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Old 10-11-2013, 02:09 PM   #1201
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No. Actually I went from an M3 to a 335 and now to a 328 that is gutted, engine pulled, and a 650 HP 6 speed N54 is about to go in and I will be introducing NOS and going for a high 9 pass. So I think I have always upgraded since the beginning. I love the power of leverage
That's beast dude! Let me know how that goes. I might wanna engine swap my 323i sometime.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #1202
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Thanks! Why is Patrick in your Sig btw??
Haha well, it was a trend a couple months ago on the forum
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:08 AM   #1203
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Exactly, i see these students driving e60's, e90's, even e92 m3...there are even some caymans and one student drives a GD audi r8

Edit: And oh thanks guys for bumping my thread
Late awaited reply but who cares. Recently bought my 323ci 5spd with 17xk miles. Bone stock. Was going to do some Prevnt. Maint. before going to LA this december, but no job.

Speaking of these students.... I know a few people who owns e9xs m3, m5, m6, a built evo, built sti, benz, and to top that, 2 people who owns lambos. You will see the 2 lambos a lot at k1 speedway close to sfo (if you see them, they're two short korean dudes who are with girls that ALWAYS seem to be dressed to go to a club).

What I find funny is that these guys are all asians (no racial). I'm asian too and I wish my 'rents would buy me an m3. BUT I'm still happy with my 323 though.

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Old 11-26-2013, 05:25 AM   #1204
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Late awaited reply but who cares. Bought my 323ci 5spd with 170k 2 months ago. Bone stock. Going to ohlone transferring to csueb soon. Recently laid off which is a total bummer. Was going to do some Prevnt. Maint. before going to disneyland this december.

Speaking of these students.... I know a few people who owns e9xs m3, m5, m6, a built evo, built sti, benz, and to top that, 2 people who owns lambos. You will see the 2 lambos a lot at k1 speedway close to sfo (if you see them, they're two short korean dudes who are with girls that ALWAYS seem to be dressed to go to a club).

What I find funny is that these guys are all asians (no racial). I'm asian too and I wish my 'rents would buy me an m3. BUT I'm still happy with my 323 though.
Yeah man, many "rich" Asians with some nice rides haha. I think the most impressive ride has to be my friend in my local BMW club. He has a modded e90x with Arkym kit and dpe show wheels! And he's a student at my school. Btw how's your 323ci holding up?



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Old 11-26-2013, 07:59 AM   #1205
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Yeah man, many "rich" Asians with some nice rides haha. I think the most impressive ride has to be my friend in my local BMW club. He has a modded e90x with Arkym kit and dpe show wheels! And he's a student at my school. Btw how's your 323ci holding up?



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One thing I don't like is the stiff gas pedal. Everytime I drive my fam's other car (auto), I always end up doing some tire screeching. My foot is use to stiff pedals.

And what is up with the 5th gear? It locks up a bit, like i have to semi-force it to 5th. It's not a smooth transition. I can't seem to find the right rev range so it won't lock up. I do know for sure that when I'm going over 60mph, then it shifts smooth. But I try not to get to 60 on 4th when DDing. There are times where It shifts smooth when I'm going 50-55mph. But I have to be driving a certain way to attain that.

I'm no noob when it comes to 5/6mt. Been driving 5spd/6spd for years. When I DD granny style, I shift at +-2.5k rpm (slow acceleration). When trying to follow the flow of traffic (faster-accel.) then 3k.

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Oil change, change air filter(s), spark plug, engine seal, VANOS too apparently (VANOS = vtec somewhat?), fuel pump. Sooo many more that it's sucks.

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Old 11-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #1206
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Re: Colleges kids + e46

I'm in my 4th year of college at University of South Carolina and after years of saving and scholarship refund checks I acquired a 2003 330i with 108k on the clock. Bone stock besides an iPod connector. Had a lot of maintenance done before it got to me but I plan to refresh the cooling system in the spring. Besides maintenance my planned mods are shadowline trim wrap, matte black grills, clear corners, and side markers.

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Old 01-19-2014, 01:47 AM   #1207
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Hey guys, what's everyone up to these days? I've just been doing some more preventive maintenance
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:47 AM   #1208
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Hey guys, what's everyone up to these days? I've just been doing some more preventive maintenance
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Hey guys, what's everyone up to these days? I've just been doing some more preventive maintenance
paid off all my tuition last week, still have cash and its gonna go all into maintenance
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:46 AM   #1210
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Something popped off my exhaust and now it sounds like a fart cannon. Snow everywhere so I'm just going to pay a shop to fix it up. Working 40hrs/week before the semester starts to have some E46 money. Just gotta fix my LDP before September otherwise everything is up to speed, maybe I can do a couple mods. Thinking maybe some morimoto ZKW headlights, euro tails, rewrap interior trim. Hmmm.


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Old 01-22-2014, 03:11 PM   #1211
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Nice! Gotta take care of your car

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Something popped off my exhaust and now it sounds like a fart cannon. Snow everywhere so I'm just going to pay a shop to fix it up. Working 40hrs/week before the semester starts to have some E46 money. Just gotta fix my LDP before September otherwise everything is up to speed, maybe I can do a couple mods. Thinking maybe some morimoto ZKW headlights, euro tails, rewrap interior trim. Hmmm.

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LDP? And that's a good plan mod wise
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:46 PM   #1212
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Nice! Gotta take care of your car


LDP? And that's a good plan mod wise
Its the leak detection pump for emissions, its tucked up behind the rear bumper on the right side. I did some reading and if I'm lucky its just a cracked hose going to it. It seems to pop a P0455 code every month or so, not as much now that its cold. We'll see what happens.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:52 PM   #1213
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you should also post where you go =]

Rutgers University @ New Brunswick

2000 328i with 87k miles. I drive about 80 miles a day

and work I need to get done to it is (I made myself an extensive list)
1. Interior LED Set Khoalty - $56.09

2. Fog Light HID system $45.00

2. Muffler Delete $80.00


3. Parts numbers for BMW

Buttons part numbers
72111950829 $0.57
72111917406 $0.57

Fastener
07149156628 $0.17

CupHolder $31.21
4. VANOS Seal replacement $65.00 + Labor?

5. ECS Tuning Sunroof rail rack repair kit 101.65 http://www.ecstuning.com/ES156736/ES156736/

6. Side Dent $??.?? CALL DENT REPAIR SERVICE CENTER
TOWN MOTOR CAR-PORSCHE AUDI
400 SOUTH DEAN
ENGLEWOOD, NJ 07631
201-568-0977 AR

7. Passenger Side Mirror Cover Cap $35.12 + PAINT http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-328...rrors/ES87116/

8. ???
Do you also want them to post how many times they use the pisser?

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Old 02-03-2014, 07:33 PM   #1214
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I'm a sophomore at Virginia Tech. Love the school. I'm an engineer BTW. Got my 2003 330i ZHP over the summer.

Mods:
-Predator V2 AE's
-aFe pro5r intake
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Did you feel a difference with the afe intake??


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Old 02-03-2014, 07:53 PM   #1215
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