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    Originally posted by djjerme View Post
    Nice! Though I’m sure BAT will tear apart the paint color, the wheels, the stance..etc.
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    Add me to that camp.
    That car would be so much more desireable de-stanced, or de-fastandfurioused, or whatever the correct term is for the styling affliction it has.

    Funny that it has a Z1 steering wheel though, when I bought my cabrio from Tim it also had a Z1 wheel. I still have it.

    The guy who posted the 3rd comment,,, nailed it. Drop the mic and exit.
    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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      This is one case where the form over function and stancing doesn't bother me. It was never going to be a sharp, relatively lightweight driver's car like the coupes and sedans, it was crippled from the factory with extra weight and less rigidity. The convertibles are cruisers from the factory and don't have the driving experience appeal that regular E30s do, so to build it as a cruiser that is meant to go slow and look good is fine, nothing has been ruined because it was never going to be that great to drive from day 1. The car looks good, the color is great, I wouldn't have chosen those wheels and the M3 badge on the fender is straight cancer, but it has potential.

      If you're going to stance an E30 stance a convertible, but for the love of god leave the coupes and sedans to people who like handling.
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        x brace and strut bar is mandatory on a vert. Agree it will never perform like a coupe. It still rocks though - especially if you have a hot rodded coupe too :-)

        Agree seller of that vert did not do themselves any favors on presentation. Leaving at least $6-8k on the table imho. BaT buyers are who they are - know your market
        I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

        HOWTOs:
        DB vert plastic bumpers
        OEM Keys
        MTech1 docs

        88 ix Lach/Card
        91 ic Calypso 3.1
        86 Cosmo 2.7

        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
        e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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          Speaking of bad badging, someone was posting the new X3 M Competition rear badge CF. It looks like someone got a bunch of Chinese badges and stuck em to the back of the X3. All the different badges have different font, and just looks.. unrefined.






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            ^
            Just add a Pep Boys looking Dinan badge to complete the look.

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              Originally posted by varg View Post
              If you're going to stance an E30 stance a convertible, but for the love of god leave the coupes and sedans to people who like handling.
              You have won the internet today, sir.
              Originally posted by kronus
              would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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                Originally posted by varg View Post
                This is one case where the form over function and stancing doesn't bother me. It was never going to be a sharp, relatively lightweight driver's car like the coupes and sedans, it was crippled from the factory with extra weight and less rigidity. The convertibles are cruisers from the factory and don't have the driving experience appeal that regular E30s do, so to build it as a cruiser that is meant to go slow and look good is fine, nothing has been ruined because it was never going to be that great to drive from day 1. The car looks good, the color is great, I wouldn't have chosen those wheels and the M3 badge on the fender is straight cancer, but it has potential.

                If you're going to stance an E30 stance a convertible, but for the love of god leave the coupes and sedans to people who like handling.
                I agree with pretty much everything you said, except that I personally dont think that car looks good at all.
                It has decent bones, but needs to be de-stanced and "adulted" in a few ways
                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
                04 Ford F350 Dually Tow Machine

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                  I made the guy a full priced offer when he listed it on Facebook last month after my wife said she wanted a convertible to cruise around in and liked the looks of this car. I knew I would need to dump a bunch of money into it to change the suspension and wheels, get it registered in california, etc, but there were a ton of nice parts on it and I figured why not.....it was a total impulse buy, and I went from waking up and seeing the for sale ad straight into a full price offer to the seller all before 9am.

                  I guess a bunch of people on r3v Facebook were saying the price was too low and that he was l"eaving money on the table" and should put it on BAT...he started to listen to them and messaged me that the chorus was crying out for more money.. he raised the price on me...I couldn't believe he was refusing to close on a full price offer, and was going to up the price. I was buying it sight unseen and had to ship it across country..he was only asking for $500 more, but it was enough to snap me out of the impulse buy and I ended negations and told him good luck.

                  He actually messaged me on Facebook to let me know the car was on BAT and I could bid if still interested...I would be nervous too, if I were him.

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                    Be thankful you didn't buy it. Hindsight is definitely 20/20. What a tool.
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                      Originally posted by e30austin View Post
                      Be thankful you didn't buy it. Hindsight is definitely 20/20. What a tool.
                      I’m so grateful. It was an outrageously impulsive move, but the queered negotiation experience woke me up instantly and I started seeing it with my real eyes instead of my crazy eyes.

                      Part of me feels bad for the guy that he got seduced by a bunch of yahoos on a Facebook page with empty pocketbooks....I mean selling a car is such a pain in the ass how do you turn down someone like me? I’m a dream buyer lol.

                      Anyway hopefully this guy ends up doing all right with the auction it sounded like he’s got a young family and needs to ditch this car.

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                        Originally posted by DELPHINtimecapsule View Post
                        Iím so grateful. It was an outrageously impulsive move, but the queered negotiation experience woke me up instantly and I started seeing it with my real eyes instead of my crazy eyes.

                        Part of me feels bad for the guy that he got seduced by a bunch of yahoos on a Facebook page with empty pocketbooks....I mean selling a car is such a pain in the ass how do you turn down someone like me? Iím a dream buyer lol.

                        Anyway hopefully this guy ends up doing all right with the auction, it sounded like heís got a young family and needs to ditch this car.
                        The peanut gallery is just that, a bunch of kids with no money or intent to buy. I hate FB so much...

                        I, for one, would never, ever turn away a full asking price offer - furthermore, I definitely wouldn't turn the offer away, only just to raise the price, a whole $500, on said individual..............what a headache over pocket change....... his loss!
                        Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon
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                        '88 M5 | '88 325i | '88 325is | '88 330is | '91 325is | '91 M-Technic 325ic | '93 740il | '03 325it

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                          The S52 vert is definitely low, and its claimed to be Ireland Engineering stuff. I dont think thats how low IE3 stuff sits, so I wonder what it actually has had modified on its suspension
                          Simon
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                          Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                            Originally posted by JimmyP View Post
                            I agree with pretty much everything you said, except that I personally dont think that car looks good at all.

                            It has decent bones, but needs to be de-stanced and "adulted" in a few ways


                            Iím not disagreeing, if it was mine, thereís things Iíd change as well.


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                              Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                              The S52 vert is definitely low, and its claimed to be Ireland Engineering stuff. I dont think thats how low IE3 stuff sits, so I wonder what it actually has had modified on its suspension


                              Some verts sit low. My buddies (early Ď87 build) sits way lower on any suspension weíve put it on. We took the exact same suspension off it and put it on a regular 325i and the sedan looked like it sat several inches higher. I donít know if itís the additional weight or what, but it really does seem to sit lower on everything.


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                              1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
                              1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
                              2006 BMW X3
                              2011 Audi A3 - wife's other German car

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                                My Cabrio has H&R race springs in it and it does look pretty low as well.
                                "One of these days" I'm going to swap those out for H&R Sports which is what I have in my street M3...
                                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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