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    November 2017 Car of the Month: agent

    ***Editors Note: I had a hard time choosing which car to have featured. In case you didnt know this man does a lot behind the scenes and then it occured to me that he has a nice group of E30s. Lola is definitely fitting for a feature. Bronzit haters will have a hard time being mad at this one! Congrats agent & Lola, you're our November 2017 Car of the Month ***
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    1989 325iS - "Lola"

    Factory options:
    Built 11/17/1988
    Automatic transmission
    4.10 LSD
    Sport Suspension
    Electric sliding/vent roof
    Sport Seats
    A/C
    Cruise
    Map Light
    M-sport leather steering wheel

    Exterior Color:
    Bronzitbeige Metallic

    Interior color:
    Natur Leather

    Engine modifications:
    M52B28
    S52 cams
    M50 manifold with M50manifold.com kit
    Markert Motorworks harness
    TRM MS41.1 ECU
    KAMotors cold air intake
    CX Racing aluminum radiator
    Spal 16" puller

    Exhaust:
    eBay Raceland rep stainless headers
    Magnaflow dual in dual out cat
    Custom fabricated dual stainless 2" piping
    Active Autowerke E36 cat-back

    Transmission:
    ZF S5D 320Z ("ZF 320")
    Z3 1.9 lever
    UUC DSSR
    ZHP knob

    Differential:
    3.15 Torsen

    Suspension and Brakes:
    H&R Race Springs
    Bilstein dampers
    Bimmerworld RSMs
    Vorshlag camber plates
    M3 offset FCABs
    Garagistic strut bar
    AKG 95A RTABs
    AKG 95A subframe bushings
    E32 booster w/modified clevis
    25mm master cylinder
    Turner stainless brake lines
    Brembo rotors
    PFC-08 pads

    Wheels:
    Track: Jongbloed Racing Aero SpecE30 15x7 ET15 with Falken Azenis 205/50-15s
    Street: Azev Type A 16x7.5 ET25 with Nitto NeoGen 205/50-16s

    Exterior modifications:
    RyanG Motorworks iS splitter
    Red46 stainless skid plate
    BDA HID lows / LED highs
    US rear plate filler
    Kadunza Motorsport door handles
    Plasti-dipped shadowline trim
    Involuntary clearcoat removal

    Interior modifications:
    Carpet removed, except just enough to retain the center console and the door sills
    Kirk six point roll cage and harness bar
    OMP TRS-E fixed-back seats
    OMP seat brackets
    Bimmerworld aluminum seat mounts
    Schroth six point harnesses
    Turner anodized aluminum pedals
    NRG quick release hub
    NRG suede deep dish 360mm wheel (track)
    Italvolanti Momo 360mm wheel (street)

    Story behind the car:
    I bought the car in Knoxville, Tennessee at the end of 2012. I had just completed 3 years worth of work on my 87 iS earlier that year, and made the decision it was not going to see the track as originally intended. So this one was bought purely with the intent of eventually fulfilling that purpose.

    I knew from the beginning I was going to do a 24v swap and essentially replace the entire suspension, so the fact this one had 272k (on the non-working odometer) was of no consequence.

    She's progressed from a purpose-built mountain road carver (aka Brodeo machine) to a full-blown street legal track toy over the course of the last (almost) 5 years, just about all of which has been documented in her build thread:
    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=289540

    Big thanks to all my friends who've lent a hand in the progress of this car over the years. You know who you are!

























    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
    Congrats Agent, beautiful ride!
    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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      #3
      meh


      ;)
      Originally posted by wholepailofwater
      Q
      :devil:


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

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        #4
        2000 A4 1.8TQ | 1988 325is | 1976 280Z | 1953 CJ3B

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          #5
          That car looks Great!!

          Didn't expect that after reading the story behind it!
          1990 325i
          2004 330i Individual 6-speed
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            #6
            Well deserved!
            Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon
            @autobahnmotorsport
            '88 M5 | '88 535i | '88 325i | '88 325is | '88 330is | '91 325is | '91 M-Technic 325ic | '93 740il | '03 530i

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              #7
              Nice, does it have a tow hitch? I've found the car that you don't have to worry about but can do just about anything in is more fun than a 'nice' car.

              The minor imperfections and clearcoat issues really don't matter when the mechanicals are sorted out. Nice feature showing how some of the best e30s aren't just the ones with the flashiest parts or biggest hp numbers.

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                #8
                Thanks everyone!

                Originally posted by downforce22 View Post
                Nice, does it have a tow hitch? I've found the car that you don't have to worry about but can do just about anything in is more fun than a 'nice' car.

                The minor imperfections and clearcoat issues really don't matter when the mechanicals are sorted out. Nice feature showing how some of the best e30s aren't just the ones with the flashiest parts or biggest hp numbers.
                It does indeed have a tow hitch. Thanks for the kind words!
                Originally posted by kronus
                would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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                  #9
                  Well deserved. I don't know about its track record but it is a burner on the Tail of the Dragon.
                  1987 325i-M62b44 swap

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                    #10
                    Oh yeah, that is nice! From one bronzit owner to another, represent. :D

                    Mr. Wolfe
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                      #11
                      Congrats!
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                      "evil always prevails....because good is dumb"

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                        #12
                        Thanks fellas!
                        Originally posted by kronus
                        would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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                          #13
                          Love it. Inspiring me to get busy on the Verty30’s suspension refresh.

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                            #14
                            I wanna see the track wheels set up


                            Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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                              #15
                              Always nice to see an e30 being used like that, let alone a bronzit! <3

                              How did you do the tow hitch? I've been thinking of making a tire trailer like that
                              '89 325i OBD2 S52 BUILD THREAD
                              Shadetree30

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