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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.

View Poll Results: What should I do?
Sway Bars 1 5.26%
Cams and Piston Heads 0 0%
Re-Gear 1 5.26%
New Exhaust 3 15.79%
Chip 9 47.37%
Shocks 3 15.79%
Springs 2 10.53%
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#1 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 10:57 PM
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I need some help on what I should do to my car, i estimate that each thing, thought out thoroughyl, costs a little under 500$ for each choice, which is about how much I have to spend. Please take it seriously, and what would be an actual good improvement to the car. Thanks!

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I need some help on what I should do to my car, i estimate that each thing, thought out thoroughyl, costs a little under 500$ for each choice, which is about how much I have to spend. Please take it seriously, and what would be an actual good improvement to the car. Thanks!
i meant to vote on chip but i voted on exhuast. oops

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I chose shocks as tires or driving school were not on the list
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i chose shocks too. get some koni sport adjustables order from ground control to get the top adjustable rears
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I choose new exhaust because it made a big differiance if your exhaust is not i good shape. I have change my this week and what a fun i have now -=)
But if is your exhaust is nice...umm the chips will do a nice power upgrade -)

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I voted for a chip, but shocks were not too far behind. I think they both add to the fun factor. Let us know what you decide on.

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If sway bars are anti roll bars, then the standard eibach kit uses exactly the same size diameter as your 325is, so its really worthless. you'd need M3 (but there weld in) anti roll bars.

go for the cylinder head and cam.
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Spiff325is....what was your choice and have you done anything yet?

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If sway bars are anti roll bars, then the standard eibach kit uses exactly the same size diameter as your 325is, so its really worthless. you'd need M3 (but there weld in) anti roll bars.

go for the cylinder head and cam.
no they arent. the M3 has the front mounts welded to the struts, but the actual sway bar is 1mm thinner than the 325i bar, and you can use the 325 sway bar with either setup. the biggest front sway bar is 21mm found in the cabrios for the rear, the M3 sway bar is only 1-2mm thicker, and would be a direct swap. the most popular aftermarket sways are Eibach, ST, and Ireland Engineering, and all would need to have rear reinforcement mounts bolted or welded under the trunk to support the thicker rear bars.
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I ended up getting a nice UUC Short SHifter with an M shift nob. Its realy nice, and i Had my control arms, shock mounts, and bushings replaced so its running like a champ on roids. It really is nice now, the shift throw is like 3 inches, its so nice. Thanks for the input, it really is appreciated. Though I wanted to get a chip and stuff, something to increase HP didnt seem to appealing to the parental, so I went with the short shifter. THANKS A BUNCH :P

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here is a little pic of what I got
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the nob..it isnt a good pic, you really have to see it and feel it
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good choice. how much was it?
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195.95, and whats suprising, is I actually got it in like 2 days, usually UUC ships their shit in like 4 months, but Bimmertoys.com is a real good place to shop

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