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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 03-27-2011, 07:08 PM
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Correcting the camber makes it rub more What do you mean "poor suspension"?
i had the camber maxed out on the GC plates. with the amount of tire i was tucking it was the only way to stop rubbing on hard turns that had potholes. which is about every turn inbetween my house and bethlehem township where i drive most often.

"poor suspension" meaning low spring rates and/or improperly valved struts/shocks. weaker springs means your going to rub alot more whether it be under hard throttle or in turns.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:23 PM
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I've seen the terms "pulled" and "rolled" used in regards to fenders, is there a difference? Those 195s didn't look bad, wish I could find a nice pic like that with 205s installed.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:56 PM
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big difference. rolled fenders is simply rolling the inner lip up so its not parallel to the ground. pulled is what you see in that pic i just posted. notice how there is no outer fender line at all ? its simply one smooth angle from the beginning of the fender flare to the outer edge.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:06 PM
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oooohhhh ok, gotcha, makes sense
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:55 PM
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not much stretch with a 195 on an 8.



nothing like the 205/40's on my 9's

sad thing is the 195's with barely any stretch had to be propaned on. my 205's which were stretched to the point where the whole sidewall curved real hard just needed to be filled up with air

my 002's never rubbed but i had pulled fenders. rubbing also has alot to do with suspension. poor suspension will rub on hard turns where a well setup suspension might be perfectly fine with no rubbing.
How did you like those Star Specs? I think I might need to pick some up for summer tires. My dad has them on his e28 and loves them.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:04 PM
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they arent star specs, they are dz101's. i liked them on my black e30 and i liked them just the same on my bronzit. they have good wear and last long. if your looking for good traction tires they arent the best tho.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:10 PM
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they arent star specs, they are dz101's. i liked them on my black e30 and i liked them just the same on my bronzit. they have good wear and last long. if your looking for good traction tires they arent the best tho.
Oh, my bad. I was looking for more performance tire.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:11 AM
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I have 195/50 on my 8" rims in the front, need a cheater to get them on - hell had a decent tire guy (no longer use him after) who couldn't get the 205/50's on without a cheater.
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sad thing is the 195's with barely any stretch had to be propaned on. my 205's which were stretched to the point where the whole sidewall curved real hard just needed to be filled up with air
I don't know why you guys had to do that, when cheeze wiz's uncle put the tires on mine he didn't use anything other than the machine. Even when we went to Ed's, he didn't use anything but the machine to put it on.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:06 AM
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:22 AM
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that video is so old

and we do have an e30 media thread.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:47 PM
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yeh well it was old.. and i didnt consider it media more as a fun OM NOM i eated me a ricer that put a hood scoop on a bmw video
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:27 PM
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CBC digging my build thread up so I'll post here.

Got the interior of the e30 stripped out today, got rid of all of the wiring in it from the taillights to the headlights and started getting rid of all the sound deadening. Got the front end reinstalled and wiried up. I am relocating the fuse box to in the glove box (my car is rhd remember) so that it's easier to wire up. Should have it finished tomorrow
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CBC digging my build thread up so I'll post here.

Got the interior of the e30 stripped out today, got rid of all of the wiring in it from the taillights to the headlights and started getting rid of all the sound deadening. Got the front end reinstalled and wiried up. I am relocating the fuse box to in the glove box (my car is rhd remember) so that it's easier to wire up. Should have it finished tomorrow
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CBC digging my build thread up so I'll post here.

Got the interior of the e30 stripped out today, got rid of all of the wiring in it from the taillights to the headlights and started getting rid of all the sound deadening. Got the front end reinstalled and wiried up. I am relocating the fuse box to in the glove box (my car is rhd remember) so that it's easier to wire up. Should have it finished tomorrow
glovebox is where i intend to tuck mine. although its a little more difficult with lhd
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glovebox is where i intend to tuck mine. although its a little more difficult with lhd
Yeah I was thinking to myself as I was doing it why didn't BMW put it here in the first place, and why don't people relocate it when doing a rewire. Then I remembered most cars are lhd. Luckily my x20 to c101 adapter I made is stupidly long and can fit through the firewall

If anyone here hasn't removed the sound deadening out of the floor in the boot (trunk) of the car, do that **** now. I can't believe how heavy that crap is and you don't even need it. I got rid of the first layer last night, and i can't get over it ha
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:23 PM
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Next week I've got a new wheel bearing, timing belt, tensioner, water pump, all new belts, and thermostat going in. Then, when I get more money; a new radiator and hoses

I'm having it done at a local guy's place, I'll be sure to snap some pics of his car collection: 1 s52 swapped e30 M3 w/mtechII kit, 1 e30 M3 w/s14 and racing seats (track car), 1 e30 M3 that he's restoring after an engine fire, an e28 M5, and the 8 e30's parked in his driveway
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I would rally like to see an m3 fitted with a tech2 kit....


Got the car 90% wired today, just the taillights to go. also got rid of a lot more weight which is good, I got rid of the heater core and heater box, thats really unite weighty too. Obviously all underfloor ducting won't be reinstalled, and neithr will the stuff behind the dash. Also shaved some of the foam off the bottom of the carpet.

I get bored easily with wiring, and shedding weight is fun from an experimental point of view. I've parted e30s before, but never really took any notice of how things weighed. Still have the speakers in the front doors and I'm going to make a custom parcel shelf without holes in it, and also the rear actuators for the central locking and the windows in the rear door, and fix the windows closed and bin the motors too. I would estimate I've got rid of my body weight easily out of the car, plus all of my stereo gear that wasn't there from the factory. If I can get under a ton I'll be happy my stance is all messed up now though lol :,(

I'll pick up where I left off on Monday night. Now that I'm back working on the car again, hopefully less time trolling the web and more time being productive lol
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Woops, might be just a regular Mtech, I was too busy looking at the motor and interior to really pay attention to all the details he was spewing out
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:49 AM
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He said it has an Mtech kit on it. It is an M3 undoubtedly, and it certainly looks like an Mtech front bumper, but then again I'm no expert on them. Were those never created?
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:01 AM
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regular e30's got mtech I and II. e30's m3's got evo versions. but they look nothing like standard e30 mtechnic parts.

but im no expert on m3's.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:28 AM
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Neither am I apparently I'll snap some pics when I head there next week
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Mtech negative, he probably means EVO 1,2,3 parts.
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