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    I'm moving the IE. Sadness

    Looks like Moreno Valley is the most viable option for my budget. Hopefully I don't have to go as far as San Bernardino and commute to my job in Corona. Anyone around there that can share some trivial facts about the areas there? Stuff only a local would know, shit that's not in the brochures?

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      Originally posted by Chilezen View Post
      I'm moving the IE. Sadness

      Looks like Moreno Valley is the most viable option for my budget. Hopefully I don't have to go as far as San Bernardino and commute to my job in Corona. Anyone around there that can share some trivial facts about the areas there? Stuff only a local would know, shit that's not in the brochures?
      Cesspool of tweakers, lock all of your shit up and don't ever leave things unattended. Corona is the meth capital of SoCal.
      @IRON-E30 aka Edwin:D

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        lake elsinor

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          During the past 5 months I've been there, the area seems fine. I think I'm lucky to be in a small quiet area?


          ....what about Lake Elsinore?

          Currently building a badass coffee table
          Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

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            Originally posted by IRON-E View Post

            Cesspool of tweakers, lock all of your shit up and don't ever leave things unattended.

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              Bummer Kevan I was hoping you could end up in a spot in OC rather than Riverside. Keep looking, Im sure you'll find something good.

              Simon
              Current Car:
              -2002 MR2 Spyder


              Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                Originally posted by Chilezen View Post
                I'm moving the IE. Sadness

                Looks like Moreno Valley is the most viable option for my budget. Hopefully I don't have to go as far as San Bernardino and commute to my job in Corona. Anyone around there that can share some trivial facts about the areas there? Stuff only a local would know, shit that's not in the brochures?
                Kevan,

                As with anywhere, it will vary by neighborhood. Not all of Moreno Valley, Corona or wherever will be bad (tweakers, etc.). Over;ly broad statements like the above are not helpful, as there are great parts of M. Valley or anywhere.

                You'll need to find out which areas in each city are good, bad or middle. Also, things like a good school district and good schools within them will matter for your long term value of the home, even if you have no kids, because that's what other buyers look for and are willing to may more. You're probably best to find a local Realtor to help you in the target areas, unless you're willing to do tons of online & in person research yourself.

                Also, don't listen to the mantra that all Mello Roos (MR) on homes & areas are bad. Basically MR is just a "tax free" public bond used to finance the roads, utilities, parks, etc. for the project, neighborhood, etc. - which is usually at a lower interest rate than what the mortgage interest rate was & probably still is lower even now in the +/- 3% 30 year rate era. So instead of rolling the home building costs plus the roads/utilities etc. into your mortgage, they separate it into home building costs on the mortgage, and the rest as your share of the roads/utilities etc. on the MR bond. During the higher 5-7% Mortgage rate days this made even more sense since MRs were in the 1.5 - 3% range, and the homebuyer ultimately saved on their combined mortgage + MR monthly payment - compared to those with it all on your mortgage.

                Unfortunately, the MR Myth that they're bad is too often spread by unknowledgeable real estate agents & brokers, & even by the Realtors' Association - but they're dead wrong! Again, it depends on each area and each home, and what the MR vs Mortgage cost per month and interest rates for each. So do your homework and ask loads of questions, & don't be afraid to challenge an Agent/Broker if you doubt something.

                Also - depending on your work hours & where in Corona you work (& how long you plan to work there), you may find similar home values on the I-15 corridor south of Corona - a bit closer than Moreno, and possibly less traffic coming north & into Corona before the 91.

                Good Luck!
                Tom
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                Tom
                Orange, CA, SoCal
                1985 325e 2dr Coupe, Orig. Owner
                - plus -
                1973 Porsche 914-2.0 "914S", 2nd Owner since Dec. 1975
                1985 VW Vanagon CamperGL Westfalia, Orig. Owner
                1960 Avion T20 Travel Trailer (sim. to Airstream), Restored, Owner #3-4+?
                1970 Eriba Puck Travel Trailer, 90% Original, Owner #5?
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                  Anyone know a place I can recycle my old catalytic converters?
                  Simon
                  Current Car:
                  -2002 MR2 Spyder


                  Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                    Hi,

                    Just want to introduce myself a bit. I'm a new owner (bought it from the original owner) of a 1987 325i cabrio Delphine. Super happy and excited to be a part of this group. Looking forward to be learning a lot from you guys.

