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Old 02-14-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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Elevate's E30 Evolution

I bought a metal-bumpered 4-door in the fall of 2006 with lots of plans but not a lot of money:



The first purchase was a set of wheels. I also performed the tuck on the big aluminum bumpers:



They didn't last too long and I quickly sold them in favor of a set of enkei 92's. Also added some bilstein sports and Ireland Engineering springs:




I then gave it a facelift with a late model front valence and lip:




Next was a mild overhaul of the M20 with a rebuilt head, injectors, intake, chip and some cosmetics:



Next was the addition of a late model rear valence. This involves cutting the metal from the unibody of a newer e30 and grafting it to the older chassis:




Then I sold the old school wheels to fund a different set that were not yet in production. A set of ebay sportmax wheels in 15" were the temporary rollers. Also added a BBS rear spoiler:




Finally the new BBS RS reps in 16x7.5 and 16x9 arrived:





My plan from the beginning was to swap in a DOHC engine. 3 years after the initial car purchase, heres the S50 from a '95 M3. 240hp!



I'm a UF grad, using my FSU tshirt to get greasy.




It took a few months of troubleshooting the swap bugs, but she is near perfection now:





Some all red tails.

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Old 02-14-2010, 11:37 AM   #2
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Wish I'd had the funds to go S50 from the beginning. Thumbs up good sir, those ESMs and the powerplant really set it off.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:40 AM   #3
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I love evolution threads. Looks super sexy. Somehow the late model valences with DB's just work on your car.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:42 AM   #4
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looks great. nice work
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:51 AM   #5
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Super clean car. Early model never looked so good!!
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:06 PM   #6
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nice looking car! love it
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:12 PM   #7
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Super clean car absolutely love where your going with it, I'm interested in what tyre size and profile your running on those esm Reps if your keen on sending me a pm with the details
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:17 PM   #8
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Very nice, as always.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:20 PM   #9
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nnnniiicccceee I really liked the enkeis but the rs look good to. Oh and that s50!
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:21 PM   #10
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Super clean car absolutely love where your going with it, I'm interested in what tyre size and profile your running on those esm Reps if your keen on sending me a pm with the details
Thanks guys! Tires are Falken 205/45/16 fronts and 225/40/16 rears.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:25 PM   #11
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One day I will see your car in person....
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:44 PM   #12
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You sir are fucking kick ass. AWESOME job. I love EVERYTHING you did to that piece of work. Well done and bravo.
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:59 PM   #13
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I seriously love your car, it's perfect! Love the late model valances with the early bumpers, love the wheels.

Other than some engine bay cleanup, don't change a thing!
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:03 PM   #14
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I approve for sure. My next step will be a 24 valve motor.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:04 PM   #15
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That story brought a tear to my eyes. You pulled off those sportmaxxors pretty well and those staggered bbs rs reps just look fantastic.
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