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#1 (permalink) Old 07-23-2009, 11:32 PM
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Question Looking to fix up my e34

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I have a 1989 525i 5 speed just sitting in my garage, last time I drove it was winter because of some engine problems. I took it into the mechanic but wasn't able to get anything fixed, because i didn't have the cash on hand, however now I do and I shall be taking it back in.
A couple of quick questions though about possible fixes.

My neighbors backed into my e34 when it was parked in the street, leaving a huge indent in the body panel above my back left wheel, how much does it usually cost to fix that (I have their insurance information, and will file a claim, haven't up until now because I thought I was going to junk the car)

My front passenger wheel was apparently bent when I got into an accident (some bitch hit me as I was making a left turn, ripped the front bumper completely off), where could I find a replacement wheel, and also the headlight was cracked, what would you recommend as a replacement (new glass for the headlight, or just a completely new enclosure)

What can I do to the car to improve its driveability, appearance and possibly power/speed? I'm trying to keep the costs under 2k as well.

Thanks in advance guys.


Here is a link to some pictures

Index of /pics/bmwfix

IMG_9567 is a pic of the car from the front

IMG_9568 through IMG_9570, IMG_9577 through IMG_9579 documents the damage that occurred when I was hit while completing a left turn

IMG_9572 shows the damage when my neighbors backed into the car

IMG_9575 and IMG_9576 show the headlights up close (9572 shows the crack in the left headlight)

IMG_9580 through IMG_)9582 shows the interior of the car

IMG_9583 through IMG_9585 show vandalism that the car has undergone and needs to be fixed (driver's side keyed, and X carved into the hood)

IMG_9586 through IMG_9593 shows the engine



Please, any help would be much appreciated. This was my first car, and I want to be able to drive around in it with pride
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To estimate the cost of all the repairs would be a difficult deal at best. But I can say that the cracked headlight needs to be replaced; it is just the one light.

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the repairs i can deal with, mainly after i get all the little things fixed, what else is there that I can do with the car in terms of upgrading? and would it be feasible to upgrade to a euro headlight kit?
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After repairs, what else is there that I can do to my car? I was thinking performance chip and cold air intake (no clue which ones, any recommendations?), HID lighting, new suspension (thinking Eibach, not entirely sure though), some blackout rims, and this electric cut out for the exhaust (https://shop.quicktimeperformance.co...t_detail&p=11#), does anyone know the diameter of the e34 exhaust?

please post any suggestions you have, I really want to get all these parts lined up so I can get cracking as soon as repairs are done. thanks guys.
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hey guys im new to this forums and stuff. i got a Q, i want swap an engine antrany from a 00 528i trip-tornic with a gm5(A5S 360R) to a 98 528i auto with a THM-R1(A4S 270R) got the computers and the closter. will this work and is it woth it?

any help will be apreciated. thanks
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post a thread about it instead of hijacking mine? lol
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I can help with the handling,bigger rims,lower suspension.the E34 is a lovely drive but is'nt designed for performance(M5 aside)




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