Jul 25, 2012 update to the BMW 325it project car

Wagons Ho… Outta Here!

Our wagon is now sold.

And our 2004 wagon is leaving the building. The wagon’s unique suspension configuration of Koni FSD shock absorbers and Ground Control coilovers worked very well and we’ve had zero complaints.

It’s been replaced by a 2011 328i with 57000 miles. It’s in exceptional shape and if you didn’t look at the odometer, you’d think it was brand-spankin’ new. The kicker is that the new car was very affordable. Look for updates on that car soon.

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jungle
jungle New Reader
7/25/12 10:15 a.m.

A true SPORT Utility Vehicle!

e46Ben
e46Ben
3/26/17 10:28 p.m.

Link to the suspension upgrades don't work What was done to it?

trigun7469
trigun7469 Dork
3/27/17 8:48 a.m.

I am thinking about getting a BMW X3 (manual transmission) (sort of a Wagon) you should consider that as your next project.

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
3/27/17 8:59 a.m.

Not sure about the link, but the basics were spelled out. Essentially, as stated, FSDs with a GC conversion kit. Simple, effective and showed how that car really needed more power.

e46Ben
e46Ben New Reader
3/27/17 9:17 a.m.
Per Schroeder wrote: Not sure about the link, but the basics were spelled out. Essentially, as stated, FSDs with a GC conversion kit. Simple, effective and showed how that car really needed more power.

thanks Per Car looks like its as low/a bit lower than OE sport suspension

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
3/27/17 1:04 p.m.

Yea--it was low, but didn't have any issues as a result of that. The next owner still has the car, although I believe he's gone back to a traditional "sport" spring set-up.

2002maniac
2002maniac Dork
3/27/17 2:07 p.m.

Per, your projects were always my favorite!

How many miles did you put on the 2011 328i? How did you like it?

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
3/27/17 3:02 p.m.

We put about 20k on it before we moved it along up here in Ohio. No issues--just decided to get something else...and something else...and something else....

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