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#1 (permalink) Old 05-22-2004, 03:59 PM
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Got a 1985 318i the other day, transfering the title into my name on monday, and then having the clutch kit replaced hopefully being done by tuesday. Then I'm going to have to get some sandpaper, grind off a little bit of spot rust and rust primer it. Kind of ghetto at the moment, no Radio, manual sunroof, passenger door handle is brokenish, and needs new front tires. Buuut, its a nice start! and only cost me 1000 dollars. Not bad I say. Wondering if I'm alone here? I'm not extremely knowledgable about BMWs yet, I know they're nice, and the "ultimate driving machine" but I don't know if my car qualifies as a "E30" or anything like that. But I'd like to fix some of that, I'll try and post some pictures asap as well.
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nice, i bought my 1984 318i like about 2 months ago, its a nice car i love working on it and stuff.
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Yea nice job man, to the forum.
I boought a 1991 318i about two years ago, its great.
Your gonna have tons of fun with it, they are great cars

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yea i bought this one about 6 months ago for $1,300
my wife hates it because i spend more time with it then her
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I was curious if you guys had any suggustions on new tyres to throw on this beast. It needs two new ones up front and i have the money so I figure why not get four? I've heard Azenis are good for grip and predictably break away when it comes to drifting (not sure if any of you are interested in that kind of thing... :-X) but I also hear they handle like ass on snow. (Good in rain tho... but also heard.) Bridgestones Potenzas are supposed to be pretty good right now as well, and what about pirelli? (spelling that right?) They're always supposed to be good tires. Anyhow, I'm not looking at a tyre bigger than stock, so it might not be -too- pricey, and if so I'll probally just get the two up front at the moment. Anyhow, wondering whats up.
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I know bridgestones Potenzas are good...we got two cars with those on them...good tires. Pirrelli(?spell) I dont know about, we had a bad experience with them, poped after first day, caused a big accident....but i dont know supposively tehy are good. But I like the potenzas personally

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I hear you about a manual sunroof. That's kind of embarrassing actually, my friend's '93 Mazda hatchback has a power sunroof. While he just pushes a button, I have to crank mine open. Mazda beats BMW there. My '86 Buick Century had power seats, I don't. Buick beats BMW there. About tires:

I won't put Bridgestones on my car for the world. I'm staying away from all the Japanese tires, especially Bridgestone and Firestone. You'd be smart to, also. Pirellis are excellent tires, but expensive. I'm not sure if Cooper makes low profiles, but if they do, that's a great tire, too. One of the best would be Michelin low profiles. Those are awesome tires and perform very well.
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on my car i have 205/50/15 front and 225/50/15 rear

i use Fulda its a popular brand in Germany (where i live) they work great for me , i drive the autobahn everyday at over 100mph and i have never had a grip problem
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Hmmm. I hadn't thought about using a low profile tyre. That'll lower the overall height of my car without having to use RCA's or anything... right? @_@ But I don't think it'd be very snazzy to have 2 low profile up front and 2 normal-profile tyres. haha. Oh well. I think I'm going to try out the pirellis if I can afford them, and if not, then probally potenzas. I don't know if I can find those fludas here in the states but if we can I won't look past them, autobahn testing almost always sells me. :P Haha, anyhow Thanks for the advice. No word on the azenis? Oh well.
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Yeah, they lower the car a little. Low profiles are also a lot better for grip and performance, especially when cornering. They don't last as long as regular tires, though, and are more expensive.
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