old Today, 10:27 AM   #54
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U say it has a 325 engine?hw true is it dt the 325 is faster than the 330 becos it has shorter con rod arms?

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I've owned a couple of 330s both automatic and stick shift as well as 325i auto Ann's manual with both m54 and 56 engines. The 325 automatic or stick shift is not faster than any 330 i have owned.
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Old Today, 12:05 PM   #55
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You are confusing piston speeds with power.
The 330 is stroked so it has higher piston speeds. On paper that means the 325 could rev higher.
Hp = torque x rpm / 5252.

But the m54b25 can't rev enough higher to make up for the increased torque from the m54b30.
Nor is the head designed to flow enough air at those speeds to make 9k feasible even if the valve train and bottom end were up to it.


Also: this isn't snapchat and I'm not a 14 year old girl, so please type your words out, and type them correctly, or as correctly as you can within language barriers & autocorrect errors, etc.
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Old Today, 12:25 PM   #56
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U say it has a 325 engine?hw true is it dt the 325 is faster than the 330 becos it has shorter con rod arms?

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How much you want to sell them 197s for? I have considered spending another $300 and just getting the Bilstein coilovers so I could drop it a bit more when want to, ehem bimmerfest hmhhm.
I'm holding on to them for now, because the tires on the 68s are close to being replaced. But the car is a lot lower than it looks, the gap that the 17s and the beefy 45s leave, give the illusion that it's not haha

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Old Today, 06:31 PM   #58
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i'm having 2004 bimmerforums E30 chat flashbacks

plz send help
I'm having r3vlimited /Trina + speed bump and "poped" tires flashbacks.
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Old Today, 06:35 PM   #59
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They definitely have the right specs. But I'm not a fan of style 162. And I think style 195 would be pretty hard to come by at a decent price.
I was thinking of 197s actually.
I almost bought a set last year, but then the trans died and I didn't have funds to do both.
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