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    October 2016 Car of the Month: NickL

    ***Editors Note: This was a no-brainer. Nicks car is a stunner. Its old "stanced out" version was nice, but not quite my own personal taste, though it still look amazing. I knew when he changed it up to really enjoy he was caught with the bug. They certainly look great dropped to the ground, but throw some proper suspension on it and watch out world. After finding out the story behind it, I knew I had chosen well. Congrats Nick!***

    Factory options:
    Bose Sound, Sunroof

    Color:

    Schwarz

    Interior color:

    Beige sport leather

    Engine modifications:

    OBD1 S52
    21.5# injectors
    Euro 3.5" Maf/Bimmerworld silicone intake boot
    Lightweight flywheel
    Fresh gaskets from head to toe
    Shaved engine bay
    Full wire tuck/brake line tuck
    Condor solid mounts


    Exhaust:

    Custom longtube headers
    2.5" straight pipe with vibrant race resonator

    Transmission:

    G260, Sachs HD clutch, Condor solid mounts

    Differential:

    3.73

    Suspension:

    E36M3/ti 5 lug
    GC/Koni "Bastard Kit" (E36M3 front, 318ti Rear) (550/750)
    ST 22/19mm sways
    Garagistic 5 lug adjustable end links
    E36M3 brakes on all 4 corners (SRS concepts rear brackets)
    Massive booster delete
    23mm master cylinder
    ECS brake lines
    Brembo E36M3 blanks, Hawk HPS pads
    AKG 95a offset CABS
    AKG 95a diff bushing, subframe bushings, trailing arm bushings
    New axles, wheel bearings, etc.


    Wheels:

    Street

    17x8/9 Style 32
    205/40 Achilles ATR

    Track

    7.5/8.5 M Contours

    Exterior modifications:

    Late model front valence w/OEM brake ducts/fog deletes
    iS lip
    iS rear spoiler
    Zender rear valence
    shadowlined trim
    Deep smoked smileys
    All red tails
    Smoked side markers


    Interior modifications:

    Mtech1 wheel
    Tech styled shift boot
    M 5 speed knob
    Coco mats
    Pioneer radio


    Story behind the car:

    My father gave me this car when I turned 16. He bought it brand new in '87. Over the course of 7 years of ownership, the car has been through multiple stages, from lowering springs and stock wheels, to air ride, wide and low offset schmidts, to a now more functional setup. It made the cover of PBMW Mag in April of this year, something I never possibly could have dreamed of. For those that have a copy, I hope you enjoyed it!

    The car has original paint, which shows sometimes but i enjoy its character. Its an absolute blast to drive.

    Come 2017 I'm excited for it to see some track time. I have a cage and some nice recaros lined up for it this winter, as well as complete euro bumpers as aesthetically the US bumpers are killing me. I enjoy taking it to shows and driving it as much as I do, but want it to perform on the track as well.

    Owning the car has been a blast. Met tons of close friends, traveled all sorts of places, done lots of burnouts, been great. R3v is a great resource and although I dont frequent the site as much as I used to, its always been a great community. Very thankful for and appreciate the opportunity for the car of the month!

    -Nick



















    Last edited by 2mAn; 10-06-2016, 11:21 AM.
    Simon
    Current Cars:
    -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
    Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
    Originally posted by Melon
    Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

    #2
    Nice early model, so clean

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      #3
      Love the new setup. I have seen some photos with the euro bumpers and it looks killer!
      Are Three Vee



      Dad Spec

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        #4
        Originally posted by csermonet47 View Post
        Love the new setup. I have seen some photos with the euro bumpers and it looks killer!
        and here I am asking for some new pictures to debut here. I guess r3v will die soon and R3V facebook is the future...
        Simon
        Current Cars:
        -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
        Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
        Originally posted by Melon
        Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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          #5
          Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
          I guess r3v will die soon and R3V facebook is the future...
          Wait theres a forum version of R3V FB?!?!
          My Garage
          2001 Z3 2.5i Steel Gray/Black (Lexi)
          1988 325ix Diamond Schwartz/Black (Izzy)
          1989 325i Cirrus Blue/Houndstooth (Stitch)
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          Instagram: Stone.Hopkins

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            #6
            ultimate driving machine." A classic look and a shiny..








            http:www.alladsclassified.com

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              #7
              Super clean car! Very nice engine bay work! I'm liking the style 42s here though normally I don't particularly like them on an e30


              Originally posted by stonea View Post
              Wait theres a forum version of R3V FB?!?!
              yea, what is this "r3v facebook"
              '89 325i OBD2 S52 BUILD THREAD
              Shadetree30

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                #8
                Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                and here I am asking for some new pictures to debut here. I guess r3v will die soon and R3V facebook is the future...
                Haha he probably saw them from our friend Trevor from h2oi last weekend. I just tossed the bumpers on before the event. I have a shot I can send to you.

                Thanks again for the opportunity and thanks everyone!
                Last edited by NickL; 10-05-2016, 07:03 PM.
                1987 325is - S52

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by NickL View Post
                  Haha he probably saw them from our friend Trevor from h2oi last weekend. I just tossed the bumpers on before the event. I have a shot I can send to you.

                  Thanks again for the opportunity and thanks everyone!
                  Looks great with the Euro bumps. They really pop on a dark colored car.

                  Pic added and it really helps to show the evolution while its been yours
                  Simon
                  Current Cars:
                  -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                  Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                  Originally posted by Melon
                  Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                    #10
                    Lookin' good Nick! Still waiting for my engine to get finished so I can install those Schmidt's!

                    Mr. Wolfe
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                      #11
                      That engine bays so clean you could eat off it :)

                      Such a cool build


                      BLUE NOSE - M62 SWAP

                      THE E30 + 1 BUILD

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                        #12
                        Throw away your hood, you don't need that shit.
                        Originally posted by wholepailofwater
                        Q
                        :devil:


                        WTB: Dove Grey e36 Front Door Panels (2 door)

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                          #13
                          Normally don't see a diving board car so dialed in!
                          Originally posted by Matt-B
                          hey does anyone know anyone who gets upset and makes electronics?

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