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My New 1992 325IS

Postby Long Live Love BMW » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:56 pm

Wussup My E36 Lovers i just purchased a new E36 AND i need IDEAS !!!

Everyones imput counts cause im Lost !! with Modding and Performance
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Re: My New 1992 325IS

Postby DEFKON99 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:37 pm

nice platform to start a new project !! Welcome!
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Re: My New 1992 325IS

Postby Ant Man » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:34 am

Nice to meet you!
what's your budget then the input can start!
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Re: My New 1992 325IS

Postby Long Live Love BMW » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:47 pm

Ant Man wrote:Nice to meet you!
what's your budget then the input can start!


Roughly over a 1,000 DOLLARS for right now ,and nice to meet you too Bmw Brother what do you have in mind Ant Man ?
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Re: My New 1992 325IS

Postby JFM325is » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:19 pm

very clean paint. It depends what you feel like doing. I would get a nice set of wheels first. It makes a huge difference on these cars and it will really make your car stand out more. After that you can do the M body style swap (m3 front bumber, m3 sideskirts, m3 moldings, m3 rear bumper, m3 side mirrors) then throw her on coilovers and an exhaust and you will have pretty much the perfect looking platform car. After that you can work on engine MODS and decide if you want to go turbo or stay NA or swap to a bigger engine.
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Re: My New 1992 325IS

Postby Long Live Love BMW » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:13 pm

JFM325is wrote:very clean paint. It depends what you feel like doing. I would get a nice set of wheels first. It makes a huge difference on these cars and it will really make your car stand out more. After that you can do the M body style swap (m3 front bumber, m3 sideskirts, m3 moldings, m3 rear bumper, m3 side mirrors) then throw her on coilovers and an exhaust and you will have pretty much the perfect looking platform car. After that you can work on engine MODS and decide if you want to go turbo or stay NA or swap to a bigger engine.



if i wanted to work on the performace what do i do first in terms of hp and alittle more tort
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Re: My New 1992 325IS

Postby JFM325is » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:49 pm

depends.. Do you want to stay NA or go turbo. You dont want to waste money on NA parts that later will be tossed because of turbo. So let me know what you wanna do then I can tell you
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Re: My New 1992 325IS

Postby Long Live Love BMW » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:13 am

JFM325is wrote:depends.. Do you want to stay NA or go turbo. You dont want to waste money on NA parts that later will be tossed because of turbo. So let me know what you wanna do then I can tell you


I Want to go NA Honestly but my friends say the cost of NA is stupid i should just go turbo because it will benefit me in the long run im on the ropes man .... im not really a speeder though i enjoy an nice cruise and a slow shift on the highway... but i also wanted to ask you what springs is better to drop my car on ?
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Re: My New 1992 325IS

Postby JFM325is » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:31 pm

well honestly if you don't use your car to go fast but just like to cruise and have alittle umf behind it go NA. Turbo is a lot of work and maintenance to keep running such high HP on your engine. Go NA and you can get another 50-70 Hp out of your car if done right. As for springs I had both bilstien struts with H&R OE sport springs and Rokkor Coilovers. The Rokkor coilovers have been by far the best investment for my car. They are stiffer and cheaper the billy H&R set up but they don't sacrifice ride quality and they are coilovers so you can adjust your ride height to whatever you feel you want.
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Re: My New 1992 325IS

Postby Long Live Love BMW » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:45 pm

So im doing reaserch and im trying to figure out where do i start with the NA job i got like a 1,000 dollars to start with im thinking intake and exhaust then headers but im lost ... sorry to keep bothering you bro but im lost i just checked the car out its in goood condition 116 on the dash and its a 92 so thats pretty good im working on it now trying to write down some mods and some things i can work on tonight
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Re: My New 1992 325IS

Postby Long Live Love BMW » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:51 pm

this is how the engine is looking right now
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Re: My New 1992 325IS

Postby JFM325is » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:30 pm

A few things you wanna do first is get all the maintenance items down. Make sure oil filter, oil change, all fluids and spark plugs changed. These are old cars so you wanna make sure you get it back to its former glory before you start adding horsepower. I would change out engine mounts as well as transmounts and your flex disk next and now you could add alittle biit of HP Make your old CAI, exhaust and get a good chip. Either from turner or dinan or even going out and getting a custom mod. Then you can get into the more serious stuff like s52 cams and what not.
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