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Old 11-10-2004, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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why does the 325is weight more than the 325i?
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sorry about the dubble entry, didn't mean too; my bad!
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Old 11-10-2004, 10:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah ive also wanted to know if the "is" weighs more then the "i" ?????
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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they are pretty damn close in weight not enough to make a real big deal, just get what you need 2 door or 4, but the Is could and probably does have a sport package, which is cool, and it has a longer engine bay
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i think it has to do with the extra material required to strengthen the vehicle in the case of role over. more is needed to make it strong.
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My understaning is that the IS does not come with sport ackage unless ordered so.
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My understaning is that the IS does not come with sport ackage unless ordered so.
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your right, but your alot more likely to find a is with one
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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why does the 325is weight more than the 325i?
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thats because the chassis is made stiffer and sportier to support pressure on corners and keep a good handling.
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Old 11-11-2004, 01:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Diabolic+Nov 11 2004, 09:30 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Diabolic @ Nov 11 2004, 09:30 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-bluee36e36@Nov 11 2004, 05:37 AM
why does the 325is weight more than the 325i?
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thats because the chassis is made stiffer and sportier to support pressure on corners and keep a good handling.
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The doors and the reinforcement needed for the doors and roof are make the "is" heavier. Probaly 80-100lbs difference.

On a side note, the "i" has the stiffer chassis, it has a higher roof line and frame around the windows.
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The "i" is a four door. The "is" is a two door. And the sport package is an option available for both.
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Old 12-04-2004, 02:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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its because 'is' has 1 more letter than 'i'









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They are the same weight here, don't know why but it is.
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Old 12-04-2004, 09:32 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Then why the hell do they put IS on it if it doesn't have the sport package? Just cause its' a 2 door?

IS-----injected sport.....WTF?
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officially, s stands for sport so my opinion is that its probably a coupe with some sporty modifications
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Old 12-04-2004, 11:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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My understanding when i bought the damn thing was is means sport package,

Dosen't it have to to with the Manual/auto shifter?
3-Sport Program??
or is that on every car?
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