E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > Australia > What the - hooners?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-05-2008, 03:48 AM   #1
Toiman
Toiman
Toiman's Avatar
Australia
2
Rep
44
Posts

 
Drives: 325 M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Brisbane

iTrader: (0)

What the - hooners?

Who thinks other drivers hoon more around you when your in a BMW?

I do, an observationn after 1 week of driving my beauty!

T
__________________
2008 325i M sport - Innovations - Sunroof - 193 m Alloys - Metallic saphire blk - blk Dakota - Aluminium interior, "TOIMAN"
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2008, 04:10 AM   #2
astra
Brigadier General
astra's Avatar
Australia
48
Rep
3,748
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 325Ci Individual
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to astra
Possibly, but were you giving it some gas?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2008, 05:43 AM   #3
Toiman
Toiman
Toiman's Avatar
Australia
2
Rep
44
Posts

 
Drives: 325 M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Brisbane

iTrader: (0)

Astra,

I do now & then, generally when it's worth it - meaning no one is around so you don't have to slow down.

Where did you get the black white badges - unique/cool which I like..

T
__________________
2008 325i M sport - Innovations - Sunroof - 193 m Alloys - Metallic saphire blk - blk Dakota - Aluminium interior, "TOIMAN"
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2008, 06:07 AM   #4
astra
Brigadier General
astra's Avatar
Australia
48
Rep
3,748
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 325Ci Individual
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to astra
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toiman View Post
Astra,

I do now & then, generally when it's worth it - meaning no one is around so you don't have to slow down.

Where did you get the black white badges - unique/cool which I like..

T
Black and white badges are a DIY, most people seem to use an adhesive sheet and cut it to size for the black part. Or, you can fork out a whole bunch of money for some black white roundels from overseas, which is probably an overlay too lol
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2008, 06:19 AM   #5
1q2w3e4r
Breakfast at Tiffany's
1q2w3e4r's Avatar
12
Rep
1,024
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to 1q2w3e4r
I doubt it, 95% of BMW's aren't fast cars.
__________________
|| 0-60 3.3| 60-130 7.1| 1/4 11.054@ 132.89 ||
Check out my movies
Current; 996 TT, Cayenne TT, BMW E30, Wifey's; Wrangler, 356A Coupe
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2008, 06:23 AM   #6
Toiman
Toiman
Toiman's Avatar
Australia
2
Rep
44
Posts

 
Drives: 325 M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Brisbane

iTrader: (0)

1q,

You're right there...

T
__________________
2008 325i M sport - Innovations - Sunroof - 193 m Alloys - Metallic saphire blk - blk Dakota - Aluminium interior, "TOIMAN"
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2008, 06:22 PM   #7
Chris.G
Banned
Chris.G's Avatar
Australia
44
Rep
3,122
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 LCI MSPORT X5 30d
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia

iTrader: (0)

When i drive the X3 i always have some Mazda 3 or 6 trying to rev up and race me. I always love there facial reactions when i take corners faster then them (thanks to sports suspension) and beat them.

However with my 335 i have had no such luck yet, no one wants to race a 335
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2008, 06:54 PM   #8
OzStriker
Captain
OzStriker's Avatar
Australia
23
Rep
923
Posts

 
Drives: Ford Falcon Ute, Ducati 1198S
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Melbourne

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to OzStriker
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toiman View Post
Who thinks other drivers hoon more around you when your in a BMW?
Perhaps the reverse is true?
__________________
BMW E92 M3 6MT, G-Power SKII supercharged, custom exhaust with 100 cell cats and Remus Sport mufflers, Brembo 380mm BBK, BMW Performance steering wheel, LUX H8 angel eyes, CF CSL boot, Hamann CF diffuser, Vorsteiner CF lip, CF grilles, CF gills, CF bonnet vents, BMW Performance stripes, RAC RG63 wheels, Eibach lowering springs, camber modifications.
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2008, 07:12 PM   #9
evolution42
Private First Class
evolution42's Avatar
Australia
8
Rep
159
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 130i M-Sport (E87)
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Lots of other P-platers want to race you when they see you drive a beema. Then when they come a little closer and realise it's a 335i, the ones who know the slightest thing about decent cars change their minds =P
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2008, 07:58 PM   #10
VGR00
Major
VGR00's Avatar
Australia
22
Rep
1,496
Posts

