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    My 2.5l 88 M3

    Hey Guys,

    It's been a while since I've been on here, I got married in July, and have been super busy with work, but I should give an update on what I've acquired.

    As some of you know, I sold the lachssilber m50 e30 after I bought my dream car, an 88 BMW M3 with a 2.5l rebuild. Zinnoberrot was not my first favorite color, but the modifications, price, and location of this one was too sweet. This car was a California car until 2007, it was Jim Butterworth's car, whose engine was built side-by-side with e30 legend Gustave Stroes. It was rebuilt in 2000. It was sold to a guy in Wisconsin in 2007, and sold again in 2009 to the guy I bought it from. It has had some track time on it, never a winter driver in Wisconsin (whew), and is in overall great condition.


    The original motor (matching vins) was rebuilt about 30k miles ago. No expense spared. Everything was replaced. Even the nuts, bolts and fasteners. Some of the engine highlights:

    Authentic Evo III crankshaft and oil pump
    JE forged pistons. Large valve pockets
    Total seal rings
    Larger valves, ported, stiffer springs - Turner stage III head
    Schrick 284/276 cams
    Pauter H beam rods
    Oil pan baffle
    ARP head and main studs
    740 motor mounts. Trans spaced properly.
    Evo green top large injectors in 46mm throttle bodies
    Evo air flow meter and boot
    Turner 2.5l chip

    Blanton fully rebuilt transmission
    Evo lightweight flywheel / new clutch
    Ground control coilovers, camber plates, and rear camber/toe adjusters
    Front roll center / bumb steer spacers
    BMW type 5 wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s

    It makes roughly 220whp.

    A lot of the engine build can be logged on Gustave's website. This car is labeled JRB for the dyno graph.

    http://www.e30m3project.com/e30m3per...sp-2/index.htm









    And for nostalgia, the day I sold the silver car...




    Cheers,

    Matt Kosonen

    #2
    Love the color, love the car! congrats on the marriage!

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      #3
      Beautiful!!! I can only imagine how incredible it must be to drive.

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        #4
        :F im so jelly.

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          #5
          Congrats on the wedding. Plans for the m3?
          "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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            #6
            » PARTS FOR SALE
            » TRANSACTION FEEDBACK

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              #7
              Oh so good. Love it!!
              E30 325i Touring currently under construction.
              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...256444&page=20
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                #8
                So jelly. Nice find. Must be a great car.

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                  #9
                  Love it. Congrats!

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                    #10
                    Congrats Matt, it looks amazing!

                    I'll always love your old car (still 2.8L M20 turbo in my head) but I think this is a worthy replacement.

                    Glad to see you're still in the E30 game.
                    BimmerHeads
                    Classic BMW Specialists
                    Santa Clarita, CA

                    www.BimmerHeads.com

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                      #11
                      Suspension info? You've definitely got the engine right.
                      The first car I ever rode in was an e30

                      Originally posted by Cabriolet
                      Wish you the best and hope you don't remember anything after 10pm.



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                        #12
                        looks great. love that first pic.

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                          #13
                          Looks great Matt.
                          :: PNW Crew ::
                          '87 325 4dr, '74 2002

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                            #14
                            Very nice and congrats. I recommend only working on it when she's out of town!

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                              #15
                              congrats on both accounts, marriage and M3. that motor build sounds like a second mortgage!

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