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  • lukeADE335i
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    Started life as a humble 320i auto, right down to the 14 inch steel wheels with plastic hub caps!

    Asides from my RG Alpina reps, the car is total sleeper on the outside (or OEM+), but with a lot more grunt!

    Mods (usual M30 swap stuff)

    Engine
    M30B35 engine
    e30.de Mounts
    Miller MAF
    exhaust manifold mods to clear RHD
    Many e28, e34 and e32 bits to make it all work in the e30 chassis as a factory one would.
    hi flow cat
    2.5 inch single exhaust

    Driveline
    Auto to manual swap (G240)
    Australian Clutch Service XTreme HD clutch kit
    3.25 LSD (e28)

    Suspension / Wheels / Brakes
    16 x 7 RG Alpina Reps
    Eibach Pro Kit springs
    Bilstein sport shocks
    urethane offset Cabs, rear subframe and swing arm bushes
    Noltech camber and caster adjustable strut tops
    m-tech front sway bar from iS

    Interior
    80s era Recaro LX-B
    M-tech 2 steering wheel and shift knob
    Nakamichi CD head unit

    Misc
    Factory tow kit (it has a tractor engine, why not use the torque :) )
    Last edited by lukeADE335i; 01-07-2019, 01:39 PM.

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  • DaRoach
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    1989 325i 4door

    Exterior:
    Sunroof delete
    Single wiper conversion
    Polycarbonate side windows
    Fiberglass hood
    ABS mirrors
    Side molding delete

    Interior:
    Gutted
    Caged
    Corbeau FIA seat
    Momo Mod 30
    NRG Short hub/quick release
    Wink mirror

    Go:
    S50B30US
    All new sensors/seals
    21.5lb injectors
    AC delete
    PS Delete
    New timing guides
    Achilles oil pump
    Ishihara-Johnson crank scraper
    VAC baffle
    KAMotors air intake
    Mishimoto radiator
    SPAL 16
    AKG solid mounts
    Ebay headers, custom y-pipe
    3" no cat into Magnaflow straight through
    ZF310
    UUC 8.5lb flywheel
    E34 M5 Clutch
    AKG StageII shifter with DTM selector rod
    Revshift swap guibo
    Condor mounts
    3.25 lsd
    New half shafts

    Stop:
    ABS delete
    Massive booster delete
    25mm E32 Master
    All new nickle copper lines
    Stainless hoses
    Motul 600
    New calipers
    Brass bushings
    UUC rotors
    Hawk pads

    Steering/suspension:
    E36 rack
    Reinforced/powdercoated subframe
    New OE tie rods
    New Lemforder control arms
    AKG Lower control arm brackets
    H&R Super Sports
    Bilstein Sports
    AKG Aluminum spherical bearing rear shock mounts
    Rear shock mount reinforcements
    IE adjustable sway bars
    Garagistic front sway links with strut tube mount
    Ground control Spec E30 adjustable camber plates
    Motorsport hardware studs/nuts
    Motorsport Hardware 12mm Traklite spacers
    TRMotorsports C1
    BFG Rival S 225/45 15

    Not daily driven but technically still street legal.

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  • Vincent Brick
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    I don't recall ever doing this......

    1991 325i Sport; deck spoiler, side skirts, LSD, sport seats, etc. all orig. equipment.


    Uni air filter
    Fabbed alum AFM mount unknown origin
    IE plug wires
    17# greentop injectors
    AC/PS delete (including pulleys)
    Hartge muffler
    Mizu oversize aluminum radiator
    Early 323i light flywheel
    Garagistic delrin shift bushings

    Koni yellows
    mystery lowering springs
    E90 drop hats
    Euro manual steering rack
    Offset LCA bushes
    325ic 21mm front swaybar
    M3/ix 14mm rear swaybar
    AKG rear subframe bushes
    AKG rear control arm bushes
    Garagistic rear camber/toe kits
    IE swaybar brackets w/ poly bushes
    Fabbed swaybar tab reinforcements
    Stoptech braided steel brake lines
    Generic long wheel studs/nuts
    3mm front spacers
    Alpina 15x7 et12 wheels
    Hankook Ventus2 205/50R15

    Early schwartz vinyl interior swap (from natur leather)
    Sport steering wheel/airbag delete
    Euro fuel and economy gauges
    Euro clock
    Manual window conversion
    Momo shift knob
    E34 leather parking brake handle
    Bav Auto fitted floor mats (fucking suck)

    Euro corner moldings/side marker delete
    Euro plate filler
    US Elipsoid headlights
    Rolled fenders


    Daily driven!




