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      09-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #23
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my advice... get a 0% interest CC and go nuts on mods !!!!!! lol with that being said.

IMO reasonable modding is no different than spending tons of money on golf clubs, ot tennis rackets, etc;

Im not a sports fan (playing them anyway) cars has been my entertainment/hobby since i was a little kid.
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      09-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #24
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Horrible advice
it was half a joke... lol but Id prefer to make small payments on stuff over a period of time then utilize all my cash at once.

definitely a bad example would be car parts tho...
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This and stay away from parts section or any for sale
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      09-27-2012, 05:31 PM   #26
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i know the feeling, i have been wanting the akra evo lately. but with this economy in the dumps with no turn around in sight i would rather spend the 6k on gold.
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      09-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #27
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i know the feeling, i have been wanting the akra evo lately. but with this economy in the dumps with no turn around in sight i would rather spend the 6k on gold.
24K Gold Akra Evo Exhaust Tips...imagine!
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      09-27-2012, 08:52 PM   #28
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It's not too shabby stock. Clean and classic, the look that ages the best.
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      09-27-2012, 08:59 PM   #29
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haha not exactly what i meant
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      09-28-2012, 09:05 AM   #30
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Haha glad to see there are others on the same boat. I've done little things to my M3 that I can actually enjoy everyday. Did the ZHP knob (from previous car so it's free), rep ZCP splitters (a must IMHO) and bypass OEM exhaust mod. Oh and a $700 throttle actuator. So I'm out for a while.

What I REALLY want are 19" MORR V8.2. Needless to say, I can't justify buying one of those yet when I have to spend a few thousand overhauling the E30

Still love my M3 though. I was just thinking this morning there's no other car I'd really want other than the new M6. But in terms of reliability, looks, performance, sound, it's the perfect car for me right now. So I'm more than happy with it.
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Haha glad to see there are others on the same boat. I've done little things to my M3 that I can actually enjoy everyday. Did the ZHP knob (from previous car so it's free), rep ZCP splitters (a must IMHO) and bypass OEM exhaust mod. Oh and a $700 throttle actuator. So I'm out for a while.

What I REALLY want are 19" MORR V8.2. Needless to say, I can't justify buying one of those yet when I have to spend a few thousand overhauling the E30

Still love my M3 though. I was just thinking this morning there's no other car I'd really want other than the new M6. But in terms of reliability, looks, performance, sound, it's the perfect car for me right now. So I'm more than happy with it.
LOL if i had an e30 m3, the e92 will be my daily and prolly not get my attention for awhile since all my money would prolly go into the e30... e30 m3 is my dream, car...
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      09-28-2012, 11:30 AM   #32
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      09-28-2012, 12:30 PM   #33
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LOL if i had an e30 m3, the e92 will be my daily and prolly not get my attention for awhile since all my money would prolly go into the e30... e30 m3 is my dream, car...
Oh I'm not that cool unfortunately. I've got a 325iC that I essentially found on the side of the road. Got it as a project car.... you get what you ask for I guess!!
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      09-28-2012, 12:53 PM   #34
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Oh I'm not that cool unfortunately. I've got a 325iC that I essentially found on the side of the road. Got it as a project car.... you get what you ask for I guess!!
ohh haha okkay, well all e30 models are classic, and it looks great! especially convertibles!
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I was dismayed how the mats that came with my m3 did not have any M3 logos. But I try to be practical also and not waste my mats. So instead of getting M3 mats I found this china made M3 aluminum plates for $7 bucks and installed them. I think they look great for a small fee. Maybe when I pay it off in five I can mod with cooler branded stuff.
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      09-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #36
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instead of getting M3 mats I found this china made M3 aluminum plates for $7 bucks and installed them.
^what the fuck? are you kidding?
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      09-28-2012, 02:59 PM   #37
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^what the fuck? are you kidding?
Nyahaha, unfortunately not. Does it look that cheap to you?
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      09-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #38
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I was dismayed how the mats that came with my m3 did not have any M3 logos. But I try to be practical also and not waste my mats. So instead of getting M3 mats I found this china made M3 aluminum plates for $7 bucks and installed them. I think they look great for a small fee. Maybe when I pay it off in five I can mod with cooler branded stuff.

