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#1 (permalink) Old 08-23-2003, 01:10 PM
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Hello all,

I just picked up my new (for me) 325i (e36 in the US?) It's a 1993 with only 52K kms on it. Paid only 500K Yen (around US$4,200) for it. Ligth blue with all black interior. Got some really nice leather seats. I was surprise to find a '93 with such a low mileage, specially when I saw the car condition. I've yet to see one single scrath on it. Interior looks and feels like a brand new car, really. Actually the whole car feels like new, if it wasn't for the 52K kms on the speedometer.

I think that my only complaint is the computerized LCD pannel. Some of the LCDs letters look like burnt out. I saw a 325i in Yahoo auctions(equivalent to Ebay) that is been sold by parts (insurance co. scrap). I wonder if it's really difficult to have it exchanged or if I could do it myself. I doubt it, though.

Now to the mods! Mi 325i is all stock so first thing will be the window tint. Will probably do it by next week at the latest. The next thing are the wheels. I know this been asked before, but I haven't found a straight answer. What's the widest I can go with 17" rims??? I've got some brand new (1 week old actually) 17/40/235-255 from my now defuct Aristo and was wondering if I could fit them on my 325i or if the 255's are way to wide for the rear without moding the car body (not on my budget at the time). Help on this matter will be greatfully apreciated. Next will be the exaust. And finally (if ever) the suspension.

I have taken some pics, but they look awfull. Will post them anyway. Once I get another decent set of pics, will post again.
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v nice dude congrats and welcome, runnin bit low on the gas there :P

dont forgot the clear corners

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Hey Adonis, what a coincidence. I just picked up off Yahoo Acutions a set of clear corners. Paid 10K Yen (about US$80). Will not what to do with them once they arrive, though. Are they really diffcult to install?
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Welcome to the forums paul2k!! B)

Sweet ride you got there..and you paid how much??


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Originally posted by paul2k@Aug 23 2003, 03:25 PM
Hey Adonis, what a coincidence. I just picked up off Yahoo Acutions a set of clear corners. Paid 10K Yen (about US$80). Will not what to do with them once they arrive, though. Are they really diffcult to install?
very simple to install, no screws etc...they're like snap on etc.

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Thanks for the welcome guys. Looking forward to stay here for a while

I paid 500,000 Japanese Yen for the car (live in Japan), Ski - which is equivalent to about US$4,166. I think I got a nice deal or didn't I???

As for the clear corners, I thought the assembly was harder than a snap-on. We'll see how I do once they arrive.

How about the wheels? Anyone got any idea how wide I can go? (Please check my original post)

Thanks again,
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Thanks for the welcome guys. Looking forward to stay here for a while

I paid 500,000 Japanese Yen for the car (live in Japan), Ski - which is equivalent to about US$4,166. I think I got a nice deal or didn't I???

As for the clear corners, I thought the assembly was harder than a snap-on. We'll see how I do once they arrive.

How about the wheels? Anyone got any idea how wide I can go? (Please check my original post)

Thanks again,

thats a gorgeous car! and you got an awesome deal compared to what they go for here. that car would probably be another $3k in the US.
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