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Old 02-16-2017, 08:34 PM   #1
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S Cali Euro-spec E30 M-tech2 touring*BBS*Bilstein*

My first post after lurking for a few weeks.

Just picked her up a 3 days ago. Having been unattended to, exposed to the elements, and not driven, she wasn't too pretty. Swept off all the spider webs, flushed fluids, and replaced tranny & motor & plugs. She cleaned up really well after a thorough wash, clay, and polish.

Initial impressions:

1. Surprisingly, rides fairly comfortable...comparable to my bagged Sienna.
2. Got a thumbs up within 30 minutes of driving.
3. Transported me back to a time when I said...someday!
4. Power is a bit anemic, so already researching possible options, swap vs. turbo

Immediate to do list: tint, amp/speakers, alarm, power door locks, cargo cover (if i can locate one), install rear wiper, arm-rest/drink holder, headliner, Thule bike rack



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Old 02-17-2017, 10:21 AM   #2
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Nice pick up! What kind of amp/speaker combo are you going with?
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:18 PM   #3
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Bagged Sienna? I'd be interested in a photo of that!

Your E30 looks nice!
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:27 PM   #4
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You need to do a m54b30 swap. Then it'll be like the touring version of Stucke's car.
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:52 PM   #5
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Must be Griggs' old car. http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=241570

I'm guessing he never got around to that engine swap?
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:12 PM   #6
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Must be Griggs' old car. http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=241570

I'm guessing he never got around to that engine swap?
Yes definitely Jon's old car. I believe he sold it to that Persian kid Amir who also bought chameleon leather's old Alpine 4-door on 17" 5-lug Alpinas.
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:14 AM   #7
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Nice pick up! What kind of amp/speaker combo are you going with?
Thinking of a focal setup or wait for an old school BA components to pop up.

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Bagged Sienna? I'd be interested in a photo of that!

Your E30 looks nice!
Thx for the compliment.
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:27 AM   #8
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You need to do a m54b30 swap. Then it'll be like the touring version of Stucke's car.
Still learning. Fortunately Castro and Bimmerheads are within a 30 min drive from me! From what I've read, they can help steer me in the right direction!

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Old 02-18-2017, 12:34 AM   #9
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Yes definitely Jon's old car. I believe he sold it to that Persian kid Amir who also bought chameleon leather's old Alpine 4-door on 17" 5-lug Alpinas.
Wow, never expected to have found the OP of this build! The 12 page post was like looking through my kids photo album from birth to a teenager lol...what an awesome community!
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:52 AM   #10
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Wow. Amazing touring!
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:15 AM   #11
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looks nice, reminds me of RHD Mtech2 red touring from east coast
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:34 AM   #12
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:25 PM   #13
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Still learning. Fortunately Castro and Bimmerheads are within a 30 min drive from me! From what I've read, they can help steer me in the right direction!
Love this car! Let us know if we can help!
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:27 PM   #14
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Welcome to the touring family- she looks great.

Those wheels look great! Specs?
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:31 PM   #15
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Awesome e30

Please post pics of your Sienna though...
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