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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:37 AM
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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.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:20 AM
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:32 AM
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:38 AM
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Buy another motorcycle!
In that case I'd rather keep the current one.

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HAHAHAHAHAHA lol I love it! But I would rather spit a little game and get the same results, keeping the 3k in my hands 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 .
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:20 PM
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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.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:13 PM
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+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!
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:22 PM
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I'd buy a backup 2 seater car. That's what I did. Tons of MR2s & Miatas for $3k.

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Old 12-25-2012, 04:39 AM
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do all possible preventive maintenance (as not to buy a backup MR2 as av98 suggested ), and with the money left upgrade your ride's stability systems as mentioned above, and do an M-tech kit conversion
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:14 AM
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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. ... 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!!! ... 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! )
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!
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:53 PM
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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?

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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" ). 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 ? )
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:55 PM
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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" ). 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 ? )
^^^ sounds like a potential dime piece
Ive never seen the people outside the house but i guess knocking on the door never hurt anyone
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:30 AM
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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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Old 12-29-2012, 09:45 AM
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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
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:10 PM
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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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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???

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Then I wont have money to mod em
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