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erinbimmer 09-25-2012 08:45 AM

New Girl :)
 
Herrooo! I'm new to this site and new to BMW's. Of course. I drive a 2004 325Ci, love it! I used to be into Subaru's but love my switch to luxury and quickness! :) I eventually wanna modify her with some wheels, exhaust, and maybe some engine performance parts. So, here she is. :)

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erinbimmer 09-25-2012 08:49 AM

Oh and here's a picture of just me. :)

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AndrewZ 09-25-2012 12:56 PM

Welcome to bimmerfest. Moved your thread to the E46 forum to share with other enthusiast.

MalibuMafiaV 09-25-2012 01:04 PM

Good looking Alpine white Ci. Which subaru did you have before this?.

Fast Bob 09-25-2012 01:06 PM

Welcome aboard !

You`ll learn a lot by reading the E46 Wiki (link at the top of every page)

Good luck with the new ride !

Western Skier 09-25-2012 01:38 PM

Oh dear, another mod bucket..

SPDSKTR 09-25-2012 01:57 PM

The only way you'll get any real performance gains is to either supercharge it or get a custom turbo kit. Neither one of these is cheap, because you'll have to prepare your car for the extra stress. All in all, expect to drop nearly $10,000 in reinforcement, parts, labor, and, if necessary, custom tuning.

MalibuMafiaV 09-25-2012 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by SPDSKTR (Post 7095831)
The only way you'll get any real performance gains is to either supercharge it or get a custom turbo kit. Neither one of these is cheap, because you'll have to prepare your car for the extra stress. All in all, expect to drop nearly $10,000 in reinforcement, parts, labor, and, if necessary, custom tuning.

10k? no no no.... with 10k I could build your E46 into a f'in supercar man. I'd say I could build a 400hp kit for about 5k even.

mrg325i 09-25-2012 02:14 PM

Welcome. You will enjoy the ride.

Western Skier 09-25-2012 02:18 PM

Don't spend the extra 10 grand for chrissakes. Either stick with the 325 or get an M3. Much more classy and without all the mods.

Fast Bob 09-25-2012 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Western Skier (Post 7095890)
Don't spend the extra 10 grand for chrissakes. Either stick with the 325 or get an M3. Much more classy and without all the mods.

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ x 10,000 :thumbup:

(Unless you have a bumper sticker that sez; "My other car is a MASERATI " :rofl:)

MalibuMafiaV 09-25-2012 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Fast Bob (Post 7096101)
This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ x 10,000 :thumbup:

(Unless you have a bumper sticker that sez; "My other car is a MASERATI " :rofl:)

icwutudidthere lol

erinbimmer 09-25-2012 04:29 PM

Haha thanks guys. I don't plan on actually modifying it until it's paid off! And I sure as hell won't be spending 10k. LOL

erinbimmer 09-25-2012 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by MalibuMafiaV (Post 7095733)
Good looking Alpine white Ci. Which subaru did you have before this?.


Well first I had a 95 FWD Impreza L that I swapped to a 2.2T. Then I had my awesome Impreza wagon that was wrecked on the drivers side. But it was the ultimate rally car, I definitely miss that about Subaru.

MalibuMafiaV 09-25-2012 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by erinbimmer (Post 7096177)
Well first I had a 95 FWD Impreza L that I swapped to a 2.2T. Then I had my awesome Impreza wagon that was wrecked on the drivers side. But it was the ultimate rally car, I definitely miss that about Subaru.

Sounds like you had fun in the impreza wagon. Those little 2.2 turbo engines are pretty quick and we all know subaru engines sound badass.

Got any pics of the engine swapped one?. I like to check it out.

heztheone 09-25-2012 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Fast Bob (Post 7096101)
This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ x 10,000 :thumbup:

(Unless you have a bumper sticker that sez; "My other car is a MASERATI " :rofl:)

aaaaahhh beat me to it :rofl:
nothin but love Mal :D

to the OP, if u'r interested in modifying ur ride, and since u'r familiar with the Subaru, y not get a WRX or an STi, they are wayyyyyy easier to modify, and cost cheaper. or get urself an M3 and save urself the trouble :bigpimp:

Dougly503 09-25-2012 11:18 PM

What a beauty!!

SPDSKTR 09-26-2012 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Dougly503 (Post 7096960)
What a beauty!!

The car or the owner? :eeps:

And the most tasteful mods you can do to your car, OP, is a slight drop, a good set of wheels (I personally won't go over 18" on the E46 platform), and a yummy exhaust note. I'm also a fan of yellow fog lights, so that's a cheap and easy one ($15 on eBay).

erinbimmer 09-26-2012 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by SPDSKTR (Post 7097153)
The car or the owner? :eeps:

And the most tasteful mods you can do to your car, OP, is a slight drop, a good set of wheels (I personally won't go over 18" on the E46 platform), and a yummy exhaust note. I'm also a fan of yellow fog lights, so that's a cheap and easy one ($15 on eBay).


^^ That is what I plan on doing. 18x10(not sure what offset), exhaust eventually and definitely a drop.

Someday if I can afford an M3 or M5 I will go that direction. But as of right now I'm happy with what I've got.

erinbimmer 09-26-2012 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by heztheone (Post 7096952)
aaaaahhh beat me to it :rofl:
nothin but love Mal :D

to the OP, if u'r interested in modifying ur ride, and since u'r familiar with the Subaru, y not get a WRX or an STi, they are wayyyyyy easier to modify, and cost cheaper. or get urself an M3 and save urself the trouble :bigpimp:



Meh, I'm sick of the Subaru crowd lol. It got old fast. Unfortunately they are the new Honda.

Fast Bob 09-26-2012 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by erinbimmer (Post 7097403)
Meh, I'm sick of the Subaru crowd lol. It got old fast. Unfortunately they are the new Honda.

Evil spawn of "The Fast and The Furious"....:D

erinbimmer 09-26-2012 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by MalibuMafiaV (Post 7096231)
Sounds like you had fun in the impreza wagon. Those little 2.2 turbo engines are pretty quick and we all know subaru engines sound badass.

Got any pics of the engine swapped one?. I like to check it out.

Here you go. :)

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It was a MESS!
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Having some fun.
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SPDSKTR 09-26-2012 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by erinbimmer (Post 7097401)
^^ That is what I plan on doing. 18x10(not sure what offset), exhaust eventually and definitely a drop.

Someday if I can afford an M3 or M5 I will go that direction. But as of right now I'm happy with what I've got.

Entirely too wide. Tires will be outrageously priced, too. 18"x8" front and 18"x8.5" or 18"x9" rear. For a good reference, check out the wheel and tire fitment guide in the Wiki (link below).

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index...Ftire_fitments

MalibuMafiaV 09-26-2012 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by erinbimmer (Post 7097417)
Here you go. :)

It was a MESS!
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Having some fun.
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Hell yeah. Looks like you used that thing for what it was made for that's awesome. I've driven a few STi's 04 and 05 mainly and I loved them. The only thing that I didn't like was it insanely horrible under steer lol.

No more off roading for you in the bimmer :rofl:

erinbimmer 09-26-2012 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by SPDSKTR (Post 7097459)
Entirely too wide. Tires will be outrageously priced, too. 18"x8" front and 18"x8.5" or 18"x9" rear. For a good reference, check out the wheel and tire fitment guide in the Wiki (link below).

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index...Ftire_fitments

Hey, I'm the type of girl that like's to poke.:D


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