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      11-04-2022, 02:41 PM   #1
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Need advice for buying used 335i

Looking to buy, how does this look (photo)?
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Guy is asking $18K
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      11-08-2022, 09:55 AM   #2
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"all it needs is a upgraded fuel system" should be a warning to stay away.
Really should talk with these guys first: https://www.sdbmwcca.com/

And I wouldn't recommend going with a BMW turbo as a first BMW.
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No idea how that car is passing California smog with all those obvious mods. The wheels don't look like Arc 8s to me.

The interior is not in good shape and without Sport package seats. I'd pass on this one. The color combo is also horrible!
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Those are not Arc-8's

And uh, still on stock turbos? Don't know what is going on with those mods very random and I would stay away
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"all it needs is a upgraded fuel system" should be a warning to stay away.
Really should talk with these guys first: https://www.sdbmwcca.com/

And I wouldn't recommend going with a BMW turbo as a first BMW.
Clearly states that it needs upgraded fuel sytem to get to 700hp.

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Those are not Arc-8's

And uh, still on stock turbos? Don't know what is going on with those mods very random and I would stay away
Clearly states that it has upgraded Pure Stage 2 High Flow Turbos.
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This was/is a highly tuned car, and i would personally stay away from it simply for that reason.
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18k, 50k miles. I would go for it, seems like at least 20k was put into the car. Make sure you have receipts/printouts for part orders. Judging by the mods, the guy seems to know what he's doing.

About the "upgraded fuel system" piece, he probably means that to get the car to 700horse you'd need better LPFP/HPFP. There are upgraded HPFP manufacturers out there.

I agree with northern dancer, find a n54 turbo expert and get his advice. Going for a modded 335i will probably have issues along the way that will be more difficult to figure out than a stock 335i. Plus you didn't learn along the way to be able to resolve those issues. A 700hp 335i is not a daily driver. There may be unexpected issues that will need to be resolved right away.


On a positive note, it's stick and RWD. Less problems, less money.
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Clearly states that it has upgraded Pure Stage 2 High Flow Turbos.
Ah I missed that, then in that case I would stay away still

Just my .02 if owner doesn't care enough to not have bent up air filters, listing a wrong mod, and choosing VTT products then saying tastfully modded and unmolested while on stage 2's kind of all disagree with eachother imo
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