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    Swapping in a 5 speed is an easier and cheaper job than painting or wrapping the car a color that actually works with the E30.
    1989 325iC Zinnoberrot

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      Originally posted by EN318isPDX View Post
      I'd say the value hinges on the quality of that paint job... If it's a masked-over Maaco job or similar, toss it. If it's a full glass-out respray with quality paint by a reputable shop, it's worth it even being an automatic.
      '89 Schwarz E30 M3 Cabriolet Build

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        LSB looks weird on e30's IMO.

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          Originally posted by Mlarsen View Post
          LSB looks weird on e30's IMO.
          This. IMO E46 M3 is the only car I have seen that can pull it off.
          - Greg
          α Team Founding Member
          1984 BMW 325 Henna Rot - Sarah -Uber project
          2011 BMW 335d LeMans Blau - Daily Diesel Torque monster

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            Originally posted by gergpez View Post
            This. IMO E46 M3 is the only car I have seen that can pull it off.
            This, looks too baby blue on e30's. Whats next, pink?
            1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
            willschnitz

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              I'm planning suspension rebuild. Found this:

              NEW: Complete E30 Suspension Rebuild Kit

              Includes two control arms. two tie rod assemblies, two sets of trailing arm bushings, front / rear sway bar end links, two E30 M3 offset control arm bushings, two rear subframe mounts, and two locking tabs.$519.88


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              here at Blunttech.

              1. Is it good price for the kit?
              2. Will I need to get any bushings pressed in/out?
              3. Anything else I should replace?

              The diff bushing is fine, struts and springs have been replaced couple of months ago.
              Alpinewhite 318i

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                Originally posted by AustinK425 View Post
                Dope! Think I'm about to spend a small fortune on my front suspension like Simon haha
                seriously! especially since Im strongly considering getting M3 control arms :crazy:
                Simon
                Current Car:
                -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
                -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                  Originally posted by Silvertip View Post
                  I'm planning suspension rebuild. Found this:

                  NEW: Complete E30 Suspension Rebuild Kit

                  Includes two control arms. two tie rod assemblies, two sets of trailing arm bushings, front / rear sway bar end links, two E30 M3 offset control arm bushings, two rear subframe mounts, and two locking tabs.$519.88


                  Bigger picture

                  here at Blunttech.

                  1. Is it good price for the kit?
                  2. Will I need to get any bushings pressed in/out?
                  3. Anything else I should replace?

                  The diff bushing is fine, struts and springs have been replaced couple of months ago.
                  The new bushings will need to be pressed on to the control arms. You will have to press the bushings/mounts out of your subframe and press the new ones in. Sometimes removing the control arms from the subframe can be a pain.
                  1991 318i - Ground Control, 4.10 Limited Slip, Dinan Chip, Sport Interior - Daily Driver and Track Toy - Sold

                  2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited

                  2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i

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                    Losing my stepfather yesterday evening sucks. The world lost another WWII vet, but I'll have a drink in his honor, the way he would have wanted it.
                    Originally posted by James Crivellone
                    1) The internet is NOT serious business.

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                      Originally posted by ballarde30 View Post
                      The new bushings will need to be pressed on to the control arms.
                      Are you talking about these control arms:


                      Or the lollipops, when you are saying I'll need to press bushings/mounts on to the control arms?

                      Originally posted by ballarde30 View Post
                      You will have to press the bushings/mounts out of your subframe and press the new ones in. Sometimes removing the control arms from the subframe can be a pain.
                      Here you are talking about rear subframe, correct?
                      Alpinewhite 318i

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                        Originally posted by 2man View Post
                        pics of the completed job?
                        I got the rears on. Sucks only having an hour or so to work on it between work/school/sleep!



                        Rears used to stick out almost as far as the fronts and now they tuck! I'm not sure I'm sold on the look yet though. Hopefully they grow on me.
                        1984 325e - m50nv/G260
                        1991 325i - Mortdecai the pickup project
                        1991 Trans Am - turboLSx/t56
                        2001 Audi S4 avant - manual swapped
                        2003 Jaguar S-type R - supercharged v8, manual swapped
                        1996 F350 Powerstroke - manual swapped
                        Manual swap all the things!

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                          Originally posted by Silvertip View Post
                          Or the lollipops, when you are saying I'll need to press bushings/mounts on to the control arms?
                          The lollipops, Personally gonna probably go with the prepressed condor speed CABs what I cant decide Is whether or not I want M3 offset or normal centered ones. But if I get swayed by E30rooster I know what ill buy haha.
                          Originally posted by 2man View Post
                          seriously! especially since Im strongly considering getting M3 control arms :crazy:
                          Yeah man I saw your thread haha $$$

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                            I used to live near that QFC...that area has some really shady characters.

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                              Originally posted by AustinK425 View Post
                              The lollipops, Personally gonna probably go with the prepressed condor speed CABs what I cant decide Is whether or not I want M3 offset or normal centered ones. But if I get swayed by E30rooster I know what ill buy haha.
                              I was thinking about the condor offset CABs too. I haven't checked out my control arms yet though. Hopefully they aren't too beat.

                              Too many projects going on again!
                              -Brad, AlphaTeam Motorwerks, LLC
                              91' 318iS - S54/6MT Swapped
                              04' Chevy Duramax CCLB - Work Truck/Hauler


                              Originally posted by IronJoe
                              Alpha Team: running through e30s, gringo icebergs, and 19 yr olds.

                              Originally posted by 2mAn
                              Brads a standup guy even though he likes buttsex

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                                That kit looks like a good deal. Lemferder arms are normally like 120ea.
                                1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
                                willschnitz

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