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FSelekler 01-17-2002 06:44 PM

Finally, the first pictures of my dream

alee 01-17-2002 06:52 PM

SWEET! Looks great! :thumb:

FSelekler 01-17-2002 06:58 PM

Thanks Alee, we missed you over at RoadFly :cry:

Btw, I could not find you and had to go with Zymol instead of Zaino ;)

ALEX325i 01-17-2002 07:16 PM

Car looks great!
Congrats! Love those style 72 wheels! :thumb:

sjs 01-17-2002 07:45 PM

Very nice indeed and welcome:thumb:
Where in Md are you?

TD330ci 01-17-2002 08:48 PM

Sweet!!! Those 18's look HUGE!! :thumb:

I'm jealous. Hehe.. :p


FSelekler 01-17-2002 09:09 PM

Thank you for the kind words. It is good to hear from you again Alex and TD.

The experience is certainly exhilarating. I have nothing to compare it to. This has been more than I expected from a car. Actually, I just returned from a back-roads drive, and it was fantastic; now I can get a good night's sleep.

P.S. I am in Germantown, MD - sjs.

TD330ci 01-17-2002 09:25 PM

Details, Details!!
So what options?? :dunno:

Plz say 5sp!! :yikes:

UUC sway bars!! First mod suggestion if you "like" the back roads!! :thumb:

And more pics from other angles of those 18's!!

FSelekler 01-17-2002 09:32 PM

:thumbdwn: Sorry TD, step; wife wants to drive as well. However, I have to say that I am very impressed with the Step, definetly the best automatic I had thus far. Granted, does not compare to a 5-spd, but does a very good job in mimicking it.

For one, it does not accelerate by itself like other automatics I had. Engine breaking is phenamonal given that it is an auto. I find myself 90% in the manual mode as it is so easy to change gears and the step just obeys what I want it to do. One exception: switching to 1st gear from 2nd takes about 1 to 1.5 seconds; that is long. Other gears, up or down is immediate no matter what the speed is. Gear ratios are great for my type of driving.

And yes, I love back roads. This car brought new meaning to it for me. Actually, I wanted to ask someone about sway bars. My understanding is that it will reduce body flex and have the car lean to sides less than stock. Do I have the right understanding?:dunno:

FSelekler 01-17-2002 09:37 PM

Sorry, forgot the options, the usuals actually:

- Bi-Xns
- Step
- SP
- PP
- 18"ers.

Unfortunately, I do not have a digicam, and my current camera is not taking good pictures. However, I can tell you now, the tire and wheel combination is well worth the money. Not much harsh, but road holding is awesome. Of course, again, the only reference point I have is my old Honda's 205 16" 60% profile tires, a very different handling. I wonder how they would compare to the stock 17"ers of the 3 series.

TD330ci 01-17-2002 09:43 PM

Blah, Blah, Blah!! Hehe..

[i] Actually, I wanted to ask someone about sway bars. My understanding is that it will reduce body flex and have the car lean to sides less than stock. Do I have the right understanding?:dunno: [/B]
Does not really help flex, but does definetly reduce the lean in the corners!! I was a little dissapointed with the lean when I bought the car. I think it came from the fact that at the time I was deciding between a used 99 M3 coupe and my 330ci. I drove them back to back because my dealer had both on the lot.

Ended up with the 330 because I wanted new and loved the style. Btw, at the time then were going for the same price, because the new M was not out yet.

So, one of the things that I really enjoyed more about the M was the flatness in the corners. Now the 330 with the bars still does not compare, but it is ALOT better then stock. Still thinking about H&R race springs, but I don't know if I want a harsher ride and MORE rattles, the coupe comes with enough already!! :lmao:

Just my .02.

Oh and definatly also get the M3 steering wheel. Worth every penny!! :thumb:

Hope that helps!!

geomax 01-18-2002 04:51 AM

Great looking ride! Love those wheels....great color choice:thumb:

Can you post pics with the car in the sun??

ism409 01-18-2002 05:20 AM

Nice Car!! Congrats! :thumb:
How does it ride with those 18's?

Guest84 01-18-2002 05:51 AM

Congrats FT!~ Nice home too! Better start painting those sheet-rocked walls and fix up your baby's new crib ;)

FSelekler 01-19-2002 09:31 PM

Hehehe. My wife's pushing me to paint the garage walls this spring, probably will do it.

18"ers are superb, little harsh over *major* potholes, and up and down movement of the car is there due to stiff suspension settings. But it makes up for everything else that it gives: great handling and road feeling.

Steering weight is very well adjusted for this setup.

IndyMike 01-20-2002 05:02 AM


Originally posted by FlyingToaster
:thumbdwn: Sorry TD, step; wife wants to drive as well.

Boy, I can relate to that comment;)

Very nice looking car, and I also love the 18's:thumb: :thumb:


FSelekler 01-20-2002 01:28 PM

Thanks Mike, your's look stunning too with that color combo.:thumb:

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