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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 02-19-2013, 01:13 AM
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Yesterday I was tuning a Defender 110 with the 2.8 Bimmer motor, when the rear 1/2 shaft came out
If I had not caught it & it had come out completely, I would have had a wheel-shaft assembly flying ariound a closed room at 100 mph !
It was an open Landy, so I should be very grateful to be still writing this
This was no mechanical failure, but failure of the previous mack to tighten, or bother to, the hub
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Finally I have found out what Andy does when not working on his beemers
Pulling chicks !
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Finally I have found out what Andy does when not working on his beemers
Pulling chicks !
that may be the case, but i dont think it like that! (didn't watch the video, currently have music playing with some mates over)

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based on Andy's fb, he isn't pulling in chicks




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Old 02-22-2013, 12:23 AM
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I had to laugh at that clip
I normaly do not watch youtube for 2 reasons:
Attention span is 2 minutes max
I download speed is... sorry make that download crawl

With the wheels Andy's got, he should be having the chicks throwing moist knickers at him
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:50 PM
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based on Andy's fb, he isn't pulling in chicks




look, if i want to have a pic of me dressed in the 1960s ill do it
Theres also a reason i havent posted pictures of my 21st yet.....

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I had to laugh at that clip
I normaly do not watch youtube for 2 reasons:
Attention span is 2 minutes max
I download speed is... sorry make that download crawl

With the wheels Andy's got, he should be having the chicks throwing moist knickers at him
any girl that is with me because of what i drive isn't worth having around. Sleeve of Wizard springs to mind.
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look, if i want to have a pic of me dressed in the 1960s ill do it
Theres also a reason i havent posted pictures of my 21st yet.....
was it a big group of guys doing the helicopter all night?
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The past couple days I've really been wanting another e30.

Something stripped out, caged, coils, flares for some 16x8s with sticky ass tires, and make it a dedicated auto-x and track car.
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The past couple days I've really been wanting another e30.

Something stripped out, caged, coils, flares for some 16x8s with sticky ass tires, and make it a dedicated auto-x and track car.
Do it and stop thinking about it. Track e30's ftmfw!!

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was it a big group of guys doing the helicopter all night?
we had your face up on the TV
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The past couple days I've really been wanting another e30.

Something stripped out, caged, coils, flares for some 16x8s with sticky ass tires, and make it a dedicated auto-x and track car.
do it. hopefully by mid summer i will be near finished with my "go fast" e30.


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we had your face up on the TV

women .. men .. everybody think's i'm sexy. it's all good.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:22 PM
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Do it and stop thinking about it. Track e30's ftmfw!!

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do it. hopefully by mid summer i will be near finished with my "go fast" e30.
I keep going back and forth between that and just buying a $2k dirtbike and playing with that. It'd be a lot cheaper than an e30, and I dont have space for two cars at my apt. Not sure if my mom would let me store a track toy at her place (2hrs away from me)..
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I keep going back and forth between that and just buying a $2k dirtbike and playing with that. It'd be a lot cheaper than an e30, and I dont have space for two cars at my apt. Not sure if my mom would let me store a track toy at her place (2hrs away from me)..
dirtbikes are lame.

i have my track project up at my dads house, but that's only 45 minutes away from me
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:08 PM
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Coincidence. my buddy just married a chick from Madison WI...
Considering that Shelly is now living in the bush of Namibia

I don't know how rural you are Ryan, but dirt bikes soon loose their flavour when you have to trailer them to the nearest piece of real estate & you need to be hard-core to ride them in your brutal (at least to us) winters.
Rent a shed or garage & work your Beemer in there come ice
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:27 PM
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i used to have a Honda quad, 500cc could take it anywhere. im not a fan of broke bones so that was batter than a dirt bike for me.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:43 AM
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Andy, you have not yet put out a foot (MX style) whilst cornering or sliding a quad
I am not sure what hurt me most, the laughter of the onlookers or the pain
I prefer staying on a bike, as I hope to know what it does
a BMW at that
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Andy, you have not yet put out a foot (MX style) whilst cornering or sliding a quad
I am not sure what hurt me most, the laughter of the onlookers or the pain
I prefer staying on a bike, as I hope to know what it does
a BMW at that
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i was able to power slide my quad piece of cake, it had a solid rear axle, a locked diff if you will, only it was designed like that. but it was 4x4 so didn't let you step it out too far. but was a great deal of fun on the dirt and grass etc. not to mention it did actually get put to work a lot.

