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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 09-14-2012, 04:32 PM
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Might be buying a 1971 Mercedes 250C tomorrow at an auction. Reserve is $1k, body is pretty clean, carbs are gunked and brakes are spongy. 4 speed manual with the gas motor, interior looks damn near perfect. Best part? 21k original miles
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:57 PM
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Not super attracted to it but they are pretty nice.
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i don't like them stock at all. but with the right 3 piece wheels and coilovers it can be a nice vehicle. it has a good old school feel.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:10 PM
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I'm sure it would be pricey for the coilovers. More then the car itself. I would look pretty good stanced. Four door or two door?
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:50 PM
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Sweeeet got the whole swap for 200 gonna go meet the guy. Everything I need is what?
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What else I need to know everything
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:54 PM
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Its a 4 door, light blue, with some little pieces of surface rust here and there. Everything feels super solid though. Bottom is dirty, but no rust. Doors/hood all open close perfectly, absolutely no sagging/misalignment, car sat for the last 7-9 years, and before that, I presume it was driven only sparingly, perhaps to church and back on Sundays.

I have very little money to play with, so hopefully it doesn't go for too much :/
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:39 PM
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Good luck if you buy it would like to see some pictures.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:15 PM
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I'll be snapping some tomorrow. The shifter feels almost exactly like the Farmall tractor I used to play on growing up

Honestly though, it'd probably be sitting in my mom's shed, fixed up/painted, and left stock height on stock wheels for quite some time. I got bills and hunger issues to fix before I start spending all my money on something I absolutely do not need...
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There are 3 cases for the g260. Some only have the early socket cap screws that hold the shift plate, then there was one with both mounting locations, then the latest ones have only the late style mount and the holes for the socket cap screws are not tapped but can be to accept the early plate. If you use the one with both mounts, you have to make sure to put screws in the early holes or the fluid can come out of them when using the late shifter.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:56 PM
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that thing has a good amount of rust

how much did you get it for ?
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:17 PM
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I didn't buy it, didn't make reserve. I can get it for $650, and according to my cousin it was in his shop for a carb rebuild 7 years ago before it was parked.

There is a bit more rust than I recall seeing in the previous pics, but everything is still really solid. Definitely wouldn't take much if any real bodywork before painting, so I'm really considering picking it up now for the lower price. I'm getting $500 for the M5 diff I found in the shed (which I'd forgotten I had ) so its essentially like I"m paying $150 for it.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:46 PM
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Not too bad. Is a bit rusty.
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By WI standards this is "rust free"

So you guys know anyway to lower these guys without spending a million billion on bags? I wouldn't want stanceworks low, just drop the front end a bit (2-2.5")
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:12 PM
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Well, I'm pretty they don't make coilover's for it. Some other stancework's merc's check how they did it.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:14 PM
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bags can be very cheap. as long as you don't want some obnoxious digital control system, solid lines, big compressors and a big air tank.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:23 PM
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Guess I'll have to look around, but the idea of bags isn't appealing to me at all.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:31 PM
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My friend has a bagged mk3 gti which is pretty awesome. Its a pretty easy on that car. The ride is great and it handles pretty well. Have had it at my place the last week doing some work on it. Enjoyed its stance.


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Old 09-15-2012, 09:48 PM
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*cough* crapwagon *cough*

if you have a bagged vehicle, it better tuck tires when it drops to the floor. otherwise you just pussed out and should have gone coilovers.

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Old 09-16-2012, 12:00 AM
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*cough* crapwagon *cough*

if you have a bagged vehicle, it better tuck tires when it drops to the floor. otherwise you just pussed out and should have gone coilovers.

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either your eyes are screwed or mine. That VW isn't going any lower than that whether on bags or coilovers. the only way that golf will tuck the tyres is if the rim size is huge, but then you would complain about that.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:04 AM
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The whole subframe sits on the ground. Front and back. They are tucked just not a whole lot and could be more with thin tires and smaller rim size but then it would look like crap. Most people will agree its a pretty cool car. Even if Steve wont. Not that I care a whole lot.
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either your eyes are screwed or mine. That VW isn't going any lower than that whether on bags or coilovers. the only way that golf will tuck the tyres is if the rim size is huge, but then you would complain about that.

he is sitting on the floor and is barely tucking an inch of tire, that means he drives with tire gap and just "hard" parks. i don't see the point of bags if you're goign to be riding high 90% of the time and only taking pictures of the car "hard" parking. it's an "impress the internet" thing that i have never liked. Mike Burroughs is a prime example.
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Got my 5 speed swap today, he didn't have the slave line to the pedal i went to a yard and got one from a e34 will it work? I got the trans, driveshaft, slave cyl, trans brace, flywheel clutch and pressure plate. what else do i need?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:35 AM
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