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Old 06-17-2019, 09:51 PM   #1
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'88 325is Alpine White

A few years ago I had no idea e30s existed. Saw one drive past me at school, looked it up, found r3v, and it all went downhill from there...



I figured it was time to stop lurking and share my car. Bought it back in August 2017 after about 6 months of searching. I discovered Glen Shelly auto brokers and Alex connected me to the seller. This car has had 6 owners before me, but thankfully each one of them took great care of it. It's got maintenance records since 2001 and checked most of my boxes.

This is my daily, track car, road trip machine, and whatever else I need it to be.








Car Info
Type: AA13
Model: 325is – USA
Engine: M20
Displacement: 2.50
Transmission: Manual
Color: Alpine White 2 (218)
Upholstery: Black Leather (0203)
Production Date: 6/30/1988
209 Limited Slip Differential
324 Front “iS” Spoiler (sadly MIA)
401 Power Sunroof
410 Power Windows
481 Sport Driver and Passenger Seats
530 Air Conditioning
540 Cruise Control
551 (13-Button) On-Board Computer
562 Map Light Mirror
708 M Tech 1 Steering Wheel


Engine
Miller 3-Inch Intake / MAF Conversion with Kamotors CAI
Miller Tune
19-Pound Fuel Injectors
Electric Cooling Fan
Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator
Billy Boat Tri-Flow Cat-Back Exhaust
Dyno run at 148whp and 166 lb/ft of torque

Transmission
Z4 Shifter

Suspension
‘96 e36 M3 steering rack
H&R Sport Springs
Bilstein Sport Shocks
22mm Front Sway Bar
18mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
Adjustable Sway Bar End Links
Reinforced Rear Sway Bar Attachments
Treehouse Racing Solid Control Arm Bushings
Garagistic Front strut brace
Hawk HPS brake pads

Wheels
RONAL LS 15x7.5
currently on Dunlop Direzza Dz102 205/50/15
Toyo R888r 225/50/15

Interior
Mint dash
Working R134 A/C
MTech 1 steering wheel
ZHP shift knob
Gearswitch cupholder

Audio
Alpine CDE-147BT USB/bluetooth
Alpine Type R components
Alpine SWR-8D2 subwoofer
38hz tuned sub box (luke box?)
Alpine MRP-300 and MRP-500 amps

Exterior
Plastic Bumper swap
Projector Headlights
Euro Grills
Euro Blind Spot Driver’s Mirror
Euro Rear License Plate Filler
Antenna delete after it tried to escape


Most of these parts were installed before I bought the car, but it was set up exactly how I wanted. I've put 20,000 miles on it and done a few small fixes and modifications in the last couple years.

To Do List:
remote entry key
fix surface rust spots
-pass fender
-pop out windows
fix clear coat on passenger rear fender
replace seat shocks
driver door card clips
front/back seat rips
AC button backlight
HVAC fiber optics
fix horn
low beam
turn signal lense
track wheels
iS lip
M20 build?

Anyways, here's some more pictures


Track day at High Plains Raceway last year where my headlight got cracked by an open-wheel car which is why its taped up now, and also for race car street cred


Soon after convincing my college buddy to buy an e30



And a few sunset photos from yesterday. My iS lip was stolen on a road trip back from South Carolina so if anyone has one to sell let me know



The plan is to keep it somewhat OEM+. The suspension is sorted since the rack swap last year, but now I want more power- so hopefully this thread turns into an M20 build with ITBs and the works
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:00 AM   #2
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Great looking car! Looks like we have similar build styles. I'll be building out a mild 2.7l stroker once I get the rear suspension and 5 speed swap done in my car.

Keep up the work! Looking forward to seeing the progress!
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:15 AM   #3
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Great looking E30! You have impeccable taste.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:25 AM   #4
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Nice car! Very tasteful mods
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:39 AM   #5
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Fantastic looking E30!

I remember the days of convincing all of my buddies to buy E30's. Great times.

Those rims and tires look just the right amount of meaty. Reminds me of my old E30's final wheel/tire setup.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:44 AM   #6
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great intro. good lookin' car!

How is that Miller MAF working out for you? How long have you been running it?
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:22 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone!

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Great looking E30! You have impeccable taste.
As do you sir

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great intro. good lookin' car!

How is that Miller MAF working out for you? How long have you been running it?
It was installed when I bought the car with a hot air filter on it. It feels better than the other e30s I've driven as far as response and power. The only issue is a sort of surging idle on rare occasions. I think it has something to do with temperature but I haven't pinpointed the cause. Other than that its been great.
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:29 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone!







As do you sir







It was installed when I bought the car with a hot air filter on it. It feels better than the other e30s I've driven as far as response and power. The only issue is a sort of surging idle on rare occasions. I think it has something to do with temperature but I haven't pinpointed the cause. Other than that its been great.
That's good to hear. Mine had had an issue with the voltage it's sending to the ECU so I've been running lean. Miller is terrible with customer service, worse than anyone I've ever dealt with. I wouldn't expect any support if it's ever needed, so I'm glad it's still working right. Mine was great when it was great.

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Old 06-18-2019, 05:47 PM   #9
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I really like it...I like it 'lot
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:41 PM   #10
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Awesome car! Love the mods, well done.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:26 PM   #11
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Great looking car! Glad to see another Colorado owner.
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