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    Elevate's E30 Evolution

    I bought a metal-bumpered 4-door in the fall of 2006 with lots of plans but not a lot of money:



    The first purchase was a set of wheels. I also performed the tuck on the big aluminum bumpers:



    They didn't last too long and I quickly sold them in favor of a set of enkei 92's. Also added some bilstein sports and Ireland Engineering springs:




    I then gave it a facelift with a late model front valence and lip:




    Next was a mild overhaul of the M20 with a rebuilt head, injectors, intake, chip and some cosmetics:



    Next was the addition of a late model rear valence. This involves cutting the metal from the unibody of a newer e30 and grafting it to the older chassis:




    Then I sold the old school wheels to fund a different set that were not yet in production. A set of ebay sportmax wheels in 15" were the temporary rollers. Also added a BBS rear spoiler:




    Finally the new BBS RS reps in 16x7.5 and 16x9 arrived:





    My plan from the beginning was to swap in a DOHC engine. 3 years after the initial car purchase, heres the S50 from a '95 M3. 240hp!



    I'm a UF grad, using my FSU tshirt to get greasy.




    It took a few months of troubleshooting the swap bugs, but she is near perfection now:





    Some all red tails.

    Last edited by Lof8; 03-01-2011, 06:23 AM.
    S50'd

    Originally posted by TDE30
    What is this faggy shit I have happened upon?
    Originally posted by slammin.e28
    I can always live in a M3. Can't M3 a house.

    #2
    Wish I'd had the funds to go S50 from the beginning. Thumbs up good sir, those ESMs and the powerplant really set it off.
    paint sucks

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      #3
      I love evolution threads. Looks super sexy. Somehow the late model valences with DB's just work on your car.

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        #4
        looks great. nice work
        Josh

        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=159843

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          #5
          Super clean car. Early model never looked so good!!:pimp:

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            #6
            nice looking car! love it
            318iS Track Rat :nice: www.drive4corners.com
            '86 325iX 3.1 Stroker Turbo '86 S38B36 325

            No one makes this car anymore. The government won't allow them, normal people won't buy them. So it's up to us: the freaks, the weirdos, the informed. To buy them, to appreciate them, and most importantly, to drive them.

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              #7
              Super clean car absolutely love where your going with it, I'm interested in what tyre size and profile your running on those esm Reps if your keen on sending me a pm with the details :D


              Turbo M42 Build thread:
              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=169672

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                #8
                Very nice, as always.
                Originally posted by z31maniac
                I just hate everyone.

                No need for discretion.

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                  #9
                  nnnniiicccceee I really liked the enkeis but the rs look good to. Oh and that s50!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Reap3r View Post
                    Super clean car absolutely love where your going with it, I'm interested in what tyre size and profile your running on those esm Reps if your keen on sending me a pm with the details :D
                    Thanks guys! Tires are Falken 205/45/16 fronts and 225/40/16 rears.
                    S50'd

                    Originally posted by TDE30
                    What is this faggy shit I have happened upon?
                    Originally posted by slammin.e28
                    I can always live in a M3. Can't M3 a house.

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                      #11
                      One day I will see your car in person....

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                        #12
                        You sir are fucking kick ass. AWESOME job. I love EVERYTHING you did to that piece of work. Well done and bravo.


                        "Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed."

                        John F. Kennedy

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                          #13
                          I seriously love your car, it's perfect! Love the late model valances with the early bumpers, love the wheels.

                          Other than some engine bay cleanup, don't change a thing!
                          BimmerHeads
                          Classic BMW Specialists
                          Santa Clarita, CA

                          www.BimmerHeads.com

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                            #14
                            I approve for sure. My next step will be a 24 valve motor.
                            ** Lot's of M20 turbo parts for sale.**



                            Turn key track car.

                            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=222066

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                              #15
                              That story brought a tear to my eyes. You pulled off those sportmaxxors pretty well and those staggered bbs rs reps just look fantastic.
                              Originally posted by StereoInstaller1
                              Do you feel like something is trying to penetrate your butthole?

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