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    Originally posted by decay View Post
    get a hardtop, a front strut tower bar, and a lower front x-brace, before you do suspension.

    it will make a world of difference in how that car handles.

    congrats on the purchase.
    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=415181

    $200 for a basically new x-brace
    Simon
    Current Car:
    -2003 Mini Cooper R50 (daily)
    -2002 MR2 Spyder (project)
    Previous Car Count : 24 ... and climbing...

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      I agree on the x brace. What about shock tower brace? Also, I'd lov to get a hard top but they are getting mad expensive. Keeping my eye out for one that needs some work.

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        X brace and strut tower brace.
        the E30 Cab has the chassis rigidity of a Twizzler.
        Anything we cab owners can do to stiffen up that rolling piece of automotive taffy helps.

        I have both plus the above mentioned H&R springs and Bilsteins sitting on an E30 M3 suspension and it has so much cowl shake its crazy.
        I really enjoy driving it, but getting out of that and getting in my M3 (or even my Ti) is eye opening what a bowl of jello that E30 Cab is.

        The E30 Cabrio is a perfect example of when car companies designed a sedan / coupe,,, then just cut the roof off of it to make their Cabrio and started tacking reinforcements into it doing damage control,,, vs,,, say the Z3 which was designed as an open top car first (then when they did put a roof on it wow did they get a great car).
        Last edited by JimmyP; 10-26-2017, 01:29 PM.
        Jimmy P.
        87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
        88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Garage Queen
        88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - SCCA SPU #98
        92 M Technic Cabrio - S14 Powered!
        98 318Ti Morea Green
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          Originally posted by Echo30V View Post
          I agree on the x brace. What about shock tower brace? Also, I'd lov to get a hard top but they are getting mad expensive. Keeping my eye out for one that needs some work.
          I believe there's one floating around now that needs some work.
          Originally posted by wholepailofwater
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            Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
            I believe there's one floating around now that needs some work.
            there's a guy on the r3v facebook group holding two.

            and yeah, they are expensive, but i'm in strong agreement with JimmyP's comment above. the vert chassis are wet fucking noodles.

            i did 5-lug suspension on my vert first, but it didn't handle like i wanted until i put a roof on it. that's why i went with a baur for my 4th e30- open-top driving with structural integrity retained :)
            past:
            1989 325is (learner shitbox)
            1986 325e (turbo dorito)
            1991 318ic (5-lug ITB)
            current:
            1985 323i baur (project to resume soon...)
            2013 ninja 300 (way more fun than a car)

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              Originally posted by Echo30V View Post
              Yes, I still have the Borbet wheels but am thinking about selling them for some nice BBS weaves. I agree with the H&R race springs and Billys. On my list for sure.



              I have H&R Cabrio springs with Bilstein Sports, really nice combo. Not harsh at all. I think the Race springs would be to much for a Cabrio.


              I did a full front end refresh and X brace when I put them in. Cowl shake was greatly reduced, even with the harsher suspension set up.


              It's never going to feel like a closed car, just accept it for what it is.
              1991 318iC
              1989 325i Field Rescue

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                Originally posted by Wolfman View Post
                Ant may be his replacement but there is no substitute for Edd, wouldn't be surprised if the show is done after this season.
                I'm a huge Edd fan. When I heard he was leaving, I thought about boycotting the show. That begin said, I've watched 2 episodes so far with Ant and they were good. The technical "work on the car" part of the episodes seemed the same as before. I know Edd's "this is going to be a big PITA" attitude was part of the shtick, but I like Ant's positive attitude. He seems like a car guy.

                Would definitely be cool if Edd got his own show!

                Cory
                1992 325i Cabrio
                1988 320i Touring
                2000 M5
                1977 530i
                2015 328i - Euro Delivery/Performance Center Delivery
                BMWCCA
                E30CCA

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                  I think Edd was sweeping the floors and serving tea in the latest episode of project binky
                  Simon
                  Current Car:
                  -2003 Mini Cooper R50 (daily)
                  -2002 MR2 Spyder (project)
                  Previous Car Count : 24 ... and climbing...

                  Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                    Thanks for all the great information. I’m going to start saving up for the hard top, x bracer and strut brace then will do suspension.

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                      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-bmw-m3-18/

                      The Snow Leopard - 1990 325is

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                        Originally posted by Poorhouse View Post
                        I have H&R Cabrio springs with Bilstein Sports, really nice combo. Not harsh at all. I think the Race springs would be to much for a Cabrio.

                        I did a full front end refresh and X brace when I put them in. Cowl shake was greatly reduced, even with the harsher suspension set up.

                        It's never going to feel like a closed car, just accept it for what it is.
                        I have H&R cabrio springs as well, billie sports in the rear, new OEM Sachs in front, Garagistic X-brace and strut bar. I had billie sports in front, without the xbrace and strut bar, and euroweaves. they were way to stiff for my taste. the OEM Sachs are just perfect, even with the 16" alpinas I run now.

                        Hardtop completely transforms the ride as well.

                        pics and lots more info on my build thread
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                        OEM+ or bust!


                        reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                        TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
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                          man, I swear everytime I checked there were no E30s then suddenly two new ones have popped up.

                          Thats a nice S52 swapped E30
                          Simon
                          Current Car:
                          -2003 Mini Cooper R50 (daily)
                          -2002 MR2 Spyder (project)
                          Previous Car Count : 24 ... and climbing...

                          Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                            Winter is a comin’ and peoples don’t want to be storin’ their pretty whips.

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                              Originally posted by Echo30V View Post
                              Winter is a comin’ and peoples don’t want to be storin’ their pretty whips.
                              You would think paying for storage and waiting until spring, you would get a much higher price since people with money are looking for a summer car.
                              Steve • Toronto
                              1991 318is • Brillantrot
                              Build Thread

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                                Maybe but when I was looking for a 356 P-Car, best deals and most inventory in the fall.

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