Welcome to the BMW Club of Manitoba


We are an official chapter of the BMW Car Club of Canada. BMWPOWER was formed in 2002 in hopes of finding other BMW enthusiasts. Mid 2005 BMWPOWER realized that we shared the same goal as The BMW Club of Canada: To enhance the enjoyment and minimize the hardship of BMW ownership. After the goal was realized we petitioned the BMW Club of Canada for Chapter status and was approved. We are now known as the BMW Club of Manitoba.

We provide many ways of minimizing the hardship of owning a BMW though discounts from Birchwood BMW, purchasing specific BMW tools and manuals, and offering our forum to help answer any BMW questions you may have.

Welcome BMW Motorcycle Riders!

We now have a new forum where BMW motorcycle enthusiasts can meet and discuss anything pertaining to BMW motorcycles. If you are a Beemer rider, introduce yourself today and tell us about your ride!

Got some nice wheel spacers for my bmw but rubs really bad so had to take them off. Do I just need to roll my fenders? If so anyone have any good tips on how to do it? Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thomas SrogaIm no expert but I believe so. Im pre sure you can do it yourself. :)

1 week ago
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John BahreyYa i have kind of been looking into it, just want to see if any of the other members have ran into the same problem

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Thomas SrogaLol just learn how to make carbon fibre or fibreglass body panels and make a wide body kit for your car.

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John BahreyHaha I would love to do that! Wish I had the time for it

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Raph BedolfeLiberty walk it!

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John BahreyWhat does that mean?

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Greg WeberThere is a rolling fenders tool but, you could do it with a base ball bat, touch up paint and a heat gun. use lots of even heat to keep the paint from cracking and do lots of small passes. to much heat is possible too so keep the heat gun moving. there are multiple videos and how to's online. I'm sure there are shops too. e36 e46 and others also need the rear trailing arm bushings in good shape and rtab limiters will help to limit contact because warn parts allow more movement of the wheel. I have to do my rtabs as they are causing my wheels to rub. I'm sure there are bushings in the front control arm that can cause similar issues.

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got myself a set of kw coilovers, any recommendations to get them installed in the city? thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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Derek NeufeldAny place should be able to do it. Pretty easy install.

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William Wongok i will call around, thanks.

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Derek NeufeldDid you get V1, 2 or 3?

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William Wongv2 used, for x6

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William Wongnot v2! v3 sorry

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Derek NeufeldIt can be tricky dialing in the damping. Not sure about the X6 but in my X3 you need to remove some interior panels to get at the adjustments. I would keep these panels out until you are sure you are happy with the settings then reinstall. Full soft should be comfortable and full hard punishing. Even on the softer side it will handle way better than stock, much flatter in corners.

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Derek NeufeldSo yeah V3, even trickier since you have to set 2 adjustments. Hopefully the seller had them dialed in nice and you can just install them :)

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William WongThats one of my concern, i want someone who can do this properly and not just say yes and i wouldn't be able to adjust to a setting i want.

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William Wongsomeone who is knowledgable about kw, I just don't want to regret putting them on.

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William Wongwould i need spacers afterwards?

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Derek NeufeldI haven't got my X3 V2's dialed in to my liking yet, been too lazy to rip the hatch apart. I have a 135i with V1 which aren't adjustable and they ride perfect.

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William Wongwho did yours?

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Derek NeufeldPretty sure you shouldn't. KW support is pretty decent, I would give them a call with any questions. They might have recommended settings too. Forums are also a good resource. Good luck, pretty sure you will be happy with end result!

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Derek NeufeldI had a friend install mine. Took maybe 3 hours tops.

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Raph BedolfeWhat Model BMW?

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William WongX6

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Raph BedolfeHmmm I did mine on the M3 and it was pretty easy. I don't know if an SuV will be easier or harder

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Hello everyone!!! I am looking to buy an 07 3 series. Would appreciate any input on what I should be looking for, or concerns. Thanks in advance!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Miguel YetmanAsk for maintenance records. BMW ownership takes discipline. At that age everything needs refreshing. so if they don't know about any suspension and bushing work, if the cooling system is original, if the fluids are original, walk away. What are you looking at specifically? 335? Or n/a 330s and lower? Awd cars have more things to check line cv joints and diff fluid.

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Kyle Dyllan LabbeeWell said √ don't be spending alot on a bmw with no history. Can't prove the work done on a brand new (er) car walk away.

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Lenfred Dueck^^^ don't buy a BMW from a dealer that doesn't know anything about BMW's. I bought mine from a Honda dealer and regret it very much. If it's a 335 check for wastegate rattle. Also with any BMW ask about the fuel pump and water pump if they have been replaced. Also spark plugs and coils if it's in the 100k plus range.

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Miguel YetmanYeah 335s have their own categories of issues to sniff out. Injectors and plugs

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Lenfred DueckJus over a year ago I bought a 07 335 with 99k kms on it since then I have replaced the following: the engine 2 months and 10k kms after purchase, thankfully the dealer covered most of the cost I still payed 4 grand, the replacement engine had 60k kms on it. The engine blew after the timing chain or tensioner failed. ; the water pump and thermostat failed at 120k; the coils and plugs soon after ; and I had to change the steering shaft that seized up around that time too. And just this last week I had to fix an a/c line that wore through. My car also has severe wastegate rattle. Which is more annoying than a performance issue (so far). The water pump was a $900 job and the coils and plugs were around $350.