Just some more background if interested:
Back in the day long before i had my on road drivers licence and new an E60 from an E30 BMW, i used to do a lot of offroading stuff with my old man. I learnt to drive in a Nissan powered homebuilt offroader, based on a Suzuki SJ410, and the first car i had (though technically not mine and never a road car) was a Suzuki SJ410 pickup. Rusty as hell but i loved it. I used to call it a mini Hummer, if you google a picture you will see why. to this day i say that if you can drive that car, you can drive anything. i think it was a 600cc suzuki engine so had absolutely no balls to it what so ever and stalled at any opportunity. but there wasnt a single place i couldn't take it. but that came to an end one day when one of his workers was using it and left the handbrake off, it rolled down a steep gully never to be seen again. its probably still down there.
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i have my track project up at my dads house, but that's only 45 minutes away from me
Well, I spent a lot of my childhood building and riding mini bikes and such, and eventually progressed to sportbikes and cruisers. I still have my cruiser, and I don't really want to insure another sportbike ($$$$$$$), so a dirtbike would still let me have a fun little bike to mess around with on the trails/fields/ice covered lakes etc..

The distance and lack of space are really the big factors for me regarding another car. My mom is thinking of selling the house in the next couple years, and if that's the case I'd be up **** creek w/o the proverbial paddle.

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Coincidence. my buddy just married a chick from Madison WI...
Considering that Shelly is now living in the bush of Namibia

I don't know how rural you are Ryan, but dirt bikes soon loose their flavour when you have to trailer them to the nearest piece of real estate & you need to be hard-core to ride them in your brutal (at least to us) winters.
Rent a shed or garage & work your Beemer in there come ice
Right now I'm in the actual city of Madison, but there are trails about 4 miles out of town (20 minute drive for me). If the bike was kept at my mom's, I could drive straight off her property onto some trails, and from there I'd have about 50 square miles of play land for it.

Plus, Im hoping to get a hitch for the WRX so I can pull this tiny little aluminum trailer my brother bought. Wouldn't be much a hassle to transport it if I could use my DD.
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well, have had a few people come to view my 316i and one group seems really keen. im asking more than its worth, but i think he fell in love with it and wants to pay that anyways. its very presentable.
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How about something to resurrect the E30 off topic thread

Here are some pictures of a recent meet I attended here in New Zealand. I drove approx 700 kms to go, and used about $400 of Petrol in the process hehehe.

All these cars are owned by members of Bimmersport.co.nz, a BMW specific forum much like Bimmerfest. As some of you may know, the E46 M3 CSL is now exactly ten years old since it was unveiled, and there was a massive gathering in Munich for it. there are several pictures floating around the internet at the moment with about 30 to 40 M3 CSLs all in this colour in a row. something quite breathtaking. This was intended to be out own little take of that with a half dozen E46 M3s, and then a lot of the rest of us jumped in and said we would could along too.

Anyways, on with the Bimmer pronz photo drop. Start off with some E46 M3 of various types, then go on to some other stuff. many more cars there too, but these were my favourites on the day

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All M3 Lineup (E30 M3, E46 M3 CSL x2. E46 M3 Cab, E46 M3 with S62 Conversion, E30 M3)










The guy in the dark blue jersey is me, looking at the engine bay of an 850Ci. S62 swapped E46 M3 in foreground


My V12 E34 Touring


E36 318ti (compact)


Me, and three very nice ladies


E39 540i


This Red E30 is all pretty much 100% E46 underneathh, even rear E46 suspension setup which is totally different to the E30. an absolute work of art


Slammed E46 with 328i conversion. and an E30 cab, dont know much else about it




E34 535i/SE Manual


Some other cars:


Very Tidy E21


E31 850Ci also very tidy and well maintained. seems to be used often too not just a garage queen


My V12 E34 next to said 850Ci



E30 M3


E39 530i (M54 version)


E30 Prefacelift M325i with euro S50 conversion


E30 316i with a turbo M42 conversion
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thank go,,,,, well someone that i don't have so many things :lol: took everyone out for some sunshine and cleaning



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New member here, thought I saw a classified for sale section, can't seem to find it today, I've got 20 yr collection of odds and ends,factory tech training info/ aids , various etm;s NOS, parts,misc hard to find-,easy to loose, hardware some gently used but dusty stuff..otherwise on it's way to eBay
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