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Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by Suspence, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Suspence

    Suspence Formula Junior

    May 6, 2006
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    Spencer Berke
    Just picked her up, it's a 1988 BMW 325. Lots of mods and many more mods coming, it runs great and so far it's awesome. Runs strong, love it for my first real car. I purchased it with my own money so it means a lot more to me then my jeep.

    Mods:
    Headers
    Full Exhaust
    Chipped
    Custom Paint
    5 ziegen wheels
    Springs, coilovers, lowered
    Racing seats
    m3 shift knob
    No AC/heater
    ipod hookup
    12 inch rockford fosgate T2
    2000watt rockford fosgate amp
    Kenwood headunit
    2 6x9's infinity's in the rear
    2 inifinity's in the front door panels
    5% tint all around
    Debadged
    And more, just gotta remember lol

    I plan on getting a lot more, HIDS are in the mail and I want some m3 mirrors along with painting some trim black on my car, I may even go with a full CF hood soon enough, but let me know what you think. The car isn't 100 percent my taste, but it's about 99 percent haha. Got the car for a great price, going to hold onto it until motor goes and then m3 swap :).

    I'll keep you all updated as time goes on with what I do to it, so this is my official first car :D. Here I come autoX...

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    Sorry, I had my fisheye on and I just wanted to snap quick pics and I didn't bother to mess with any settings so don't worry, my real work isn't like this lol... Better pics soon!!!
     
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  3. Andy348

    Andy348 Formula 3
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    You lucky SOB!!! :)

    Thats my dream first car, yet I've still got 3 years until I turn 18. Look great! Lovin' the mods.
     
  4. TheMayor

    TheMayor Eight Time F1 World Champ
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  5. Oceanic815

    Oceanic815 Formula 3

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  6. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    my first car was an '87 BMW 325. great car, I really miss it!
     
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  8. DriveAfterDark

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    #6 DriveAfterDark, Jun 24, 2009
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    I looooooooooooooooooove E30's! Big congratulations. Smart choice. Mine first was a 1984 Mini. It broke down on the way home and never ran again... Play safe, BMW's encourage to drive fast :)

    Edit: Picture attached! It was always a laugh when four people came out of the tiny car... When it worked... For three miles or so... :)
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  9. agup48

    agup48 Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Congrats, good looking car, got any pictures of your Jeep?
     
  10. lambokid

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  11. Fastviper

    Fastviper F1 Rookie

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    I have always thought about that push button thingie.. did it really work? That is soo neat!
     
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  13. Devilsolsi

    Devilsolsi F1 Veteran
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    I don't see the shocker sticker listed as a mod..

    Congrats on a good looking car.
     
  14. UroTrash

    UroTrash Three Time F1 World Champ
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    I'm going to incorporate the shocker into my female pelvic exams after Obamacare takes hold in order to save precious seconds and increase my thru-put.
     
  15. CAS

    CAS F1 Rookie

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    Dude, sick car. I wouldn't go full CF hood, but I would try to add back the heater core and fans. I love it! Please be careful in it; I had a 1978 Ford pickup as a first car and I damn near killed myself in it, much less something like your car.

    It really does look great. Would love to see video clips with the headers.
     
  16. TheMayor

    TheMayor Eight Time F1 World Champ
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    It was a gimmick. It had the same operation as the old steering column shifters. It looked cool and it worked exactly the same.

    I do remember though once that I pushed the "drive" button too hard and the entire mechanism pushed into the dash! I sold the car soon after. It was a POS. My next car was.....

    An AMC Hornet!!!!! Man, I've come a long way to an F430 spider!!!
     
  17. Suspence

    Suspence Formula Junior

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    Haha, thanks everyone it means a lot.
    Car is running good, just got some new oil in her and new tail light bulbs.
    HID's come next week :).
     
  18. vincent355

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    nice!

    loved my first car...peugeot 405 MI16... :)
     
  19. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    #16 Jedi, Jun 26, 2009
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    My first car was a 4-door version of THIS, in about the same shape. 1964 Oldsmobile F-85 6-cylinder,
    with about 10 different coats of paint to keep the rust from escaping :) Under-dash cassette player,
    with tiny (and TINNY) 4" Radio Shack surface-mount speakers on the rear deck. But it was MINE :D
    Got it in Winter of 1979, just after I got my license. Somewhere I have a single photo of me by my
    car... I hope to find it and scan it in for threads such as this... with me standing by the car :)

    And to Mr. Incognito: You must be a YOUNGIN!!!!!

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  20. Jdahlstrom

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  21. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Curious... was the rear plate Euro too? :D

    Jedi
     
  22. Jdahlstrom

    Jdahlstrom Formula 3

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    No :(

    I'm thinking of getting a copy of that plate and put it behind my us tag.
     
  23. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Rats :D Thought you had a totally cool Euro import... any other pics? Very
    COOL first car. Mind if I ask how old you are? (I'm and old bald guy and 48)
    The 'first car' choices are OH SO MUCH different now than in the 70s :D

    Jedi
     
  24. Jdahlstrom

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