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Thread: Wyatt's E91 - Daily Driver, aka "the Couch"

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    Wink Wyatt's E91 - Daily Driver, aka "the Couch"

    All, it's been awhile since I've tuned in here. I've recently picked up an E91 328i as my new daily driver - yes, the ZHP has finally retired from daily driver duties. Albeit it was a bit forced (I blew the engine, again), it was a long time coming.

    There were a few cars that I had in mind, but this was the first car to become available (that I could live with) and it made sense. I scored this touring by way of daily craigslist searching. A small one-man used car dealer about 50 minutes northeast of me had picked it up at an auction in South Carolina. This was a TitleMax repossession vehicle.

    Alpine white on tan was a pretty combination, and aside from being a bit dirty inside (which will clean up easily), the thing is pretty mint for it's 178,000 miles. The N52 motor is very smooth and linear and paired with the ZF 6 speed auto, it's a superb drive.

    Enough with the boring story, here are the photos (iPhone):

    (Moments after purchasing, July, 2017)



    (October 19th, 2017) - Motion Control Suspension 1WNR dampers + Eibach Pro-Kit Springs + Apex EC-7's





    (October 25th, 2017) - LCI Style headlights





    Overall, it's in great condition. It's extremely comfortable and the stereo is much better than the Harmon Kardon system in the E46. It also has a panoramic sunroof, which is really awesome in the mornings and evenings. The rear windows have the privacy shade options, and paired with the window tint, it stays nice and cool inside.

    The dampers are OE and while the ride is comfortable, they are certainly showing their age. I have some ideas on what I'll do about the suspension setup, which will be shared in another update later.

    For now, the short list includes:
    • Getting it cleaned up inside - will share some photos of interior later
    • Replacing the headlights - these are factory halogens.
    • Fixing a broken cupholder
    • New wheel/tire combination
    Last edited by wertyu78; 10-25-2017 at 06:35 AM.

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    awesome, love me some tourings, especially the e91 series. sad news about your e46 :/
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    2002 ZHP Touring | M54 6 Speed

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    Love me an E91, and a manual to boot!

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    Congrats on the new car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nextelbuddy View Post
    awesome, love me some tourings, especially the e91 series. sad news about your e46 :/
    An S52 is going in it so I can keep tracking it this season, and should be swapped in by the end of the month. A V8 swap will likely take place over the winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    Love me an E91, and a manual to boot!
    I had driven a manual E91, and while it was nice, I was happy to get this E91 with a 6 speed auto. I'm a man that likes to row his own gears, but there's a luxury about the auto setup with the N52....

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    I apparently just glossed over it being an auto

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    subb'ed in b4 MCS install.

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    love it! congrats, wyatt! i dig the black wheels on the white, too - usually i don't like it either. i think gray would be nice, better than black. silver on white sometimes isn't awesome for some reason.

    enjoy the Touring!
    peter

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    Beautiful

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    Nice. And, welcome back!

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