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    Diaries of a AWD E30

    Welcome to a build thread about my ownership of a 1991 325iX. I drive it as much as possible in any weather, as I build this car I will continue to learn more about electronics, bodywork, fabrication and improving driver skill. The idea is to have the ultimate handling AWD e30, the "what if BMW made an AWD group B e30" if you are just here for photos they are in this first post. Happy to answer any questions about the car as this is a place I hope to share some useful information with my endeavors.

    Cosmetics
    -ACS front Apron
    -Mtechl Wing
    -Zender rear apron
    -Smoked ZKW lenses
    -Euro bumper trim
    -Hella Frenchie Smiley Headlights
    -MHW taillights
    -Fog light deletes
    -3m 1080 sterling silver wrap
    -Recaro SR3 Seats/ OMP HRC-R XL
    -365 Itavolanti Formel/ 330 OMP suede wheel
    -2mShiftboots in grey mtech
    -Flocked Dash
    -One-touch windows
    -Shift lights
    -auto wiper relay
    -GeorgeGraves light dimmer
    -German engineering Keyless entry
    -Maplight mirror retrofit
    -Podi Gauge with innovate LC2 AFR, oil temp/ pressure
    -45% charcoal window tint
    -Modified rear taillight housings from MoBrighta


    Mechanics
    -Rebuilt Head, resealed bottom end
    -UUC flywheel and M5 clutch
    -Rebuilt Trans, Rebuilt Transfer case
    -RTD v0 Shifter 360mm
    -19MM IE rear swaybar
    -23mm e36 m3 front swaybar
    -Adjustable toe/camber rear subframe
    -Reinforced subframe/ trailing arms
    -Rebuilt stock calipers, SS Brake & Clutch line
    -95a poly rear subframe/ 80a Rtab bushings
    -95a offset poly CAB’s
    -95a engine mounts
    -80a trans mounts
    -Resealed F&R diff
    -Ground Control Coilovers with Koni SA’s
    -Optima D35 Redtop
    -IE long tubes into dual 2” Catted in single 2.5 Magnaflow 16535
    -Ben Sipson 4pt
    -Compomotive 17x8 et35 TH1781


    Future plans
    -AutoX
    -z3 steering rack
    -Turbo

























































































    Last edited by Chrisbike; 12-24-2018, 12:27 AM.
    Build Thread
    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=419655
    Parts Thread
    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=408302

    #2
    Never would have guess that's a wrap. It seems so close to the actual factory color.

    Instagram: Reichart12

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      #3
      So glad you posted a build thread man! I've been watching your car evolve via instagram, of all places. This is one of my favorite iXs.

      You need to show R3V what that exhaust setup looks like, because it's fantastic.
      1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
      1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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        #4
        Nice work and nice looking ix! I'm pretty sure I've seen you on Instagram

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          #5
          Originally posted by Reichart12 View Post
          Never would have guessed that's a wrap. It seems so close to the actual factory color.
          Yeah, I was intending to just do the front at first. Its different enough that I wrapped the entire thing, I had a red factory drilled trunk and rear bumper (mine was deformed). It's much better to look at and I can focus on power again.

          Originally posted by AWDBOB View Post
          So glad you posted a build thread man! I've been watching your car evolve via Instagram, of all places. This is one of my favorite iXs.

          You need to show R3V what that exhaust setup looks like because it's fantastic.
          Yeah, I kept thinking about posting on here but was really too busy to care. But better late than never? :o

          Originally posted by iXguido View Post
          Nice work and nice looking ix! I'm pretty sure I've seen you on Instagram
          Thanks, it's my first e30/ project so I've learned a few things along the lines. But I definitely want to get my own tig and start fabricating/ fixing some stuff. And yes Instagram :p
          Last edited by Chrisbike; 01-24-2018, 01:52 AM.
          Build Thread
          https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=419655
          Parts Thread
          https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=408302

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            #6
            Damn great looking car!

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              #7
              Ah finally a build thread! Awesome car dude
              1990 325iX Touring - November 2018 R3V Car Of The Month

              1980 Volkswagen Golf mk1 1.1
              1974 BMW 2002 Touring

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                #8
                Finally a Build thread, can I delete mine and start over? lol
                86' E30 Plenty Slow And kinda Ugly

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                  #9
                  Lovely iX. The wrap looks really nicely done!
                  1988 325 Lachs Sedan SOLD

                  1989 325i Bronzit Beige 2 Door
                  SOLD

                  2018 Volkswagen Alltrack SE DSG
                  Past:1988 325iS Lachs 5 Speed

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                    #10
                    Looks good.

                    Pic of axle and control arm angles up front please?
                    Zach@Zakspeed.us

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                      #11
                      great work. looks wonderful.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ATL_E30 View Post
                        Damn great looking car!
                        Wrap is not bad, when the time comes I will build a rotisserie with another engine stand and strip the underside/ do metal repairs/ seam seal undercoat. the car will get a full respray in some color. A driver restoration.

                        Originally posted by D.Martijn View Post
                        Ah finally a build thread! Awesome car dude
                        Thanks, lots of help/ inspiration on here, make me want to dive into metal work (with experienced friends help) but that's beside the point. Your 325iX thread is awesome...

                        Originally posted by Chaseb124 View Post
                        Finally a Build thread, can I delete mine and start over? lol
                        :tsk: No pulling out of this one. lol, you've owned too many cars to have ever committed to keeping one. Gotta start somewhere...

                        Originally posted by TFJR View Post
                        Lovely iX. The wrap looks really nicely done!
                        Thanks, It's pretty good, Beats a bunch of primer and 3 different shades of Sterling Silber (hard to match).

                        Originally posted by jeenyus View Post
                        great work. looks wonderful.
                        Why thanks :D Your iX ain't too shabby either!
                        Build Thread
                        https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=419655
                        Parts Thread
                        https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=408302

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                          #13
                          Have you had any axles pop out yet and/or ripped inner boots?
                          Last edited by AWDBOB; 01-26-2018, 08:15 AM.
                          1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
                          1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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                            #14
                            Cool to see you finally make a thread :)

                            Still a shame the 2.9 never came together. That would have been a badass motor

                            Originally posted by AWDBOB View Post
                            Have you had any axles pop out yet and/or ripped inner boots?
                            I am wondering the same thing
                            89' 325ix Diamantschwarz/Black rattle can...

                            Insta: r_moose_w

                            Originally posted by flyboyx
                            I imagine her smelling like spoiled milk and having a half inch crust of doodoo circumnavigating her butthole.

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                              #15
                              Cool ix

                              What’s your instagram


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