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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 05-22-2008, 09:22 PM
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and here i am driving as much as i can to empty my tank so i can fill up with 91 octane. with my dad driving i can get 300miles out of my tank with my 4.10 diff.
heres what you do. you syphon out all the gas..put it in a gas can..and ship it my way!
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dudes, you want to talk about gas mileage...the car I drive while my bimmer is in the shop w/ turbo related stuff (so the car I drive the most haha) is a Jeep wrangler. Holy crap i can watch the gas guage go down!

That said, I try to drive as little as possible...I have a beach cruiser I ride around!
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all of these 0-60's were at about 6000ft elevation, so i bet i could get some better times if i went down to sea level.
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yeah id like to ride a bike to school..but im about 14 miles away from my school. and yet a motorcycle would seem more practical for the most part.
thats it? pff i can do 14 miles on a road bike (pedal) in about a half hour, and hardly break a sweat. ok not really, my legs would be rubber by the time i get back if its a flat road.
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That said, I try to drive as little as possible...I have a beach cruiser I ride around!
yes! i havnt seen any one on a beach cruiser lately. i want to get one as soon as i move closer to work. 5 miles one way on a 40lb bike that is made to go downhill and is completely bomb proof, isnt quite the way to be ecomonical. i rather drop the $20 in gas a week than $100 a week in energy drinks and protein crap.
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i lowered my tires psi down to 29 hopefully i can get a better launch. they were at 32psi
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i lowered my tires psi down to 29 hopefully i can get a better launch. they were at 32psi
front 32, rear 40. got new tires a couple months ago and havnt added pressure to the front.
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front 32, rear 40. got new tires a couple months ago and havnt added pressure to the front.
40 psi? the owners manuel says for 4 passenger to use 30+psi and for just the driver to use 28psi. so even im using too much
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thats it? pff i can do 14 miles on a road bike (pedal) in about a half hour, and hardly break a sweat. ok not really, my legs would be rubber by the time i get back if its a flat road.
haha. youd have to be that armstrong guy to do that lol. and i did ride a bike to my school once. and daaaaamn was i tired. i had my friend drive me back home haha.
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40 psi? the owners manuel says for 4 passenger to use 30+psi and for just the driver to use 28psi. so even im using too much
theres alot in the owners manuel that i dont fallow, i run 40 because: 1) better fuel econ, 2) if i do anything fun its drifting, 3) high performance tires with a taller side wall (lower the pressure the more tire roll youll get), 4) i just do because the max on the tire is 65psi.
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soooo what are your 0-60's. what does a stock e30 with a manuel transmission run.
mine does about 20 seconds, im still trying to find the problem with it though.
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mine does about 20 seconds, im still trying to find the problem with it though.
i found the problem with it, its a 325E (emphasis on the e)
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i found the problem with it, its a 325E (emphasis on the e)
i found the problem with your ford mustang .. its a ford mustang (emphasis on the ford and mustang)
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i found the problem with your ford mustang .. its a ford mustang (emphasis on the ford and mustang)
hahaha. priceless.


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oh ****, is this thread revived? I'm taking my time down tomorrow!
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oh ****, is this thread revived? I'm taking my time down tomorrow!
hell yes it is!
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why'd my thread come back, oh well, i did a couple 0-60's yesterday anyway, it was a 7.0 with my dad in the car and the tools and all the trim ,moulding and fender liners in the trunk. the first run with no tire spin was an 8.0, and the good one was a 7.0 because i preloaded a little and got the tires to spin. also my car now uses an electric fan, and has a different CAI, and i did these tests with no headlights.
heres an update on my car.




tommorow im getting paint, im so excited, my cars going to look perfect.
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gahh. yours is going to look so perfect. have you ever thought about getting a 5 speed? seeing how you can tear down and rebuild your e30 and all..
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gahh. yours is going to look so perfect. have you ever thought about getting a 5 speed? seeing how you can tear down and rebuild your e30 and all..
phhhhhht 5 speed who needs it, my car runs great the way it is why change things. maybe i'll be the only one with an auto that works some day.
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phhhhhht 5 speed who needs it, my car runs great the way it is why change things. maybe i'll be the only one with an auto that works some day.
haha. well i had an auto e30..but heard how much more fun a 5 speed is. and..well..whoever told me that, was correct

but as long as you like it..thats all that matters..right?
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phhhhhht 5 speed who needs it, my car runs great the way it is why change things. maybe i'll be the only one with an auto that works some day.
everyone needs a 5sp because 1) you dont tailgate someone on a hill at a redlight 2) to properly learn how to drive correctly (im old skool remember) 3) theyre just so much more fun 4) everyone needs to build their left leg muscles. no need to build the right, just left. plus you get better foot, eye, hand cornation
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everyone needs a 5sp because 1) you dont tailgate someone on a hill at a redlight 2) to properly learn how to drive correctly (im old skool remember) 3) theyre just so much more fun 4) everyone needs to build their left leg muscles. no need to build the right, just left. plus you get better foot, eye, hand cornation
i can drive stick, the first car i learned on was a stick, yes they are funner, its my dd and i dont really care, i'll go get a new e30 with a 5spd and turn into a drift car.
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i can drive stick, the first car i learned on was a stick, yes they are funner, its my dd and i dont really care, i'll go get a new e30 with a 5spd and turn into a drift car.
for how young you are, i like your thinking
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heres something i was wondering, I've heard alot of people say they drift, but what constitutes being a drifter? does powersliding an open-diff, stock 240sx in your neighborhood count as drifting, or are we talking tire melting, wall hitting madness?

The reason I'm asking is because I've had this conversation a few times in parking lots:

some kid- damn yo, you drift that ****?
me- nah, she's my baby, i just sort of work on her...autocross whenever i can
sk - i don't know what that is, but my friend, he's a drifter. you should start.

I just always wonder where the friend who is a drifter does his drifting. Sorry for the off topic post, but I've been thinking about this alot recently.
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hi, does anyone know the 0-60 times of a e30 320i ? because i am looking to buy one and i just wanted to know.
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