Summer projects.. what actually happend....
Just wanted to start a thread since my summer is ending this weekend to see if anyone had any plans for there rides this summer and what actually happend?
As for me,
My plans were:
1) to get my self a shark injector,
2)"IF" possible some rims.
What Actually happend:
1) ZKW's with DDE Enhanced
2) Depo Fogs
3) Reiger eyebrows
4) Rims, (on car)
5) M3 style Poly Front bumper, (They arrived in US yesterday, I'll get it in 2 weeks)
6) S52 cams, (ordering them first thing monday)
7) M50 manifold, (ordering them first thing monday)
8) Custom tuned Shark, (ordering them first thing monday)
9) SS lines (ordering them first thing monday)
10) A "custom" project am working on ;) (stay tuned :redspotda )
good idea for a thread.
-5 speed manual conversion
-brake rotots, pads, SS Lines
-ZKW w. DDE's
-Rieger Infinity I front bumper
-Brake rotors, pads, SS Lines
So I accomplished one of my goals, and picked up two others along the way. I just wish I would make my car faster. But I am seriously thinking of just saving up, making it look good, and buying a bike for when I want to go fast.
The only things I haven't gotten to yet are new headlights with DDE's, clear tails, and new front control arms with ball joints preinstalled. The car was more of a restoration project than aftermarket modding, and I had to do a lot of stuff I hadn't planned on. So much to list, so I just copied and pasted from my home made spreadsheet. . .
Repl. wiper blades
Repl. Headlight switch
Repl. manual transmission under warranty (no 2nd gear)
Repl. Front & rear brake pads
State Inspection: Pass
Repl. windshield washer pump & seal grommet
Repl. amber front corner lenses w/ clear
Installed 17" x 7.5" rims
Mounted/balanced Kumho 711 tires
Installed Bulldog / DEI alarm system
Repl. Rear shock mounts, shocks & hardware (OEM Boge)
Repl. Rear trailing arm bushings
Repl. Front struts & spring pads (Bilstein HD)
Repaired passenger lock and repl. passenger window sliders
Oil & filter change: Castrol GTX 10W-40
New coolant expansion tank & cap
New upper & lower radiator hoses
New water pump (metal impeller) & aluminum thermostat housing
New 80c thermostat, 80/88c fan switch (fan delete mod kit)
Coolant flush, fan delete mod, added 2bottles of Water Wetter
Don't even get me started... hehe
-Bodywork in few places
-Switch interior lights to a less yellow lighting
-Bought and am waiting for front spoiler lip and timing belt
-New belts and valve cover gasket
-Replaced gas tank
-Painted the ugly m20 intake and valve cover
-fixed a leak in the trunk
-New tires ($$$ ouch)
and a few more i cant remember.. its like a never ending process!!
Still am trying to find out why it takes 2 tries to get it started. Always starts one the 2nd. Weird
I was thinking along the same lines...now that I have sometime off between places and jobs. And I have some extra cash. Nothing fancy but classy upgrades to improve ride, style and comfort! :videogame
Already completed this summer:
1. New ABS system.
2. New Door Panels
3. New Speakers.
4. New Mats
1. Getting my Sports Leather interior done by end of the week. I ordered new rear seats with flip down armrest and cup holders ($300). The front seats will take a while and more money ($579).
2. Footwell lights are going in by end of week. (free)
3. New Brakes/Pads in before Sept. $400
4. Fix and repaint hood. $400 after sept
5. Paint detail rear bumper. $300 after sept
Plans I've scrapped:
1. I'm leaving my exhaust as it. ($30-$50 saved)
2. I'm not getting rear M3 diffuser bumper ($200 saved)
3. I'm not getting new rims ($500 saved)
New wheels and tires- estimated at 1600.00
Dinan chip- 300.00
UUC pullies -175.00
Euro tail lights- 250.00
5000 mile oil service- 81.43
Brake flush (worlds worst flush ever) 3yrs over due- 101.30
Replaced right rear control arm, bushings, rear shocks- 448.75
New H&R springs and Bav Auto shock mounts- 605.76
New wheels and tires- 1741.28 (ouch)
And finally... Blew my first low pro tire on 08-11-05. :doh
Cost for replacement, and purchase of warranty 295.00 :bash
- M3 contour rims w/ high performance tires
- Full buff of my paint
- fixing random shit..
