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      12-27-2010, 04:37 PM   #1387
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Hi all

Traded in my Evo IX for a 335i Coupe.

The Evo was remaped to 400bhp/lbft with uprated suspension and brakes.

Having had the 335i for a while now, I'm really pleased I moved across - it is so much more refined, solid and has loads of toys! Handling-wise it is 90% as good as the Evo, but basically it is as good 99% of the time (how often to you actually use the last 10%). I do miss the acceleration of the Evo though, the 335i is no where near it in terms of pushing you back in the seat and hanging on for dear life!!! Although I really love the low down torque of the 335, pulling in 6th from 30mph as you leave a town is amazing and would have the Evo shuddering and probably slowing! Rear wheel drive is not as bad as I was expecting either.

Anyway, thinking of getting Evolve to work their magic now on an engine remap - anyone got any experience or views?

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      12-28-2010, 05:52 AM   #1388
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Hi all

Traded in my Evo IX for a 335i Coupe.

The Evo was remaped to 400bhp/lbft with uprated suspension and brakes.

Having had the 335i for a while now, I'm really pleased I moved across - it is so much more refined, solid and has loads of toys! Handling-wise it is 90% as good as the Evo, but basically it is as good 99% of the time (how often to you actually use the last 10%). I do miss the acceleration of the Evo though, the 335i is no where near it in terms of pushing you back in the seat and hanging on for dear life!!! Although I really love the low down torque of the 335, pulling in 6th from 30mph as you leave a town is amazing and would have the Evo shuddering and probably slowing! Rear wheel drive is not as bad as I was expecting either.

Anyway, thinking of getting Evolve to work their magic now on an engine remap - anyone got any experience or views?

Cheers, Nick
Welcome Nick

Lots of people on here have used Evolve - do a search or post something in the main section - you'll get lots of feedback
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      12-28-2010, 08:17 AM   #1389
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Hi guys...

Ive had my 335i for a week now and so far so good.

Traded in my A8 v8 tdi for this and while ive lost a few toys, i feel like im driving again

Chose this car as I am a bit of a Galant vr4 addict and i wanted similar power delivery (similar turbos I believe).

The car is great but doesnt feel as powerful as I thought it would, but I reckon thats down to the ice on the roads and the little chance Ive actually had to try it.
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      12-28-2010, 07:28 PM   #1390
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Hi all

Just want to say that this site has been excellent in helping me choose my BMW. After months of researching I went for a e90 335d on a 56 plate. Spec is below...

56 plate BMW E90 335D M Sport
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      12-29-2010, 04:55 AM   #1391
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Where in London have you moved to?

You'll find things quite different on the UK forums, far fewer 'keyboard warriors' and the average age seems to be a bit higher!
I'm in Lewisham right on the Blackheath border.

Given the higher relative cost of these in general, I guess the higher age range is to be expected.
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      12-29-2010, 06:51 PM   #1392
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Hi all, new here
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      12-30-2010, 08:41 PM   #1393
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Hello,

I just purchase a 2008 335i with all the bells and whistles except I really don't know what options I have.

I'll continue to research to further educate.
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      12-31-2010, 09:29 AM   #1394
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Hello all

Hi there

long time lurker on here and have found the site extremely useful- thought it was time to register and say hello!

I have a 55 plate E91 325i msport manual

sparkling graphite
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panoramic roof
full electric seats (who knows how much weight that adds over manual seats!)
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some other guff I can't remember

whacked a boot floor plastic moulded mat in which has saved a lot of damage.

No S65 under the bonnet... as yet. Next car likely to be a C63 estate or this with an M3 swap and treated to an extended leather interior.

So for now, an average guy with a very average 3 series touring like 43% of the rest of the UK!

Great to meet you all, and what an excellent resource this place is. Happy new year!

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      01-02-2011, 03:25 PM   #1395
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Hi all

Came accross this site while researching bike racks for my car.

I have a 318 SE on a 56 plate, have had it almost a year now and loving it - trust it soooo much more than my last car which I hardly ever drove (needless to say that wasn't a BMW).

