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Old 09-10-2005, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My name is Sean and i'm 16 years old. Live in Pa, i cant drive yet but i get my lisence in december. theres a good chance i may get a used 2000 BMW 323i. It has the sport package with black exterior and black interior, 5 speed manual trany. If you guys could help me out with if this is a good car and how i can make it faster. I come from a family that has "a need for speed." My dad has had porches(gt3, carrera 911), BMW(m3, m5, 540i)and now he has a mercades E55 AMG. My brother has an m3 and lives out in arizona. I'm not a spoiled little rich kid either. I work hard for my money and will buying the car myself. During the summer i work as a carptner and during the school year i work at a sports store. So any help would be greatly apperciated.
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Old 09-10-2005, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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save up a little more and get a 325, at least. as much as I love my 2000 323Ci, it is slow as hell. or, even consider getting an e36 M3.
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Old 09-10-2005, 10:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea i told my dad i wanted an m3 and he laughed at me but i shall try to ask him to help me out to get a 325...either or it will be my first car i just want it to go faster then the rice burners round here.
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well i know what its about i just dont want to be all show and no go...
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get the 323 if you must. then, supercharge it.
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how reliable is it to supercharge? i dont wanna drop like 7 grand then have my car in the shop all the time. Also would it be better to go with danan upgrades?
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supercharging shouldn't unduly reduce reliabilty as long as you properly reinforce the engine at the time of installation. as for Dinan upgrades, I know nothing about them, so I cannot accurately comment on that. personally, I favor parts from Hamann and other german tuners.
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i'm new to the whole german car thing. I know more about lifting trucks and stuff if someone else could help me out that would be super!



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e36 m3 or e46 328 are both options with more power and torque than the 323 would give you and are in the same price range (well, a couple $thousand extra). Welcome.
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sean: the bmw 6 cylinders (either 323, 325, 328 330) are very strong, and can take a supercharger. bavauto sells a nice one, but there are many available.

compared to lifting trucks, i have a 1984 fj60 landcruiser , this takes much more electronics and injector work. i could not pull off installing a charger myself, but:

check out the roundel (bmw club mag), there is a lot of contacts there to either do it for you, or advise.

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hey thanks for the help everyone. It will be some time before i decide to supercharge it. I'm deff. getting the 323i though so i'll post some pictures when i can. Peterkulesza if you have pictures of your 1984 fj60 landcruiser i'd love to see them and i'll send you some of my works of art also.



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hehehe, i will send you a private pix show (not to abuse the BMW repeat BMW forum), the truck is getting ambulane style ausie doors, and bunch of fender rust fixed.
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alright sounds good

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i'm new to the whole german car thing. I know more about lifting trucks and stuff if someone else could help me out that would be super!



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