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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 05-07-2014, 01:09 PM
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Eta Spinning tires

Can a 1987 325e be able to spin the tires atleast a little bit?
I have a 1987 325e with a sssquid chip and 3.25 LSD and I cannot spin the tires at all, is this normal?

I know the e stands for economy and I'm not trying to be a drift king
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:59 PM
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I don't think you can with a lsd I have the same and I spin tires easily. I can literally drift by turning and piping the clutch
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:52 PM
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youre not doin it right. the motor has the torque to do it and this could be signs of a worn clutch too.


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Old 05-07-2014, 07:27 PM
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this could be signs of a worn clutch too.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:54 PM
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What if you have an automatic transmission ?

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Old 05-28-2014, 05:44 AM
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youre screwed. cant brake stall it due to disc rears and youd basically have to neutral drop it which can break some stuff on these older cars


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Old 05-28-2014, 07:05 AM
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:27 AM
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:32 PM
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Why are you trying to spin the wheels?
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:24 PM
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Just to see if I can. I've done it with all of the cars I've owned

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Old 05-28-2014, 02:27 PM
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You realize unless your car is set-up to be abused, then it's easy to brake things right?
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:50 PM
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:39 PM
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plenty of books and a multimeter will help you alot


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Old 05-28-2014, 06:12 PM
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I've had my multi meter for years and I still haven't figured it all out lol. It just took me three weeks to figure out I had a blown fuse :what:

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Old 05-28-2014, 08:25 PM
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a test light works great for that.


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Old 05-28-2014, 08:32 PM
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:25 AM
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do it a standstill holding the brakes :P i did it once, (in a holden) rooted the brake pads tometal, and the discs too small :P
why not get one of those electric valves for the brake line?
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:15 AM
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Eta Spinning tires

thought maybe you had one in your tool box

a standstill? its called a brake stand. and i havnt seen a electric servo to cut fluid to brakes. only trans locks for drag


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Old 05-30-2014, 02:12 AM
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thought maybe you had one in your tool box

a standstill? its called a brake stand. and i havnt seen a electric servo to cut fluid to brakes. only trans locks for drag


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we call them standstills i saw a servo one a couple days on a car buying/selling page im part of, was relatively cheap from memory
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you could do a trans lock and a high stall torque converter.


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