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  • dirtysix
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    '85 318

    Body:
    Steel flares
    Steel front damn/rear skit thingies
    Smoothed side mouldings
    Shortened & smoothed euro bumpers, full width rear, 1/4 fronts
    Sunroof delete
    E46 rear floor
    Shaved and relocated fuel filler
    Drop tank

    Interior:
    Super basic black
    Retrimmed shit spec std seats.
    No rear seat.

    Wheels/Tires:
    Black BBS RK 17x8 et35
    Some Dunlop 235/40s

    Suspension:
    E46 front
    E46 rear
    Bilstein PSS9
    328 E46 front & rear brakes with ABS & std pads.

    Steering:
    328 E46 rack and column.
    Some random Sportline wheel.

    Electrics:
    2000 E46 loom & modules.

    Engine/gearbox/diff:
    Stock M62B44
    Factory DME with manual software/coding.
    Factory early 265mm E39 clutch and dualmass flywheel
    Getrag 420
    E46 med case 2.98 diff.
    Dual 2 1/2" into 3" into E39 res into Remus rear box

    Some other stuff I forget....

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  • PimpinWalrus
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    Originally posted by HennaE30 View Post
    Pics?
    Only pic i have with the front end together



    Check out my build thread for some better pics

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  • HennaE30
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    Originally posted by PimpinWalrus View Post
    87' 325is

    Exterior:
    Delphin Metallic
    early "is" airdam
    Morimoto mini h1
    4300k HID
    35w ballast

    Interior:
    Houndstooth sport interior
    Houndstooth doorcards
    Ninestitch leather w/ mstitching shift/parking brake boots
    z3m shift rod
    zhp weighted knob
    Cubby hole gauges
    Airvent mounted Wideband gauge


    Suspension:
    BC br Coilovers
    ST 22mm/19mm sway bars
    IE reinforced Sway bar mounts
    IE adjustable sway bar links
    Full condor bushings

    Wheels/Tires:
    15x7 BBS RZ
    205/50 Yokahama s.drive

    Brakes:
    Brembo blanks
    Hawk HPS Pads

    Drivetrain:
    m30b35
    g260

    Pics?

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  • PimpinWalrus
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    87' 325is

    Exterior:
    Delphin Metallic
    early "is" airdam
    Morimoto mini h1
    4300k HID
    35w ballast

    Interior:
    Houndstooth sport interior
    Houndstooth doorcards
    Ninestitch leather w/ mstitching shift/parking brake boots
    z3m shift rod
    zhp weighted knob
    Cubby hole gauges
    Airvent mounted Wideband gauge


    Suspension:
    BC br Coilovers
    ST 22mm/19mm sway bars
    IE reinforced Sway bar mounts
    IE adjustable sway bar links
    Full condor bushings

    Wheels/Tires:
    15x7 BBS RZ
    205/50 Yokahama s.drive

    Brakes:
    Brembo blanks
    Hawk HPS Pads

    Drivetrain:
    m30b35
    g260

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  • HennaE30
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    Originally posted by canyoncarver View Post
    * the basis of this build is an early production (1985) pre-facelift BMW e30, 325e.




    1....... E30 325e

    * 2 door coupe, color is zinnabar rot, interior is tan leather sport package with momo steering wheel and hub adapter.
    * factory early e30 "is" front spoiler
    * factory e28 "is" rear spoiler

    2....... Transmission is Getrag model 260

    * overdrive 5 speed backed with a rebuilt 3.25 limited slip , medium case ( 188mm) differential.
    *rebuilt large flange driveshaft
    *owner fabricated DTM style chassis mounted shift assembly, all bushings or pivot points are delrin.


