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    #16
    Still disappointed we never got to take this car down to any mountain roads, but what a good story and glad its in a good home allowing you to take the parts biz full time!
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    1987 325e stroker -all solid everything NOW BOOSTED
    1993 325i Daily Black on Black Sedan M3 wannabe
    Originally posted by 8380 Labs
    i heard he saved pennies from the time he was a small boy then melted them all down to paint his car.

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      #17
      Originally posted by Simple_Smith View Post
      Still disappointed we never got to take this car down to any mountain roads, but what a good story and glad its in a good home allowing you to take the parts biz full time!
      I know it!! Letting her go was definitely the hard life choice here, but I’ve got some stuffs up my sleeve for next years Vintage! Hopefully complete with an Airbnb with a/c

      1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
      1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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        #18
        Beautiful car and congrats on COTM!

        Out of curiosity, why did you choose long-tube headers over the Racing Dynamics type bundle of snakes?
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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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          #19
          Originally posted by McGyver View Post
          Beautiful car and congrats on COTM!

          Out of curiosity, why did you choose long-tube headers over the Racing Dynamics type bundle of snakes?
          Thanks!

          Mainly availability and cost. IE's run of the RD headers immediately presented quality issues. I suspected they would be problematic and as soon as they released them I saw folks having all sorts of issues. And then the last RD group buy run Frank on here did the price started out around a grand and ended up at some crazy number with downpipes that never ended up happening along with unknown lead times, so I jumped ship on that.

          I talked to a few folks "in the know" and the perceived power left on the table was slim to none, as the exhaust build itself seems to have the biggest effect on power, so I followed digger's merge recommendations and here we are!

          The only downside to the IE long tubes is that the collectors hang pretty dang low. But my cars aren't ever super low so it's not problematic unless you're a stancy boi

          At one point I almost bought Hartage headers from a member that needed some work but the price never got down to where it was worth modifying/fixing them for use on Linda.
          1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
          1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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            #20
            This is very very clean youngtimer street car. I admire people who are able to achieve this quality and detail level.

            If you ever want something more, I'd just add RHD ITB-kit. It would bring power here:

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              #21
              Originally posted by hasa View Post
              ...If you ever want something more, I'd just add RHD ITB-kit. It would bring power here:...
              Ha! That looks familiar:

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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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                #22
                Clean OE look. Can't beat that. Well played and congratulations.

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                  #23
                  Very nice. Red on tan is classic. I've always had black interiors but that combo is undeniable.
                  "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

                  85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
                  88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
                  89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
                  91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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                    #24
                    well deserved COTM, Bobbie - congrats to you, sad to see it go. truly the end of an era... doesn't mean the next one can't be great, too. :)
                    Autobahn Motorsport - Restoration and Service - Portland, Oregon
                    503.967.3800
                    '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                      #25
                      So clean! Congrats!

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