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    January 2012 Car Of The Month - robrez

    Factory options:
    None. Started life as a bone stock 318i

    Color:
    BMW-diamantschwarz-metallic

    Interior color:
    M-technic Blau/Anthracite

    Engine modifications:
    M42
    COP kit
    MarkD chip

    Exhaust:
    Supersprint

    Transmission:
    5-speed MT

    Differential:
    4:10 Torsen

    Suspension:
    Koni SA shocks and struts
    H&R Sports (50406 front springs and euro vert rear springs)
    UUC swaybars
    Racing Dynamics front strut brace
    AKG subframe bushings

    Wheels:
    Alpina 16" x 7" ET 28

    Exterior modifications:
    Euro M-technic II bodykit
    Z3 Antenna
    Headlight wipers
    Hella smoked smileys with HID retrofit
    MHW smoked tails with Mo Brighta high performance retrofit
    Hella smoked blinkers
    Euro plate filler

    Interior modifications:
    M-technic blau/anthracite cloth interior
    Anthracite headliner
    Euro (3rd brake light delete) anthracite rear deck and sunshade
    Momo Hella steering wheel
    Lighted ZHP shift knob
    E36 window switches
    Euro clock
    Maplight mirror
    LED interior, glovebox, trunk, and license plate lights
    Euwerks Engineering E30 Tuner Gauge Pod with MZ3 oil temp and voltmeter gauges, and USB port retrofit

    ICE:
    BMW Traffic Pro HU
    Blaupunkt front components, 4-channel amp, and powered subwoofer, stock premium rear speakers
    Parrot bluetooth

    Additional mods:
    Z3 steering rack
    Z3 1.9 shifter
    MZ3 diff. cover

    Uninstalled mods:
    E30 M3 cluster
    French Fogs
    George Graves narrowband gauge
    Luke 8" subwoofer box
    13 button OBC

    Story behind the car:
    I originally bought this car to be a beater/daily driver. Then I discovered this forum and it's no longer a beater, but it's still a daily driver.

    I owe just about everything to this forum. I've bought most of my parts from r3v sellers, and I've supported many of the mechanics and retailers who specifically cater to the e30 community, such as E30 Motor Werks, Red Rockets Labs (George Graves), Gutenparts, Manzaa Automotive Lighting Innovation, Blunt Tech, and German Audio Specialties. Lastly, I have to thank all the friends who helped me work on my car, including Joey (lifestyle101), Alex (Iwantseed), Bob (Blackout), Jack (Cactusjacks1).


    Original window sticker



    Neglected, but it only had 80k miles went I found her



    Build 1.0



    Parts that went into the M-techic II transformation





    Do work




    How it looks today:








    (Photos by Stephen Sayer)
    Last edited by MR 325; 01-03-2012, 02:38 AM.
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    #2
    I Like....nice to see a 4dr treated so well.
    -03/2005 E46 330D Touring 6spd(204hp/410nM) Sapphire Black/Naturbraun Sport...300k KM & 35mpg(mixed)

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      #3
      Amazing car as usual. Well deserved COTM.

      1991 BMW 318i (Old Shell RIP, Now Being Re-shelled & Reborn)
      1983 Peugeot 505 STI
      1992 Volvo 240 Wagon
      2009 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Sport 4WD

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        #4
        Well deserved.
        @IRON-E30 aka Edwin:D

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          #5
          Thanks! Here's the link to the rest of Stephen's pics

          http://www.flickr.com/photos/studiot...7628645979645/
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          January 2012 COTM

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            #6
            awesome car. need more interior shots though

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              #7
              I have always hated you for this car robert... ;)

              Well deserved cotm

              -NICK

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                #8
                Beautiful. Simply and classically beautiful. I usually prefer the look of Ronals on any E30, but I'm gonna give the Alpinas a firm nod here.

                This inspires me to get to work on my wife's Schwarz sedan. Thank you.

                Oh, and more interior shots, please.

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                  #9
                  There is not a thing I would change about that car. It has an mtech II kit, smoked euro smilies, mhw's, badass wheels and an awesome interior. Congrats!

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                    #10
                    Boss! Love it, want it.
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                      #11
                      Such an amazing transformation. Very well done and well deserved. I probably would have stopped at build 1 but the 4 door m tech 2 looks excellent. "Haters gonna hate" but the MT 2 body kit looks so right on this car.
                      "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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                        #12
                        Here's another shot of the interior i just finished as per request

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                          #13
                          Beautiful interior, pictures can't really do it justice (although they look awesome).
                          ADAMS Autosport

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                            #14
                            Wow
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                              #15
                              Congrats Robert
                              Car looks great.


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