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    COTM ~May 2013~ Raxe

    For this month I picked Raxe and his brutal 3.1 m20.

    ~Background~
    I bought this 1988 325 Super ETA in 2005 as my first car, my father had
    sourced it knowing I had wanted an E30 - my only conditions at the time
    being a coupe and a manual. It spent the first couple years in and out
    of the body shop while I obtained my drivers license.

    Over the next few years I invested money into modifying the car here and
    there, always sticking with an overall OEM+ theme. After several other
    cars (and a much faster E30) I decided in 2011 to rebuild the M20
    instead of swapping for 24V like I had always planned. A few free
    engines came up and it was decided that a 3.1L NA stroker was the goal;
    it suited the car perfectly and I hadn't seen many built with that
    particular configuration. The first variation of the rebuilt engine
    lasted 2 days before blowing up due to poor valve clearance...
    thankfully my budget allowed for some learning experience and the second
    version, with the completed bottom end, was finished a few months later
    in spring of 2012.

    Aside from the miscellaneous brake upgrades still sitting on my shelf,
    the car is essentially finished at this point. I have no plans of
    parting with the car in the future though, so who knows what else might
    be in store... ;)

    Big thank you to Andrew at Ireland Engineering, always prompt with the
    orders and a real pleasure to do business with!

    ~Mod list~

    ~Engine~
    - B27 block bored to 85mm
    - 89.6mm M54B30 crankshaft
    - 135mm M54B30 rods
    - 85mm 9:1 forged Ross Racing pistons
    - 885 machined head
    - 43mm intake valves
    - 37mm exhaust valves
    - IE heavy duty rockers
    - IE 272 camshaft
    - IE adjustable camshaft gear
    - IE coated short headers + muffler, no cat
    - Miller MAF conversion
    - Miller W.A.R chip, butt-tuned by myself
    - IE aluminum rad and pusher fan conversion
    - Mechnical cooling fan delete
    - Dual mass to single mass conversion
    - Candy apple red powdercoating
    - 3.73 LSD


    ~Suspension/Brakes~
    - Votgland 60mm front springs
    - Dinan 10mm rear springs
    - Koni yellow adjustable shocks
    - IE 25mm/22mm adjustable sway bars
    - "Sparco" chromed strut brace
    - Stainless steel brake lines
    - No P/S, AC or ABS

    ~Wheels/Tires~
    - BBS RS003 16x7 on 205/50R16 Dunlop Star Specs
    - Nogaro euroweaves on 195/50R15 Dunlop Star Specs


    ~Body~
    - New doors, fenders, sunroof etc
    - Lachssilber respray
    - Plastic bumper conversion
    - Front and rear 'euro' bumper trim
    - Front 'euro' grilles
    - Rear 'US' plate filler
    - 50% front, 30% rear tint
    - DDM 35W 4500k HID's
    - 3000k fog lights
    - RyanG IS lip splitter

    ~Interior/Accessories~
    - Black leather seats/door panel swap
    - Mtech II steering wheel
    - Z3 shift linkage and E46 knob
    - Innovate Motorsports AFR gauge
    - Clarion APX4360 640W 4 channel amp
    - Clarion APX2181 320W 2 channel amp
    - Clarion SRW1051 single 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer
    - Custom made skipass mounted sub box
    - Clarion SSS500 component speakers
    - Clarion SRP1320M component speakers
    - Clarion DXZ675USB head unit mounted in glovebox
    - V1 hardwired under German check panel
    - GG interior light dimming relay

    Click for build thread

    Stock




    Bare metal <3

    Fresh paint

















    3.1 mmmmmmm





    One of my personal favorite bays, gorgeous and perfect color combo.








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

    #2
    Wow looks awesome! Any videos of the 3.1?

    1991 Alpine S52 318is
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    Build Thread:
    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=210734

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      #3
      Clean car. Congratulations.
      » PARTS FOR SALE
      » TRANSACTION FEEDBACK

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        #4
        very clean car
        NRG Quick Release/MOMO Hubs|NRG Limited Edition Deep Dish Wheels|NRG Wood Wheels|Nardi|
        9five Eyewear|Day of the Dead Tees|
        WORK Wheels|Lug Nuts|
        STÄTUS|
        Got Juice?|

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          #5
          mmmm thats a nice lachssilber
          88 325is Five Speed
          Lachssilber

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            #6
            Love the Lachs, then again im biased.
            sigpic

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              #7
              Congrats on the car.
              Sweet engine!


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                #8
                Wowzers!! Looks great, and am curious on numbers for the engine. That is much too cool!

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                  #9
                  This is very new and exciting. I like. Great car. The m20 looks great in there!

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                    #10
                    good stuff.

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                      #11
                      Loving the meatiness of the tire setup. A truly proper E30.

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                        #12
                        Love the classy M20 look, congrats.
                        @IRON-E30 aka Edwin:D

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                          #13
                          I don't like M20s, but when I do they are ridiculous.

                          So fantastic! Congrats!
                          1974.5 Jensen Healey : 2003 330i/5 : 2007 335i/6

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                            #14
                            That's the prettiest m20 I ever seen. Kudos on making a super clean e30!
                            SO MUCH MORE TO DO!!
                            IG: ohthejosh

                            LEGIT CHECK ME BRUH
                            BUYER FEEDBACK THREAD

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                              #15
                              Oem+ ftw! Congrats! :up:

                              COTM

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