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    The little Eta that could! 2.7i

    Alright guys, figured as the cheap old bmw I bought to be daily transformed into something much more amazing, I'd share and tell the story of this car.


    Bought all stock from some kid in bham for 600 bucks!!
    the ad made the car seem like a pos, but I didn't notice any major problems.
    condor offset CABs fixed the only real problem the car had when I got it..





    right after front short stroke coils.




    1984 Schwarz 325e

    dailyed it for about a year with no problems whatsoever.
    had stock 2.7 diff and was perfect for the commute to work everyday.....

    okay over all the boring shit..

    right off the bat I loved the low end torque this car had. And as both my old corollas slowly started falling apart I found myself abusing the bmw more and more, till A POINT OF NO RETURN....

    Most of these next pics were with a
    stock 2.7.
    Current setup:
    motor
    2,7 bottom end
    low mile 885 head, freshly done up
    motronic 1.3 swap
    17lb injectors
    2 in exhaust
    cai :p
    all routine maint done, t belt twice,water pump, all new seals, gaskets, head bolts,etc.

    Drivetrain:
    new stage 2 clutch
    new zf tranny mounts
    oem carrier bearing
    low mile 3.73 LSD

    Suspension & Steering:
    front short stroke coils
    bilstein hd from IX
    cosmo springs
    GC camber plates
    IE 25mm sway bar
    Condor m3 offset CAB
    M3 Sway bar end link
    steering rack spacer with rebuilt steering rack
    New rotors and pads
    1 in x100 to x114 hubcentric wheel spacer


    Interior aka OFFICE
    m tech 1 steering wheel
    evolution reclinable bucket seats
    razco short throw shifter

    Currently awaiting tandem legal cage. ;D


    Lots im forgetting and lots of money spent and random maint. that pops up.
    Overall it served its purpose and IS A SIMPLE AND COST EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET SIDEWAYS ALL DAY LONG. Drive to the track, bash limiter all day, drive home....

    Ill shut up and let the action shots take over.






























    Plan to do the local grassroots drift series with the car and current setup.
    Future plans include tandem legal cage and turbo
    1984 Schwarz 325e 2.7I motronic 1.3 swap


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    1984 Schwarz 325e 2.7I motronic 1.3 swap

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      #3
      i like this

      1984 318i (w/ delicious M50 powa)
      Produktionsdatum: 03.10.1983
      Au├čenfarbe: Achatgruen Metallic (177)

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        #4
        Keep it up!

        Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
        -Build http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=295277

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          #5
          Nice work.
          sigpic

          2011 335i/1995 Mercedes C220 (rallyx)

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            #6
            Thanks guys. It's been quite the roller coaster ride. Burnt clutch, blown diffs, broken rocker arms... But it's running the best it's ever had,
            Currently working on getting a strictly 2.7i chip to see the advantages of that over stock.
            Will post more pics and some drift event vids after work!
            1984 Schwarz 325e 2.7I motronic 1.3 swap

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              #7
              :up: :up:

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                #8
                Looks like fun!
                2004 BMW e60 525i - Daily
                1996 BMW e36 M3 - Toy
                1994 Jeep Wrangler - Summer Toy
                1993 Range Rover Classic - Handsome Looker that never gets driven

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                  #9
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbUIi...=share&index=5

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGWCc...&feature=share

                  ]some random vids

                  many more on the channel.
                  1984 Schwarz 325e 2.7I motronic 1.3 swap

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                    #10
                    Update:

                    Went ahead and bought a new temp gauge, as well as a new oil pressure gauge.
                    I also had a neat little fuse box I was wanting to use...

                    some thin steel, snips, and a couple drill bits later...



                    Everythings wired thru the fusebox and works off of switched power.





                    I also got the time to put in my new SSSquid tuning 2.7I chip before last weekend
                    first notice is a lot smoother mid range curve, and an increased top end pull. After the track day and the ride home I can say I feel like I got a little bit better MPG ,
                    DEFIANTLY WORTH IT, AND HIS CUSTOMER SERVICE IS EXCELLENT!!!!



                    Car did well all day and gave little problems. put a hole in a rad hose coming off the bank but was easily fixed at the nearest parts store and didn't even miss a run group!


                    First event with the full I electrics and head rebuild and it ran great, stayed cool, and packed a serious extra punch.




                    http://youtu.be/V5F_vKtRdKY

                    VIDEO FROM LAST WEEKEND..


                    Also paid the down deposit on my tandem cage yesterday which should be in the car and welded within the next few days!!
                    e46 control arms, cage, and hook up hydro brake are on the list before the first event of competition!


                    Stay Tuned!
                    1984 Schwarz 325e 2.7I motronic 1.3 swap

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                      #11
                      Ill post some media pictures when they pop up for more Action Shot Goodness!
                      1984 Schwarz 325e 2.7I motronic 1.3 swap

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                        #12
                        Sweet! Glad you like the tune. Shoot me since awesome action shots for the website :)

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by squidmaster View Post
                          Sweet! Glad you like the tune. Shoot me since awesome action shots for the website :)
                          yeah for sure! Loved the tune and didn't bounce limiter once all day!
                          usually hammering off limiter the whole "infield"..
                          Thanks again!!

                          Defiantly need to get some pics taken for your site.

                          Also working on bigger injectors ,headers, and bigger exhaust setup..

                          Maybe a retune could be in order once that happens?
                          1984 Schwarz 325e 2.7I motronic 1.3 swap

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                            #14
                            Definitely, especially for the injectors. Shoot me a message when you decide what route you're going

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by squidmaster View Post
                              Definitely, especially for the injectors. Shoot me a message when you decide what route you're going
                              I believe im getting 24 lb injectors soon from a buddy. ill pm you when I get it figured out. And also talking with one of my favorite local media dudes about using some of his photos for your website. As long as they are copyrighted or what not.. Ill let you know how that works out too.

                              heres one that I just found from this past weekend.. More to come!!!


                              1984 Schwarz 325e 2.7I motronic 1.3 swap

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