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Stuka
09-15-2003, 02:38 PM
Since all my instructor friends are beginning to sound like broken records with their "you need to learn how to preserve momentum/drive" line :rolleyes: , I have begun a search for a 88 to 90 E30 325 that I can use for tracking and for driving into clients located in the not-so-desirable 'hoods. :bigpimp:

If anyone of you knows of a good E30 325, please let me know. Oh, and it HAS to be a 5 speed, and NO CABS.

Thanks! :angel:

Andy
02 M3 CB/Cloth SMG

Emission
09-15-2003, 04:08 PM
Good luck!

I looked for a clean E30 325is for nearly six months - and they were all crap. If you find one, spend up to $7500 for a CLEAN example.

Once again, happy hunting...

Kaz
09-15-2003, 04:20 PM
Man, $7500 can get you a usable beater E30M3 if you look hard enough (yes, even in LA; I know 2 people that have done it).

The HACK
09-15-2003, 04:22 PM
Toadfly is good for something afterall...

http://www.roadfly.org/bmw/classifieds/cars/detview.php?prevnextbuttons=allf&view=19397

http://www.roadfly.org/bmw/classifieds/cars/detview.php?view=14788&sortby=&dir=

TGray5
09-15-2003, 04:23 PM
Man, $7500 can get you a usable beater E30M3 if you look hard enough (yes, even in LA; I know 2 people that have done it).

Yea, I say go M3 as well...who cares if its clean, as long as the drivetrain is solid

SergioK
09-15-2003, 05:03 PM
Yea, I say go M3 as well...who cares if its clean, as long as the drivetrain is solid

I agree, go with the E30 M3... and if you happen to find someone selling two... let me know, I gots to get V a car and might was well get her something I'd like to drive too! :D

The Roadstergal
09-15-2003, 05:30 PM
http://www.bmwpugetsound.com/vbb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22991

The Roadstergal
09-15-2003, 05:32 PM
Man, $7500 can get you a usable beater E30M3 if you look hard enough (yes, even in LA; I know 2 people that have done it).

Best we had was a local offering $8900 on an E30 M3 that needed mucho work. $7500? Man, I'd go for that.

Nick325xiT 5spd
09-15-2003, 05:33 PM
So here's my question: Why can't you learn to preserve momentum and drive on a line in the M3? :dunno:

SergioK
09-15-2003, 05:54 PM
So here's my question: Why can't you learn to preserve momentum and drive on a line in the M3? :dunno:

There are those that learned (quite incorrectly) that the brake and accelerator pedals are actually coded in binary. In truth, they are coded in fuzzy logic thus using them in applications of 0's and 1's is quite, um, erratic to say the least. :thumbdwn:

Stuka
09-15-2003, 05:54 PM
So here's my question: Why can't you learn to preserve momentum and drive on a line in the M3? :dunno:

Uh, you don't need no stinking momentum preservation when you got 333 horses to flog around. :flipoff: :bigpimp: :angel:

A good example would be that even if I was dog slow into the esses running counter clockwise at Butt-On-Willow, I can still out accelerate people at the passing zone immediately following. :yikes: :D

Apex? What apex? :bustingup

Andy
02 M3 CB/Cloth SMG

Stuka
09-15-2003, 05:59 PM
Man, $7500 can get you a usable beater E30M3 if you look hard enough (yes, even in LA; I know 2 people that have done it).

Do you guys have any idea what is involved in keeping an E30 M3 up and running. :yikes:

It is not regular E30, and anyone who bought one thinking so is in for a huge surprise. :loco:

I got a few potential E30 325is 5 speeds that I intend on seeing. And no, there will be no E30 M3's. That extra $$ is going to my fast car. :bigpimp:

Andy
02 M3 CB/Cloth SMG

SergioK
09-15-2003, 08:01 PM
Uh, you don't need no stinking momentum preservation when you got 333 horses to flog around. :flipoff: :bigpimp: :angel:


oh geez! :confused: :confused:

Kaz
09-15-2003, 08:20 PM
Best we had was a local offering $8900 on an E30 M3 that needed mucho work. $7500? Man, I'd go for that.

You don't know MY friends. :D

doeboy
09-15-2003, 08:21 PM
Uh, you don't need no stinking momentum preservation when you got 333 horses to flog around. :flipoff: :bigpimp: :angel:

A good example would be that even if I was dog slow into the esses running counter clockwise at Butt-On-Willow, I can still out accelerate people at the passing zone immediately following. :yikes: :D

Apex? What apex? :bustingup


Have you ever thought that maybe if you weren't screaming around sideways all the time, that you could be going much faster? (and put that acceleration power to even better use?) :p

Raffi
09-15-2003, 09:48 PM
Have you ever thought that maybe if you weren't screaming around sideways all the time, that you could be going much faster? (and put that acceleration power to even better use?) :p

My thoughts exactly.

JonW
09-16-2003, 08:05 AM
I've also been looking for a track E30 325is. I'm hoping to find one that I can put on the track for $5,000. I'm not sure if this is reasonable, but I have been looking at the ads and it seems like it might be. I figure $3500 for the car and then $1500 to make it driveable on the track- what would be needed for new timing belt, water pump, brakes, tires, etc. Go fast mods, roll cage, and harnesses would come later. Although I'd be willing to spend more if it already had the cage, etc. This may be a bit optimistic, but I'm looking and hoping to find one.

The HACK
09-16-2003, 10:14 AM
Do you guys have any idea what is involved in keeping an E30 M3 up and running. :yikes:

There are enough people in the tribe that CAN help. I actually wouldn't let the amount of up-keep on the E30 M3 be a stumbling block for actually owning one.

At least you'll know what a real M3 should feel like. :D

Kaz
09-16-2003, 10:23 AM
There are enough people in the tribe that CAN help. I actually wouldn't let the amount of up-keep on the E30 M3 be a stumbling block for actually owning one.

At least you'll know what a real M3 should feel like. :D

It's not that bad. My friends don't really seem to have much to complain about, and there are plenty of people that know that car inside out (unlike other early M cars).