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    I put 160km on the car today. Got a roadworthy certificate then went to see about getting it onto club registration.

    Suspension is wound up all the way, I am not sure whether its "RWC spec" or "WRC spec" but its very stiff and lacking compliance but it sure has a lot of ground clearance.

    Goes pretty good. Pretty quiet. Yeah, not bad.

    Doesnt matter how many new parts you through at an E30 they still smell like an old car when you come back to it in the garage after 160km :)
    88 325is. S54, CSL airbox, Motec M800, Motec C127, Motec PDM15, Stoptech STR, MCS 2 way coilovers, Forgeline wheels, Recaro SPA, Eisenmann, Personal, lots of custom.

    90 318is. As new OEM+, BBS LM, AST 4210 2 way coilovers, Wilwood SL6R/SL4R, Dynaudio, Recaro Experts

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      Well I like both of those options. I also have some teflon sheet that I've been saving for no reason in particular that I could use with the original steel bearing race when it wears out, so that could be an option.
      Originally posted by priapism
      My girl don't know shit, but she bakes a mean cupcake.
      Originally posted by shameson
      Usually it's best not to know how much money you have into your e30

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        Originally posted by burkey001 View Post
        I put 160km on the car today. Got a roadworthy certificate then went to see about getting it onto club registration.
        Congratulations - must be very satisfying after all the hard work!

        Just in time to dominate a few euro car shows over the summer

        My e30: OEM+ with M30B35

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          Originally posted by lukeADE335i View Post

          Just in time to dominate a few euro car shows over the summer
          Yes, if I don't see this at the next Highball Motor Club cars and coffee in Melbourne - I will be bitterly disappointed...
          E30 320i vert
          But daily drive is Volvo V60 Polestar

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            Just finished reading this 25 pages of pure awesomeness !

            Can't wait to see the new wheels , the interior is amazing and the exterior too !

            keep the great work coming !

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              Originally posted by burkey001 View Post


              That is some good intel right thereā€¦ so CBR600 like a motorbike? Interesting, I am using the stock ECU so this might be not for me, but great info, thanks.

              The coils are just Denso pencil coils. The bike engines are just ones where you can get a set for cheap used to test fit. The M3 guys use these coils on their S14s when going COP so thats where I got the idea. We dont have to modify ours to fit though as the height works as-is!

              The Denso coils are dumb coils just like the ones on the M50 and the original M42 coil packs. The only difference is 2 pin on the Denso versus 3 on the BMW ones. The 3rd pin is just an additional ground so the pencil coils should work for you as the ECU has the igniters in it.
              -Nick

              M42 on VEMS

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                Hello, back from the dead.

                Some holdups to getting this finished;
                1) I moved interstate and haven't built a workshop yet, so car is a long way from me.
                2) Have been waiting for the wheels to get made
                3) Have been waiting for a spot from the man, Maxwell Wang, to wrap half the car in PPF.

                No movement on 1, still a bummer. Have a working concept with architect.

                Two. Wheels are made! should be posted out this week.

                Three. End of Jan I have 6 days booked in for a final paint correction and PPF application with Auto Attention and Maxwell

                Wheels looking good, hope they are nice when I see them in person. Will put some Pilot Sport 4s on these I think.



                and sorry,Tzantushka, you won't see me at highball because car meets not really my thing and I don't live in Melbourne anymore :)

                I do plan to have it at the BMW Nationals in Canberra in March 2022. So take a drive up, there are some magic, magic driving roads so close to Canberra.
                88 325is. S54, CSL airbox, Motec M800, Motec C127, Motec PDM15, Stoptech STR, MCS 2 way coilovers, Forgeline wheels, Recaro SPA, Eisenmann, Personal, lots of custom.

                90 318is. As new OEM+, BBS LM, AST 4210 2 way coilovers, Wilwood SL6R/SL4R, Dynaudio, Recaro Experts

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                  Good luck with the relocation.
                  What a shame won't be able to see the car in the flesh...

                  And can vouch for the PilotSport 4s shoes - I have these on the Polestar and they are fantastic.
                  E30 320i vert
                  But daily drive is Volvo V60 Polestar

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                    Wheels look great, what are the specs?
                    '90 318is

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                      Originally posted by AusScare View Post
                      Wheels look great, what are the specs?
                      Nothing crazy, just a solid driveable spec. So i can putt about without worrying - too much - about pulling a front guard lip when going up a driveway on an angle etc....
                      17x7,5 ET20
                      88 325is. S54, CSL airbox, Motec M800, Motec C127, Motec PDM15, Stoptech STR, MCS 2 way coilovers, Forgeline wheels, Recaro SPA, Eisenmann, Personal, lots of custom.

                      90 318is. As new OEM+, BBS LM, AST 4210 2 way coilovers, Wilwood SL6R/SL4R, Dynaudio, Recaro Experts

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