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    May 2018 Car of the Month: DigitalWave

    ***Editors Note: This is such a wonderful build. Proof that you dont need a S52 or S54 to be out there loving the E30. Strong M20 and a very sanitary build. Its got a long list of upgrades and many will get overlooked. Definitely not the fuhraze type car, but one that uses great OEM components and proper upgrades to build a fun track car. Congrats DigitalWave, you're the May 2018 Car of the Month

    His build thread is here

    Factory options:
    1991 318iS | Slicktop


    Engine modifications:
    -Mahle 9.7:1 forged pistons
    -Schrick 284/272 Camshaft (11.4/11.0 lift 110/100 duration)
    -VAC Performance valve springs
    -Febi rocker arms (updated design)
    -Ireland Engineering oil pan baffle
    -Ishihara-Johnson crank scraper
    -24lb/hr Bosch GenIII EV6 injectors
    -NGK BPR6ES plugs (one step colder)
    -KAMotors carbon fiber airbox, high beam delete intake duct
    -Custom 2.75" AFM delete tube with IAT sensor
    -Gates timing belt
    -Ireland Engineering long tube headers (ceramic coated)
    -Silicone vacuum lines
    -Silicone intake boot
    -Aluminum Euro M20 engine mount arms
    -Condor Speed Shop UHMW engine mounts w/ heat resistant wrap

    Engine Management
    -Megasquirt 2 PNP by DedericMS (Microsquirt based)
    -Tuned by @varg
    -Launch control/2-step

    -V-band flanges at headers and merge pipe
    -Single 2.5”, mandrel bent, stainless steel custom exhaust
    -Magnaflow muffler with downturned tip

    -Refreshed G260
    -FX Racing 6-puck sprung ceramic clutch disc
    -Sachs HD Pressure Plate
    -JB Racing 8.0lb aluminum flywheel
    -Braided stainless clutch line
    -AKG Motorsport Quick Shifter Stage 2
    -AKG DTM Selector Rod
    -E21 Trans Mounts with AKG Metal Cups
    -Condor Speed Shop 70A Poly Trans Mounts (not yet installed)
    -Transmission vented w/ 1/2" hose + breather filter

    -E30 M3 4.10 LSD
    -M-Coupe Finned Diff Cover
    -Condor Speed Shop UHMW diff bushing

    -E30 M3 five lug conversion
    -Bilstein Sport shocks (trimmed front bump stops)
    -H&R Race springs (1 coil cut in front)
    -Ground Control SpecE30 camber/caster plates
    -E36 steering rack conversion
    -AKG polyurethane steering flex disc
    -Suspension Techniques 22mm front / 19mm rear sway bars
    -AKG front / ST rear adjustable spherical sway bar links
    -AKG welded reinforcement plates
    -Garagistic 13mm front roll center spacers
    -Condor Speed Shop UHMW bushings:
    -Eyeball arm CABs
    -12mm subframe riser UHMW subframe bushings with diff spacers
    -Rear trailing arm bushings
    -Clutch and brake pedal bushings
    -Sparco front strut bar
    -Garagistic rear strut bar
    -Aluminum RSMs
    -Condor rear shock towing tabs

    -16x8” ET23 forged BMW Style 4’s (refinished)
    -225/45-16 Dunlop Direzza Z-II Star-Spec
    -5mm front spacer to clear brakes
    -Motorsport Hardware 68mm bullet nose stud kit w/ open end lugs
    -Mild rear fender roll

    Exterior modifications:
    -Extensively Lightened (2,410lbs wet)
    -VIS carbon fiber hood w/ custom N15 Design vents
    -OEM EvoIII hood seals
    -DTM Fiberwerkz carbon fiber DTM cup mirrors
    -Euro bumper trim (F/R)
    -Euro grills
    -TC Design red aluminum front tow hook
    -iS front and rear lips
    -RyanG front splitter
    -Kooglewerks aluminum front splitter (not yet installed)
    -Kooglewerks aluminum rear spoiler (not yet installed)
    -Longacre aluminum spoiler and splitter supports (not yet installed)
    -iS side skirts (not yet installed)
    -Condor Speed Shop drilled door handles
    -Depo smoked ellipsoid headlights
    -DDM Tuning 5,000K HID kit
    -Smoked turn signals
    -Fog light blanks

    Interior modifications:
    -Custom 4-point weld in roll bar done by Road N Race (1.750 x 0.095” DOM)
    -2x OMP HTE-R 400 fixed back containment seats
    -VAC aluminum floor plates
    -Motion Motorsports aluminum side mounts
    -Schroth Profi II-H (2-3” HANS - driver)
    -Schroth Profi II (3” passenger)
    -HANS III device
    -Custom adjustable steering column bracket
    -MOMO Prototipo 350mm
    -MOMO Hub
    -NRG 2.0 red/titanium quick release
    -Alpina dead pedal
    -Condor Speed Shop ABS door card blanks
    -HVAC, heater box, radio, sound deadening delete
    -Partially trimmed wiring harness
    -E36 window switches
    -Switched USB charging port
    -Custom switch panel (controls electric fan, launch control, ABS cutoff, reverse lights, defroster, charging port)
    -Flat black interior paint

    Story behind the car:

    This car was purchased in May 2016 from the original owner. It was the perfect blank slate for a track/autocross/weekend warrior. Having owned E30s on and off for over half my life, this has been a fun build to rekindle my appreciation for this platform and take a build in a direction I had never tackled before.

    Aero package (side skirts, full undertray splitter, spare tire well delete, full rear diffuser, rear wing)
    New wheels (3-piece wheel rebuild project?)
    RHD Engineering ITBs
    More weight reduction (lexan windows, more CF body panels)

    Last edited by 2mAn; 05-01-2018, 01:10 PM.
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    Originally posted by Melon
    Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

    Definitely well earned. One of my favorite builds on r3v. Congrats
    '89 325i OBD2 S52 BUILD THREAD


      Such a wonderful machine. One my favorites as well!


        Awesome build, Love that engine bay!!
        1990 325i
        2004 330i Individual 6-speed


          Very nice combo of looks and ability.
          January 2012 COTM


            This is pretty much how I want to set up my car. It’s soooo pretty!


              Delphin 89 325i | Dakar 95 M3


                Such a deserving car!
                1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread
                1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread


                  hands down my favorite build on r3v


                    Awesome! I love following DigitalWave's thread. One of my favorites!


                      Very Clean! Congrats!


                        All right!
                        '91 318is, M20B25, T3/T04E 60 trim (15psi), megasquirt, coilovers, Z3 rack, cold AC
                        [b u i l d]
                        [Car of the month: April 2018]



                          Well done! Car ozzes quality and excellence.

                          BMWCCA #398608
                          IG @yagayo38

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


                            Great looking car - much deserved!
                            My e30: OEM+ with M30B35


                              such a great build.... nicely done!
                              M119 M42 M62 S52 S62