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                      Originally posted by No1b4me View Post
                      Hi,

                      Just want to introduce myself a bit. I'm a new owner (bought it from the original owner) of a 1987 325i cabrio Delphine. Super happy and excited to be a part of this group. Looking forward to be learning a lot from you guys.
                      Congrats and welcome to R3V.
                      BimmerHeads
                      Classic BMW Specialists
                      Santa Clarita, CA

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                        General rant about all the "husslers" on facebook. Ripping rarer cars apart en masse is one thing, but most of them are the flakiest, laziest ******** ever. Pisses me off when you think you've scored some parts but then "my recycler paid me 40$" ends up being their priority over a community member.

                        related: im looking for getrag 260s to rebuild (or any older bmw manual). lmk if you've got any broken ones. ;D
                        We're in deep now boys
                        1988 325i SETA - Daily driver
                        1988 340iL - Track car
                        My M60 V8 swap thread here
                        [oo==OO==oo]

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                          Originally posted by dasmanschaft012 View Post
                          General rant about all the "husslers" on facebook. Ripping rarer cars apart en masse is one thing, but most of them are the flakiest, laziest ******** ever. Pisses me off when you think you've scored some parts but then "my recycler paid me 40$" ends up being their priority over a community member.

                          related: im looking for getrag 260s to rebuild (or any older bmw manual). lmk if you've got any broken ones. ;D
                          i got 2x E30 getrag 240's
                          91' 318is 90' 325is

                          Originally posted by Sonny
                          Buy the E30s, they ain't gonna last long
                          E30 can make you, E30 can break you
                          "He who controls the Nova's, controls the Boomers"

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                            Originally posted by Tom_T View Post

                            You'll need to find out which areas in each city are good, bad or middle. Also, things like a good school district and good schools within them will matter for your long term value of the home, even if you have no kids, because that's what other buyers look for and are willing to pay more. You're probably best to find a local Realtor to help you in the target areas, unless you're willing to do tons of online & in person research yourself.

                            Also, don't listen to the mantra that all Mello Roos (MR) on homes & areas are bad. Basically MR is just a "tax free" public bond used to finance the roads, utilities, parks, etc. for the project, neighborhood, etc. -

                            Also, you may find similar home values on the I-15 corridor south of Corona - a bit closer than Moreno, and possibly less traffic coming north & into Corona before the 91.

                            Good Luck!
                            Tom
                            Thanks for all the info! I've never heard of Mello Roos before. I'll look into it. My situation's fairly complicated; I'm taking care of my elderly mother, and we have a tenant staying with us at our place in Carson to help with our bills. But the tenant is leaving in August, so I'm taking that opportunity to move closer to work. I can't afford a house, which is why I started looking at a rental, but my sister will be helping me buy a house for us; she can front the down payment and I pay the mortgage. I'm new at this, so there's still much for me to learn.

                            Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                            Anyone know a place I can recycle my old catalytic converters?
                            When I worked at a shop, there was a guy in a truck who came around every once in a while... my advice is to contact a shop you know to see if they have a guy coming around their shop *shurgs*

                            Originally posted by No1b4me View Post
                            Hi,

                            Just want to introduce myself a bit. I'm a new owner (bought it from the original owner) of a 1987 325i cabrio Delphine. Super happy and excited to be a part of this group. Looking forward to be learning a lot from you guys.
                            Cool man! What are your plans for it? Daily, cruiser?


                            Originally posted by dasmanschaft012 View Post
                            related: im looking for getrag 260s to rebuild (or any older bmw manual). lmk if you've got any broken ones. ;D
                            I have a broken ZF that I need to fix for my swap. Are the internals that much different than the getrags?

                            Currently building a badass coffee table
                            Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

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                              Originally posted by Chilezen View Post
                              I have a broken ZF that I need to fix for my swap. Are the internals that much different than the getrags?
                              If anyone would ******* sell me some transmissions, i could compare side by side and tell you exactly. But yes, ZF and getrags have much different internals.
                              I would give you a little bit of cash for your broken one
                              We're in deep now boys
                              1988 325i SETA - Daily driver
                              1988 340iL - Track car
                              My M60 V8 swap thread here
                              [oo==OO==oo]

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                                Auto X this weekend, July 12th at AAA Fontana. Details at Motorsporrtreg.com. I will be running my E21 on a fresh set of Falken 660's, got to love new tires.

                                If your car has stock'ish springs run GS. If you have camber plates and coil overs you run FSP. If you have any questions I will help you class your car.

                                See you Sunday!

                                David

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