    3....... Engine

    engine is based on an m20b27 overhead cam inline six.
    *compression ratio is 9.5 to 1,
    *cylinder head is a european market 731 casting .
    *this head is unique as it matches the dome profile of the m20b27 pistons.
    *head has been pressure checked, surface cut for straightness, 3 angle valve job, new bronze valve guides, new seals, *new oem double valve springs, 1mm larger intake and exhaust valves, 270 degree cam installed with no advance or retard.
    *head has had intake ports matched to m20b25 "i" intake manifold.
    * m20b25 "i" throttle body
    engine management is bosch motronic version 1.0 with upgraded chip. stage 1 chip currently installed with more aggressive timing and fuel maps, rev limit is currently 5200rpm.
    *SSQUID Tuning chip being burnt to complement engine mods and to allow 6800 rpm redline . Custom SSQUID chip will be installed after sufficient break in time and installation of numerical higher geared differential ( 3.46 or 3.73) stage 2 chip will have a more aggressive tune and will subsequently raise rev limit to 6800 rpm.
    # exhaust currently uses factory cast iron manifolds, oem catalytic converter backed with custom fabricated 2.5 inch exhaust with both resonator and rear muffler.
    * flywheel is a single mass unit that has been lightened to 12#s, factory is 22#s, cutch, pressure plate thow out bearing and clutch hydraulics are all new .

    4........Suspension

    * IP brand 60/40mm lowering springs, German market TUV approved
    * KYB gas charged strut inserts and rear shocks
    * Ireland Engineering front adjustable camber plates
    * Ireland Engineering 25mm front, 19mm rear adjustable sway bars. all polyurethane bushings.
    *Ireland Engineering billet rear swaybar mounts with chassis tie ins, rear sway bar mount gusseting, rear sway bar adjustable heim joint linkage
    * Ireland Engineering front subframe reinforcement plates , Ireland Engineering adjustable heim joint linkage
    * new lower control arms with e36 M3 offset control arm bushings
    * new front and rear rotors, brake pads
    * all factory rubber spring isolation pads removed
    * currently set with approximately 2.0 degrees negative front camber for aggressive turn in


    5.......Wheels/tires


    * 16x8.5 et 25mm BBS RS replica wheels with 4x100mm bolt pattern
    * studs replace lug bolts as fasteners
    * 20mm rear, 10mm front hubcentric spacers
    * 205/50x16 tires with 260 treadwear rating


    6.......Audio

    * Kenwood 4 channel head unit with usb and aux inputs
    * all speaker wiring is dedicated, and does not use factory chassis ground wiring
    * Monoblock dedicated single channel subwoofer amplifier with remote gain control
    * factory premium rear speakers using Boston Acoustics crossovers
    * 5 1/4 dual cone front speakers
    * 10" subwoofer in ported enclosure firing through factory ski pass, unit is solidly mounted to rear trunk wall
    * Passport radar detector


    as purchased ( $100 bucks :)





    as it currently sits.....lotsa 16 year olds blood sweat, busted knuckles and dads checkbook..


    Thats an E28 Mtech 1 spoiler, not an iS. The car looks great though.

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  • canyoncarver
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    my 16 year olds,..father/son project e30

    * the basis of this build is an early production (1985) pre-facelift BMW e30, 325e.




    1....... E30 325e

    * 2 door coupe, color is zinnabar rot, interior is tan leather sport package with momo steering wheel and hub adapter.
    * factory early e30 "is" front spoiler
    * factory e28 "is" rear spoiler

    2....... Transmission is Getrag model 260

    * overdrive 5 speed backed with a rebuilt 3.25 limited slip , medium case ( 188mm) differential.
    *rebuilt large flange driveshaft
    *owner fabricated DTM style chassis mounted shift assembly, all bushings or pivot points are delrin.


    3....... Engine

    engine is based on an m20b27 overhead cam inline six.
    *compression ratio is 9.5 to 1,
    *cylinder head is a european market 731 casting .
    *this head is unique as it matches the dome profile of the m20b27 pistons.
    *head has been pressure checked, surface cut for straightness, 3 angle valve job, new bronze valve guides, new seals, *new oem double valve springs, 1mm larger intake and exhaust valves, 270 degree cam installed with no advance or retard.
    *head has had intake ports matched to m20b25 "i" intake manifold.
    * m20b25 "i" throttle body
    engine management is bosch motronic version 1.0 with upgraded chip. stage 1 chip currently installed with more aggressive timing and fuel maps, rev limit is currently 5200rpm.
    *SSQUID Tuning chip being burnt to complement engine mods and to allow 6800 rpm redline . Custom SSQUID chip will be installed after sufficient break in time and installation of numerical higher geared differential ( 3.46 or 3.73) stage 2 chip will have a more aggressive tune and will subsequently raise rev limit to 6800 rpm.
    # exhaust currently uses factory cast iron manifolds, oem catalytic converter backed with custom fabricated 2.5 inch exhaust with both resonator and rear muffler.
    * flywheel is a single mass unit that has been lightened to 12#s, factory is 22#s, cutch, pressure plate thow out bearing and clutch hydraulics are all new .

