10-03-2005, 04:21 PM
U know how the game goes
Location: LI, NY
Join Date: Jan 2004
Mein Auto: BM-double Who's?
It's not fair to assume the e36 is prone to failure just by looking at the posts in this forum. The average e36 is turning 11 years old and can be had for right around 5k. This has resulted in rather heavy influx of new bimmer owners who are all having the same problems. Problems that are common to just about any car thats creeping up on it's 11th birthday.
Originally Posted by Agent7th
I am waiting for my CAI, looking forward on getting the Comforti chip as well.
Any ideas on mods?
I have only read about Bimmers breaking down on the E36 forum, this is starting to scare me...
I always try to advise others to "Mod Smart." A properly maintained and well modified e36 will last well into the 200k range.
Anyway, below is my current mod list. I went through all the stages of naturally aspirated mods then realized I needed FI to make real power. I sold most of the N/A mods and started over w/ the S/C kit. She is slowly evolving into a auto-x/track rat. I still have quite a ways to go but right now she's just a really fun daily driver. I should have all the suspension work done by next spring which should make for a really interesting auto-x season.
June 2003 - 1994 BMW 325is (Bone Stock)
ERT Stage 1 Supercharger (8 p.si.i)
GFB Hybrid BPV
SPAL 16" Slimline
Upgraded Behr Radiator
Vibrant Perf Cat-Back
Cruise Control Delete
Engine Monitoring/Fuel Management:
Zeitronix Zt-2 Gauge Kit w/ LCD Display (o2, boost, A/F, lambda)
Apexi S-AFC II (%MAF, Fuel Correct, RPM, Knock)
Braking & Suspension:
18" Quest VR5 w/ Kuhmo MX
OEM Wheel Locks
20% Window Tint
Alpine 9815 HU
2x Autotek 10" Subs
Hornet Alarm w/ Pager
Hardwired Passport 8500
Rear Seat/Spare Tire Delete
Ground Control Track/School Kit
GC Camber Plates
GC Front/Rear Sways
JTD Front/Rear Strut Brace
Kosei K1's (black powder coated)
Cobra Misano L Seats
Aftercooler w/ Front Mount HX
Blower Upgrade (XB-1A)
0.1 Cometic HG
...And If I REALLY Get Bored:
VIS CF Hood/Trunk (painted)
Hartage 3 Way Ajustable CF Spoiler (unpainted)
ACS CF Roof & Lip Spoiler (unpainted)
Full ACS Type II Body Kit
BMW 3 Series - "Consistency of Purpose...Excellence of Execution."
Supercharged E36 325is 5sp
::ERT S/C, Auto-Manual Conv, SPAL Fan, Zeitronix, SAFCII, Alpine, Autotek, Orion, Angel Eyes, Tinted, Smoked, Trackpiped, and so much more::
Drop Top E46 330cic Step
::PP, SPP, CWP, HK, BT, Lumbar, Xenon, Tints, Clears, Remus Exhaust, ///M-Tech Wheels::