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    How much have you spent on your e30?

    So i have been wondering how much everyone has put into their e30 this does not include the original cost of the car, gas, or insurance. Just repairs, upgrades, and modifications.

    I for one am at just about 4,500.

    so where is everyone at i put a poll and if u want to u can put a breakdown if u want.
    224
    500 or less
    5.36%
    12
    501-1,000
    5.80%
    13
    1,001-2,000
    11.16%
    25
    2,000-4,000
    25.89%
    58
    4,000-6,500
    14.29%
    32
    6,501-10,000
    16.52%
    37
    10,000+
    20.98%
    47
    Last edited by Car Addict; 10-24-2007, 04:31 PM.
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    #2
    My old e30, about $25,000.

    This one.. about $500 so far, not including the M-technic II parts I'm collecting.

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      #3
      only up to $10k?

      what's with all these polls lately?
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        #4
        I am a little over 5K...
        That includes:
        89 325 i auto
        5 speed swap with new everying down to the bellhousing bolts
        strut bar
        H&R race springs
        Bilsteins sports
        AKG spherical RSM
        Suspension tech sways
        New bushings all the way around
        Solid diff and rear subframe busings
        camber plates
        15" basket weaves with toyo tr1
        Wheel bearings
        Brakes - new calipers, ss lines, drilled rotors
        Front control arms
        Tire rods

        Gutted interior... Free

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          #5
          Probably around $2500 so far.
          Wheels and tires
          M3 springs
          Billy sports
          New diff
          Paint
          Maintenance
          Recaro
          Rear plastic
          Byron

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            #6
            damn sorry i forgot there were people that rly do spend a lot on their e30's now i feel dumb sry
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              #7
              1st e30 was propobly around 1000-1400 maybe?

              But the one i got now is around 800 or so. I parted out my first one and alot of the modifications went onto this car i got now.

              1992 BMW 325iC
              1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
              1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 140hp

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                #8
                $6500 in parts not including my bmp rs1 body kit, navigation, or the stroker motor im putting together. Total should be arond 10k by this time next year. I hope to have the car finished for under 15K.
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                  #9
                  Car: 750
                  Parts: over 5000 in the motor and about half that for the suspension.
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                    #10
                    geesh... i almost spent off the scale on just the brakes...

                    is that bad?
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                    '15 Porsche GT3 - 7-speed PDK - Daily Driver
                    '86 325es - s54b32tu - 6-speed - Mtech 1
                    '89 325is - m20b25 - 5-speed - Individual

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                      #11
                      I am at just over 7k.

                      Pretty much touched on everything expect for engine, body, paint, headliner.

                      changed dash x2
                      seats, steering wheel
                      headlights
                      installed bilstein sports and gc coilovers and gc camber plates.
                      new control arms, and m3 offset bushings.
                      new belts, hoses, radiator, waterpump and tstat, plugs, cap,rotor
                      upgraded brakes front and rear to 325i vented front brakes, and rear disk brakes, along with new brake lines front and rear and new 325e/i non abs mc.
                      new clutch kit, and both cylinders
                      new shifter bushings and related components
                      engine and tranny mounts
                      installed 3.73lsd, got e36 rack waiting for install
                      14" weaves and rt615 tires.
                      plastic bumper swap, valance swap
                      plus about 100 other various items such as door handles, trim items, lip etc etc.

                      Need about 10k to go for an engine swap, wheels, bbk, body/paint work.
                      Mtech1 v8 build thread - https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=413205



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                        #12
                        I am at roughly 40k

                        12k on s50 swap
                        8k+ on suspension and brakes etc
                        10k on audio/ice

                        So much more too. And this doesnt include all my other parts.
                        Last edited by Van Westervelt; 10-24-2007, 06:19 PM.
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                          #13
                          Sitting on about $40,000 at this point

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                            #14
                            damn, uhh... ~$15K rite now, but motor isnt done being built yet, so im probably going to be sitting at around $17K not including the cost of my car, or stereo/alarm, or wheels...wheres the $20K+ option??
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                              #15
                              this thread pretty much establishes one obvious thing: E30s are friggin' money pits!
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