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Old 10-03-2005, 04:09 PM
ImperialDuckM3 ImperialDuckM3 is offline
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Mein Auto: E36's
Originally Posted by BeRzErKaS
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.

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 --Excellent choice in power
GFB Hybrid BPV
SPAL 16" Slimline
Upgraded Behr Radiator --- Doesn't really consider that upgrade
Custom CAI
Vibrant Perf Cat-Back
Fan Delete-- Good upgarde if your cities are not prone to traffice jam
ASC Delete-- Good upgrade, but all you need to do is deactive it. Don't really need to delete.
Cruise Control Delete-- Doesn't consider an upgrade
CharCan Delete-- Also doesn't consider upgrade

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)
Custom Tuned

Braking & Suspension:
Zimmerman X-Drilled
18" Quest VR5 w/ Kuhmo MX
OEM Wheel Locks

20% Window Tint
Angel Eyes
Clear Corners
Smoked Tails
Fog Delete

Alpine 9815 HU
Orion Amp
2x Autotek 10" Subs
Hornet Alarm w/ Pager
Optima Yellowtop

Hardwired Passport 8500

Weight Redux:
Rear Seat/Spare Tire Delete

Up Next:
Ground Control Track/School Kit
GC Camber Plates
OEM X-Brace
GC Front/Rear Sways
JTD Front/Rear Strut Brace
Kosei K1's (black powder coated)
Cobra Misano L Seats

Maybe Later:
Aftercooler w/ Front Mount HX
Blower Upgrade (XB-1A)
0.1 Cometic HG
14 p.s.i.

...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
Full Respray
But I think you did a great job in modding your car (espically the SC).

My mod on my 328

--M50 intake manifold

-- Eurospeed/AA software

-- S52 cams

-- 3.91LSD diff

-- CAI

-- Exhaust (Stromung)

My M3

-- M50 intake manifold

-- Exhaust

-- CAI

-- 3.32LSD diff

Of course all of the authesis side that doesn't add any HP for both my M3 and 328 are: Rims, shock/spring lower, clear all corners, ICE, etc.....
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