N54 Community vs Others

Discussion in 'N54' started by Beemin, Nov 15, 2016.

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  1. I've created this thread to hear your thoughts on the N54 community as a whole in comparison to other car communities you have been involved in. Pro's, con's, differences, etc.

    I've only owned two cars; an e36 and currently an e92 335i. Even though they were both BMW's the communities varied in many ways so I'm curious what others are like. The n54 community (when compared to e36) is more active, progressive, and interesting with new developments happening often. Yet, it also feels smaller with the same few enthusiasts and vendors dominating the discussions and new product development. I also feel like the n54 community is 'needy' with more people needing to be spoon fed information. That being said, some of the more experienced individuals are extremely knowledgeable and generous with their time, so it balances out.

    For those of you that have been involved in different car communities, please share your feedback. I'm especially interested in how our community compares to more popular platforms like mustangs, corvettes, Subaru, DSM etc...
     
  2. Euro venom

    Euro venom Specialist Girl Club

    My 08 135i is my first BMW, before that were all Volkswagens. I've been on a lot of Volks & Audi forums and the N54 forums are way better in comparison. Less stance, less bitching or whining. I can actually ask a question and receive useful feedback. I feel like the people I regularly talk with are genuine good car people.
     
  3. Bigdaddyaaron

    Bigdaddyaaron Corporal

    Coming from the mazdaspeed community, I can certainly say that I enjoy this group of people much better. The mazdaspeed community is just filled with endless dick jokes, and seeing who can be the gayest to each other. Literally feels like middle school. It was funny but it just never stops and gets old. Lots of trolls and nut huggers too. I think that the age group has a lot to do with the difference between the two.
     
  4. 335iHaroon

    335iHaroon Specialist

    N5x community is great coming from a VQ. A lot more information and helping each other.
     
  5. Jboyorak

    Jboyorak Private

    I came from a dsm community. One thing I have noticed in the n54, is the obsession with dyno graphs vs track times, and how a lot of things turn into just a d*** measuring contest. Probably just a BMW thing.

    A lot of very smart people in the community for sure though!
     
  6. klooney

    klooney Specialist

    Coming from VWVORTEX and clublexus. The BMW community is much more helpful and technical than both forums put together.
     
  7. I agree. That's probably because dyno numbers are what these cars excel at, and track times are definitely not.
     
  8. Agreed. The technical side is pretty interesting to watch.
     
  9. 08_335i

    08_335i Sergeant

    254
    2008 ST 335i
    VWvortex.... GOD that place is full of flipping children and who has moar stance.
     
  10. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    AZ
    2009 E93 335i
    The more intelligent and successful people there are in a community, the higher the number of those who want to measure dicks and be the best. Just comes with the territory in most cases I think. Hopefully we can keep that to a minimum here. Competition is good though :)
     
  11. Snelson3003

    Snelson3003 Corporal Vendor

    When i had a Infiniti G35 Coupe: The VQ community was OUTSTANDING. Great help and lots of good information.
    When i had a Lexus IS300: Community (2JZ Crowd) was a joke and often filled with tweens. So much rice too.
    When i had a Audi TTS: Community was very small and not so interactive. Never saw alot of love there and most were older with kids.

    Now that i have my BMW 135i: Community on N54Tech is great. Lots of open dialog and helping one another out always. Love it. BUT I WOULD CHANGE THE AMOUNT OF SH*T TALKING. Seriously is staggering the amount of hate people get here. So its bitter sweet to me. If you need help with engine stuff most are helpful, but if you change the way your car looks even a little people LOSE THEIR DANG MINDS.

    "bruh you put those wheels on it, what cant afford (insert stupid expensive brand here)?"

    Oh and LOTS of emojis with the N5X crowd. Like wow ya'll communicate like that LOL.
     
  12. I feel like much of the N5X community has this entitlement problem. Everyone feels as if they're an expert and thus everyone feels they are right, regardless of whether the facts hold up or not. I've endured some seriously vicious arguments on FB in this community. There are honestly some seriously stupid people in this community that believe they know everything. It's almost a systemic culture problem; one that many of us here in this very thread are guilty of being swept up into on occaision.

    Either way though, I feel that the experts in this community put other 'experts' in other communities to absolute shame. There are some seriously intelligent people in the N5X community. They nearly all share information mostly freely (after Shiv finally departed anyway) and are eager to help others with issues. You don't find that in other communities at all.

    I also like how many people are very willing to share their mod lists and things they learned. On domestic forums, you don't find that very often as everyone lies about their mods or never explains them. It's easy to learn from someone here, but elsewhere it's just a crapshoot.
     
  13. Jesushdz92

    Jesushdz92 Lurker

    15
    Evo guy. Kind of a lone wolf locally, but yeah scene is a little more mature. More professional than dsm/evo guys
     

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