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Updated on May 06, 2012
I recently had a 2003 Nissan frontier that was totaled. I was lucky enough to find my dream car as an affordable replacement vehicle. It is a 2001.5 BMW 740Ia Sport. It has the shadow line package, m package.
I'll post pics as mods are completed.
I have come up with a "theme" for this car. I really like the style of the AC Schnitzer cars, but I'm a single father, soooo I am using eBay as much as possible. I like the look, but don't want to pay the huge $ for a real ACS7. I want to see how cool I can make it with the least $ involved. There will be a lot of DIY's, and eBay stuff. With some good taste and a little discretion I think it will be a very nice project.
My other rule that I have coined over the years of tuning vw's (I have had a 81 rabbit,85 golf,87 gti 8v, 87 scirocco 1.8 16v, 91 jetta gli 2.0 16v, 86 Audi 4000 quatro,93 Audi 90,99 Audi a4 Avant 2.8 quattro wagon)is this:
"JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN, DOSN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD"
Look at all those imports with body kits by Boeing; decals galore and Folgers coffee can sized exhaust tips. These are all too common. The cars are so low they bounce down the road.
Here is a perfect example. This could have been a nice e class, but it fell in the the wrong hands and edned up canary yellow and with an opak racing wing.
My tuning philosophy is that before you begin to "tune" your car, you should make sure that ALL mechanical issures are resolved and that the car is in top original performance. Anything you do, add, change, remove should add the overall performance and driving pleasure of the car.
When you "tune" you car you want to make it better in some aspect, not detract from it simply because it "looks cool"
Add-ons and upgrades shouldn't involve cutting, bending to make it work. If it does require that, it it really going to make things better than they were before? I do realize that the nature of "custom" will involve this from time to time, just don't be a hack about it.
I began my Tuning of my car by having tha car checked out at the dealer because I still have a factory CPO warranty. I got a new radiator (old one was cracked, very common on e38's I hear.) expansion tank with level sensor. I also got a new insturment cluster. The old one had failing pixel display. Although not under warraty, I had the front thrust bushings, serp belts and rear brakes replaced. Now the car is as good as it can be in original condition.... Time to tinker!
All that being said, I hope you enjoy viewing my BMW 740 sport as much as I do putting it together.
Contents pg.1 Introduction pg.2 Recent pictures pg.3 Recent mods pg.4 Body/exterior pg.5 Lighting pg.6 Interior pg.7 Electronics pg.8 Performance upgrades pg.9 Future plans pg.10 Wheels, tires, brakes. pg.11 Other toys pg.12 SMG steering wheel retrofit
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sup Chris? You still have ur 7?
Yep. Its chilling in my garage. I got tired of driving it everyday and wearing it out. I bought an old montero and parked the bmw after I did the suspension. This spring I will replace the front spoiler. I broke it hitting a cat on the freway. Ins gave me 1K$ cuz acs doesnt make anymore. I fixed it myself, just needs paint and install. You car has been looking sweet as usuall.
Between my motorcycle road bicycling and wheeling my 4x4 its hard to devote too much time to each one. Heh, My Specializes Roubiax sl2 cost as mych as my 99 monter LOL.
kleen ride 5* chk me out and rate me
Nice Ride! Irealy like the mostly blacked out look. Check out my DINAN 7 and let me know what you think.
damn thats a sick 7! 5 stars most def
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