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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hello, I want to couple a Volvo Whiteblock and a BMW Gearbox, but gasoline 6-cylinder 6-speed RWD gearboxes are quite rare here for some reason, unlike X-Drive ones(newer 3/5-series and older X-models). Could I just get an XDrive and remove the transfercase? Different transmission codes mean...
  2. Introductions
    Hello you lot. I'm rob36 from dudley and i've just bought myself an e46compact 1.8. This is my first ever bmw. I bought it as a daily driver and i keep my 1992 rx7 twintub for the sunny days. I thought i may as well have a fun daily driver and i don't think i've done too bad at all going with...
  3. Introductions
    Having owned my Clio sport for about 10 years I started looking at rwd cars with the 130i and the z4 coupe being the favorites, as it turned out they were too sensible and too expensive for my first foray into rwd. I did the sensible thing and bought a mk1 mx5 and it's great. Now I'm thinking...
  4. Introductions
    hello all, just got myself a 316i e36 compact 2000reg 1.9 , absolute mint nick for a 14 year old car and plan on making it a good daily for a couple of years before moving onto something bigger and faster , keeping it bmw obv as i have now fell in love with these cars after only owning it for a...
  5. E36
    I took the plunge into RWD after owning a Saxo (Yes I know...) - It came up at a good price locally to me and I thought I'd see what all the fuss was about! The day I bought the car, it already had a set of coilies on it althought it was higher than standard I think! I got it home and dropped...
  6. Introductions
    Hi guys and girls new to the forum and new to rwd i was a vag man through and through building fast fwd cars was fun but i have been doing a bit of work with a bmw specialist munich motors in wokingham and have gone a brough a 316i compact in red and its mint the plan is to stick the 328i...
  7. Introductions
    New to RWD and BMW's. Bought myself an E46 330D (X-reg) My name is Fred. I am a 23 year old graduate (Geography and Geology from University of Manchester). I live in a very small village in Wiltshire but have just taken a job in Bristol doing IT consultancy. A big commute means I needed a car...
  8. E36
    My name's Nick, some of you might recognise me from Lydden Hill if you're local to kent! I used to drive an EJ Honda Civic, and I rock a Canon 7D DSLR, also probably the only lanky chinese guy around too haha. So after getting fed up of driving FWD, I finally sold off my civic and got round to...
  9. BFuk Open Topic
    Interesting / Entertaining read:- Why rear-wheel drive is coming back. - Slate Magazine :thumbsup
  10. Introductions
    Hi everyone, I've just purchased an 03 plate 330D saloon in Silver with 49k on the clock so thought it would make sense to register. I've been lurking for a while and found the site VERY useful with hints and tips. I've come from a Jap car based background having owned a Mitsi Lancer GSR, an...
  11. General BMW Discussions
    I was pondering, as driving in show has never really been a problem, whether having almost always had RWD cars is why I'm ok with it. Having grown up on small, cheap RWD cars I had plenty of practice before buying a BMW. These days there aren't really any small, cheap, plentiful RWD so I...
  12. BFuk Open Topic
    Now to be fair, this wasn't my fault...strictly speaking... I looked at the bog, and thought ' nope!' - and was actually attempting to turn around and find a parking space that didn't resemble a bog...'it'll be fine if i just 3 point turn...in/out, no getting bogged down...' So anyway, I'm...
  13. BFuk Open Topic
    im having to do a 100 mile round trip to Andover which still has a few inches of snow. the options are a peugeot 206 fwd with no abs, or, bmw 318 e36 with rwd and abs. BMW = +Comfort, Safer in a crash, ABS, - RWD, wide tyres and heavier. Peugeot = +FWD and skinny tyres and lighter vehicle, - no...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Ow do guys, not sure if my car has a fault with the RWD. As there is quite a bit of snow around here my car often gets stuck pulling on and off the drive way. When this happens I turn the ASC/traction control off and let it wheel spin as this seems to help. One thing I've noticed is concerning...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    What are the benefits of a rear wheel driven car over a front wheel driven car, does a rear wheel driven car handle better than front wheel and are rear wheel drive cars safer as in more predictable on a sharp corner at speed????
  16. Introductions
    I (l) rwd! (NOW WITH PICS) Hi guys! Just thought I'd introduce myself.... I joined this site a few months ago but have only just got round to working out how it all works and tearing myself away from mkivs.net (Golf owners site)! What made me buy a BMW? Well 2 years ago I swore I'd never...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    I am eagerly awaiting delivery of a new 330i Coupe and it will be the first RWD car I have owned . I have driven a number of RWD cars in past and believe I have a reasonable idea of the essential difference between RWD and FWD but I would be very interested in opinions on how I should modify my...
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