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    Dirty Baja E30

    Hello everyone. You may remember seeing this video: http://vimeo.com/20817334

    I bought that car from him a little while ago. I haven't had much time to do anything with it until recently. I'm still learning about this car, but everything you see here is how it came when I bought it.


    Some info:

    e36 transmission. 4.10 locked diff. e46 arms. Soon to be rear e39 shocks. Not sure what the front shocks are. Custom exhaust used to go out the sides, but he said it was getting caught on the ground so switched to regular. Masson strut bar up front. I added a cat so it would pass smog (it did! street legal-ish!), crazy bright dust lights up front. There's some kind of aftermarket fuel line system as well. Momo steering wheel.

    I did the crappy paint job of the face myself

    Heres a bunch of photos to start off:













    It was a slicktop. Now it's more of a rough-top:



    There's a few giant holes in the trunk, I'm thinking a reinforcement of some kind might be useful back here:


    And this definitely needs to be tied down better, haha:





    Tire size:



    Interior:


    In case you're wondering, that's a floor jack handle that is now the shiftknob...bar... thing. Also there is indeed a radio/cd player inside the glove compartment.







    Suspension uses e46 control arms. Much beefier than stock. Also notice the custom tie rods:

















    Gonna need to put in some limit straps to keep the suspension from pushing out too far. It seems like he started the process of doing so. Not really sure where I should weld the top mounts for the limit straps:



    Exhaust, and cat:



    The skid bars are welded directly onto the frame:









    Some custom wiring going on. Notice the switch on the inside, it's to turn on the brightest fuckin' lights I've ever seen.








    This shock was completely destroyed, so I'm gonna be putting in some much beefier e39 Bilstein HD's in the rear:





    Not sure what the next mod is.... maybe a cage and some extra reinforcements in the rear.

    By the way it drives really well on the road, minus the locked diff which causes some serious hopping and squealing while turning . You might think the m42 is under-powered, but with the e36 transmission and 4.10 diff, it feels twice as torquey as my other stock 318i. Top speed is low, but I won't be driving this thing over 55mph!
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    #2
    Looks rough but you seem to know your stuff :up:

    Glad this turned up on r3v!!
    Bronzit 4-door Swap Drifting somewhere
    Cammed B25 Swap Daily Driver
    Updated 10/1

    Originally posted by StereoInstaller1
    Maybe 300 CANADIAN HP, thats like 225 US HP.

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      #3
      I know a guy that does tube work... :D
      http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...g/PC081666.jpg
      http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...s/IMG00173.jpg

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        #4
        are there front turn signals?

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          #5
          I love this car. I will worship you

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            #6
            Originally posted by CW325 View Post
            are there front turn signals?
            There aren't ANY turn signals... I have been forced to use the old hand signal method when i drive it on the street :rofl:

            Maybe I'll get some 20 dollar flashing led's to tape to the car for those rare times its on the street
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              #7
              I've been seeing things about this car for a while, and much of it is inspiration for my (admittedly way less hardcore) e30 rallycross build. Keep it up!
              Stage rally/rallycross e30 build/competition journal
              Track/street e21 build
              visit Condor Speed Shop
              visit Motorsport Hardware



              [FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"] 1985 318i/M50 Rally Car - 1988 Porsche 924S - 2005 Sequoia tow pig - 2018 GTI

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                #8
                and seriously.....solid battery tiedown PRONTO! That bungee holding a battery scares the crap out of me from here....
                Stage rally/rallycross e30 build/competition journal
                Track/street e21 build
                visit Condor Speed Shop
                visit Motorsport Hardware



                [FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"] 1985 318i/M50 Rally Car - 1988 Porsche 924S - 2005 Sequoia tow pig - 2018 GTI

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by irish44j View Post
                  and seriously.....solid battery tiedown PRONTO! That bungee holding a battery scares the crap out of me from here....
                  That's number one on the list. Not really sure how I'm gonna do it... maybe something like this (but with some cloth to cover the metal!)http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/a...y_Tie_Down.jpg
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                    #10
                    Who and how much? :D
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                      #11
                      This thing is so bad ass!
                      Click here for more info!
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                        #12
                        easiest way to go for a tiedown is go to home depot, buy some threaded rod and a piece of angle iron (or angle aluminum). position the battery, drill two holes in the floor, run the rod through. Put a nut on the lower end and one on the inside (essentially sandwiching the floor) with washers. put battery between them, put angle iron across top of battery, drill 2 holes in it, and put nuts (I like wingnuts) and washers on top. Instant hold-down

                        like so

                        (e30 engine bay mount)


                        (my new trunk mount in the stock 325 location)
                        Stage rally/rallycross e30 build/competition journal
                        Track/street e21 build
                        visit Condor Speed Shop
                        visit Motorsport Hardware



                        [FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"] 1985 318i/M50 Rally Car - 1988 Porsche 924S - 2005 Sequoia tow pig - 2018 GTI

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                          #13
                          alternately, you can do it with a box as well (this is my trunk-mount in my wrx)



                          Stage rally/rallycross e30 build/competition journal
                          Track/street e21 build
                          visit Condor Speed Shop
                          visit Motorsport Hardware



                          [FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"] 1985 318i/M50 Rally Car - 1988 Porsche 924S - 2005 Sequoia tow pig - 2018 GTI

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by epiphy View Post
                            Who and how much? :D
                            Dudes a welding genius, I can testify haha
                            Bronzit 4-door Swap Drifting somewhere
                            Cammed B25 Swap Daily Driver
                            Updated 10/1

                            Originally posted by StereoInstaller1
                            Maybe 300 CANADIAN HP, thats like 225 US HP.

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                              #15
                              looks fun. I love the function>form on this project!
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