'97 BMW 318i

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Old 11-05-2008, 12:55 AM   #1
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It's a 1997 BMW 318i. I've had it for about a year and a half now and it's the best car I've ever driven. I've modded it quite a bit over the summer, but there's still more to come. It's currently ranked 37 out of 6000+ BMW 3-series on cardomain.com. Feel free to leave me positive comments or suggestions for future mods.

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Specs
- 1.9L, 4 cylinder engine (M44) @ 150+ HP
- 4 door sedan
- Samoa blue metallic

Lighting
- LED tail lights
- Clear corners and side repeaters
- Euro Headlights w/Angel Eyes
- Blue neon/LED interior

Cosmetics
- Aluminum Pedals
- Chrome gauge rings
- German style license plate
- Goofy eBay shark fin (every car has at least one mod thats good for a laugh)

Multimedia
- Sony head unit & iPod adaptor
- Sony amplifier
- Orion 5 1/2' speakers & tweeters
- CodeAlarm security

Performance
- Player rims & Nexen tires
- Remus exhaust
- K&N intake

Coming Soon/In Progress
- Blue LED conversion
- Spoiler
- Limo window tint in the rear
- Performance software from Mark D'Sylva
- Carbon fibre hood/trunk
- M3 style bumpers
- Fresh paint
- Sport suspension from H&R or DDM/Bilstein

When they say "BMW: The Ultimate Driving Machine"... it really is the ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE.
BMW FTW!

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Old 11-11-2008, 03:49 PM   #2
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nice ride man.... ballinnn
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:39 PM   #3
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Haha. Thanks! The 318i is the poor man's bimmer though. Still, I like it.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:38 PM   #4
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I'm going to post randomly in the hopes that we might get more action on this board.
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Nice ride!!!
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:43 PM   #6
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Thanks! I miss driving it. Nexen tires are useless in the snow... (but they're totally awesome on dry roads or in the rain)
As soon as the snow disappears, I'm planning on getting an ecu remap and painting the annoying grey parts on the body.

If you ever see me on the road, be sure to come say hello to me!
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nice.. bms are a smooth ride.. look forward to seeing updated pics
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Update!

I just purchased a big bore throttle body. Then I'm gonna pick up some software and we'll see what this baby can do. Of course, nothing drastic has been done to the engine so I'm not expecting something crazy, but hopefully there will be a noticeable difference.

After that, hopefully the weather will have calmed down and warmed up enough for me to start working on the bumpers. Boo for lack of garage...
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:50 AM   #9
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post some progress pics... ;)
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cool ride man. always wanted to buy bmw but cant afford it! lol
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nicee ride yo!! :D

i think i've seen this car before and that house too...hmmm
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nicee ride yo!! :D

i think i've seen this car before and that house too...hmmm
Haha, yeah. You know this car and the house.
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lol i knew it!!! :D

nice seeing u here bro ^_^
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EXCITING! She's back on the road! Unfortunately, she's all dirty from all the mud that got splattered on after trying to move my dad's Mercedes out of the way and get her out of the icy patches in my drive way. Whatever, I just gotta take her for a bath tomorrow and she'll be ready to rock! I'm so excited!

Now I'm just waiting on the big bore throttle body to come in the mail. And then once school's over, I can start to save up for an ECU re-program and I'll have the engine side of performance upgrades to where I want them. I'm also thinking of getting a black vinyl roof done while I get my windows tinted. And then work on my bumpers too while I'm at it. After that I can start worrying about suspension, but I'm thinking suspension might have to come next summer.
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thats cool man. dont ya want to add an exhaust for nicer deep sound and looks? ;)
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