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Thread: Not A Project: Peterís 2009 335i M Sport

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    You had me at ďsomething my wife wouldnít hate...Ē! :-) congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCID86 View Post
    You had me at ďsomething my wife wouldnít hate...Ē! :-) congratulations.



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    Now I see why touring is for sale. Congrats Peter on new daily! White e90 is a sweet looking car, especially with m-sport bumpers. I like factory wheels and would keep them. Are they significantly heavier than APEX ones?
    Somebody had mentioned typical oil leaks. Do the have the same gaskets problems as e46? if that is the case, I cannot believe BMW did not sort that out.
    I have a little experience with e90. I drove a 2007 335i ones from Boston to Florida and was amazed how that car performed as a highway cruiser. I drove it on terrible run flats, but even with them car felt great.
    With new e90 on your driveway, what is the future of X3? Is that your wife's car and you planning to keep it or we should expect another surprise soon?
    I am will be waiting for some interior pictures and more updates.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RUS_ZHP View Post
    Now I see why touring is for sale.

    This is definitely not why the touring is for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    This is definitely not why the touring is for sale.
    Well, it's at least a part of it. I thinking he mentioned that he has so many cars and very little time for car projects. Touring was a big project.
    Let's see what Peter has to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUS_ZHP View Post
    Now I see why touring is for sale. Congrats Peter on new daily! White e90 is a sweet looking car, especially with m-sport bumpers. I like factory wheels and would keep them. Are they significantly heavier than APEX ones?
    Somebody had mentioned typical oil leaks. Do the have the same gaskets problems as e46? if that is the case, I cannot believe BMW did not sort that out.
    I have a little experience with e90. I drove a 2007 335i ones from Boston to Florida and was amazed how that car performed as a highway cruiser. I drove it on terrible run flats, but even with them car felt great.
    With new e90 on your driveway, what is the future of X3? Is that your wife's car and you planning to keep it or we should expect another surprise soon?
    I am will be waiting for some interior pictures and more updates.
    the wheels are definitely heavier than the apex ARC-8s... about 6lbs per wheel heavier!! that is the main motivation i would want some lighter wheels - i can feel the difference more in the suspension reaction than in accel/decel differences. so i am heavily considering a set...

    as far as oil leaks - less, the OFHG can leak, oil pan gasket, and valve cover. all the same leaks as the E46. but totally manageable.

    as for the X3 - it just got some suspension refreshing, and it doesn't have any glaring issues at the moment, so my wife will keep driving it. considering we're looking at moving in the summer to a more urban area, i likely won't be replacing it, as it's pretty reliable and cheap to own.


    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    This is definitely not why the touring is for sale.
    Quote Originally Posted by RUS_ZHP View Post
    Well, it's at least a part of it. I thinking he mentioned that he has so many cars and very little time for car projects. Touring was a big project.
    Let's see what Peter has to say.
    it was a lot of reasons.... none of them had to do with too many cars, but it was primarily an emotional decision. lots of strife with my wife over this car... and given my current situation, that's just not worth it. had it not been for that, i would 100% be keeping it. and while it's only a car... i can't help but feel a little bit of loss here.

    and on that note... i am thankful for my wife and kids, and to be alive and breathing. happy 'murican thanksgiving everyone!
    peter

    2009 BMW 335i M Sport 6MT

    2007 BMW X3 3.0si M Sport 6MT

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    Quote Originally Posted by slater View Post
    and on that note... i am thankful for my wife and kids, and to be alive and breathing. happy 'murican thanksgiving everyone!
    Thank you sir. Happy moose day to you!

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    Wow, not sure how I missed this! I really need to get on the website via computer more often instead of Tapatalk.

    Congrats, Peterman. The E9x is the last of the 3 Series to really strike my fancy. I looked at them off and on before the ZHP; I wanted an '06 330i 6MT with the N52B30 (I was new to wrenching so the N54 scared me) but I just couldn't get down the the Pre-LCI mustache. Of course now that I'm comfortable wrenching I would buy an E91 335 RWD/6MT in a heartbeat if BMW had offered us one...

    Not getting iDrive was definitely the right choice; whenever I drive my dad's '07 5er I'm immediately reminded how worthless outdated tech really is. It's actually one of things I find so appealing about the E46 and older.

    I know they're heavier than what you're used to, but those Style 193s look really sharp against AlpinweiŖ.
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    Ohhhh an E90 thread. Subbed to see how many mods this car gets
    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer1
    You will notice quickly it is not a Honda. Welcome to BMW, for those who like working on cars just to keep it functioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    Wow, not sure how I missed this! I really need to get on the website via computer more often instead of Tapatalk.

    Congrats, Peterman. The E9x is the last of the 3 Series to really strike my fancy. I looked at them off and on before the ZHP; I wanted an '06 330i 6MT with the N52B30 (I was new to wrenching so the N54 scared me) but I just couldn't get down the the Pre-LCI mustache. Of course now that I'm comfortable wrenching I would buy an E91 335 RWD/6MT in a heartbeat if BMW had offered us one...

    Not getting iDrive was definitely the right choice; whenever I drive my dad's '07 5er I'm immediately reminded how worthless outdated tech really is. It's actually one of things I find so appealing about the E46 and older.

    I know they're heavier than what you're used to, but those Style 193s look really sharp against AlpinweiŖ.
    thanks spenser!

    yes, the LCI updates really make this car much better looking. the E46 definitely has the edge in the looks department, however in M Sport guise these things have a bit of a mean look to them.

    and YES to the E91 335i RWD/6MT! after getting used to this thing, having one in Touring form would be killer. i can import one to canada in..... 8 years, LOL (i'd want a 2011 with the N55).

    no iDrive was just fortunate - this car just happened to not have it, plus be super low-KM and have everything else i wanted. i didn't really care for it in the 2011 335xi's that i drove; the NAV was OK, but a bit cumbersome. so i'm happy to not have it, and it's a lot cleaner inside... i'll post some pics. it's basically like an 'E90 ZHP' inside, with silver textured aluminum trim, anthracite headliner, M Sport wheel and shift knob, etc.

    yeah, the 193Ms do look nice on there. i'm going to keep them until these tires are dead (they only have about 4K KMs on them.... so it'll be 2-3 years), then likely ditch them for some lightweight wheels (thinking 18x9/18x9.5 apex EC-7's with 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 rubber).


    Quote Originally Posted by DeathTrap View Post
    Ohhhh an E90 thread. Subbed to see how many mods this car gets
    LOL. it's going to be an exercise in restraint. i have a few that i want to do, but they are pretty tame:

    - power lumbar retrofit
    - koni yellows (the stock shocks only have 45K miles on them, and while they have decent compression, they are definitely lacking in rebound)
    - helical LSD (likely a wavetrac from diffsonline)
    - rear subframe mount inserts

    that's it. the reason for the last two is that this thing in stock form will spin the tires all the way through 2nd gear if you want, and is a bit twitchy/snappy on oversteer (eLSD isn't awesome), and i would like to be able to put the stock power down predictably. the konis will help generate more grip too.
    peter

    2009 BMW 335i M Sport 6MT

    2007 BMW X3 3.0si M Sport 6MT

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