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Old 04-18-2017, 11:33 AM   #1
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:08 PM   #2
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Yes, I bought a cheap 328i explicitly for the purpose of sliding. Currently doing a big refresh of bushings and chassis reinforcements across the board. Hope to have it done and ready for a shake down in the coming weeks.
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Old 04-30-2017, 11:38 PM   #3
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Yep. about to turn my 330 into one this summer, but so many bushings....
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:13 AM   #4
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Yep. about to turn my 330 into one this summer, but so many bushings....
Personally going for the powerflex kit which has rear subframe, trailing arms and front lower arm bushings

don't think I'd need to go all the way .. no?
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Old 05-12-2017, 03:41 AM   #5
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The e46 is definitely a great platform to build off of, and with the dropping price, I can see them shooting up in popularity in the next couple of years. I bought my 325ci with the intention of it being a dedicated drift car, and so far, I'm loving it!








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Old 05-14-2017, 01:27 PM   #6
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Definitely. I got myself a cheap 328i. Welded the diff and dropped it on coilovers and it already loves the abuse.. looking for any info regarding upgrading the cooling system if anybody wants to help out.!

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Seems like there's a good amount of us in SoCal. Anyone interested in renting out Grange for a private day? If we get 10-15 people together, it's super cheap.

Update: Finished round one of mods to my 328i drifter. Dropped the subframe and did the reinforcement kit + all the bushings. Welded the stock 2.93 diff and went to Grange. Even on stock suspension, the car felt great, but the 2.93 rear end sucks for drifting at low speed. Going to pick up a 3.46 diff, throw in some stiffer springs, and it should be ready to rip.
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