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#1 (permalink) Old 02-14-2005, 08:03 PM
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I am just wondering, how much would it cost me and what all would I need to change my car from an automatic to a manual? My car has 200,000 miles on it, would it be worth it or no? Also I am sick and tired of all of my friends talking shit about my bimmer, there all like it is old and slow and your motor is about to blow. I don't know what to do about this. When I get my license I am going to take them all down to the local drag strip and race them, or take them on the high way and blow there doors off. Please someone help me with this transmission question. Also all this negative talk around me from my friends makes me not want to keep putting money into my car. Should I keep putting money into my car with it at 200,000 miles on it or sell it? All of my buddy's want me to cell my car and get some kind of civic, like a hatch or something. I don't know what to do. My dad has just handed me this car and I have already done quite a bit to it with the whole sterio system and intake and tails, I would hate to stop here. Please what is everyones thoughts on all of this. I love my car and I don't think there is anything wrong with it at all and there is nothing wrong with it mechanically. Only thing I can think of is to race them. Anyone please what are your thoughts...?
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around 4k

i don't think it would be worth it find another one with a manual

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around 4k

i don't think it would be worth it find another one with a manual
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Thanks what should I do about these guys talking all of this shit??
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Originally posted by newbimmerdriver+Feb 14 2005, 08:25 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(newbimmerdriver @ Feb 14 2005, 08:25 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-SHAHAB323IS@Feb 14 2005, 08:21 PM
around 4k

i don't think it would be worth it find another one with a manual
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Thanks what should I do about these guys talking all of this shit??
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get a bat.......... and it can work wonders

edit: civic is for pussys that cant handle a euro lol jk civics are like for people that want to save gas and go to work and from point a to point b. a bmw is to do all that in style.

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around 4k

i don't think it would be worth it find another one with a manual
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Thanks what should I do about these guys talking all of this shit??
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Just kill them after you do the manual swap, unless they have a newer a civic Si or they have a turbo'd civic or "NOS" that was setup by some one that actually knows about cars.

My best adivce is find some new friends. If they think their civics are faster then they do not know anything about cars.
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honestly, if you hang around here long enough you will find many reasons why you should own a BMW over a civic. Nobody can build them like the Germans can, plain and simple.

as for your auto to manual conversion, don't do it, id sell the car, and buy another one that is manual.

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Not worth it!!!! too much money and risk involved


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I did it for 2500 with UUC SSK and it was well worth it....

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if they have just plain old civics , i think ur BMW can still smoke thiers
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civics that are highly modded not including F/I will NOT beat a stock 325 in any type of race. my buddies civic has every major mod done except forced induction and when my 325 engine was in, I smoked his ass bad from every scenario... the only time he was close was from 0-60mph and then it was bye bye

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civics that are highly modded not including F/I will NOT beat a stock 325 in any type of race. my buddies civic has every major mod done except forced induction and when my 325 engine was in, I smoked his ass bad from every scenario... the only time he was close was from 0-60mph and then it was bye bye
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yeah i love being on the freeway with them and hearing them go 5th to 3rd and i just push harder in 5th and WORK them! now with my chip i wonder what will happen? hahaha

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civics that are highly modded not including F/I will NOT beat a stock 325 in any type of race.* my buddies civic has every major mod done except forced induction and when my 325 engine was in, I smoked his ass bad from every scenario... the only time he was close was from 0-60mph and then it was bye bye
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yeah i love being on the freeway with them and hearing them go 5th to 3rd and i just push harder in 5th and WORK them! now with my chip i wonder what will happen? hahaha

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Yeah thanks I prolly wont do the swap...i can't wait to race them...
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How old are you? Grow a thicker skin and realize your car is most likely faster. Use sequential shifting to its max. Thats what I do in my 5er and I can still take civics easy.


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How old are you? Grow a thicker skin and realize your car is most likely faster. Use sequential shifting to its max. Thats what I do in my 5er and I can still take civics easy.
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I am 15 years old, lol, young yes I know. I am just not sure about these cars I am racing. The cars I am looking at are like a 95 civic with an integra ls motor, a 94 eclipse gs, 95 civic with intake and exhuast. I'm not really worried about them...all of there shit talking is just gay and I can't wait to get my license and school them. Thanks
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How old are you? Grow a thicker skin and realize your car is most likely faster. Use sequential shifting to its max. Thats what I do in my 5er and I can still take civics easy.
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I am 15 years old, lol, young yes I know. I am just not sure about these cars I am racing. The cars I am looking at are like a 95 civic with an integra ls motor, a 94 eclipse gs, 95 civic with intake and exhuast. I'm not really worried about them...all of there shit talking is just gay and I can't wait to get my license and school them. Thanks
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