Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

PNW Chit Chat thread

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Originally posted by DrJosh View Post
    Don't the pro3 guys swear that the 4 door chassis is stiffer ?
    All the PRO3 cars that I saw today except for Lance's were 2 doors.


    Originally posted by ClausE30 View Post
    I read somewhere that when you weld the rear doors it does become stiffer, unsure about before any welding takes place
    That makes sense.
    1988 BMW 325iX - Lachssilber/Cardinal - Gone
    2001 BMW M5 - Anthracite/Black Heritage
    1999 Toyota 4Runner - White/Oak

    Comment


      It's harder to build a cage for a sedan.
      Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon - BMW restoration + service
      @autobahnmotorsport - 503.206.7905
      '88 M5 | '89 330is

      "The car makes it possible, but the driver makes it happen." - Jim Levie

      Comment


        There is a long thread on it somewhere in the general discussion forum ill try to dig it up, but the hilight I remember reading from it was.....

        that apparently BMW build there sedans first and then their coupes in there design process which I believe happened with the E36 and E46 but wasn't the case with the E30 and something about how the sedans were built caused some sagging not much, but otherwise the chassis are both identical.

        Originally posted by Austin! View Post
        It's harder to build a cage for a sedan.
        ^ Yeah that was also discussed in that thread.
        Last edited by AustinK425; 09-30-2012, 11:24 PM. Reason: 4 cowwey

        Comment


          Originally posted by Austin! View Post
          It's harder to build a cage for a sedan.
          Interesting, why is that?


          Bahama Beige E23 Project
          Bluebird Bus Conversion
          New Oregon Trail

          Comment


            Don't look now but the world famous stamar red e30 convertible has landed in southern beaverton.

            Comment


              ^bahaha
              -Andy

              Comment


                I've actually been here for weeks but the bmw was still in cali.

                And I must say the weather here is outstanding.

                Comment


                  Its gonna get real shitty real quick
                  -Andy

                  Comment


                    Originally posted by LuckyHenriksen View Post
                    Interesting, why is that?
                    I'm not quite sure. I asked James why he didn't use a sedan for his pro3 car and he said that the cage is harder to build for a sedan, thus making it more expensive.
                    Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon - BMW restoration + service
                    @autobahnmotorsport - 503.206.7905
                    '88 M5 | '89 330is

                    "The car makes it possible, but the driver makes it happen." - Jim Levie

                    Comment


                      Originally posted by Wschnitz View Post
                      101 GER? German language?
                      General Education Requirement.
                      "Bayerische Motoren Werke - freude am fahren."

                      Brandon {Current: 1991 318iS, 2007 328i, 2014 X5 xDrive35d | Past: 1992 525i, 1997 528i, 1999 540i}

                      Comment


                        Austin, don't get anything with comfort seats, you'll regret it daily.
                        Last edited by OldDrunkenSailor; 10-01-2012, 09:59 AM. Reason: oops.
                        Alpha Team Inductee

                        2014 Icon E-Flyer
                        2013 Zboard San Francisco Special
                        2010 Buell XB9SX
                        2009 Harley-Davidson 883 Iron - "Xerces"
                        1991 BMW 362iS Touring - "Stephanie/The Death Machine 2.0"
                        1974 Honda CB360/CL360 Scrambler Project
                        1971 Honda Trail 90 - "Stephen Parish"
                        2008 Saab 9-3 Convertible
                        2002 Mazda Miata LS

                        Comment


                          Yes, comfort seats were the worst design for bmw in the 80's, and 90's.

                          sigpic

                          Comment


                            Uncomfort seats ftl
                            -Andy

                            Comment


                              Originally posted by dashboardmonkey View Post
                              Uncomfort seats ftl
                              Think German engineers realized people in America weigh on average 300lbs and wont fit in the sport seats.

                              Comment


                                I am cool with comforts until I swap over to something else, maybe fixed back but not so sure. just need to swoop an e30 since a million of them are on sale right now.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X