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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 03-28-2010, 03:11 PM
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thats true because it cost alot more to mod a car, then to maintain a stock car
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:12 AM
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My e30

Here's a sick shot of my baby, use it as my wallpaper

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Old 03-31-2010, 01:22 AM
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^is that not your signature photoshopped? -.-
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:25 AM
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and now my sig
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:33 PM
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whats wrong with it that you felt the need to photoshop it to a pic where you barely see anything ?
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:59 PM
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if it's such a big deal... lol
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:03 PM
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if it's such a big deal... lol
better. your front bumper got a lean goin on
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:32 PM
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indeed. after someone backed into me i could never realign it perfectly best I could do
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:11 PM
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Hey all, I newe, heres mine,
in 2008 I bought a 323i 85 M20B23 euro L-Jetronic injection, 1 year later the E30 have a 2.7 block, 885 head, 325 intake, 284/284 cam, msd yellow coil and msd 6al module, 2.93 LSD, 324td turbo manifold, my first turbo a small Garrett .42/.48, short shifter (home made), exhaust tubing 3", rims TSW evo 4x100 R15 7.5" 205/50 front and 225/50 rear.
In may, if I have any money I hope put a GT35, take off the euro bumpers and put a M3 EVO front and rear bumpers with side skirts, a friend of mine have this complete kit ($800 including the turbo GT35) I think that this price its ok, what do you think?

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Old 04-01-2010, 09:27 PM
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^^ ive seen that picture of your valve cover before recently...

needs a drop before you put the kit on (which frankly i wouldnt. will look **** without the flared gaurds imo
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:38 AM
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^^ ive seen that picture of your valve cover before recently...

needs a drop before you put the kit on (which frankly i wouldnt. will look **** without the flared gaurds imo
I have similars pictures of this cover in other thread. I will paint in dark gray with the intake manifold.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:53 AM
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well... something on my car actually changed.... I drove to walmart spent $3 on a can of paint and got to work, Still need to wet sand and polish. I like the red front spoiler much more.

70mph winds got the car a little dusty
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:59 AM
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:12 PM
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just for good measure
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:25 AM
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just for good measure
I can still see the top of your tyres
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:20 AM
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I want the borbets. <3
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:47 AM
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just for good measure
how do the front wheels turn? Not a fan of deep dish wheels. Its too much of a rice burner thing to me, like flame pant, fake wal-mart turbo badges and fat "fart can" mufflers that break the sound barier everytime you start the dang thing.
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now to add my rebutle to your statement about mods costing more than mantaining.

This i wouldnt argue with at all. Im proud of the fact that I have a pristine bimmer that doesnt cost me a fortune, looks classy, runs reliably, and above all, will be worth something someday. Go to a car show. The bell of the ball is always that classic car kept in prestine condition with all the vins matching.

My final note would be the difficulty to even think I could improve a bmw, no matter how old it is. Sure you may make it faster or more cool looking, but did you really improve it? German scientists built that car from the ground up to pe the epitomy of precision. I dont venture any of us could afford to truly improve on that. Find me a BMW that has been monkeyed with, and ill show you a verry expensive car. I will also show you a car that will never be as good as when it was origional.
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:07 AM
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:57 AM
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how do the front wheels turn? Not a fan of deep dish wheels. Its too much of a rice burner thing to me, like flame pant, fake wal-mart turbo badges and fat "fart can" mufflers that break the sound barier everytime you start the dang thing.
there is plenty of room for my car to turn. and bo5bets ar far from a ricer mod.

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now to add my rebutle to your statement about mods costing more than mantaining.

This i wouldnt argue with at all. Im proud of the fact that I have a pristine bimmer that doesnt cost me a fortune, looks classy, runs reliably, and above all, will be worth something someday. Go to a car show. The bell of the ball is always that classic car kept in prestine condition with all the vins matching.

My final note would be the difficulty to even think I could improve a bmw, no matter how old it is. Sure you may make it faster or more cool looking, but did you really improve it? German scientists built that car from the ground up to pe the epitomy of precision. I dont venture any of us could afford to truly improve on that. Find me a BMW that has been monkeyed with, and ill show you a verry expensive car. I will also show you a car that will never be as good as when it was origional.
a properly modded e30 will handle better, be faster and be more reliable. they will also cost you more then a stock car, even in prestine condition.

at a car show a stock e30 would not win or be looked at more then a well modded one. that is the case for old american cars and the like. but not with e30's.

finally the e30 has much room for improvement. it wasnt built to be the best performance vehicle it could. it was built to be reliable, handle well and please the people of its time period. it would be ignorant to think you cant improve on 80's technology . you take ANY stock e30 and put it against a well modded e30, it wont stand a chance, it will be outperformed in every way.
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how do the front wheels turn? Not a fan of deep dish wheels. Its too much of a rice burner thing to me, like flame pant, fake wal-mart turbo badges and fat "fart can" mufflers that break the sound barier everytime you start the dang thing.
I dont think deep dish wheels are ricey at all. I think they are quite sexy, and much improve the stance of just about any car... And flame paint instantly adds like 22.6hp to the wheels.

but seriously Borbets A's
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how do the front wheels turn? Not a fan of deep dish wheels. Its too much of a rice burner thing to me, like flame pant, fake wal-mart turbo badges and fat "fart can" mufflers that break the sound barier everytime you start the dang thing.
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now to add my rebutle to your statement about mods costing more than mantaining.

This i wouldnt argue with at all. Im proud of the fact that I have a pristine bimmer that doesnt cost me a fortune, looks classy, runs reliably, and above all, will be worth something someday. Go to a car show. The bell of the ball is always that classic car kept in prestine condition with all the vins matching.

My final note would be the difficulty to even think I could improve a bmw, no matter how old it is. Sure you may make it faster or more cool looking, but did you really improve it? German scientists built that car from the ground up to pe the epitomy of precision. I dont venture any of us could afford to truly improve on that. Find me a BMW that has been monkeyed with, and ill show you a verry expensive car. I will also show you a car that will never be as good as when it was origional.
Almost any car, German or not, past or present, is a compromise (packaging, safety regs, CAFE standards, emissions, and of course, the bean counters have their way with the engineering as well), so, no, the product you see on the proverbial show room floor is far from being the epitome of German precision
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:04 AM
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Almost any car, German or not, past or present, is a compromise (packaging, safety regs, CAFE standards, emissions, and of course, the bean counters have their way with the engineering as well), so, no, the product you see on the proverbial show room floor is far from being the epitome of German precision
^^^ and therefore can be improved upon
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:02 AM
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I found this the other day
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