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Old Thu, Mar-27-2014, 06:36:32 PM   #1
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Default Mrs. Obioban's e91 328i









Picked this up this morning.

Rear wheel drive
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Manual
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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.
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Default Re: Obioban's Wife's e91 328i

Very good choice! I need to get my wife to accept stick shift as well!
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Old Fri, Mar-28-2014, 08:16:50 AM   #3
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Default Re: Obioban's Wife's e91 328i

Love the outside colour mate, it looks like a good mint condition car, hope it all goes well, the 330i mods should make all the difference.

Those wheels will have to go mate, they are hideous!!! pretty much any set of OEM sport wheels would be better.

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Very good choice! I need to get my wife to accept stick shift as well!
My wife wont even entertain an auto, not even the SMG!!
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Very good choice! I need to get my wife to accept stick shift as well!
Still working on mine to do the same
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Do you plan on retrofitting the 330i intake manifold?
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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
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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
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
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Freaking wicked!!! Congrats to you and the ///Mrs.

I love that there are practically no crazy options!

I heard stellar things regarding the Bilsteins on the E9X chassis. If I don't get coilovers for my E90 M3, I'll more than likely be getting Bilstein shocks.

Can't wait to see the progress!

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Yeah, I've been liking that idea lately myself. Semi considering something like a 128i as a DD...
Same here! Seeing what Ian's brother did with his E82 128i impresses me all the time. The N52 community is a small-coo-people's club, LOL...I want to be part of it!
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*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.
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*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

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