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Obioban Thu, Mar-27-2014 06:36:32 PM

Mrs. Obioban's e91 328i
 
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Picked this up this morning.

Rear wheel drive
NA
Manual
Hydraulic power steering
No DI
no iDrive

The last of the purchasable BMW's, imo, as all of the above were minimum requirements for me.

Currently it is a 328i, but soon it'll be a Supersprint header/evolve tune 330i, which will put it at (a reliable, NA) ~300 crank HP.

After this summer these wheels will become winter wheels, and we'll get something light/strong for the summer with real tires.

Needs M3/1M subframe bushing asap, and have to figure out what I'm going with suspension on it. Likely it'll be stock sport springs with Koni yellows or Bilsteins.

Roof rack will also be removed.

But, first order of business will be swapping all the fluids!

May dye the vinyl parts of the interior black for a two tone effect, undecided on that...

50,000 miles on the clock, currently. This should be a fun and reliable car for a long time, given how it's optioned.

I really love the non iDrive radio/sirius/bluetooth/ipod interface. Looks old school, but with new school functionality.

Surge709 Thu, Mar-27-2014 06:38:42 PM

Re: Obioban's Wife's e91 328i
 
Very good choice! I need to get my wife to accept stick shift as well!

terraphantm Thu, Mar-27-2014 06:59:31 PM

Re: Obioban's Wife's e91 328i
 
Do you plan on retrofitting the 330i intake manifold?

Dave B Thu, Mar-27-2014 07:06:14 PM

Re: Obioban's Wife's e91 328i
 
*does happy dance*

You know why this excites me. Now you won't beat me to my ultimate goal...

This will be fun to watch. I'm no fan of the E9x non-M but I'm sure it won't be long before I'm a fan of this one.

Obioban Thu, Mar-27-2014 07:09:54 PM

Re: Obioban's Wife's e91 328i
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by terraphantm (Post 1066590038)
Do you plan on retrofitting the 330i intake manifold?

Absolutely, ASAP.

We did it on my brother's car (with enabling software), and the difference is astounding. I love the idea of a factory reliable, 300 crank hp (headers as well), NA, manual, rwd wagon :D

Obioban Thu, Mar-27-2014 07:12:48 PM

Re: Obioban's Wife's e91 328i
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave B (Post 1066590058)
*does happy dance*

You know why this excites me. Now you won't beat me to my ultimate goal...

This will be fun to watch. I'm no fan of the E9x non-M but I'm sure it won't be long before I'm a fan of this one.

This doesn't mean I won't beat you to that goal :lolhit:

I'm no fan of most of the e9X cars, but the N52, no iDrive, rwd ones....

jeremy5000 Thu, Mar-27-2014 07:33:09 PM

Re: Mrs. Obioban's e91 328i
 
Definitely quite the DD setup... does she enjoy it more than the Mini? and I may also have a set of wheels for this with PS2s....

terraphantm Thu, Mar-27-2014 07:41:40 PM

Re: Obioban's Wife's e91 328i
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Obioban (Post 1066590072)
Absolutely, ASAP.

We did it on my brother's car (with enabling software), and the difference is astounding. I love the idea of a factory reliable, 300 crank hp (headers as well), NA, manual, rwd wagon :D

Yeah, I've been liking that idea lately myself. Semi considering something like a 128i as a DD and then turning the M3 into more of a project car. But another side of me wants something more comfortable, like an e60 550i

Surge709 Thu, Mar-27-2014 07:47:21 PM

Re: Mrs. Obioban's e91 328i
 
If I sell the wife's car, I may have winters for you.... nothing special though.

m3dragon Thu, Mar-27-2014 08:04:23 PM

Re: Mrs. Obioban's e91 328i
 
I will have some E90 m3 parts you can buy COUGH..


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