Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E34 (1989 - 1995)

E34 (1989 - 1995)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-12-2012, 08:34 AM
S406 S406 is offline
Registered User
Location: Montana
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 68
Mein Auto: 00 S4, 93 525i
Front bumper opinions

I am need to replace my front bumper and I am looking for opinions. I am from the audi world and we over there are against all the ricer looking bs. Im sure the same opinion is shared here. I want to update the front end with out making it look like I am 16. What are my options here? Ive looked at a few online and am a stand still. Would appreciate your opinions oh yes this is a 93 525i

Last edited by S406; 11-12-2012 at 08:36 AM.
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 11-12-2012, 08:44 AM
Monsignor's Avatar
Monsignor Monsignor is offline
BMW CCA Memeber #445389
Location: Pineapple Under the Sea
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,199
Mein Auto: M50 Big Body
Quote:
Originally Posted by S406 View Post
I am need to replace my front bumper and I am looking for opinions. I am from the audi world and we over there are against all the ricer looking bs. Im sure the same opinion is shared here. I want to update the front end with out making it look like I am 16. What are my options here? Ive looked at a few online and am a stand still. Would appreciate your opinions oh yes this is a 93 525i
First and Foremost, Welcome!

This is mine, BavAuto DTM Splitters:

BavAuto.com
They have a lot of M5 bumpers and some lips.


Alot of people go for the Volvo lips:

Volvo Lip Thread- bf.c

Its more of just add-on stuff, lips and things. People like yellow "French" lights (like my fogs), black grills, stuff like that. Not so much a bumper as a whole.
__________________


1995 525iA 250k mi
2003 350Z 88k mi
2014 F-150 0k mi

Instagram: @Titan_E34
Snapchat: Titan_E34

Last edited by Monsignor; 11-12-2012 at 08:47 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-12-2012, 08:59 AM
S406 S406 is offline
Registered User
Location: Montana
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 68
Mein Auto: 00 S4, 93 525i
Thanks for the welcome..Looks to be the same opinions here. Ill just go with stock and maybe the volvo lip. But those splitters look pretty nice as well. I got the car for pretty much free for some trade work I did so I figure ill make it look and run good and park it in my shop next to my S4 and have 2 nice summer cars that are a pita.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-12-2012, 09:17 AM
Monsignor's Avatar
Monsignor Monsignor is offline
BMW CCA Memeber #445389
Location: Pineapple Under the Sea
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,199
Mein Auto: M50 Big Body
Quote:
Originally Posted by S406 View Post
Thanks for the welcome..Looks to be the same opinions here. Ill just go with stock and maybe the volvo lip. But those splitters look pretty nice as well. I got the car for pretty much free for some trade work I did so I figure ill make it look and run good and park it in my shop next to my S4 and have 2 nice summer cars that are a pita.
well getting it running well should be priority. Make the most of a free car! lol
__________________


1995 525iA 250k mi
2003 350Z 88k mi
2014 F-150 0k mi

Instagram: @Titan_E34
Snapchat: Titan_E34
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-12-2012, 11:05 AM
S406 S406 is offline
Registered User
Location: Montana
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 68
Mein Auto: 00 S4, 93 525i
It runs just fine! Just going to give it a basic tune up. All it needs so far is the intake boot which is electrical taped Gotta love ppl's "repairs" when it comes to a $30 part. Heres a question the hose coming from the booster doesnt fit into the intake boot. Could this by chance cause down shifts to first in an auto to stall a bit? Say when you come to a stop and roll out of it sometimes the tranny feels like it engages first hard. Like the driveline hesitates to engage from the tranny. So sometimes it revs and then engages with a jolt. Im not to familiar with autos and am wondering if that booster helps the tranny at all
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-12-2012, 01:05 PM
Monsignor's Avatar
Monsignor Monsignor is offline
BMW CCA Memeber #445389
Location: Pineapple Under the Sea
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,199
Mein Auto: M50 Big Body
Quote:
Originally Posted by S406 View Post
It runs just fine! Just going to give it a basic tune up. All it needs so far is the intake boot which is electrical taped Gotta love ppl's "repairs" when it comes to a $30 part. Heres a question the hose coming from the booster doesnt fit into the intake boot. Could this by chance cause down shifts to first in an auto to stall a bit? Say when you come to a stop and roll out of it sometimes the tranny feels like it engages first hard. Like the driveline hesitates to engage from the tranny. So sometimes it revs and then engages with a jolt. Im not to familiar with autos and am wondering if that booster helps the tranny at all
I dont know why that hose wouldnt fit. Is it the right part? can you take a picture of it. I dont think that has anything to do with the transmission but I could very easily be downright wrong. I'm not that well read up on autotragics. I do know that our fluid level is usually the only answer with them, or clearing some sort of code or switch.
__________________


1995 525iA 250k mi
2003 350Z 88k mi
2014 F-150 0k mi

Instagram: @Titan_E34
Snapchat: Titan_E34
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-12-2012, 01:23 PM
S406 S406 is offline
Registered User
Location: Montana
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 68
Mein Auto: 00 S4, 93 525i
Its the only hose that goes from the booster to the bottom of intake boot. It doesnt fit due to the intake hose being all messed up. The rubber is hard and cracked. Its just a shot in the dark. I was just curious as to if the tranny had anything to do with the vacuum system such as the vacuum of decelerating assisted the tranny to down shift etc. But the more I think about it I dont think it does
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-12-2012, 01:28 PM
Monsignor's Avatar
Monsignor Monsignor is offline
BMW CCA Memeber #445389
Location: Pineapple Under the Sea
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,199
Mein Auto: M50 Big Body
Quote:
Originally Posted by S406 View Post
Its the only hose that goes from the booster to the bottom of intake boot. It doesnt fit due to the intake hose being all messed up. The rubber is hard and cracked. Its just a shot in the dark. I was just curious as to if the tranny had anything to do with the vacuum system such as the vacuum of decelerating assisted the tranny to down shift etc. But the more I think about it I dont think it does
I dont think it is either. Replace that hose though, cant be more than $10, and it doesnt hurt to get new parts on it.

Real OEM Intake Boot

The only hoses i see on the intake boot are for the ICV. can you post a picture of this hose?
__________________


1995 525iA 250k mi
2003 350Z 88k mi
2014 F-150 0k mi

Instagram: @Titan_E34
Snapchat: Titan_E34

Last edited by Monsignor; 11-12-2012 at 01:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-12-2012, 01:34 PM
S406 S406 is offline
Registered User
Location: Montana
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 68
Mein Auto: 00 S4, 93 525i
It is the #10 hose on that link. That hose looks good. Its the actual intake hose thats all effed up. I just ordered an OEM replacement for it. Thanks for the assistance!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-12-2012, 01:41 PM
Monsignor's Avatar
Monsignor Monsignor is offline
BMW CCA Memeber #445389
Location: Pineapple Under the Sea
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,199
Mein Auto: M50 Big Body
No Problem man. Good luck with it. Lets see some of that S4 too. TT i assume...
__________________


1995 525iA 250k mi
2003 350Z 88k mi
2014 F-150 0k mi

Instagram: @Titan_E34
Snapchat: Titan_E34
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-12-2012, 02:05 PM
S406 S406 is offline
Registered User
Location: Montana
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 68
Mein Auto: 00 S4, 93 525i
No its a 2000 b5 s4 6spd Im yanking the engine this winter to accommodate new turbos and some other internal goodies. Should be around 550-600whp this summer.

Last edited by S406; 11-12-2012 at 02:08 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E34 (1989 - 1995)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms