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COTM ~March 2013~ MR 325

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    COTM ~March 2013~ MR 325

    Congratulations Matt! Thanks for all your devoted time in moderating this forum and doing Car of the Month. Now's your time to enjoy the spotlight!

    How did you find this e30 it?

    I was 17 years old at the time I originally bought the car, I believe it was September 2004.

    Where was it being sold? Who was selling it?
    If I remember right it was for sale in the Recycler publication here in the LA area. This was the standard for finding good deals before Craigslist became the norm. The seller even delivered it to my house! Two years later (Late 2006) I made the mistake of thinking I wanted to sell the car.

    I sold it for a premium and off it went to Pennsylvania to a happy new owner. Although I did build a couple great E30s in the meantime, the love I had for this particular car never faded. A good friend of mine spotted my car for sale once again (still in PA) sometime in late 2010. I knew I had to have this car back so I scraped the cash together and bought myself a nice little Christmas present that year! There’s something about this particular E30, it gives me a feeling no other car ever has.

    -Mod List-

    Rebuilt April 2011 by Myster-E Performance
    -New main and rod bearings
    -New piston rings
    -Super Eta pistons
    -Eta crankshaft and rods
    -Balanced bottom end
    -Myster-E Performance 885 head
    -Myster-E Performance 274 cam
    -Ireland Engineering HD rocker arms
    -Ireland Engineering crank scraper
    -ARP main bolts
    -ARP rod bolts
    -ARP head studs
    -OEM BMW thicker headgasket
    -Perma-Cool 18x6 oil cooler
    -Summit Racing oil filter relocation
    -Steel braided AN oil lines
    -Spal 16" electric fan
    -A/C & P/S deleted
    -Kadunza R3VLimited valve cover

    ~Turbo Setup~
    -Equal length Spiel stainless manifold
    -T3/T4 turbo Exh trim .57ar/Comp trim .50
    -Tial 35mm wastegate
    -Greddy Type-S blow off valve
    -Ford Motorsport 40lb injectors
    -K&N RU-5111 Air filter
    -DMS plug & play Megasquirt
    -Innovate LC-1 wideband o2
    -Turbo-back 3" exhaust
    -Magnaflow rear muffler

    -IE Stage III springs (1/2 front coil cut)
    -Bilstein Sports (shortened front bump stops)
    -Ground Control Touring camber plates
    -OEM E30 M3 control arm bushings
    -UUC front big brake kit
    -Sparco front strut brace
    -IE rear strut brace
    -Autopower "street" roll bar
    -3.46 limited slip differential

    -215/40/17 Nitto NeoGen ZR tires
    -17x8 Hyperblack Apex ARC-8 wheels
    -Motorsport Hardware 75mm race stud kit

    -Full Cosmos Black repaint
    -Complete OEM M-Technic 2 kit
    -Shaved antenna hole
    -Shaved washer sprayers
    -European headlight grilles
    -European rear plate filler
    -Shadowline window trim
    -RyanG front splitter
    -15% window tint
    -Depo smoked Euro ellipsoids
    -DDM 55w 5000k HID
    -MHW smoked turn signals
    -MHW smoked tail lights
    -OEM headlight wipers
    -Kadunza BMW Motorsport door handles

    -Grey cloth sport interior
    -Black door handles and map pockets
    -M-Technic 2 steering wheel
    -ZHP shift knob
    -European 316i HVAC panel
    -Maplight rear view mirror
    -Ashtray delete storage tray
    -E36 window switch swap
    -Cocomats floormats

    As purchased in 2004:

    As most remember it from 2005-2006:

    Buy back in late 2010:

    2.7 turbo rebuild:

    Dyno tuning:

    Off to paint:

    Post paint shots:

    That cover really spices the bay up!
    (not that it is needed!!!)
    Last edited by F34R; 03-01-2013, 07:19 AM.
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    Current cars:
    ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
    ~ '87 535
    ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
    ~ '06 X5 4.8is


    Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
    Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.




        Yup, just about saved all your pictures! LOVE IT!
        \ #___=======___# /


          When I think of r3v... I think of J's old grey car and Matt's turbo. This isn't just car of the month- its THE car.

          Kudos Matt. Hope all is well man!


            We started doing COTM again?


              Perhaps the most iconic car on the boards and with great history. I can still remember the ad from the for sale section here, people were hesitant to inquire about it bc of what it meant to you. I remember when you posted in the members rides section back in '10 and I thought you were just strolling down memory lane, I was so pumped when I read you brought it back to the rightful owner


                OG's in this thread.

                Congrats Matt!


                  Perfect. I wouldn't change a single thing.

                  I've never really seen any engine bay or interior pics, looks great. And I also never really put it together in my head that this is the same car you had years ago. Quite a transformation!
                  85 325e m60b44 6 speed / 89 535i
                  e30 restoration and V8 swap
                  24 Hours of Lemons e30 build


                    Take note noobs, this is how you build an E30!




                        Awesome car, shitty song.

                        The quintessential r3vlimited e30.
                        Originally posted by LJ851
                        I programmed my oven to turn off when my pizza was done, should i start a build thread?



                          Originally posted by chadthestampede View Post
                          Awesome car, shitty song.

                          The quintessential r3vlimited e30.
                          You clicked the hyper link lol, total shit song.
                          ~ Puch Cafe. ~ Do business? feedback ~ Check out my leather company ~

                          Instagram: @BWeissLeather

                          Current cars:
                          ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
                          ~ '87 535
                          ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
                          ~ '06 X5 4.8is


                            Originally posted by chadthestampede View Post
                            Awesome car, shitty song.

                            The quintessential r3vlimited e30.
                            Matt, love what you have done with the place.
                            Much wow
                            I hate 4 doors


                              Thank you guys, you're all amazing. As corny as it sounds it's on honor to be R3V COTM.

                              Coming up sometime this year:
                              - All new interior reupholstered in black leather with M-Tech cloth and M3 rear seat.
                              - New wastegate spring, boost controller, and re-tune from 9psi to 12psi.
                              - New (lighter) window tint.

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