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Old 08-20-2003, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, iv been reading these forums for quite a while so i could get some info on e36 bimmers. Ive always been in love and i finally got the chance to get one of my own. Its only got 25k miles and its a 97. Let me know of some good/inexpensive upgrades such as exhaust and engine upgrades.
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exhaust
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these are not alot of hp gains, but its a good start.
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Its only got 25k miles and its a 97.
where did you find this car? that is low mileage for a 97. what a steal
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yeah i was definately thinking of a CAI and considering exhaust. Believe it or not i actually got the car for a great price on ebay from an elderly guy haha. With that kind of mileage and tinted windows with sport package and 6 cd changer etc... it was a great deal!! Also will someone tell me a little bit more about these angel eyes ..thanks :wink
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they wont work without ellipsoid projectors. You'll need to buy them first.(around $300).

Thats no too bad of a price on rings, which you can then install.

However, for about 5-600 you can buy ellipsoids with AEs already installed.
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Old 08-20-2003, 06:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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...and where could i find one of these ellipsoids with AE's already installed?
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you can get some from:
http://www.bavauto.com
http://www.ecisbmw.com
and one other site in fla that i will post later...i think it is mns tuning or something....anyone know that one?
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ohh yeah....i have the same car and am making the swap to smoke indicators front/side and rear. they look bad ass on the avus blue. sweet car. i like your wheels more. :
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engine upgrades? go with the usual, CAI , exhaust, and performance chip, all under $1000 each, and will give you slight gains.
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ok, ill check those sites out, and in the mean time does anybody know much about http://www.activeautowerke.com/intakes/AA-CAIS.asp ... it should be a very good one from what i hear
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This has some info on the dinan parts........
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check these out and give me some input
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