Sorry but that looks absolutely hideous.
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Sorry but that looks absolutely hideous.
lol! I knew I was gonna be flamed big time. I'll take em off when I get my Real M3 mats. Heehehe.
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      09-28-2012, 06:18 PM   #40
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Still check this joint daily...love modding but getting older (well...32...) and finding it harder and harder to justify spending big on mods...I kinda like no being super stressed about driving into NYC and parking (not lowered, just stock 19s) but if I really had my way, it would be lowered with some fat a$$ deep dishes.

Though for those of us who have lost a bunch of money in stocks...atleast modding is honest about the money you won't recoup =)

Did buy a Matte Black M3 emblem yesterday...hoorah!
Well then, its a good thing that you own a car like the M3 which really needs no mods to perform well. Alternatively, you could sell your M3, buy a Honda Civic and have $30k left for mods. This is the first car I have owned that I truly feel needs no mods. Sure you can mod it, but it is really not deficient in anything such that it needs to be modded. Even my previous RS4 was a bit weak in the suspension department. I have done just a few cosmetic mods, put in a high flow air filter and changed out the tires. Thats it. I am thinking about a catback exhaust, but then I also think: Do I really want to spend $3-4k on a mod that gives me no real power gain and just serves to attract the police?
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Still check this joint daily...love modding but getting older (well...32...) and finding it harder and harder to justify spending big on mods...I kinda like no being super stressed about driving into NYC and parking (not lowered, just stock 19s) but if I really had my way, it would be lowered with some fat a$$ deep dishes.

Though for those of us who have lost a bunch of money in stocks...atleast modding is honest about the money you won't recoup =)

Did buy a Matte Black M3 emblem yesterday...hoorah!
I am in the same boat. I pretty much did the basics to get it where I wanted and cost me another $10,000 on top of the car. Now I am back to exotic firearms.

When I was in my 20's I didn't care and spent thousands and thousands and was in car magazines, won at HIN, etc. Now that I am over 30 I have no motivation since I was at the top of that game in 2004-2006. Its boring now. lol House and X5 fill the void now.
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I am in the same boat. I pretty much did the basics to get it where I wanted and cost me another $10,000 on top of the car. Now I am back to exotic firearms.

When I was in my 20's I didn't care and spent thousands and thousands and was in car magazines, won at HIN, etc. Now that I am over 30 I have no motivation since I was at the top of that game in 2004-2006. Its boring now. lol House and X5 fill the void now.
Similar situation here. I used to spend big $$$$ on mods. Over $30k each on an Audi S4 and a 350Z. Now, I will just buy a higher end car to begin with. The issue for me isn't that I don't have the interest, it is just that mods add no value whatsoever to the resale value of a car. In fact, even big ticket mods can lower the value of your car compared to stock. It can also make a car that much harder to sell when you do. I can no longer justify throwing away that kind of money. It's funny that I was willing to spend more money on mods when I was earning less. If I buy a car and find, by chance, that it is deficient in something, I will still mod to eliminate the deficiency, but if I really want a better car, I am more inclined to just buy the better car.
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I hear you, OP... I bought mine four months ago and am itching to do some things, but with two little kiddos and one on the way, it's going to be nickel and dime mods for me for a while.

The one thing I did spend some money on was winter wheels & tires, but that's more of a necessity. I'm looking forward to doing some little cosmetic changes to starting making it "mine", and doing the OEM exhaust mod before too long.
Im in your same boat. Have two little ones and now expecting the third. Got a set of lux angel eyes and IND black kidney grills but that was it. Most expensive addition was a set of 18" winter wheels, which as you said are a necessity rather then a mod.....

OP are you planning on keeping the car long term? If you are then dont stress! Take your time cause at the end of the day modding is not a race.
I for one am planning on Supercharging once warranty is out, but that will be 3-4 years aways..
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Over the years, I realized, cars that maintain their stock appearance tend to look better in the long run; especially after 15+years.
I was looking at a "stock" E34 M5 about couple of weeks ago. Car looks so darn good.
Thus, if you can't afford it, or if you can't justify dumping money on mods, then save it, and spend it on something else in life that you can appreciate more.
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