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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 09-11-2010, 08:44 PM
straightSixer straightSixer is offline
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E30 - Transmission and bumper swap?

So the time has finally come for me to do something with my car. I have a 1988 325 Automatic.

Step one of the plan (if feasible) is to swap the diving board bumpers for the plastics found on the '89+ cars. I have read that this is more or less plug and play, but i'd rather hear it from you guys. Can I do that?

Step two (now this is where things get hairy) is to swap the slushbox for the good ol' Getrag. Now I myself have fairly limited mechanical experience, but my friend and her entire family are all gung-ho shade-tree (and professional) mechanics. How much is involved with the process? do I have to replace the ECU as well? Am I going to be in over my head?

Those are the majors. If they are relatively doable I'll continue with the full H&R/Bilstein suspension set from Turner

And a chip from Turner

As well as a new set of 15'' D-force wheels from Bav-Auto. Anyone running these or know if they're any good? they look like a pretty decent set of wheels.

I have a budget of about 3-4 grand.

Any input on this would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys!
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