E90Post
 


The Tire Rack
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > Bought a 2008 335i with frame rail damage



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-23-2020, 12:46 PM   #45
mightgodn54
Enlisted Member
mightgodn54's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

Update ! So today I got a strut-shock tower from a 135i. It will get installed today or tomorrow hopefully!
Attached Images
  
__________________
E92 4L
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2020, 12:48 PM   #46
mightgodn54
Enlisted Member
mightgodn54's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

The original shock- strut tower was split in half in the collision. I believe that it took most of the damage
Attached Images
 
__________________
E92 4L
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2020, 03:25 PM   #47
iqraceworks
Major
iqraceworks's Avatar
364
Rep
1,337
Posts

Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Missouri

iTrader: (0)

So you are rebuilding it with used parts??

Seems like a waste of time and money.
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2020, 04:31 PM   #48
tcphoto
Major
United_States
713
Rep
1,305
Posts

Drives: E92 335i MT Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Nashville, TN

iTrader: (0)

Seems about right...
__________________
Appreciate 1
      05-23-2020, 04:34 PM   #49
mightgodn54
Enlisted Member
mightgodn54's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by iqraceworks View Post
So you are rebuilding it with used parts??

Seems like a waste of time and money.
I just want it run for right now. Trust me I will be putting newer parts on it. But for right now I need to get it moving on it own power geez.
__________________
E92 4L
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2020, 05:20 PM   #50
feuer
Major General
feuer's Avatar
United_States
3188
Rep
7,479
Posts

Drives: wife crazy!
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mightgodn54 View Post
I just want it run for right now. Trust me I will be putting newer parts on it. But for right now I need to get it moving on it own power geez.
Nothing wrong with that. These cars are old now. Rebuilding with new parts might be bigger waste of money and time as you will never get return.
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2020, 06:22 PM   #51
SabineBimmer
First Lieutenant
SabineBimmer's Avatar
United_States
319
Rep
317
Posts

Drives: 2009 e92 335i LBlue Met
Join Date: May 2011
Location: East Lansing, Michigan

iTrader: (0)

So, I read through a lot of the comments and one question I still have yet to see is, did you buy this for fun? And what I mean by that is did you buy it to have fun rebuilding it, and/or to see if you could do it? I can see why you would've done it for that case, but if you bought it to be a long term/DD/"I need this car for my daily life." car, then hmmm. Good luck?
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2020, 07:14 PM   #52
mightgodn54
Enlisted Member
mightgodn54's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SabineBimmer View Post
So, I read through a lot of the comments and one question I still have yet to see is, did you buy this for fun? And what I mean by that is did you buy it to have fun rebuilding it, and/or to see if you could do it? I can see why you would've done it for that case, but if you bought it to be a long term/DD/"I need this car for my daily life." car, then hmmm. Good luck?
The purpose is to get it to runs and drive for now at least. I want this to be a fun project down the road but for now it's got to get rough !
__________________
E92 4L
Appreciate 1
      05-23-2020, 07:16 PM   #53
Bimmer_Engineer
Major
Bimmer_Engineer's Avatar
516
Rep
1,149
Posts

Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Louisiana

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
So many haters in here...it’s probably not something I would’ve taken on but if you can afford it and you’ve got the time and patience for it then good luck!!!
Appreciate 2
feuer3188.00

      05-23-2020, 07:19 PM   #54
mightgodn54
Enlisted Member
mightgodn54's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer_Engineer View Post
So many haters in here...it’s probably not something I would’ve taken on but if you can afford it and you’ve got the time and patience for it then good luck!!!
Yes omg they're all just pissy 🙄🙄😂 it's sad honestly
__________________
E92 4L
Appreciate 1
feuer3188.00

      05-23-2020, 08:11 PM   #55
SabineBimmer
First Lieutenant
SabineBimmer's Avatar
United_States
319
Rep
317
Posts

