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Old 01-23-2018, 04:20 PM   #1
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325iX Street/AutoX Build

Welcome to a build thread about my ownership of a 1991 325iX. I drive it as much as possible in any weather, as I build this car I will continue to learn more about electronics, bodywork, fabrication and improving driver skill. The idea is to have the ultimate handling AWD e30, the "what if BMW made an AWD group B e30" if you are just here for photos they are in this first post. Happy to answer any questions about the car as this is a place I hope to share some useful information with my endeavors.

Cosmetics
-ACS front Apron
-Mtechl Wing
-Zender rear apron
-Smoked ZKW lenses
-Euro bumper trim
-Hella Frenchie Smiley Headlights
-MHW taillights
-Fog light deletes
-3m 1080 sterling silver wrap
-Recaro SR3 Seats/ OMP HRC-R XL
-365 Itavolanti Formel/ 330 OMP suede wheel
-2mShiftboots in grey mtech
-Flocked Dash
-One-touch windows
-Shift lights
-auto wiper relay
-GeorgeGraves light dimmer
-German engineering Keyless entry
-Maplight mirror retrofit
-Podi Gauge with innovate LC2 AFR, oil temp/ pressure
-45% charcoal window tint
-Modified rear taillight housings from MoBrighta


Mechanics
-Rebuilt Head, resealed bottom end
-UUC flywheel and M5 clutch
-Rebuilt Trans, Rebuilt Transfer case
-RTD v0 Shifter 360mm
-19MM IE rear swaybar
-23mm e36 m3 front swaybar
-Adjustable toe/camber rear subframe
-Reinforced subframe/ trailing arms
-Rebuilt stock calipers, SS Brake & Clutch line
-95a poly rear subframe/ 80a Rtab bushings
-95a offset poly CABís
-95a engine mounts
-80a trans mounts
-Resealed F&R diff
-Ground Control Coilovers with Koni SAís
-Optima D35 Redtop
-IE long tubes into dual 2Ē Catted in single 2.5 Magnaflow 16535
-Ben Sipson 4pt
-Compomotive 17x8 et35 TH1781


Future plans
-AutoX
-z3 steering rack
-Turbo

























































































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Old 01-23-2018, 06:17 PM   #2
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Never would have guess that's a wrap. It seems so close to the actual factory color.
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:22 PM   #3
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So glad you posted a build thread man! I've been watching your car evolve via instagram, of all places. This is one of my favorite iXs.

You need to show R3V what that exhaust setup looks like, because it's fantastic.
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:24 PM   #4
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Nice work and nice looking ix! I'm pretty sure I've seen you on Instagram
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:19 AM   #5
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Never would have guessed that's a wrap. It seems so close to the actual factory color.
Yeah, I was intending to just do the front at first. Its different enough that I wrapped the entire thing, I had a red factory drilled trunk and rear bumper (mine was deformed). It's much better to look at and I can focus on power again.

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So glad you posted a build thread man! I've been watching your car evolve via Instagram, of all places. This is one of my favorite iXs.

You need to show R3V what that exhaust setup looks like because it's fantastic.
Yeah, I kept thinking about posting on here but was really too busy to care. But better late than never?

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Nice work and nice looking ix! I'm pretty sure I've seen you on Instagram
Thanks, it's my first e30/ project so I've learned a few things along the lines. But I definitely want to get my own tig and start fabricating/ fixing some stuff. And yes Instagram
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:17 AM   #6
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Damn great looking car!
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:40 AM   #7
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Ah finally a build thread! Awesome car dude
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:23 AM   #8
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Finally a Build thread, can I delete mine and start over? lol
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:43 AM   #9
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Lovely iX. The wrap looks really nicely done!
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:18 AM   #10
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Looks good.

Pic of axle and control arm angles up front please?
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:20 AM   #11
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great work. looks wonderful.
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:47 PM   #12
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Damn great looking car!
Wrap is not bad, when the time comes I will build a rotisserie with another engine stand and strip the underside/ do metal repairs/ seam seal undercoat. the car will get a full respray in some color. A driver restoration.

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Ah finally a build thread! Awesome car dude
Thanks, lots of help/ inspiration on here, make me want to dive into metal work (with experienced friends help) but that's beside the point. Your 325iX thread is awesome...

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Finally a Build thread, can I delete mine and start over? lol
No pulling out of this one. lol, you've owned too many cars to have ever committed to keeping one. Gotta start somewhere...

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Lovely iX. The wrap looks really nicely done!
Thanks, It's pretty good, Beats a bunch of primer and 3 different shades of Sterling Silber (hard to match).

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great work. looks wonderful.
Why thanks Your iX ain't too shabby either!
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:02 AM   #13
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Have you had any axles pop out yet and/or ripped inner boots?
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:18 AM   #14
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Cool to see you finally make a thread

Still a shame the 2.9 never came together. That would have been a badass motor

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Have you had any axles pop out yet and/or ripped inner boots?
I am wondering the same thing
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:16 PM   #15
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Cool ix

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