Newbie Help. - 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 09-26-2003, 09:43 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mjrage is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Im new to the site, looking around at the 97-98 328's and I see a lot of Rieger kits, etc... can someone point me to the best place to look at the different kits, or body styling's for e36's?

Right now, I have a 99 Civic Si.


But I am in the process of getting a bmw, how long do the engine's last in these cars? I prefer a 5 speed, any other issues well known with the cars? How many miles would be too many when buying? Whats the goal miles? Where are some good sites for engine swaps, etc..?

Basically, Im new to the game, would like to look around and need some guidance.

Thanks.
mjrage is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 09-26-2003, 10:08 PM
1st Gear Member
 
///M-P3NgUiN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
///M-P3NgUiN is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to ///M-P3NgUiN
what are you? a crack adict? ? STOP SOILING THIS RESPECTABLE BUVARIAN MOTOR SITE WITH YOUR JAPP. "CARS"!
///M-P3NgUiN is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 09-26-2003, 10:26 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: UMBC, Maryland
Posts: 2,329
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to woobiee
comon now ///M-P3NgUiN, its not that he drives a riced out minivan.

Im not a fan of ricey cars, but i must admit, your Si is not rice. Good work on keepin it clean.

Umm, the engines have the potential to last along time, you just need to maintain it. I think you should look for something lower than 100,000 miles on the clock. Good that you are looking for a 5 speed, BMW autos and BMW manuals are like night and day.

I would suggest going to www.bavauto.com to look for different body kits. Ignore the prices cuz they are usually retail. www.renn-sport.net has great prices you may wanna check them out.

oh and welcome
~Andy
woobiee is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 09-26-2003, 10:35 PM
Ski
Sheer Driving Pleasure
 
Ski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 2,421
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ski is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by ///M-P3NgUiN@Sep 27 2003, 12:48 AM
what are you? a crack adict? ? STOP SOILING THIS RESPECTABLE BUVARIAN MOTOR SITE WITH YOUR JAPP. "CARS"!
Ya relax dude..

Welcome to the forums mjrage!! B)


My Jet Black's
'03 3.0i Z4 Loaded
'02 325Ci Loaded
'06 330xi Loaded
Ski is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2003, 10:37 PM
1st Gear Member
 
///M-P3NgUiN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
///M-P3NgUiN is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to ///M-P3NgUiN
hahahaha, RICEY! thats a good one, i gotta use that some day.

but back to the point....

that is an attrocious civic. anyone can custom one of those (not that he actually did customize his, looks pritty much stock). dont congrat. him for jumpin on the CiViC-BanD-WaGoN. sry man, i just cant respect a civic owner. ck
///M-P3NgUiN is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 09-26-2003, 10:43 PM
Ski
Sheer Driving Pleasure
 
Ski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 2,421
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ski is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by ///M-P3NgUiN@Sep 27 2003, 01:17 AM
hahahaha, RICEY! thats a good one, i gotta use that some day.

but back to the point....

that is an attrocious civic. anyone can custom one of those (not that he actually did customize his, looks pritty much stock). dont congrat. him for jumpin on the CiViC-BanD-WaGoN. sry man, i just cant respect a civic owner. ck
You'll go down hill real quick here w/ members if you don't chill out..


My Jet Black's
'03 3.0i Z4 Loaded
'02 325Ci Loaded
'06 330xi Loaded
Ski is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2003, 10:44 PM
1st Gear Member
 
///M-P3NgUiN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
///M-P3NgUiN is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to ///M-P3NgUiN
oooopsies


too much crack tonight lol
///M-P3NgUiN is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 09-26-2003, 10:57 PM
Ski
Sheer Driving Pleasure
 
Ski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 2,421
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ski is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by ///M-P3NgUiN@Sep 27 2003, 01:24 AM
oooopsies


too much crack tonight lol
Maybe you should just stick to the 'Lounge' section instead..I'll see to it.. :wink


My Jet Black's
'03 3.0i Z4 Loaded
'02 325Ci Loaded
'06 330xi Loaded
Ski is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 12:56 AM
5th Gear Member
 
BeemerMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,015
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BeemerMan will become famous soon enough BeemerMan will become famous soon enough
Hey MON i use to own a ricemobile...i had a civic hatchback but i got rid of that crap and got me a bimmer. I've never been so happier in my life. Oh I love my car.

BeemerMan is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 08:19 AM
1st Gear Member
 
325iS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Anniston, AL
Posts: 284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
325iS is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by ///M-P3NgUiN@Sep 26 2003, 11:17 PM
hahahaha, RICEY! thats a good one, i gotta use that some day.

but back to the point....

that is an attrocious civic. anyone can custom one of those (not that he actually did customize his, looks pritty much stock). dont congrat. him for jumpin on the CiViC-BanD-WaGoN. sry man, i just cant respect a civic owner. ck

All this coming from a guy who wants to put ///M badges on his 325iS? Sounds like you're more rice than the civic owner.



By the way, welcome to the board, mjrage. As you can see I'm new to these forums too. Seems like a pretty good place so far.




-Brian-

'88 Mustang LX coupe
- - - 11.56 @ 120 - - - 410 rwhp / 459 rwtq (Naturally Aspirated)
Hell yeah, it's a street car!
'92 325iS - - - - - - - - - 15.328 @ 89.70
325iS is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 08:46 AM
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
many of the people here dont have bimmers anyway. it so happens that not everyone is fortunate enough to afford a bmw. i was lucky that my parents told me to start saving up a long time ago, so now ive got one. to answer your question go to the faq section and check out all the links there, heres the link for engine swaps:http://www.bavengine.com/
the///man is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 10-06-2003, 10:41 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 114
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hamann 325i is an unknown quantity at this point
Hamann 325i is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 10-06-2003, 10:31 PM
1st Gear Member
 
daniel318is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
daniel318is is an unknown quantity at this point
yer welcome mjrage, i dont have a bmw as yet because im only 16, and i have been saving for a while so hopefully i will get it b4 im 18, just havent see the one i want, and im a little off.

daniel318is - dh_o2@hotmail.com
the baby bimmer
bmw sheer driving pleasure
God drives bmw <span style='color:blue'>/</span><span style='colorurple'>/</span><span style='color:red'>/</span>M
daniel318is is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 10-06-2003, 10:46 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Grand Canyon State
Posts: 2,146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AZ325Ci is on a distinguished road
welcome aboard mjrage!! B)

AZ325Ci 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
Newbie needing help shiftmx67 3-Series (E36) 7 09-27-2005 11:05 PM
Hello From A Newbie And Some Questions! Hawaiiannights M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) 2 05-16-2005 10:53 AM
Newbie On The Board bmcrazie 3-Series (E21, E30) 2 05-01-2005 02:23 AM
Newbie Sfarooq M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) 6 10-26-2004 06:04 PM
540i sport newbie...top 3 mods!!! nshape8 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 10 07-27-2004 01:16 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