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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 09-14-2003, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I'm new to these forums and just wanted to say hi to everyone. I have a 1986 BMW 325. My first car . As soon as I can I will get some pics and post them on here for you to see. Any suggestions on my first mods? Thanks for looking at my first post,
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Thankyou for the welcomes! i hope to get my pictures taken soon so that i can show my car! It is a 1986 325 6-cyl., it is a blueish-grey, and in great condition. i am so excited that i finally found a car. I found it for a really great price too, only $500! the perosn that i bought it from was desperate to get rid of it because he cant drive anymore. all it needs is a wash, and then it is set to go, does anyone have any suggestions as to what my first mods can be? thanks!
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Thankyou for the welcomes! i hope to get my pictures taken soon so that i can show my car! It is a 1986 325 6-cyl., it is a blueish-grey, and in great condition. i am so excited that i finally found a car. I found it for a really great price too, only $500! the perosn that i bought it from was desperate to get rid of it because he cant drive anymore. all it needs is a wash, and then it is set to go, does anyone have any suggestions as to what my first mods can be? thanks!
welcome. if u want visual kind of mods. go with a the plastic bumper kit. its take thoughs ugly chrome bumpers
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Welcome! Sounds like a nice car!
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welcome. if u want visual kind of mods. go with a the plastic bumper kit. its take thoughs ugly chrome bumpers
You cant just slap the plastic bumpers from 88-91 E30's onto the earlier models. The front will bolt up fine but the rears dont even come close to fitting. You have to mod them to fit the different fender arches.

As far as first mods, I just say get all the maintenance sorted out with the car before you start doing mods to it.

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Originally posted by m42technic+Sep 15 2003, 02:14 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (m42technic @ Sep 15 2003, 02:14 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-e36_332i_s52@Sep 14 2003, 06:50 PM
welcome. if u want visual kind of mods. go with a the plastic bumper kit. its take thoughs ugly chrome bumpers
You cant just slap the plastic bumpers from 88-91 E30's onto the earlier models. The front will bolt up fine but the rears dont even come close to fitting. You have to mod them to fit the different fender arches.

As far as first mods, I just say get all the maintenance sorted out with the car before you start doing mods to it.

Hope youre enjoying the car! [/b][/quote]
i didnt say u could. they make kits for this purpose
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Welcome aboard! Instead of spending big bucks right now on plastic bumpers, you can just push in the aluminum ones you have and thus eliminate the infamous "divingboard" look. All you have to do is drill holes in the bumper shocks (watch out-the oil's under pressure in there and has been waiting for 17 years to come out :P so be careful). After the pressure in the shocks is eliminated, you can push the shocks in.

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Welcome aboard bimmer325SR, still lovin your car boblaw. lol
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i didnt say u could. they make kits for this purpose
OK...

When most E30 people say plastic bumpers, its usually assumed that they are talking about the OEM 88-91 bumpers, since they are actually plastic. Most aftermarket kits are usually fiberglass or urethane.
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still lovin your car boblaw. lol
Thanks, man. It's for sale, actually!
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i didnt say u could. they make kits for this purpose
OK...

When most E30 people say plastic bumpers, its usually assumed that they are talking about the OEM 88-91 bumpers, since they are actually plastic. Most aftermarket kits are usually fiberglass or urethane. [/b][/quote]
thats very true.. sorry i didnt carify there.
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