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      01-02-2011, 10:51 PM   #23
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Hello all. Although no E9x, my wife and I did just pick up a 135i.

Just want to say hello, happy new year and may see you around.

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Welcome! This forum doesn't discriminate on your car so no worries!

135's are cool cars for sure; Anvar had one till he spun it off the track and bought an M3 (when in doubt, buy a more expensive car to crash). Lol

He's your man though when it comes to the 135. He also holds the record for indecisiveness on anything automotive related

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Gotta disagree - bimmer post is the definitive resource for these cars (and future cars). I'd much prefer the Twin Cities have a presence on a "major" forum.

I probably have to check out the other place but to me, it's cool to hang out with the Chicago and WI guys in the same area; heck, I sold my wheels to a gent in Chi town from the close proximity of the great lakes area enthusiasts.

Not sure going smaller is any better? Not to mention, Bimmer post has at least tried to make an app. Lol

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I can understand your logic, and it does have many benefits being on a major forum.

The benefit of the mnbmw forum is finding and communicating with a much larger local group. There are hundreds of BMW people on e46fanatics, eurowerks, ricekiller, etc...as well as the other local Audi guys on mnaudi. So I guess the benefit has more to do with having a larger and broader group, as opposed to a smaller, more specific group.
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Even though I do like our small core group .....
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nobody is talking about abandoning the larger national forums. when i have questions about my FI E36, i go right to the FI section on bimmerforums to get exposure to a knowledge base that is just not available in this state alone. it just feels different (in some ways better) having a smaller more manageable navigable local forum to complement the biggies, that's it.
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Welcome! This forum doesn't discriminate on your car so no worries!

135's are cool cars for sure; Anvar had one till he spun it off the track and bought an M3 (when in doubt, buy a more expensive car to crash). Lol

He's your man though when it comes to the 135. He also holds the record for indecisiveness on anything automotive related

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And a happy new year to you too Nick!!!
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Nick,

When are you turning in your car?
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I see both sides of the coin. one is the size of a nationwide forum. The wealth of knowledge really can't be matched. We would all like to meet & hang out with locals that share the same love for the cars we love. Unfortunately when I buy a new car I look for for a forum using google or the like.

Here's "Minnesota bmw forum" using google. MNBMW.com is on the 3rd page. not exactly easy to find if you're just getting into the game of finding a local forum, and don't know where to start. not to mention you can't even look at it without joining. Maybe it's forum about E23s for all i know. I don't have an old 7 series so it wouldn't do me any good.



Just seems that everyone has a forum for everything. I like one central location.
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I see both sides of the coin. one is the size of a nationwide forum. The wealth of knowledge really can't be matched. We would all like to meet & hang out with locals that share the same love for the cars we love. Unfortunately when I buy a new car I look for for a forum using google or the like.

Here's "Minnesota bmw forum" using google. MNBMW.com is on the 3rd page. not exactly easy to find if you're just getting into the game of finding a local forum, and don't know where to start. not to mention you can't even look at it without joining. Maybe it's forum about E23s for all i know. I don't have an old 7 series so it wouldn't do me any good.



Just seems that everyone has a forum for everything. I like one central location.
Good points! The reason I like the e90 forum is that this one thread is used to document everything from meets, random musings, builds, projects, problems, etc. This has worked well for us over the past year. Moving to a completed MN dedicated forum is going to take some getting used to.
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Good points! The reason I like the e90 forum is that this one thread is used to document everything from meets, random musings, builds, projects, problems, etc. This has worked well for us over the past year. Moving to a completed MN dedicated forum is going to take some getting used to.
Right. I kinda like how we discuss everything all in one thread, not multiple threads in one forum. So yeah, that's the benefit I see in the 'official minnesota chat thread' on mnbmw... (I'm not sure who inserted (+meth content) on the title)
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Welcome! This forum doesn't discriminate on your car so no worries!

135's are cool cars for sure; Anvar had one till he spun it off the track and bought an M3 (when in doubt, buy a more expensive car to crash). Lol

He's your man though when it comes to the 135. He also holds the record for indecisiveness on anything automotive related

Nick
Thanks! So far so good. Might need to pick up a JB4... otherwise already modded with a pretty sick child seat (just in case the wife needs to drive it and we do not need 4x4). I was indecisive myself.... there were so many options that would qualify for a fun 4th car with a back seat big enough for a toddler.

Snow tires are amazing. Perfomance OK- coming from a PCar that my oldman has now ('02 Turbo). Easier to drive day to day and not a budget killer.


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Welcome! This forum doesn't discriminate on your car so no worries!

135's are cool cars for sure; Anvar had one till he spun it off the track and bought an M3 (when in doubt, buy a more expensive car to crash). Lol

He's your man though when it comes to the 135. He also holds the record for indecisiveness on anything automotive related

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Right. I kinda like how we discuss everything all in one thread, not multiple threads in one forum. So yeah, that's the benefit I see in the 'official minnesota chat thread' on mnbmw... (I'm not sure who inserted (+meth content) on the title)
I took the liberty of inserting it in the title since most of the content was centered around meth tuning, and to the passerby, they would miss that.

I didnt get that you were starting a chat thread. (I am a moron it seems). I have since deleted it and would not edit any other posts. sorry if it seemed heavy handed.
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Thanks! So far so good. Might need to pick up a JB4... otherwise already modded with a pretty sick child seat (just in case the wife needs to drive it and we do not need 4x4). I was indecisive myself.... there were so many options that would qualify for a fun 4th car with a back seat big enough for a toddler.

Snow tires are amazing. Perfomance OK- coming from a PCar that my oldman has now ('02 Turbo). Easier to drive day to day and not a budget killer.


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Scott,

I suggest either the PROcede or the GIAC stage 1 flash if you are going the tune route. I think most guys here will concur.

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I took the liberty of inserting it in the title since most of the content was centered around meth tuning, and to the passerby, they would miss that. I have since deleted it and would not edit any other posts. sorry if it seemed heavy handed.
Haha no, no worries I just began the methanol discussion to get the ball rolling on the thread. Hopefully it'll become like this thread where everything and everything will be discussed.
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I took the liberty of inserting it in the title since most of the content was centered around meth tuning, and to the passerby, they would miss that.

I didnt get that you were starting a chat thread. (I am a moron it seems). I have since deleted it and would not edit any other posts. sorry if it seemed heavy handed.
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Scott,

I suggest either the PROcede or the GIAC stage 1 flash if you are going the tune route. I think most guys here will concur.

Cheers,
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I'm very biased so I'm going to have to say Procede. Shiv will be able to help first hand and when you're done with it, you can sell it for what you paid (or almost provided you buy a used Rev2 box).

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And a happy new year to you too Nick!!!
lol - Anvar, I just like poking fun at you because you take it in stride.

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lol - Anvar, I just like poking fun at you because you take it in stride.

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hahaha no worries! When the hell are you turning in your car?

We have a meet for the 22nd of January.
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hahaha no worries! When the hell are you turning in your car?

We have a meet for the 22nd of January.
This Friday I think.

Check out the Chicago #3 sticky - they have like 5 pages already! damn!

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