i have a blue '92 325is 5-speed with 95,000 miles comin my way in a week or two. My dad's out of the country on business and when he comes back, i'm dragging his butt down to sign the papers.
i've been cruising a few sites (and ebay) for some time and i've gathered a few questions.
1. I do like the stock sound of the '92 (i belive it has a diff. cat?) but i'm looking into a used m3 exhaust. They're rather cheap on ebay ... but what benefits do they give? do they increase performance hp wise? i'd assume maybe because the piping is larger? or is it just the smoother sound?
2. Has anyone ever heard of "fogging" a stock airbox? i found it here ...
it is interesting reading, and i agree with some of the given "cons" of regular CIA's ... but is this just another ploy? or am i better de-baffling and dropping a k&n panel filter?
3. opinion question: i'm not sure i like the lic. plate holder on the front ... should i remove it and replace it w/ the strip (say, from bavauto) or buy one of the pretty, shiny plates w/ that beautiful roundel in the center?
4. (last one, promise) Is there really stock paint underneath of the grey of the sideskirts? the guy i'm buying the car from recomended a place that will custom match my paint and give me some spray cans. HE said it was an easy custom job. If i CAN just remove the grey can i personally paint the grey of the real, and maybe front bumpers?
sorry for stupid questions. i'm in love with cars ... not just bmw's ... cars, and i just love learning more about them ...