    4........Suspension

    * IP brand 60/40mm lowering springs, German market TUV approved
    * KYB gas charged strut inserts and rear shocks
    * Ireland Engineering front adjustable camber plates
    * Ireland Engineering 25mm front, 19mm rear adjustable sway bars. all polyurethane bushings.
    *Ireland Engineering billet rear swaybar mounts with chassis tie ins, rear sway bar mount gusseting, rear sway bar adjustable heim joint linkage
    * Ireland Engineering front subframe reinforcement plates , Ireland Engineering adjustable heim joint linkage
    * new lower control arms with e36 M3 offset control arm bushings
    * new front and rear rotors, brake pads
    * all factory rubber spring isolation pads removed
    * currently set with approximately 2.0 degrees negative front camber for aggressive turn in


    5.......Wheels/tires


    * 16x8.5 et 25mm BBS RS replica wheels with 4x100mm bolt pattern
    * studs replace lug bolts as fasteners
    * 20mm rear, 10mm front hubcentric spacers
    * 205/50x16 tires with 260 treadwear rating


    6.......Audio

    * Kenwood 4 channel head unit with usb and aux inputs
    * all speaker wiring is dedicated, and does not use factory chassis ground wiring
    * Monoblock dedicated single channel subwoofer amplifier with remote gain control
    * factory premium rear speakers using Boston Acoustics crossovers
    * 5 1/4 dual cone front speakers
    * 10" subwoofer in ported enclosure firing through factory ski pass, unit is solidly mounted to rear trunk wall
    * Passport radar detector


    as purchased ( $100 bucks :)





    as it currently sits.....lotsa 16 year olds blood sweat, busted knuckles and dads checkbook..


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  • deutschman
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    Exterior:
    early model is air dam
    Hella fog lights (soon to be moved to my truck)
    Garage Line duck bill spoiler (in the mail)
    tucked bumpers of cores
    US ellipsoids smoked with cross hairs
    Z3 stubby antenna
    Hella dual tone horns

    Interior:
    Stripped
    Group A style half cage with integrated rear strut tower bar and battery box
    MOMO XL Super Cup seat (driver)
    Planted side mounts
    e21 sport seat (passenger) until I buy another bucket seat
    Gforce 5 point harnesses
    MOMO Monte Carlo wheel
    Sparco quick release
    Steering column spacer aka chunk of square tubing
    Fire extinguisher
    dual USB port for iPhone and GoPro
    Chariot Gauge + iPhone

    Wheels/Tires:
    TRM 15x8
    Dunlop Direzza ZII
    Motorsport Hardware 75mm bullet nose black

    Suspension:
    Catuned coil over kit
    IE 25mm sway bar kit
    Welded reinforcements
    Condor bushings
    IE rear camber/toe tabs

    Drive line/Steering:
    Z3 1.9 rack w/ condor PS delete
    Condor drive line bushings
    373 LSD

    Engine:
    Bone stock but very strong m20b25
    SSSquid 24pin 89 octane chip
    Drive way welded/geto fab, stock diameter pipe, Magnaflow glass pack center, Magnaflow muffler

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  • Ether-D
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    1992 325i Cabriolet, Schwartz

    Exterior:
    Hard top
    homemade poplar roof-rack
    iX flares and skirts
    16" Voxx wheels

    Under the hood:
    2.5l M20B25

    Sooooo fricking close:
    M90 Thinderbird Supercoupe supercharger
    custom aluminum air intake
    MS2

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  • axisofjustice
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    318is 80k miles, bought it torn apart as a racecar that was owned by Aaron Reid, the brother of Jason Reid who did the body work for 1552 when they were in Florida. He had a kid and sold it to a neighbor who let it sit until I got it. It was abandoned in the beginning of the build. It's almost finished now, but that will be another thread.

    H&R springs and shocks, lowered about 2.5" front and 3" rear via trimmed top coil.
    M3 offset CABs
    E36 m3 steering rack
    Xxr531 15x8 et20 with Falken 195/50

    Downing-Atlanta Z3 supercharger
    Bosch Volvo 740 turbo 32# injectors
    NGK bkr7e plugs
    Tweaked cam timing
    Cone filter because air box won't fit anymore
    Innovate LC-1
    14point7 UAFC
    E36 318 serpentine/v-belt combo conversion
    Some strange muffler that sounds great

    Dodge Sublime green base/clear
    Custom hand painted mini truck flames on hood
    Graffiti side mirrors
    Depo smoked smileys
    Ddm tuning 5500k HIDs
    Debadged and shaved emblems

    3 spoke sport wheel
    Tan and black 2 tone swap
    Real leather 325 seat swap
    Dynamatted floors, firewall, doors, sunroof, and trunk
    No ICE at all yet
    Crack free dash (original!)

