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October 2017 Car of the Month: potatomash

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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

    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

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

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

    Factory 3.91 LSD

    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

    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.

    Current Car:
    -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
    -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project

    Make R3V Great Again -2020

    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)

    Instagram: Stone.Hopkins


      Well done!!

      BMWCCA #398608
      IG @yagayo38

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


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


          Beautiful car!

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

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


            Beautiful car!

            Mr. Wolfe


              Great looking car, Awesome engine bay!!
              1990 325i
              2004 330i Individual 6-speed


                Excellent COTM! So damn shiny!
                My previous build (currently E30-less)

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


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