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Old 01-04-2006, 07:12 PM   #1
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I'm on my second BMW in the last 2 yrs. My girlfriend (ex) crashed my E36 about 4mnths ago. I have $6000 to spend after buying a 1997 e36 (318 w/ my body kit and interior). Its pretty decent but not up to par w/ my last car. I have compiled a list of items i plan to buy within the next couple of mnths. My question to you'll is...What if anything should i add to or delete from this list...I'm not in a big rush but i'd like to get the car ready for maybe April when the weather changes..Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Items needed for the Silver Beauty BMW


Item---price.
1. rear shock mounts- $89

2. BMW x-Brace - $130

3. Exhaust - $565

4. Suspension - $729

5. sway bars- $370

6. Ball Joints / Control arm Dealer Item?

7. Tie Rods- Dealer Item ?

8. Brake Kit (frt.)- $467

9. Brake Kit (rear)- $319

10. Stainless Steel Brake Lines $100

11. Intake - $249

12. AC Schnitzer Type III Performance Wheels - $466

13. 4 Tires (all Season) 225/45r 17- $Varies

14. DREAM BIG (SUPERcHARGER) - $3200 Ha Ha Ha


Also what are the best sites to locate these items? Thanks
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:06 PM   #2
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# 13 on your list shows 4 all season tires, Your doing all that suspension work dont buy all season tires. Buy a max summer performance tire.
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Old 01-04-2006, 10:34 PM   #3
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I live in Maryland so i have to make some comprimises. It snows a lot here occasionlly and i cant afford to buy summer & winter tires, so high performance all-season are the best compromise for me right now.
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:01 PM   #4
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328??

Instead of spending $6000 on upgrading a 318, why not take $3000 or so and buy a 328 first. Then, if you want, you can mod that car.

Given a ZIP Code of 20897,

Kelly Blue Book Retail value (in USD) is as follows

1997 BMW 3 Series 318i Sedan 4D
Engine: 4-Cyl. 1.9 Liter
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain: RWD
Mileage: 84,000

Excellent $6,925
Good $6,395
Fair $5,705

1997 BMW 3 Series 318is Coupe 2D
Engine: 4-Cyl. 1.9 Liter
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain: RWD
Mileage: 84,000

Excellent $6,925
Good $6,395
Fair $5,705

1997 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan 4D
Engine: 6-Cyl. 2.8 Liter
Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: RWD
Mileage: 84,000

Excellent $9,450
Good $8,775
Fair $7,925

1997 BMW 3 Series 328is Coupe 2D
Engine: 6-Cyl. 2.8 Liter
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain: RWD
Mileage: 84,000

Excellent $9,400
Good $8,750
Fair $7,875

I'd buy a 328 and add wheels instead of adding all those mods on a 318.
You'll love the power, and it handles too.
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:20 PM   #5
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:28 AM   #6
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might as well put clears all around while youre at it, and some nice HID headlights
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Old 01-05-2006, 04:27 PM   #7
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1. you can get a CAI for ~$120 at www.cosmosracing.com

2. What brake kits were you thinking of?

3. For suspension check out our Bilstein and H&R GB. Call Craig, he'll have cheaper prices for US customers...
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