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Old 06-16-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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DevC's 325i and such

Hey I'm new here and new to bmw ownership, been lurking around a few bmw forums and this is my favorite.

I just sold my Nissan Stagea, got kinda bored of it. I wanted an E39 540i, but couldn't pass up a deal on this 04 325 5-speed. Now that I'm getting on top of some maintenance and age issues I'm starting to enjoy it more and more. Like with the Stagea this is only a Daily driver for the non-snowy months.

I have covered
- Pads/rotors F and R
- Disa Valve repair kit
- Ambient temp Repair
- Polished headlights
- Guibo and CSB
- CPV delete
- Coded the Headlight module
- Shifter Bushings
- Plastidipped grilles

As far as mods are concerned I'm only planning some racelands to replace the oem stuff, poly control arm bushings, a replacement for the hideous stock bumper, and muffler delete.

I'm afraid all the pics I have so far are all business and no flash lol

Here is my current project, Its an 89 Volvo 244 that I'm working on swapping an LM7 into, trans is a T5 from a 5L fox. Sadly my budget is on the lower end of the scale.

Top half of the pic is 08 when I got it before it was sr20 powered, bottom half is 10 after the sr20 was sold and the car was stored till this spring

And lastly I have a 93 Legacy Turbo Wagon with lots of current little mods and a pending built motor, but it needs to stay a reliable daily driver for the winter months.

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Interesting taste. Not so sure on the racelands. I'd suggest you Google some reviews before you make the purchase. I was planning on them and made a different buy after some research. The price is great but you get what you pay for sir, suspension should not be skimped on. I wish you the best and welcome.

Shout Out cowmoo

RIP Edgar F. Glavez 4/19/89-10/19/2014

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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no raceland. nice projects there.

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Old 06-17-2013, 04:52 PM   #4
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Love the Volvo's! Keep us posted please.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:49 AM   #5
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I have done some looking into racelands, couple buddies have ran them, one in a jetta and one was a Subaru, they faired well. Another buddy has got some Joms in his e36, all aimed for just getting low and daily driving of course.
I have been comparing the 2, but not fully sure if I want to even bother with coils for a bit.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:02 PM   #6
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Depo clear corners, vinyl tint on the hedlights and blacked out the fender lights, till I order clear ones. Next...bumper shopping.

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