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Old 02-04-2014, 10:33 AM   #1
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Yoo guys. So I am 20. I previously owned this m3

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It was a 325is converted completely to m3. My favorite car so far. Got me in trouble with it's speed and I crashed her because of black ice this winter.

So I picked up an 02' 325xi to use for a good little while to save some money for another fast fun car.

So I wanted to know for future use.

What bimmers are standouts compared to other in the e46? Obviously the m3. But anything else? Is there one that is easier to mod and gain more performance?




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Old 02-04-2014, 10:48 AM   #2
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Nice looking e36. That e46 you bought is a good building platform. I'd keep that and mod it. You might want to get some winter tires for that xi. All wheel drive is only as good as the tires. Read through mangos guides to get your car up to date and keep it on the road.


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Old 02-04-2014, 10:50 AM   #3
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1. How many threads are you going to make?

2. SamDoe guessed your age correctly so he wins your car.

3. You cannot significantly mod any BMW in any way that you are expecting.

4. Obviously the M cars are the best.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:17 AM   #4
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Yoo guys. So I am 20. I previously owned this m3


It was a 325is converted completely to m3. My favorite car so far. Got me in trouble with it's speed and I crashed her because of black ice this winter.

So I picked up an 02' 325xi to use for a good little while to save some money for another fast fun car.

So I wanted to know for future use.

What bimmers are standouts compared to other in the e46? Obviously the m3. But anything else? Is there one that is easier to mod and gain more performance?




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you are contradicting yourself.

I suggest you figure out what you want 1st.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:19 AM   #5
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I want something fast for the future that's manual and rwd. That's an affordable price.


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Old 02-04-2014, 11:31 AM   #6
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lolwut?

You want a fast rwd car and you bought a slow AWD car?
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:33 AM   #7
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:56 AM   #8
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OP has not a clue. He has several threads going and they all show that he doesn't know or can't have what he wants.

OP why would you buy an all wheel drive small engine E46 if you want a fast rwd car? Before you get into modding do you have a clue how much maintenance is more than likely needed on an old awd E46? You are moving way too fast and right now would be a good time to slow yourself down and start with the basics on the car that you have now. Do some research and figure out what's been and what is needed to be replaced on the car that you just bought. Likely suspension needs completely done including all bushings, complete cooling system overhaul, brakes, and that's not even digging into any oil leaks and other items that fail in the engine as well. Take a step back and just relax. I know you want a fast car, you've made that very obvious, but you have some work to do on what you have if you want it to be reliable and perform like a BMW should.


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Old 02-04-2014, 12:09 PM   #9
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Im past modding this e46 xi. Im using it as a dd. im looking for a fast rwd bimmer. And im asking what should i get


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Old 02-04-2014, 12:16 PM   #10
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Im past modding this e46 xi. Im using it as a dd. im looking for a fast rwd bimmer. And im asking what should i get


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What's really the question?

"im looking for a fast rwd bimmer. And im asking what should i get"

Get M3.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:17 PM   #11
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M3. As a fun weekend "fast" car, not needed for daily driving, M3 period.

If you wanted 1 BMW as a DD & fun car, then maybe the 330Ci, ideally ZHP.
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Im past modding this e46 xi. Im using it as a dd. im looking for a fast rwd bimmer. And im asking what should i get


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You aren't giving us enough info to even come close to helping you.
-how much do you want to spend?
-what's your budget for yearly maintenance?
-what else is important to you in a car?



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Old 02-04-2014, 12:33 PM   #13
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Why are you still calling your e36 an m3? It was not an m3 in any way.
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Im past modding this e46 xi. Im using it as a dd. im looking for a fast rwd bimmer. And im asking what should i get


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F13 M6 is pretty fvcking fast and it's RWD, go with that one.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:08 PM   #15
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Im calling it an m3. Because i had the m3 whole drivetrain and transmission. M3 bodykit. It was alot more m3 than the 325is. The main thing that wasnt m3 was the engine. It was only a 2.5 liter but had stainless steel headers with b&b exhaust system. With a custum midpipe and custum cai. But anyways...

I only bought the 325xi to have a car for now. I want a fast / fun car that is affordable. Below $12k that could be used as a dd and still whoop some other cars. And looks sick.


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main thing that wasnt m3 was the engine
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Im calling it an m3. Because i had the m3 whole drivetrain and transmission. M3 bodykit. It was alot more m3 than the 325is. The main thing that wasnt m3 was the engine. It was only a 2.5 liter but had stainless steel headers with b&b exhaust system. With a custum midpipe and custum cai. But anyways...

I only bought the 325xi to have a car for now. I want a fast / fun car that is affordable. Below $12k that could be used as a dd and still whoop some other cars. And looks sick.


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You don't have a prayer of getting into a BMW M for under 12k all in. A $12k M will need thousands in maintenance.


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Im calling it an m3. Because i had the m3 whole drivetrain and transmission. M3 bodykit. It was alot more m3 than the 325is. The main thing that wasnt m3 was the engine. It was only a 2.5 liter but had stainless steel headers with b&b exhaust system. With a custum midpipe and custum cai. But anyways...

I only bought the 325xi to have a car for now. I want a fast / fun car that is affordable. Below $12k that could be used as a dd and still whoop some other cars. And looks sick.


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Also how did you have the whole M3 drivetrain and you didn't have the motor. I'm confused. Also you mention either here or in another thread that your car whooped on M3s but how is that possible. You're all over the place OP.


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He said it had the M3 body kit. Ummm...no it didn't.
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