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jmansour 12-24-2012 10:37 AM

If you had 3,000 (US) to spend on you "Wife"
 
Hey guys, sorry it's been a while. Update on the 325i, drove 10k miles and still no problems, just a brake light that went out :)

I wanna sell my motorcycle for about 3k US. What would you do with that money?
I would love some boost but I dont think 3k is enough to do it SAFELY lol.

jvr826 12-24-2012 11:20 AM

Buy another motorcycle!

Fast Bob 12-24-2012 11:32 AM

Hookers and blow....

(Hey man....it`s Christmas, be good to yourself :bigpimp:)

jmansour 12-24-2012 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jvr826 (Post 7269037)
Buy another motorcycle!

In that case I'd rather keep the current one.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fast Bob (Post 7269054)
Hookers and blow....

(Hey man....it`s Christmas, be good to yourself :bigpimp:)

HAHAHAHAHAHA lol I love it! But I would rather spit a little game and get the same results, keeping the 3k in my hands :thumbup: I'm only 21


But all seriousness. I'm just reading up on some kits. I know I'm 1-2k short but I wouldn't mind spitting out a little more :D .

jonathan2263 12-24-2012 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by jvr826 (Post 7269037)
Buy another motorcycle!

That's exactly what I was thinking. I'm trying to save for an R1200GS.

How about some serious suspension upgrades? You could replace pretty much everything and maybe still have enough for a set of OZ's.

jvr826 12-24-2012 03:13 PM

+1... best bang for the buck is suspension, sways, and a square lightweight wheel/tire combo. Dropping weight on the wheels will make your car feel like it got a hp increase. Stock wheels are really heavy!

av98 12-24-2012 03:22 PM

I'd buy a backup 2 seater car. That's what I did. Tons of MR2s & Miatas for $3k.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...e/8a53c482.jpg

heztheone 12-25-2012 04:39 AM

do all possible preventive maintenance (as not to buy a backup MR2 as av98 suggested :p ), and with the money left upgrade your ride's stability systems as mentioned above, and do an M-tech kit conversion :D

jmansour 12-25-2012 11:14 AM

HAHAHA first off Merry Christmas!

I thought about suspension but I JUST bought brand new tires and an alignment so I didn't really wanna throw away that money.
I have thought about suspension but then i realized I do allot of rough driving. for instance 2 days ago i drove down to Florida and there is this really nice, flat (for the most part), dirt road. I turned DSC off and well... you know. :angel: ... I showed the wrx and sti kids how its really done!

So If i did Get suspension I would wanna stick with a stock height, maybe a SMALL drop. But imma wait for the tires to go first.

As far as the back up car, this puppy is FINE with me. No problems, just the brake light.
I thought about a fiero or miata but by the end of the day... nothing comes close to a Bimmer!!! :thumbup: ... however a house 2 doors down does have a fiero that never moves, might be able to snatch that off him for real cheap!

So far if it ain't some boost (which would be fun), its full suspension and some nice seats (mine are nice condition but I'd like my wife to hug me back! :p )
If not that then sell everything and get a m3.
If I get this job with VW then it would definitely be m3 ftw lol - then work on that mad dog! :violent: :violent: :violent: :violent: :violent:

jmansour 12-25-2012 01:53 PM

Does AA not make a stage 1 for the 325i???? all I'm finding is this stage 2 http://store.activeautowerke.com/act...lower-p41.aspx Could that be run with a stock motor SAFELY?
Way out of my budget but it crossed my mind lol!
What about the VF set up? Is it worth it? http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...m-e46-3-series
Then the ess TS1? - http://www.esstuning.com/products/M5...28TS1%29-.html

What u like best?

Fast Bob 12-25-2012 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jmansour (Post 7270389)
HAHAHA first off Merry Christmas!

... however a house 2 doors down does have a fiero that never moves, might be able to snatch that off him for real cheap!:

The Fiero has *all kinds* of possibilities as a project car....the V6 Buick 3.8 turbo motors slide right in (think "Grand National minus 800 pounds" :yikes:). Or, with a bit of creative finagling, it`s possible to stuff a small-block Chevy in there....lightweight, independent suspension & disc brakes all around, an unlimited supply of cheap speed parts.....

(Is this beginning to sound attractive yet ? :thumbup: :D)

jmansour 12-28-2012 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fast Bob (Post 7270562)
The Fiero has *all kinds* of possibilities as a project car....the V6 Buick 3.8 turbo motors slide right in (think "Grand National minus 800 pounds" :yikes:). Or, with a bit of creative finagling, it`s possible to stuff a small-block Chevy in there....lightweight, independent suspension & disc brakes all around, an unlimited supply of cheap speed parts.....

(Is this beginning to sound attractive yet ? :thumbup: :D)

^^^ sounds like a potential dime piece :)
Ive never seen the people outside the house but i guess knocking on the door never hurt anyone :rofl:

smolck 12-29-2012 09:30 AM

The responsible thing to do would be cover ALL maintenance items first. Cooling system, o2 sensors, new fuel pump, air filter, cabin filter, fuel filter, control arms and bushings, rtabs, diff and trans fluids, belts, pulleys, and the list goes on and on.

Once done, you should have enough to buy some sway bars which are the best mod you can do.

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av98 12-29-2012 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smolck (Post 7277363)
The responsible thing to do would be cover ALL maintenance items first. Cooling system, o2 sensors, new fuel pump, air filter, cabin filter, fuel filter, control arms and bushings, rtabs, diff and trans fluids, belts, pulleys, and the list goes on and on.

Once done, you should have enough to buy some sway bars which are the best mod you can do.

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Then buy the MR2 and Miata with the money left over from DIY maintenance :)

jmansour 12-29-2012 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smolck (Post 7277363)
The responsible thing to do would be cover ALL maintenance items first. Cooling system, o2 sensors, new fuel pump, air filter, cabin filter, fuel filter, control arms and bushings, rtabs, diff and trans fluids, belts, pulleys, and the list goes on and on.

Once done, you should have enough to buy some sway bars which are the best mod you can do.

Sent from my One X using Bimmer App

Yah I got a few things I should update to be safe in the future. But why would I do cooling system? My car NEVER runs temp needle in the middle (12 o clock) unless Im sitting in traffic forever or not moving at all... or flying around in 2nd gear. Most of the time Its right above a 1/3 of the gauge. (11:30ish) I left In the heat of south florida and came back up to ga and it held that temp pretty nice... by the time I got back it was at like (11:40) Id say the cooling is the last thing Id be worried about???

Quote:

Originally Posted by av98 (Post 7277379)
Then buy the MR2 and Miata with the money left over from DIY maintenance :)

Then I wont have money to mod em


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