    Next mods:
    Full serpentine swap
    Power steering belt back on
    Electric fan swap
    Audio setup
    Skid plate
    Rear bushing refresh
    Full 2.75 exhaust
    E90 hats
    Short shifter
    225/50 all around and 10mm spacers on the rear

    Someday:
    Ac repair and r134a conversion
    3.73 LSD
    ms3 or vems and dyno tuning
    Smaller pulley
    MAP conversion
    Cams
    Thicker head gasket

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  • vaughnbannister
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    Exterior:
    -Alpine white
    -BMP design front bumper
    -Late model Ellipsoid
    -plasti dipped rear bumper
    -debadged
    -Euro Grilles
    -black kidneys
    -Euro plate filler for early model
    -Shadowline trim

    Interior
    -Alpine headunit
    -JL audio rear speakers
    -White cluster
    -2000watt amp
    -Kicker classic 12" sub
    -Black doorcards
    -Black rear seat
    -Black sportseats
    -custom rear deck port in to trunk

    Wheels/Suspension/
    -BBS RS 17"x8 with a stepped lip
    -kumo 205x40?x17
    -Raceland Coilovers with rear perches out


    Engine/Drivetrain
    -M20
    -getrag 260
    -Dinan chip
    -K&N filter
    -A/C delete
    -Washer fluid delete
    -2.75 strightpipe

    Working On Swap
    -Shaved bay
    -s50
    -ZF Trans
    -e34 oilpan
    -e34 dipstick and dipstick tube
    -A/C delete
    -e34 throttle cable
    -Solid engine mounts
    -F1 lightweight clutch and flywheel
    -318is radiator
    -coolant overflow tank delete
    -ABS Delete
    -M3 DriveLine
    -Chipped ECU
    All i can remember right now, swap will be in be late December.
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  • Nick_S
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    Exterior:
    -Thule roof rack w/ 2 bike carriers
    -Ellipsoid headlight and yellow lamin-x on fogs
    -325i oil cooler duct
    -painted lower valance
    - 'i' lip
    -smoked tails
    -antenna delete plug
    -debadged
    -black kidneys
    -US plate filler

    Interior/ICE
    -E46 center console
    -Momo tuner steering wheel
    -Momo phantom shift knob
    -E34 ebrake handle w/ E46 leather boot
    -Sony headunit
    -Polk/Momo components front and rear
    -OBC blank panel
    -Amp rack in trunk
    -excess hardware/sound deadening/spare etc removed for weight

    Wheels/Suspension/brakes
    -TRM C1 15X8 wheels
    -OE rotors and some pads I forget
    -ATE blue fluid
    -Bilstien sport shocks
    -H&R sport springs (1 coil cut)
    -E90 drop hats
    -new end links
    -new tie rods

    Engine/Drivetrain
    -M42
    -TMS chip
    -K&N filter
    -mess under the intake delete
    -P/S delete
    -A/C delete
    -Washer tank delete
    -starting mild bay shaving
    -new valve cover, oil filter housing, oil pan, intake manifold, TB gaskets. All painted aswell
    -high flow cat, resonator delete, superturbo muffler
    -new thermostat, housing and gasket
    -Bav auto coil packs
    -UUC SSK
    -new axles
    -new clutch (already slipping! :hitler:)

    Weighed in at 2480lbs with 1/2 tank of gas. Shooting for low 2400 or into the 2300's.





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  • XW70
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    Exterior:
    Repainted mirrors and valence
    Clear front indicator lenses
    Minty euro bumpers (replaced dented ones)

    Interior:
    Grey carpet swap
    Black Door Cards
    Black leather rear with headrests
    Reupholstered Sports fronts in black

    Suspension:
    JOM Coilovers

    Wheels/Tires:
    BBS RS003, Repolished and centres painted metallic grey
    Khumo Solus 205/55/16

    Brakes:
    New Front Pads
    New Front Rotors

    Drivetrain:
    b27/auto :(
    New Water pump timing belt


    Doesn't really look like much, but its alot better than when i bought it. MTech 1 kit and spare b2.7/731 head is in the garage waiting for funds tho!

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