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Sean HutmacherGeez.... so.. why buy a BMW?

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Sean HutmacherIt's an 07 323 I am looking at.

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Kyle Dyllan LabbeeBuy a e36 or e46. best bmws to beat the shit out of :p

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Lenfred DueckI think my car was a exception not the rule. Why to buy a BMW? Well even with all its issues my BMW is the most fun to drive of any car I've ever driven. A 323 rwd should be a lot more reliable than my 335 awd. My 335 gets the same fuel mileage as my 08 Malibu I had before but it has twice the horsepower and is 3 times more fun. And some bolt-ons and Tuning it can run with the big dogs like Corvettes and M3s.

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Sean HutmacherOK Kyle... pardon my newbieness... what is an E36 and E46

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Lenfred DueckGeneration codes. From 06-11 The 3 series is the E90 generation. The E46 is the previous generation. The E36 is the generation before that.

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Pretty urgent, does anyone have a passenger e34 fender they would sell me within 150 km of Winnipeg? ... See MoreSee Less

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Kyle Dyllan LabbeeWould a e36 fender work?

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Derek DarchUnfortunately no, and for some odd reason E34's are way more scarce here than both E32's and E36's. If I can't find someone who has a spare one in MB I'll have to bite the bullet and order from Bav Recycling in Cali, would much rather get it in hand quicker and put the cash into someones pocket from the group if they have on though.

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Kyle Dyllan LabbeeTrue enough I haven't seen much of them either best of luck . b.c has a bmw yard with a ton of parts !

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Derek DarchDo you have their info? Bav Recycling wants $200 USD w/ shipping for one, a little pricey with the horrible canadian exchange rate right now, maybe this place can hook it up better.

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Kyle Dyllan LabbeeIdk if I still have my paper work from what I ordered there but all look and get back to you !

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Derek DarchToo late, bit the bullet on the fender. But if anybody with e34 parts ever wants to make some cash, keep me in mind and chime here please, much appreciated, thanks.

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Has anyone had their car lowered and wheres a good shop to have the work done. Also what's a reasonable price. Thx ... See MoreSee Less

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Claudio ZeddaI can get a 1 inch drop with the Dinan springs

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Derek NeufeldI put KW coils on both my Bimmers and they ride better than stock even with a drop. Biggest mistake is just doing springs with factory shocks.

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Claudio ZeddaI was told by Birchwood the Dinan springs are specially designed to lower the car and work with the factory shocks at an affordable price over changing entire suspension. They are warranty approved as well. Not sure whether I'll go with them yet.

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Miguel Yetman1 inch will give you plenty of clearance. The ride shouldn't suffer much because you'll be using factory shocks. I imagine the spring rate won't be to extreme because they are intended for factor dampers. 3-4 hours of work plus alignment?

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Derek NeufeldThe shocks are designed to work in a specific range and when you go low you are no longer in the sweet spot, that's why lots of people switch the shocks to something shorter like Koni Yellows. I'm guessing that it will be a mild drop your getting for cars that already have the MSport suspension? But stiffer is always better, anything to get rid of that body roll!

2 weeks ago
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Claudio ZeddaNo Msport suspension here. But along with the springs they recommend a handling and ride kit which is basically bump stops.

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Miguel YetmanMods mods mods, you rolled down my street looking and sounding wicked! Do it again when all your bits are on.

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Claudio ZeddaWho me?? When and where

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Miguel YetmanFew weeks ago down Riel and at st vital famous players.

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Claudio ZeddaAh sure. Prob picking up or dropping off the wife at her work lol 👍

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Yuriy SolodunMan our roads are so shitty... I always hit somekinda pothole or construction ruts... I miss driving my SUV to be honest lol I'd be scared to lower anything in shitty Winnipeg

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Tyler KorpeshoCoilovers are money well spent but lowering springs are much more inexpensive.

2 weeks ago
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Jason BettessBettess Specialty Metalworks -we do performance parts installs. We've done many aftermarket suspension installs.

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Raph BedolfeI'm rolling on KW's. They are beast. Still have my EDC going. Did the work myself. Not difficult

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Claudio ZeddaRalph do u drive your car in the winter

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Raph BedolfeNo. But if you're planning on it. I recommend coils for sure

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Raph BedolfeYou can go up and down in 30 mins

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Derek NeufeldThe rears are more difficult to adjust and you should get an alignment after changing height. 30 minutes is pretty fast. Takes 30 minutes just to get to the dampening controls in the rear on my X3!

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Derek NeufeldAnd I drive my 135i and X3 in winter. Just need to use common sense.

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Claudio ZeddaYeah I hear ya. Mines a year round car. So I'm gonna put this project on hold till next year. Coils are the way to go for sure.

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Derek NeufeldI think its worth doing it right. The last thing you want to do is kill the ride on your Bimmer trying to save a couple bucks.

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Claudio ZeddaDerek Neufeld one more question. Can you adjust the ride height to stock level and how low can you go

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Derek NeufeldI run my 135i pretty close to stock height. The top of the range is usually a tiny bit lower than factory and can safely go down 2-3 inches from there. The sweet spot is in the middle. A set of properly matched springs and shocks are just as good as coils, just not adjustable for height btw.

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Miguel YetmanNot all coils will let you run a factory height. Some will start at .5 inch below factory ride height. Come see us at Birchwood Honda on Regent if you want Teins or KWs. We will hook it up.

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