Drives: 2009 e92 335i LBlue Met
Join Date: May 2011
Location: East Lansing, Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mightgodn54 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by SabineBimmer View Post
So, I read through a lot of the comments and one question I still have yet to see is, did you buy this for fun? And what I mean by that is did you buy it to have fun rebuilding it, and/or to see if you could do it? I can see why you would've done it for that case, but if you bought it to be a long term/DD/"I need this car for my daily life." car, then hmmm. Good luck?
The purpose is to get it to runs and drive for now at least. I want this to be a fun project down the road but for now it's got to get rough !
Like I said, good luck. Really wish the best and as always we are all here to not only give needless comments, but also possibly give advice. LOL.
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2020, 08:42 PM   #56
Wolf 335
Colonel
Wolf 335's Avatar
Canada
1122
Rep
2,711
Posts

Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: GTA - Greater Toronto Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mightgodn54 View Post
Yes omg they're all just pissy ������ it's sad honestly
Not fair to say that. You asked for people’s opinions. I think everyone was just trying to save you the hassle and money. Some of the guys commenting have done lots of work on their cars and know what’s involved.

Good luck with your project. Keep us updated with lots of pics.
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2020, 09:06 PM   #57
BimmerDimmer6
Private First Class
BimmerDimmer6's Avatar
United_States
340
Rep
163
Posts

Drives: 2016 F80 M3 6MT / 2019 Raptor
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Tampa Fl

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolf 335 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by mightgodn54 View Post
Yes omg they're all just pissy ������ it's sad honestly
Not fair to say that. You asked for people's opinions. I think everyone was just trying to save you the hassle and money. Some of the guys commenting have done lots of work on their cars and know what's involved.

Good luck with your project. Keep us updated with lots of pics.
Not being pissy we're telling you how it is. Most guys on here are about the bottom line and want to see people do good on their purchases.

If you want the accolades put in on Facebook.
Appreciate 2
      05-24-2020, 06:13 AM   #58
scanspeak
First Lieutenant
scanspeak's Avatar
Australia
209
Rep
390
Posts

Drives: BMW E92 325i 12/2007
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Since when is owning ANY BMW been a wise financial decision? Damn the keyboard downers, follow your passion and so what if it costs you a penny, you will enjoy the hobby and learn a lot along the way. By the way a red E92 is pretty rare, is it a manual?
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2020, 07:52 AM   #59
iqraceworks
Major
iqraceworks's Avatar
364
Rep
1,337
Posts

Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Missouri

iTrader: (0)

It's going to be a project for sure. I think you way overpaid for a crashed car with that much damage and a salvaged title.....like others have said, IF you get it back to decent road ready condition....it's going to cost you a lot of money.

But....it's your time and money. Have fun.....keep posting pics as you work on it.

You asked for people's opinions....so don't get upset when they give them.
Appreciate 2
      05-24-2020, 01:26 PM   #60
ny325
Colonel
United_States
612
Rep
2,929
Posts

Drives: Jet Black E90
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Yankee Stadium

iTrader: (0)

Keep it up OP. Waiting to see the final project.
Appreciate 1
      Yesterday, 11:27 AM   #61
mightgodn54
Enlisted Member
mightgodn54's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

Update #2 !

So today I started to diagnose the problem on my why the car wouldn't even turn on at all when at the auction it did. Turns out something had exploded or leaked in the battery compartment. It looks like rust and corrosion. So I took the battery out going to get one from the stealer-ship next week. Both positive terminals were done. I know both + terminals have are different one is for the accessories and one goes to the starter. So I be on the hunt for both terminals this week. - terminal is rusted out too but that one is being a total b*tch to get off.
Attached Images
      
__________________
E92 4L
Appreciate 0
      Yesterday, 11:32 AM   #62
mightgodn54
Enlisted Member
mightgodn54's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

Update #3 so I took the tire off also on the front passenger. To get a better look at the damage from the under side and saw that I had another issue. I think it's called the sway bar link ? Please correct me if I'm wrong because I'm not sure what it is called ?
But that part snapped along with the story-shock tower. Going back to the place where I got the 135 shock strut tower to see if he has that part also. So far so good !
Attached Images
 
__________________
E92 4L
Appreciate 0
      Today, 07:30 AM   #63
Wolf 335
Colonel
Wolf 335's Avatar
Canada
1122
Rep
2,711
Posts

Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: GTA - Greater Toronto Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mightgodn54 View Post
Update #2 !

