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Old 03-02-2005, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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you guy are gonna hate me but im about 99% sure im bout to buy a honda hatchback and do an engine swap with a turbo, i got a good chunk of money from my motorcycle wreck and im thinking, if i wanna be fast this is how i gotta do it, im gonna keep the e36 cause its only got 75k miles but ill probably end up sellin it around this time nex year, i figure i can build this hatch for under $6k which would be about the same as a supercharger or an m3 swap, so im deciding to go with the hatch and also my insurance will be cheaper cause ill get insurance on it when it looks like a piece of shit
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wow dude.... ill take your old whip in a heart beat if you are getting rid of it.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You may be able to get insurance, but the turbo kit it won't be insured if you don't tell them about it. Also, if you already have the bimmer, why not just spend the 6k on that if you're going to keep it anyway?
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yea im planning on getting a 325 soon. i know what you mean about having a honda, but there are also a billion reasons why u shud keep your bimmer. From your mods you probably have around 220-230 hp. thats pretty good. Engine swaps in civics may seem like a good deal, but it costs a shitload for maintenance plus the engine costs. plus bimmers are so much better looking and unfortuantely civics are the pinnacle of rice tuners. keep your 325

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Old 03-02-2005, 11:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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swap with turbo and I'll still spank you :P Stick with the bimmer man. People look at Honda's and laugh
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Go ahead, grab your honda with new motor (btw most turbo'd civics last about 10k miles just fyi). The only problem is, all you have is speed. Nothing more. Most BMW owners didn't buy their car for just the speed. They bought them for the prestige, the speed, the luxury, etc etc
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damn right deloriant......thats all that needs to be said...period
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Go ahead, grab your honda with new motor (btw most turbo'd civics last about 10k miles just fyi). The only problem is, all you have is speed. Nothing more. Most BMW owners didn't buy their car for just the speed. They bought them for the prestige, the speed, the luxury, etc etc
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Hell just froze over, 'cus I agree 100% with Deloriant!

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Oh nooessss....don't do that.

I'd do the supercharger or M3 swap...that'd be your best bet. You won't be dissapointed with those choices....but with Honda? Good luck.
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hi guys! I know this is just a forum for bimmers but. hear me out, i got notin else todo at this time lol. When I first got into automobiles, I was hooked on the euro side. And cuz my dad gave me his e30 for my 16th b-day. I was so into the Beyerische Motoren Werke's heritage, that i did so much reasearch about these beautifull machines.

well havin the car for a while now, all the main symptom's were noticable. and at the time, bein that i did my homework and became an BMW enthusiast, i hated those damn rice-rockets on the street. but it all changed when i had to spend money on my poor baby, a damn head gasket install.

feelin down i walk around my neighboorhood and noticed these group of guys kicken it and wrenchin on civics (eg6 to be exact) So i introduce my self and say what up to everybody (there was 3 eg6's, a del-sol, and a crx) and i jess notice sumthin different about these rice-cookers (dont worry, im asian myself. matter of fact, these dudes were white, but anyways..)

basicaly i get schooled (with good friendly intentions) about how was what goes here and under where on there cars. And they were nice and answerin all my questions. then they say, " lets hit the canyons." i was like cool sounds fun.

they all start up there cars... sounded like a pack of harleys. well i dont wanna bore people but you should know what happened after that day of carvin in the canyons. i was hooked. i was buyin sport compact car instead of europeancar. i started orderin mugen and spoon, endless, etc etc catologs instead of bmp and bavauto. And man its rediculous on how much what bimmer owners pay for their parts. and over 80% of the parts doesnt have to do any thin for gainin any hp! (cmon 140 for freakin pedal set. then another 50-140 just fer the dead pedal) keep in mind that this was durin the 90's so ebay wasnt as populated as now.

well to make the story shorter, i enden up owning two eg6's (92-95 civic-) and they were way more fun on the performance side and the wallet. but they are gone now. too much fun in the canyons.... (oh btw, yeah slap a turbo on a b16 and it wont last, but jess haul it out and slap a new one. they're dime a dozen)

now im currently workin, actually between my first bimmer and the end of this story, at my buddies shop. He used to work fer MotoRex (YES Skylines are tha shiznit. its like a drug driving one of those things) but they are slowly phaseing out cuz their main income was actually importing cadillac cts's and escalades wit dub's on em to japan. so now my buddy opens this shop up and basically its now the main place where Chris Forseburg (D1 champ - Drift Compition) and a whole lotta skylines and.... my point is, if it wernt for those dudes. i wouldnt be a car ENTHUSIAST. and ironically now im driving a hand me down e36, all ready got a full hamman kit for it from my previous job at importfan.com (gtp international) but i think they got bought out by extreme dimension er sumthin, any ways, back to your post. why not jess keep em both. Im havin fun wit my e36, and with its condition as it is now, she still drives like i wanna her to drive. Ultimate driving machine......
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Honda makes a helluva product. But a BMW is a giant step up from it. Honda's are made well, but a bimmer is made better. Just look at the weight difference. Look at the interior.Look under the hood. Look all over. A BMW puts you in the luxury market as well as the performance class.

Should be no difficult choice between the two in my book.
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