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    October 2017 Car of the Month: potatomash

    ***Editors Note: Ive been trying to expand the locations and styles of cars that Ive been featuring. When I came across this car from NEW ZEALAND, I knew I had to feature it. I love to see that regardless of location, there are things we like to see done and more power is usually high on that list. This is quite a nice car from the other side of the world, but definitely has earned its spot as a Car of the Month! Congrats!! *** - Simon
    If you want to see the build thread,
    just click here

    Factory options:
    1988 325i facelift, leather sport seats, sunroof

    Color:
    DiamondSchwartz metallic

    Interior color:
    Black leather/beige carpet

    Engine modifications:
    M20B25 block stock rebuilt and balanced
    Garrett GT3582R 0.70 in/0.63 ex
    0.92" MLS headgasket
    Baffled sump
    278/250 turbo cam regrind
    Heavy duty single valve springs
    Tial MVR wastegate/Tial Q BOV
    3" front mount intercooler
    630cc Siemens injectors
    MS2 ECU with Wasted Spark ignition + launch control
    Hallman manual boost tap

    Exhaust:
    3" Stainless Steel from turbo back to single 3" in/twin 3" out Magnaflow muffler

    Transmission:
    Factory Getrag 260 5 speed
    Factory uprated pressure plate paired with kevlar clutch disc
    Solid mount short shifter (homemade)

    Differential:
    Factory 3.91 LSD

    Suspension:
    BC Racing Gold coilovers 10kg F 12KG R
    E46 330ci steering rack
    Mazda RX7 4 pot front brakes with VW Corrado 280mm rotors/stock rear
    E32 7 series brake master cylinder

    Wheels:
    Volk CV Pro 3P 17x8.5/9" +8 F +15 R
    Tyres - 215/40/17 F 235/40/17 R

    Exterior modifications:
    MTech 1 boot lip
    IS Front lip
    Custom spliter
    '325ti' badge ;)

    Interior modifications:
    Nardi Wooden wheel
    VDO Oil Temp/Pressure and Boost gauges
    Innovate MTX-L AFR gauge
    Polished shifter

    Story behind the car:
    I bought this car off a friend in 2015 with 68k miles on the clock. It was basically just a stock facelift 325i with 15" basketweaves and Koni/H&R suspsension. I drove it for a year on and off, did a few track days, it never really let me down, fixed a few issues as you normally do with an old car and went on my way. Eventually the day came were the stock M20 2.5L became a little underwhelming.

    The turbo idea was always talked about but never really taken seriously unitl one day a friend had a turbo up for sale and so it began. Starting out as a simple bolt on turbo build turned into a full engine rebuild and a fully shaved engine bay. I have peer pressure, a friend group of car guys and Corona to blame for that. Now that the car goes...I'm glad I caved to the pressure.

    Taking the best part of a year and half to build, the car is now car is now a fully street legal ripper. It puts out 282kw/378hp at the wheels on pump gas (98) at 16psi. It's the most comfortable sleeper I've owned. I can take it to work or I can take it out on the highway, unsuspecting and absolutely awesome when you foot it. There was very much a love hate relationship throughout the build but now it is going I'm absolutely stoked its finally finished and can drive it.





















    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
    That engine bay is NSFW
    My Garage
    2001 Z3 2.5i Steel Gray/Black (Lexi)
    1988 325ix Diamond Schwartz/Black (Izzy)
    1989 325i Cirrus Blue/Houndstooth (Stitch)
    Feedback

    Instagram: Stone.Hopkins

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      #3
      Well done!!
      FEEDBACK:
      http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=316212

      BMWCCA #398608
      IG @yagayo38

      "The Best E30's were built with two camshafts four cylinders and sixteen valves!".

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        #4
        Very nice!
        Originally posted by kronus
        would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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          #5
          Beautiful car!

          I'd just ditch the hood :p
          Originally posted by wholepailofwater
          Q
          :devil:


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

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            #6
            Beautiful car!

            Mr. Wolfe
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              #7
              Great looking car, Awesome engine bay!!
              1990 325i
              2004 330i Individual 6-speed
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                #8
                Excellent COTM! So damn shiny!
                My previous build (currently E30-less)
                http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

                A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                  #9
                  woot! cheers everyone


                  T U R B O - M 2 0 - B U I L D

                  M U S C C O O

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                    #10
                    beauty!
                    My E30 v1.0 | v2.0 | v3.0 | My E28 |My E34 | My feedback

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                      #11
                      Lovely car - well deserving COTM!
                      My e30: OEM+ with M30B35

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