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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 10-17-2012, 10:18 PM
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:27 PM
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Turns out a stage 2 wrx with about 12 boost leaks is quicker from a 10mph to 100 than an M50 swapped e30. 20-100 was even better because I was in boost, but the e30 really surprised me for some reason. I imagine if I didn't have boost leaks and a shot original turbo w/186k miles on it it wouldn't have been remotely as close as it was.

It is making me want another e30 though..
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:57 PM
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The desire for another E30 is likely due to seeing the delphin again.

You missed a crazy fire by the way. I've never seen Zach so plastered in my life
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:20 PM
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It was either John's S52 swapped car, or Ben's is so damn clean too..

The delphin is covered in stickers and has a janky roof rack
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:49 PM
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The bases of that rack are legit bro!

I was sad when he covered it in stickers though. Ew. Stickers
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:04 PM
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yeah, the stickers look absolutely terrible... He still owes me $100 for that too
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:24 PM
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For the stickers or the car?

Check the E36 OT. I got a picture of Krista. I convinced a girl I didnt know to stick her ass out in front of an E46 so I could take a picture.

...Who has a boyfriend that was there, nontheless

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Old 10-21-2012, 09:37 PM
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The car, he was gonna powdercoat some wheels for me or pay me $100. I never got wheels coated, so he still owes me the $100..

I remember her now lol
Zach told me to grab her butt when she hugged me before I left. Should've taken him up on that offer
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:57 PM
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I got a good feel. I kind of wedged myself in between them right when they were about to have sex though, cause I needed sauces' tractor key.

Things got crazy after that!
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:43 PM
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Sounds like I should've called in sick and spent the night
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:05 PM
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:58 PM
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If I had 5 grand laying around, I'd gladly buy the wabbit I love the car. Hope it goes to someone good
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:07 PM
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:49 PM
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pickin up an e30 325e... any one got a 2.5m20 or something that revs higher then 5 and has more then 130hp they wanna get off there hands in Alberta? this is my first post it may take a while for me to figure out how to post back to you.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:02 PM
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replying isnt any harder than posting

Local guy is selling a complete m50 swap. Thats a nice upgrade from the eta
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:21 AM
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replying isnt any harder than posting

Local guy is selling a complete m50 swap. Thats a nice upgrade from the eta
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You can kind of see how quick it is on the last page, there's a video of it going against my stage 2 wrx in a rolling race from 10-100
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:17 AM
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Thanks driveby72, i was researching some 325i head conversions, just put the complete head and intake mani and the 172 ecu and all that jazz and then you got a higher revving ETA. would you do the m50 conversion or the 'i' head conversion. I have heard turbo kits are cheaper for the m50?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:28 PM
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Waiting to find the right "I" head for my seta with the amount of work in a m50 swap for not to much hp gains. I know there is a better variety of things for the m50 but I think i'm sticking with boosting the m20. Noticed the exhaust right by my driver side rear a arm goes from the normal pipe to a tiny flat tube then back after about a foot? Why did they do this? Waste of time and power out of the motor, granted it probably isn't to much but really? Getting that taken out here in the next couple days for $40 and installing the right size tube there. Would it help or would i need the "i" exhaust to get the gains?
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:56 PM
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Just an FYI, the eta down tubes actually fit inside the "i" tubes. Manifolds are exactly the same.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:41 PM
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Yea I see ur point 'bmwman92'. Any idea for the cost for the 'i' head conversion? Like 1000 or2000 and how easy is it?
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:42 PM
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the time and effort it takes to build a "stroker" m20 is just as hard as a 24v swap. drive an m50 e30, then drive an i, or a "stroker" m20. they drive like two completely different cars. the 24v is more responsive, better torque/hp, sounds much nicer and can make more hp much cheaper than an m20.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:46 PM
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:49 PM
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Mmm. Idk either way I don have the cash right now for it... Lol so I guess I'll wait till I do then I'll see what's available...
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:10 AM
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the time and effort it takes to build a "stroker" m20 is just as hard as a 24v swap. drive an m50 e30, then drive an i, or a "stroker" m20. they drive like two completely different cars. the 24v is more responsive, better torque/hp, sounds much nicer and can make more hp much cheaper than an m20.
Well im not sure exactly on the work it takes for a m50 swap so I figured the m20 would be a better choice .
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:51 AM
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Either way my stock seta keeps up with e36 325i's already so ill probably do a couple things to the m20 to have it be decently quick until I can afford to go m50 correctly and have correct knowledge to do it. But by then I'll probably do s50
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