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#1 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 02:52 PM
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Bimmer Addicts,

Greetings.

I just found this awesome forum last week and joined right away. Now I am saying hello.

I am a proud owner of a 97 318. This car is a blast to drive and I drive it like it's stolen everyday.

She sports a custom exhast which is being replaced by another after market tuesday when it comes via FedX.

She breaths thru a K&N in the stock air box which I customized by "redoing" the air intake. A K&N conical is coming this week also.

My major "add on's" (besides the rims) are in the stereo. . .

800 watt Rockford Amp driving 2 Diamond 10" subs in a custom enclosure.
100 watt Clarion driving Rockford seperates up front.
Clarion Pro CD in the dash.

She has 101,000 miles that have never seen over 3,000 before an oil and filter change.

Next upgrades are going to be an adjustable coil over system and a body kit.

Maybe an S/C (insurance companies won't insure me for a M3 or 330 )

She has a little body damage upfront becuase of me driving with a broken leg and not being able to "throw out the hooks" fast/hard enough. ghead

Right now she is sitting on 225/50's but want to go "thinner."

Anyway, here are a couple of pics and I finally get to be around people that love their Bimmer as much as I do (my brother is a Ford fan).

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Welcome to the forums Nice ride, Im sure if you have any questions you'll find the answer here.

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Good lookin ride man... welcome to the e36 forum...

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Styles & 97alpineM3,

Thanks for the welcome!

Styles,

You all have answered a few questions that I had already!

I do have another question though. . .

How many, if at all, have a street/track setup on their car and how do you like it?

The reason I ask is I want to club race my car, soon, and I am do for a suspension overhaul anyway (way too sloppy now). I have my mind set on an "adjustable" with camber adjustments but was wondering how "streetable" it really is?

Should I go that way?

I was thinking of going with and racing an E30 but I am "in tune" with my baby and want to tweak her (and my wife won't let me get one now). I've taken Vetts and Mustangs into turns with her and I always come out alone! But then they catch up in less than a second!

Also, anyone live in Arizona?

I know this car inside and out so hopefully I can contribute!

Thanks again,

Chris

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You'll probably need to get a "big brake" kit at the same time you do the suspension. The stock pads/rotors just won't take it on the track.

Check out Porterfield Brakes for stree/racing pads/rotors.

Keep us posted on your progress. Post some pics of the mods going on. We like pics.

Good luck!

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