Bought 1998 328is... some questions - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 01:31 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ExoDemon is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Thumbs up

Hi All,

I've been browsing this forum for the last week or so, and I've found some great information... thanks for that. I just bought a silver 1998 328is, and I was wondering if anyone had some advice on:

1) Exhaust systems (cat-back)
I've read several internet comments on folks bolting on the M3 exhaust as a fairly inexpensive upgrade to sound and performance. Does anyone here on the boards have this as a modification to their non-M car? Do you like it?

2) Suspension
I have the non-sport package, and I'd like to lower the car a little, while still maintaining a good ride quality. My previous car was a 1993 Honda Prelude with Eibach Pro-kits, KYB AGX struts, Suspension Techniques swaybars, and front & rear strut tower braces. Although it worked well for autocross events, the ride was too harsh on my daily 60 mile commute. I'm looking for a suspension package that would lower the car somewhere around an inch to an inch and a half, give me less body roll and better handling, but wouldn't make my spine compress every time I drive through a construction zone. Anyone have any suggestions? Recently the H&R OE Sport springs caught my eye; TC Kline offers a 'Streetline' package with Koni adjustables.

I'm sorry to ask what I'm sure are oft-repeated questions; I can't get the search feature to work, and I gave up after getting to page 15 or so of flipping through the posts.

Any comments are appreciated; now I just need to work on getting a decent picture of the new car for my sig...
ExoDemon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 03:12 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
Scarface's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Jacksonville, AL
Posts: 569
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Scarface is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Scarface
I am trying out coilovers for the first time ever, they should be in next week, went with some Ground Control's got them for $340, I will let you know how they ride! As far as exhaust goes, if you want something really nice I would go with AC Schnitzer, Borla, Supersprint, just to name a few, I am sure I left some good ones out....

-1998 BMW 540i6(Axis Penta 20's,M5 shadow grilles,trunk lip,led tails,oem front lip,PIAA lighting)
-2002 Cadillac Escalade(Zinik Luina 22's,OEM HID upgrade)
Scarface is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2003, 03:41 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
youvebeensmoked is an unknown quantity at this point
i have a 97 328is, i just installed the m3 exhaust and it sounds killer, not too loud but still throaty.
youvebeensmoked is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 11-22-2003, 04:00 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
cardio is an unknown quantity at this point
how much did it cost?
cardio is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2003, 04:09 PM
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the///man is an unknown quantity at this point
you can get them off ebay for a little more than 110
the///man is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 11-22-2003, 04:50 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
youvebeensmoked is an unknown quantity at this point
actually my bro works in the poarts dept at crevier bmw in orange county, so he gave me mine for free! someone had a m3 and upgraded their exhaust so they left the old one
youvebeensmoked is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just Bought My 99' 328is Coupe! MACK_328is 3-Series (E46, E90) 2 03-16-2005 03:16 PM
1998 328is Adding Hp? andrewsayles 3-Series (E36) 21 12-29-2004 01:41 AM
Bought '97 328is: Have questions CBD328is 3-Series (E36) 3 09-09-2004 08:09 AM
1998 328is *FOR SALE* terrapen73 Classifieds Sell & Buy 4 04-11-2004 12:51 PM
Need to Sell 1998 328is j57 Classifieds Sell & Buy 4 06-18-2003 10:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome