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Forum: Northwestern - US 09-07-2003, 05:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,141
Posted By Dan G
We had a nice TI get together in Seattle at Gas...

We had a nice TI get together in Seattle at Gas works park. Four TI Sport and one active package showed up. It was nice talking to other TI owners.

If I could download a jpig of the five TIs I...
Forum: Electrical 07-08-2003, 04:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,010
Posted By Dan G
You really need someone with a fault code reader...

You really need someone with a fault code reader to figure what the problem is. Mine was the seat mat in the passanger seat. The mat signals the SRS system whether the passanger seat is occupied...
Forum: Lounge 05-24-2003, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dan G
Welcome to the TI ownership circle. Now the...

Welcome to the TI ownership circle.

Now the problem is can you keep it stock or do you get mods to make it faster and handle better.
Forum: Exterior 05-09-2003, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,573
Posted By Dan G
It should only cost about $100 to have Dent...

It should only cost about $100 to have Dent Wizzard fix it. Give them a try. They will do a much better job than trying to fix it yourself.
Forum: Interior and ICE 05-09-2003, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By Dan G
Your antenna just screws out. You should always...

Your antenna just screws out. You should always remove it before going through a car wash.

Buy a new one at a BMW dealer. Can't be more than $20.
Forum: Lounge 05-06-2003, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,830
Posted By Dan G
I would go Cooper all the way. Has the feel and...

I would go Cooper all the way. Has the feel and driveability of a BMW.

I would probably just get the stock S though.
Forum: Lounge 04-28-2003, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By Dan G
I don't know what part of the country you are in,...

I don't know what part of the country you are in, but the Seattle Times had two 1995 TI Sports listed today.
Forum: Induction 04-27-2003, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,351
Posted By Dan G
Well Puget Sound chapter of the BMWCCA had dyno...

Well Puget Sound chapter of the BMWCCA had dyno days at RPM. Couldn't help but put the old TI on the Dyno and see how she did.

Results, 132 hp and 124 torque at the rear wheels. Not bad. Both...
Forum: Suspension 04-21-2003, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,322
Posted By Dan G
Your stock shocks are probably toast by now. ...

Your stock shocks are probably toast by now. Shocks normally last 50K to 75K miles. They wear out in the mid range first and the old push on the car and see how the shock rebounds is not a reliable...
Forum: Engine 04-05-2003, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,664
Posted By Dan G
Changing the throttle body by itslef does...

Changing the throttle body by itslef does nothing. You need software to reprogram your computer to utulize it.

I have a Dinan CAI, high flow throttle body, and free flow exhaust. You need Dinan...
Forum: Suspension 03-29-2003, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By Dan G
Springs usually don't wear out, but shocks wear...

Springs usually don't wear out, but shocks wear out at 45K to 60K.

It is really hard to tell when shocks wear out. The old bounce the fender trick doesn't work. They wear out in the normal ride...
Forum: Engine 03-28-2003, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,596
Posted By Dan G
Sparco, If you go to a Dinan dealer in your...

Sparco,

If you go to a Dinan dealer in your area, they can just download the software without removing the chip. It takes less than a 1/2 hour.
Forum: Exhausts 03-28-2003, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,388
Posted By Dan G
I obviously got the Dinan exhaust. I love...

I obviously got the Dinan exhaust.

I love the sound and the fact that it is all stainless steel (it should last a long time).

Also, I believe that the Dinan exhaust is the only one that uses...
Forum: Lounge 03-22-2003, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By Dan G
Just posted some pictures in the Album section.

Just posted some pictures in the Album section.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-18-2003, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,024
Posted By Dan G
Have you tried the Tire Rack (www.tirerack.com). ...

Have you tried the Tire Rack (www.tirerack.com). You can get some really nice Mille Miglia wheels for about the same price (lots of choices).

I would also go with a brand name performance tire.
...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-18-2003, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,577
Posted By Dan G
You ought to spend just a little bit more and get...

You ought to spend just a little bit more and get the Dunlop Sport 9000s. Much better wet and dry traction than the 5000s. I would suggest getting them from the Tire Rack (www.tirerack.com) or...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-18-2003, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,405
Posted By Dan G
You should also be able to use 235/40/17s but...

You should also be able to use 235/40/17s but they are more expensive than the standard 225/45/17s.

To us 235/45/17 I have been told that you will need to roll your fenders.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-18-2003, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,715
Posted By Dan G
I would stay away from all season tires. They...

I would stay away from all season tires. They are a compromise in both the summer and winter (do neither one well).

When I had my 16 inch wheels I ran Dunlop Sport 9000s which cost about $129...
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 03-18-2003, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,662
Posted By Dan G
Now fourbanger, What you really want to do...

Now fourbanger,

What you really want to do is go to a local BMWCCA track day were you can legally go as fast as your skills will let you go.
Forum: Lounge 03-18-2003, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By Dan G
Glad you liked the pictures. It sure is fun...

Glad you liked the pictures.

It sure is fun to drive. With the handling and the horse power increase, I come home with a smile on my face every night.
Forum: Lounge 03-14-2003, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By Dan G
Since this board doesn't allow you to post a...

Since this board doesn't allow you to post a jpeg, I can't post an image. You can see my TI on www.bimmerfest.com in the Bimmerfest showroom under 3 series coupes (nick name dinanti).
Forum: Lounge 03-13-2003, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By Dan G
I also have : SSR GT1 wheels that are 17 X 8...

I also have :

SSR GT1 wheels that are 17 X 8 with 225/45/17 Bridgestone S03s
A C Schnitzer stress bar
Kenwood CD head unit

No more upgrades planned for now. Thinking about a UCC short...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-12-2003, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,577
Posted By Dan G
I just sold mine for $500, but my tires had over...

I just sold mine for $500, but my tires had over 50% tread left on Dunlop Sport 9000s.

The replacement cost of the rims are $315 each (see www.bmwwheels.com).
Forum: Lounge 03-12-2003, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By Dan G
It's a rip off. Go to www.kbb.com for a value. ...

It's a rip off. Go to www.kbb.com for a value.

With my zip code, it says a 1998 TI active with 28,000 miles in excellent condition is worth $10,985 for a private party sale.
Forum: Lounge 03-12-2003, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By Dan G
I bought the TI new in 1997. I had the mods...

I bought the TI new in 1997.

I had the mods done by Strictly BMW the largest independant Dinan dealer in the U.S.
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