I've not had a chance to look around here yet but will do over the coming days :-)
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      01-02-2011, 04:37 PM   #1396
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Welcome Nick

Lots of people on here have used Evolve - do a search or post something in the main section - you'll get lots of feedback
many thanks ed, I did some searching on the site and found good feedback, so it's booked in to Evolve in a couple of weeks time
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      01-03-2011, 09:05 AM   #1397
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      01-03-2011, 10:38 AM   #1398
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      01-03-2011, 04:18 PM   #1399
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Hi, just joined today and recently bought a E93 320d m sport in bluewater with red leather.It's the first diesel i've owned and pleasantly surprised with the car, roll on the summer.
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      01-03-2011, 04:52 PM   #1400
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Hi, just joined today and recently bought a E93 320d m sport in bluewater with red leather.It's the first diesel i've owned and pleasantly surprised with the car, roll on the summer.
Nice colour combo
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      01-06-2011, 03:47 AM   #1401
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Hi everyone..i am a newbie. Will be picking up my 2nd 3 series BMW this weekend. Had an E93 2 years ago but sold it to Nottingham BMW and bought a Nissan 350Z. Had the 350Z for a year but decided i want something more refined and better built.

I am thinking of replacing the yellow front fog lights on my E92 M sport bumper with Xenon white bulbs. Anyone any idea what bulb type this is? I was told the H8 bulb will not fit a H11 bulb housing and vice versa.
Thank you.

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      01-06-2011, 10:41 AM   #1402
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      01-07-2011, 11:31 AM   #1403
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Hi All,

i've owned an 07 e90 320d for about a year now. i've just had the engine chipped by alan jefferys (superchip) and WOW.

loved the car before...... love it even more now!!
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      01-08-2011, 05:37 PM   #1404
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Hi all,

I've been lurking for a while since selling my 5 series and buying an E90 330i in October.

I've fitted Mat Black grills and have carbon di-noc'd the ali trim inside. My car was a Sytner demo and has carbon splitters and sport suspension fitted by them.

I don't intent to do anything else to it now apart from drive and enjoy...

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      01-09-2011, 12:47 PM   #1405
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Hi to all being lurking around for awhile and thanks for the info Iíve picked up.
Eventually bought the 330d M Sport auto below, picked her up Christmas Eve as a Christmas present to myself, wife and kids just donít take the right hints of what I wanted from Santa.

Had loads of different makes of cars over the years with the last 4 cars being Mercís so this my 1st BMW Iíve had in 40 years (canít believe Iíve been driving that long) so before I retire to my Nissan Micra (no chance), I thought Iíd treat myself so once a petrol-head always a petrol-head.

Bought the car from a main dealer only, probably paid over the odds, though I liked the alloys and only 20k miles. Has a few toys to play with:- Voice control, Sat Nav, Assist, Bluetooth, Electric memory seats etc plus all the usual toys you get, so Iím still having to get the handbook out every time I go out so I can try and work out how some of the toys work.

Love the power and handling, my last Merc felt a bit of a barge compared to this, sound system though is pretty crap so itís good the engine sounds so unlike a diesel, have to stop playing with the loud pedal though as I keep getting some strange looks at my age lol and its most likely costing me money.

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      01-09-2011, 02:06 PM   #1406
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Welcome Andy, will have to keep an eye out for you as you're quite local to me.

Is it a manual or gaybox?
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      01-09-2011, 03:52 PM   #1407
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Hi Willhollin afraid its a gaybox just got use to the auto's with the Merc's I've had in the past and as most of my day to day driving is in traffic I just find it easier on the legs, well the one leg.

It has got the flappy paddle things so I can still have a play now and then.

I’ve notice one or two E92 around here since I bought it, see a white one most mornings on the way to work, also seen another E92 from Dudley on here (Ti Rich).

Do you still have yours or have you moved on?

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Yes, we still have ours.

My extensive advertising doesn't seem to have paid off.
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