So today I started to diagnose the problem on my why the car wouldn't even turn on at all when at the auction it did. Turns out something had exploded or leaked in the battery compartment. It looks like rust and corrosion. So I took the battery out going to get one from the stealer-ship next week. Both positive terminals were done. I know both + terminals have are different one is for the accessories and one goes to the starter. So I be on the hunt for both terminals this week. - terminal is rusted out too but that one is being a total b*tch to get off.
Might be worth wile checking the grounding straps on the under side below the starter.

Have you tried boosting the car?
Appreciate 1
      Today, 08:49 AM   #64
mightgodn54
Enlisted Member
mightgodn54's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolf 335 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by mightgodn54 View Post
Update #2 !

So today I started to diagnose the problem on my why the car wouldn't even turn on at all when at the auction it did. Turns out something had exploded or leaked in the battery compartment. It looks like rust and corrosion. So I took the battery out going to get one from the stealer-ship next week. Both positive terminals were done. I know both + terminals have are different one is for the accessories and one goes to the starter. So I be on the hunt for both terminals this week. - terminal is rusted out too but that one is being a total b*tch to get off.
Might be worth wile checking the grounding straps on the under side below the starter.

Have you tried boosting the car?
Yes I did twice. Unfortunately that didn't work. I think the corrosion really did it in unfortunately
__________________
E92 4L
Appreciate 0
      Today, 09:02 AM   #65
rick100
Colonel
435
Rep
2,130
Posts

Drives: 328
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: canada

iTrader: (0)

have you taken the car to an actual bodyshop to do a proper assessment of the frame damage , I believe these cars have a unibody design so the structure of the car is the body itself.

The impact was hard enough to break / bent that rail and destroy some suspension components . At the very least you should have a pro put the car on the lift and do a proper check , they may even have to check the alignment. Not sure a visual check may be enough...
You are not going to be able to fix structure yourself , and a pro doing it could potentially cost a few thousands.

Last thing you want is spend a few months on these project just to find out the frame is bad and major work has to be done .

Its not just about going to a bodyshop and ask them to do some rewelding for the rail . I m sure they ll take your money . You need a pro to do a proper check

Im all up for projects like this , althought I think you paid too much for the car but it is what it is. Its going to be a long journey to get the right parts for the right price and do all the work yourself. Better to spend a few 100 dollars making sure the body just needs a rail . Thats not something you can do yourself, you need a pro with the experience and proper tools to diagnose

Last edited by rick100; Today at 09:10 AM..
Appreciate 1
      Today, 09:08 AM   #66
mightgodn54
Enlisted Member
mightgodn54's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: bmw e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rick100 View Post
have you taken the car to an actual bodyshop to do a proper assessment of the frame damage , I believe these car a unibody design so the structure of the car is the body itself.

The impact was hard enough to break / bent that rail and destroy some suspension components . At the very least you should have a pro put the car on the lift and do a proper check , they may even have to check the alignment. Not sure a visual check may be enough...
You are not going to be able to fix structure yourself , and a pro doing it could potentially cost a few thousands.

Last thing you want is spend a few months on these project just to find out the frame is bad and major work has to be done .

Its not just about going to a bodyshop and ask them to do some rewelding for the rail . I m sure they ll take your money . You need a pro to do a proper check

Im all up for projects like this , althought I think you paid too much for the car but it is what it is. Its going to be a longer journey to get the right parts for the right price and do all the work yourself. Better to spend a few 100 dollars making sure the body just needs a rail . Thats not something you can do yourself, you need a pro with the experience and proper tools to diagnose
Yes I am taking it to a body shop this week. I had someone from the body shop look at the damage, they said there is 2 ways I can deal w this damage. Either I can just a new frame rail from another car and have them weld it in, or they can just pull the frame rail. I chose pulling the frame rail as a better option price wise because it's 300 to pull the frame rail and he said he would deal with smaller bends as part of the job. Yes this car is bad but I think it could be worse. This isn't my first project bmw car I had so I'm not that scared or pessimistic about these issue like other people and that's ok also !
__________________
E92 4L
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



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




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
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