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Old 07-23-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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My 88' e30 325i Touring build thread, wiretucked, ITB'd M20, Bagged.

Was lucky enough to stumble onto this Touring for sale. Australia never got the Touring so there are literally only a handfull of them over here.

Had to fly interstate to see the car, then drive it home. But everything worked out and the car got me back to Melbourne without any drama's. The car still hasn't finished with compliance or registration so currently driving it on temp rego permits with the UK plates on still lol

Has genuine Alpina wheels, Genuine M-tech 2 body kit, Manual gearbox, Electric sunroof and electric mirrors, BMW sports seats etc etc Not sure on the suspenison yet though, but seems to be a bit lower than stock.

Only bad points that I have noticed so far is the crazy heavy gas pedal (compared to the 318is anyway) and the turn signals are a bit suss, only work half the time...... Oh and it seems my brake pad wear light is on...

To be honest I don't really know much about the Tourings or even the 325 e30 range :/ I have driven a 318is for the last two years and loved it but never had the opportunity to drive or own a 325 until now.























Also came with some 'Scorpion' axle back, have never heard about the brand but it sounds decent and looks decent enough.

I have also bought these wheels to go on it, getting them posted over from Poland should be here soonish i hope:

Specs: 15x8 +12 and 15x9 +3

I will be swapping in the coil-overs from the 318is into the touring as well (assuming they will fit)

I do plan on changing out all the old coolant hoses etc with some silicone replacements as well as the vacuum lines. Might think about changing out the radiator as well to be honest. Also definately going to change out the shiter... OEM is far to sloppy for my taste, looking at the UUC EVO3 kit at the moment from Turner:
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-35...36-e46-z3.aspx

Anyway, like I said, i don't know a whole lot about the 325i and what options there are for modifications or what i need to look out for in regards to maintenance etc so any advice would be much appreciated

Thanks guys, any feedback is more than welcome

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Old 07-23-2012, 01:42 AM   #2
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AWESOME!!!
mtech 2 touring.... just fucking awesome
thanks for sharing

Just got my uuc shifter..it's nice but I think the AKG is better for the $$$

uuc is running a special through today for a half off dssr with evo3 purchase


looking at pics.... is 1st gear really all the way to the Left in a RHD car?? or is it just the wrong pattern insert??
and why is there a mirror above the ashtray?
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:37 AM   #3
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God what id give for a touring, wish they made them in the states.

@absoluteDog yup from my experience coming from japanese imports all the rhd cars iv seen are just like lhd cars.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:21 AM   #4
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AWESOME!!!
mtech 2 touring.... just fucking awesome
thanks for sharing

Just got my uuc shifter..it's nice but I think the AKG is better for the $$$

uuc is running a special through today for a half off dssr with evo3 purchase


looking at pics.... is 1st gear really all the way to the Left in a RHD car?? or is it just the wrong pattern insert??
and why is there a mirror above the ashtray?
yes, 1st gear is all the way to the left and up.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:23 AM   #5
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That thing looks perfect. The M-Tech 2, the Alpina wheels, cloth interior... ugh. Jealous!
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:42 AM   #6
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damn you mike. so jelly.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:11 AM   #7
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Amazing car right there. Enjoy it!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:17 AM   #8
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Absolutely fucking awesome. I love everything about it!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #9
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Absolutely fucking awesome. I love everything about it!
Just echoing Matt's words here... I hope you do great things with this car cause its LEGIT.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:34 PM   #10
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Absolutely beautiful but drop the bra. Ruins the paint by trapping moisture.

Congrats!
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:47 PM   #11
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Damn. Speachless. Are those real MHW's? Also of course those rs are sick, but I'd keep the Alpina's on it for now. That MTII kit is going to eat up those 15's.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:57 PM   #12
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That is one clean example you were able to find considering how few there are available.

Mtech-2 kit and manual trans as well!
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:06 PM   #13
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Absolutely gorgeous, I love everything about it man. Please keep us updated.



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That MTII kit is going to eat up those 15's.
What do you mean?
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:47 PM   #14
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OH WOW!! WHAT A WALLABIE KANGAROO FIND!!! awsome!
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:54 PM   #15
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Absolutely gorgeous, I love everything about it man. Please keep us updated.





What do you mean?
15's are very small for an mtech II. I say the appropriate size is 17 or even 18. And it is also a touring, which is bigger, so 15's will be even worse, but the car looks amazing anyways.
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