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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, 12:10 PM.
    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

    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!
                1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
                1989 Zinnoberrot M3 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!

                        IG @turbovarg
                        '91 318is, M20B25 turbo
                        [CoTM: 4-18]
                        '94 525iT slicktop


                          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