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    Originally posted by gareno View Post
    Nothing needs sanded to remove the vinyl. The clear bra will peel off, so you can get to the strips and other stickers. The motorsport stripes are just a vinyl sticker, peel them off, and use some goo-gone and 3m adhesive remover to clean it up and you're done.

    Now the risk with that...on a car that has been repainted previously(and honestly the only reason I didn't already do it) is that there is potential to pull some paint if the respray wasn't well prepped, and is well adhered to the base coat.



    You should clarify the clear bra will peel off. Typically they don't.


    If the bra will peel off make note of that on BAT. I think most buyers will assume the car is going to need paintwork to remove the graphics.
    1991 318iC
    1989 325i Field Rescue

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      Originally posted by gareno View Post
      Nothing needs sanded to remove the vinyl. The clear bra will peel off, so you can get to the strips and other stickers. The motorsport stripes are just a vinyl sticker, peel them off, and use some goo-gone and 3m adhesive remover to clean it up and you're done.

      Now the risk with that...on a car that has been repainted previously(and honestly the only reason I didn't already do it) is that there is potential to pull some paint if the respray wasn't well prepped, and is well adhered to the base coat.
      i don't actually find this car that distastefully done? maybe i'm desensitized by stance kids and veilside and rocket bunny body kits and etc.

      i hope the buyer hits the dyno for us. i'd love to see what a metric mechanic 2.5 S14 puts down. why are we not discussing that engine, r3v? i kinda have a boner about it.

      you're a solid dude for helping friends like this; good luck with the sale.
      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 decay View Post
        i don't actually find this car that distastefully done? maybe i'm desensitized by stance kids and veilside and rocket bunny body kits and etc.



        i hope the buyer hits the dyno for us. i'd love to see what a metric mechanic 2.5 S14 puts down. why are we not discussing that engine, r3v? i kinda have a boner about it.



        you're a solid dude for helping friends like this; good luck with the sale.
        There's two m3's with MM s14's on BAT. Who there thought that through.

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        Originally posted by Sonny
        Buy the E30s, they ain't gonna last long
        E30 can make you, E30 can break you
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          1989 325i
          https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-325is-50/
          Attached Files
          Simon
          Current Cars:
          -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
          Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
          Originally posted by Melon
          Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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            Those pictures look nice for a poster or instagram, but are terrible for auction pictures.
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            1987 - 325i Convertible Delphin Auto [SOLD], 325i Convertible Delphin Manual [SOLD]
            1989 - 325i Convertible Bronzit m30b35 swapped [SCRAPPED], 325i Sedan Alpine Auto[DD]
            1991 - 325i Coupe Laguna Manual [Project], 535i Sedan Alpine [SCRAPPED]

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              Originally posted by Poorhouse View Post
              You should clarify the clear bra will peel off. Typically they don't.


              If the bra will peel off make note of that on BAT. I think most buyers will assume the car is going to need paintwork to remove the graphics.
              ^^^ This ^^^ you should post that info.
              I fully assumed it would require sanding and paintwork.
              I think thats critical info in helping the sale.
              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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                Sorry, I thought everyone knew about how clear bras work. I've had them on several cars, so I just took it for granted. I took your guys' advice, and put a post in the comment section of the listing. Hopefully that will "clear" it up.

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                  Originally posted by decay View Post
                  i don't actually find this car that distastefully done? maybe i'm desensitized by stance kids and veilside and rocket bunny body kits and etc.

                  i hope the buyer hits the dyno for us. i'd love to see what a metric mechanic 2.5 S14 puts down. why are we not discussing that engine, r3v? i kinda have a boner about it.

                  you're a solid dude for helping friends like this; good luck with the sale.

                  Metric Mechanic claims 255hp in their literature. I have a receipt in Chuck's folders for 3 Dyno pulls. But I don't have the results anywhere. I suspect he has them electronically on his computer somewhere. I just didn't poke around that much in the computer.

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                    1988 M3
                    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m3-77/
                    Attached Files
                    Simon
                    Current Cars:
                    -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                    Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                    Originally posted by Melon
                    Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                      Originally posted by gareno View Post
                      Metric Mechanic claims 255hp in their literature. I have a receipt in Chuck's folders for 3 Dyno pulls. But I don't have the results anywhere. I suspect he has them electronically on his computer somewhere. I just didn't poke around that much in the computer.


                      Yah I was just looking for photos from a dyno day several years back that an M3 with a MM 2.5 had just been installed. I remember the owner was less than pleased with the results.


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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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                        Originally posted by djjerme View Post
                        Yah I was just looking for photos from a dyno day several years back that an M3 with a MM 2.5 had just been installed. I remember the owner was less than pleased with the results.


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                        If it's the car I'm thinking of, it made 5 more WHP than my tired 300k mile M50 (172 vs 177whp)
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                          Originally posted by e30austin View Post
                          If it's the car I'm thinking of, it made 5 more WHP than my tired 300k mile M50 (172 vs 177whp)
                          I think so, and that sounds about right. I have the video of it on the dyno, but not the board with the results.
                          1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 #35
                          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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                            Originally posted by McGyver View Post
                            Those pictures look nice for a poster or instagram, but are terrible for auction pictures.


                            I loved this car until I saw the rear valence photos. Damn cancer. Wonder how bad the battery box is.

                            This probably would have fetched at least 12K, but not with the rust. At least in my opinion.
                            90 Bronzit 325is
                            16 Black Sapphire 340i M Sport

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                              I remember that dyno day. My MIGHT ETA made a thunderous 99whp
                              Simon
                              Current Cars:
                              -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                              Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                              Originally posted by Melon
                              Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                                Shoot, my PRO3 only laid down 135/135.

                                So donít feel too bad.


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                                1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 #35
                                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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