- wetsanding headlights
- repainting sideskirts
- Royal purple syncromesh tranny fluid
- New balljoints and CAB's
- Contour rims are sitting in my basement waiting for tires..
- Buffing materials coming by the end of this week - already have a PC random orbital buffer
- New door panel clips installed yesterday
- New power steering fluid (helped alot!!)
- Coolant flush (have the coolant, just waiting till it cools off a little outside)
- Have balljoints, and new CAB's but its to hot to install em..
Planning for after winter:
- New RTABS!!!!!!! ahh
- Adjustable koni's
- H&R race or sport springs
- DJ auto headlights w/ angel eyes
Damn!!! You have mods planned for after next winter!
You are one committed guy!!!
I'm selling my car after next winter....and getting my E39 530i!
I'll be selling a late 1995 model 318i E36 with new sport's leather upholstery, around 160,000 to 170,000 on the odo, ZKWs & 6K Xenon HIDs and DRLs, DEPO Glass Fogs, 2004 16" OEM Alloys, Burlwood Shifter, Kenwood CD-R system, Custom Chrome Kidney Grills, Keyless Entry & Prestige Alarm w/ Remote Start, new 2005 Khumo Ecsta ASHP Tires, 2005 BMW E36 Air Filter kit, Footwell lights, New ABS component, New Brake Components, New suspension, New factory paint job, fully serviced well maintained with nothing but 93+ octane...for about $5,000 even!!!
And I'll get my 2002 530i for around $20,000 with about 40,000 to 60,000 on the odo.
basically "restoring" my car...
-new door panels
-new vader seats
-fix pass. fog light
-fix all the broken things on my car... (25,000)
-fixed the fog light, then ran over it, then fixed it again
-headliner is falling down
-pass. window switch broke
-tinted windows 20/20
-added the unitedbimer.com decals
93+ octane... are you kidding me?....
Delmarco, my cousin will be in the market for a bimmer soon, how soon are you wanting to sell it, and is shipping it NC possible?
^^Why not take a Greyhound up, then drive it back down? Much cheaper.
-M3 Front Bumper
-DEPO Crystal Fogs
-M50 Manifold Conversion
-UUC Underdrive Pulleys
-New Exhausts (UUC System U / Supersprint)
-Pioneer AVIC-N2 Head Unit
-AVIC-N2 Voice Control Module
-Hawk HPS break pads
-Painted Red Calipers
-Modded in 7" dash touchscreen
-Mounted finger print scanner in ashtray
-Car Computer Junk
-UB License Plate Frame
-Replaced some other kind of engine idle valve that broke stuff (like $450)
-4 New Tires
-Countless carwashes and waxes
-obd2 a/c dead-capacitor mod
- Carbon Fiber Hood
- M3 Front Bumper
- M3 Rear Diffuser
- M3 style spoiler
- 5-Speed ZF Tranny Swap
- S52 Camshafts & software
- 18" SSR GT3 Rims
Think that's about it. heh
dude del, I seriously don't think your car is worth above 4500 with its current mileage. You do have a nice car and all tho, not bashing you, just the price.
Summer: Nothing planned
Actual: Depo Fogs, Clear style tail lights (ones most of you guys have, oem clear?), clear corners.
Within next 2 months: 18" probably csl's (sorry to copy you James), 30% window tint, m3 exhaust or one under $300, new speakers, painted side skirts, and bumpers, rear m3 bumper diffuser for stock 325 bumper, one on bavauto.
Before next summer: 5 speed tranny (almost 100% positive I will have just after winter, but don't wanna jump to conclusions.)
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