The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 20

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The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 20

Postby PureLife » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:43 pm

It's a 1995 318i 5sp w/ 182k miles and one previous owner. It's a lot slower than my 535 used to be, but I'm not really expecting much out of a 138hp, 2900lb car ... it handles beautifully (you never really have to slow down for turns, you can just chuck it in at any speed ... so I still have my fun), but it's no drag racer by any means. :lol: However, it does get 26 mpg mixed driving, which is infinitely better than the 16 the old car used to get.

Anyway, here's a pic from when I got it (don't laugh at the parking position ... 4 car driveway, we had 5 cars ... had to go somewhere):
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Here are the pics as it sits right now:
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What I've done so far:
- Staggered 17 inch DSII M3 wheels w/ 235/40/ tires
- Clear tails, corners, and sidemarkers
- Front license plate delete strip
- Yellow fog bulbs; pure white low beam bulbs (was gonna go w/ HID but I had so many issues with them on my old car, I decided to hold off).
- Parking light delete.
- Clarion mp3; color matched to the interior color.

I eventually want to lower it a little and do a couple other minor things, although I don't really mind the way it sits now ... how long I keep it will determine what else I do to it.
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby AHTOXA » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:42 pm

Nice looking bimmer!
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby theholycow » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:58 pm

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Why does that look like a PRNDL?
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby ColJessip » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:01 pm

Cause I think those are window switches.

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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby PureLife » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:07 pm

Yes, it's the window switches; front left, rear window lock and left rear button are on the left side of the shifter and the passenger side ones on the right.

I assure you it's a proper 5 speed manual, as demonstrated in this version of the same picture, with increased brightness and size: :lol:

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I wouldn't move to the dark side man!

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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby ColJessip » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:16 pm

Now all we need is a video. And some engine pics.

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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:20 pm

Yes, it's the window switches; front left, rear window lock and left rear button are on the left side of the shifter and the passenger side ones on the right.

I assure you it's a proper 5 speed manual, as demonstrated in this version of the same picture, with increased brightness and size: :lol:

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I wouldn't move to the dark side man!
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:52 pm

paul34 wrote:To add insult to injury, Luke lost his shifting hand shortly thereafter. Actually, I guess that'd be adding injury to insult.

Not true! Luke came from a RHD planet, so his left hand was his shifting hand. Keep your eyes open and you'll catch stuff like this.
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby permabanned » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:58 pm

m50 swap it. dont waste time on the 4 cylinder, they are useless

hella clean e36 tho.
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby VTECaddict » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:07 pm

e36's are clean :)

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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby padauk_dust » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:15 pm

Nice, always wanted one of these.
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby PureLife » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:39 pm

permabanned wrote:m50 swap it. dont waste time on the 4 cylinder, they are useless

hella clean e36 tho.

I dunno about swapping it ... I don't really think it cost effective to do it; much easier and cheaper to just buy a 325 or even a 328 if I ever want more power.

In it's defense though, the m42 is a pretty nice little engine for what it is. Factory header, dual resonance intake manifold, two stage throttle body, hollow cams ... it was built with performance in mind -- it's only downfall really is the lack of displacement.

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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby wannabe » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:18 am

looks nice. and yes, it does look prndl...
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby vedran » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:25 am

beautiful bimmer.

where's the 535?
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot!

Postby PureLife » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:37 am

vedran wrote:beautiful bimmer.

where's the 535?

My dad has it now, but not for long.


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