 
Drives: 125I Edition Sport Carbon Blk
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Brisbane - Australia

iTrader: (1)

I havent noticed hooning but what I have noticed is that other motorist seem to become more arragant and less likely to let you merge in traffic.
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2008, 08:22 PM   #11
1q2w3e4r
Breakfast at Tiffany's
1q2w3e4r's Avatar
12
Rep
1,024
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to 1q2w3e4r
I never get anyone try and run me in my BMW's nor my 335 when I had it, however I don't run people on the street. That said, the current crop of M Cars (less the M5/6) and the 335 etc aren't particular fast cars. You only have to take a trip to the local race track or drag strip to see what constitutes a fast street car.
__________________
|| 0-60 3.3| 60-130 7.1| 1/4 11.054@ 132.89 ||
Check out my movies
Current; 996 TT, Cayenne TT, BMW E30, Wifey's; Wrangler, 356A Coupe
Appreciate 0
      04-06-2008, 01:25 AM   #12
BMW //MPOWER
Major
Australia
16
Rep
1,398
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 325CI MY04 //M Clubsport
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to BMW //MPOWER
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris.G View Post
When i drive the X3 i always have some Mazda 3 or 6 trying to rev up and race me. I always love there facial reactions when i take corners faster then them (thanks to sports suspension) and beat them.

However with my 335 i have had no such luck yet, no one wants to race a 335
Might be time to apply the hairdryer to the boot and remove the 335i badge, then you may have a little luck. Or if you want to go a little further replace it with a 323i badge if you want to catch a few suckers out...
__________________

BMW 325Ci MY2004 Individual //M Clubsport Edition, //M Clubsport package, //M Sport 18"s, Manual //M Short Shift, Carbon Black, Black Aluminium Cube Interior.
Appreciate 0
      04-06-2008, 05:09 AM   #13
Chris.G
Banned
Chris.G's Avatar
Australia
44
Rep
3,122
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 LCI MSPORT X5 30d
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia

iTrader: (0)

^I might surprise a few Bimmer drivers as well if i put on a 323 badge

Last edited by Chris.G; 04-06-2008 at 05:26 AM.
Appreciate 0
      04-06-2008, 05:22 AM   #14
astra
Brigadier General
astra's Avatar
Australia
48
Rep
3,748
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 325Ci Individual
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to astra
Sounds like a good idea Brad
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-06-2008, 05:27 AM   #15
AndDee
Second Lieutenant
Australia
2
Rep
206
Posts

 
Drives: 335i Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia

iTrader: (0)

To be honest I have noticed people tend NOT to cut me off as much or tailgate me as much.

I swap driving between my new Subaru Impreza and the 335i.

Constantly in the Impreza people tailgate and cut off as per normal driving here in Melbourne But everytime in the BMW it happens less, same roads, same time of day and I drive the same speeds if not slower in the BMW.

No complaints here

As for racing someone off, I really couldn't care less because around my area they are mainly Commodores and Falcons, some of while would probably beat my 335 and that would be embarassing!
Appreciate 0
      04-06-2008, 05:43 AM   #16
Chris.G
Banned
Chris.G's Avatar
Australia
44
Rep
3,122
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 LCI MSPORT X5 30d
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndDee View Post

As for racing someone off, I really couldn't care less because around my area they are mainly Commodores and Falcons, some of while would probably beat my 335 and that would be embarassing!
It depends on if they are modded, usually most Holden guys have CAI, tune and Di-Phillpo exhaust system (or another good brand) and gets there cars punching good numbers. Mind you in a straight line they are beasts but try taking corners in them

My God son has a VE GTS and has these mods, he said after driving my car that i could easily beat him around corners. After driving his beast of a car i realised that although the MRC is good it still isn't enough to stop the heavy mass from rolling around corners.

Don't be too affraid of the Aussie muscle cars
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST