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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 02-11-2010, 11:11 PM
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:43 PM
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is my e30 24v let me know what you think i like the imput
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:32 PM
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not bad, could use some euro trim, real IS lip (the volvo lips look like crap IMO), coilovers and some better wheels.

why did you waste the time to over-roll your fenders just to have a car thats very high ?

did you build or buy it ?
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:50 PM
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I like the clean engine bay. You have any pics of the interior?

I think it would look better with black wheels and a non volvo lip.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:39 AM
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defenety built i like to sart from scratch not were someone left off i want the real IS lip but this was one only 4 dollers and i think it looks better then nothing i really want coiloiver saving up fro the ground controls but the are like 1700 and i dont have a job i rolled them so much so i wouldnt rub cuz my car is so low
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:46 AM
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defenety built i like to sart from scratch not were someone left off i want the real IS lip but this was one only 4 dollers and i think it looks better then nothing i really want coiloiver saving up fro the ground controls but the are like 1700 and i dont have a job i rolled them so much so i wouldnt rub cuz my car is so low
why not just run the GC conversion kit ? its only $400. your car isnt low, you must have very poor suspension if your car can rub at that height. whats on there now ?
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:11 AM
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where di you find a 400 GC kit.. send me the link because the only ones im seeing are like 1200 bucks
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:24 AM
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where di you find a 400 GC kit.. send me the link because the only ones im seeing are like 1200 bucks
http://www.ground-control-store.com/...p/II=121/CA=98

$399 for all 4 springs, all 4 adjusters and collars. you can choose your spring rates so it will be as hard as you want or as soft as you want.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:59 PM
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as ov right now i am running ireland engineering stage 3 and i know you ar going to hate this i am not proud my self but they are cut if you run the GC convertion kit how low can you go can you like slam it and still have travel in the shock cuz i was going to go with the other GC cuz send your housing in and the shorten them
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:01 PM
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:07 PM
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as ov right now i am running ireland engineering stage 3 and i know you ar going to hate this i am not proud my self but they are cut if you run the GC convertion kit how low can you go can you like slam it and still have travel in the shock cuz i was going to go with the other GC cuz send your housing in and the shorten them
with that setup im not suprised you rub.

you can tuck 195/50 on 16's as long as you buy GC camber plates. and thats lower then most are willing to go anyway.

my old setup on uncut strut housings:


i had properly pulled fenders so i maintaineed full turning radius. my wheels never rubbed fender. your shocks still have travel at that setup. i was running bumpstops to stop that travel.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:14 PM
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ha same rims thats why mine looks so high cuz i am only running 15s i wish i had 16s but i got these in a trade for so rota gt3 i think the rims i have now are way better
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:19 PM
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ha same rims thats why mine looks so high cuz i am only running 15s i wish i had 16s but i got these in a trade for so rota gt3 i think the rims i have now are way better
your car looks high due to serious fender gap.

wheel gap kills
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:28 PM
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i know i am right there with you but for right know its the best i can do until i can get that coilover convertion kit i am looking to do some upgrades to the m50 whats a good upgrade for bang for my buck
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:40 PM
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i know i am right there with you but for right know its the best i can do until i can get that coilover convertion kit i am looking to do some upgrades to the m50 whats a good upgrade for bang for my buck
nothing thats real cheap besides a chip. best upgrade would be s52 cams w/ chip from turner to control them and a euro hfm
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:48 PM
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ya i have dinan chip in there right now and i also have a turner chip i really been wanting to do the s52 cams but i am alittle confused about it do you need both or do you take your intake cam put it on the exhaust side or is that for the non vanos i have a vanos m50
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:58 PM
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ya i have dinan chip in there right now and i also have a turner chip i really been wanting to do the s52 cams but i am alittle confused about it do you need both or do you take your intake cam put it on the exhaust side or is that for the non vanos i have a vanos m50
both cams with s52 trays and lifters, or m52 trays and lifters work with s52 cams also.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:04 PM
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o alright thanks for all the input and info you still waiting on that DS for yours
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:17 PM
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o alright thanks for all the input and info you still waiting on that DS for yours
still waiting. the guy can only access the car on thursdays. and of course last thuirsday we had a snow storm. hopefully he can get to it this thrusday
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:20 PM
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that would be sweet i have my fingures crossed for you man
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those taillights are horrible.
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nice color, but those tail lights look pretty awkward on an e30. You should get a plate filler
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:41 PM
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one thing i have to say you guys have some sick looking cars and that made me want to build one so i started out looking for a soild E30 and all i found were ones out of my price range until i came across this little gem. I got this 325e for 400 runs and drives just needed break pads installed to drive it . I am happy with my find now it is time to update it a little.

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