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    Thread: The 'you need an E30' thread

    1. Member WOT's Avatar
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      06-08-2004 02:54 AM #106
      Why oh why didnt BMW bring the e30 wagon to the US???????


      BTW anyone have pics of the jagermeister cars?
      page 4 owned keep em coming!


    2. 06-08-2004 02:57 AM #107
      Oh man...all these E30's have to cost a pretty penny. I was looking into an E30 M3 with around 100k miles and it was still not very cheap. Can you imagine the price these guys would be asking for them!!

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      06-08-2004 03:14 AM #108
      The funny thing is... I protested buying one IN THIS THREAD... then 2 months later, I bought an '89 325is

      Chapel + SeattleGLI = pure evil.

      What mine looks like (some fixes since then, but pretty close):

      My inspiration:

      Mmm, ATS Type 10s.

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      06-08-2004 03:17 AM #109
      More pictures:


    5. 06-08-2004 03:24 AM #110
      Quote, originally posted by sashae »

      My inspiration:

      Mmm, ATS Type 10s.

      -s

      Those are Borbet C's, but close


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      06-08-2004 03:25 AM #111
      Quote, originally posted by cramer »

      Those are Borbet C's, but close

      Yeah, well, I like Type 10s!

      "Duh"

      Past my bedtime

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    7. 06-08-2004 11:08 AM #112
      Ahh, isn't the holy grail of classic BMWs the 3.0 CSL?

    8. 06-08-2004 11:22 AM #113
      Did the E30 BMW ever come in AWD (is the iX awd?)?

      Could only find a diecast e30 jagermeister


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      06-08-2004 11:28 AM #114
      Quote, originally posted by kep0ne »
      Chapel,

      This thread has sealed the deal for me. I'm no longer going to put money into the Jetta...I'm going to put all that cash toward an E30 M3...it just makes more sense.

      and all I had to do was bump this old-ass thread


    10. 06-08-2004 12:56 PM #115
      Quote, originally posted by blown54 »
      Did the E30 BMW ever come in AWD (is the iX awd?)?

      Yes and Yes.


    11. 06-08-2004 02:07 PM #116
      Quote, originally posted by Nason »
      Ahh, isn't the holy grail of classic BMWs the 3.0 CSL?

      One of them, along with the 507, 2002turbo and e30 m3


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      06-08-2004 03:35 PM #118
      I'll have to wait till august.......but august is too damm far away i need onnnnneeee NOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!


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      06-08-2004 03:42 PM #119
      Gee, will I pic whore the M3/Cosworth picture again? Get out on that street and make daddy some money!!!

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      06-08-2004 05:00 PM #120
      mmmm...I sooo want one of those cars but parts are very expensive, I was talking to guy who said it cost 1700US to get a new oil pan .

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      06-08-2004 07:54 PM #121
      Quote, originally posted by FlatGTI »
      mmmm...I sooo want one of those cars but parts are very expensive, I was talking to guy who said it cost 1700US to get a new oil pan .
      that cant be right, you can get a whole car for that much.
      so e30 owners, are the parts really that expensive? I've heard conflicting info.

    17. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      06-08-2004 10:38 PM #122
      parts for my E30 are cheaper than parts for my old Scirocco or Rabbit.

    18. 06-08-2004 11:53 PM #123
      Quote, originally posted by WOT »
      that cant be right, you can get a whole car for that much.
      so e30 owners, are the parts really that expensive? I've heard conflicting info.

      parts are real cheap, used parts are even cheaper, even at the dealership there not that bad, plus you get you bmwcca discount


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      06-09-2004 12:31 AM #124
      brand new oil pan for my e30 from eurodepot = $258.95

      not even close to 1700... and you can get em cheaper 15 bucks at the junker


    20. 06-10-2004 09:33 AM #125
      bump

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      06-10-2004 09:37 AM #126
      Quote, originally posted by Chapel »
      The 'you need an E30' thread

      Hmm, do I also need to lower it that much, to the point where the suspension geometry is seriously compromised?

      Beautiful cars, but in SOME of those pictures they seem to be lowered more for looks than performance.


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      06-10-2004 10:04 AM #127
      i could totally have sex with this


    23. 06-10-2004 10:51 AM #128
      [QUOTE]
      Luv it! one of my collection cars to have same color and simple. pure sex


      Modified by #1 S T U N N A at 3:53 PM 6-10-2004

    24. 06-10-2004 11:40 AM #129
      [QUOTE=#1 S T U N N A]
      Quote »

      Luv it! one of my collection cars to have same color and simple. pure sex


      Modified by #1 S T U N N A at 3:53 PM 6-10-2004


      Damn! I need an e30!

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      06-10-2004 01:18 PM #130
      Quote, originally posted by hawc »

      Hmm, do I also need to lower it that much, to the point where the suspension geometry is seriously compromised?

      Beautiful cars, but in SOME of those pictures they seem to be lowered more for looks than performance.

      You'd be surprised how low you can get an E30 before you bring the control arms past the breaking parallel

      E30s have their control arm mounts pretty high on the frame, so you can lower them 3" or so and still have a tight handling car


      This does not happen unless you lower more than 4.5" and its not even that severe if you do.
      This is why E30s are popular in Europe... drastic lowering without sacraficing handling.


    26. 06-13-2004 08:16 PM #131
      I say lets keep the thread alive, my contribution:

      M3 Cab:

      AND THE SICKEST OF ALLL

      M3 V8


    27. 06-13-2004 08:19 PM #132

      with a


    28. 06-13-2004 09:05 PM #133
      Quote, originally posted by DELI DANA VR6 »
      AND THE SICKEST OF ALLL

      M3 V8


      Is that an M3? I saw one called the 340. It was a e30 series with a 540 v8 in it.

    29. 06-13-2004 09:27 PM #134
      I havent heard of that one but that is definetly an M3 Nothing in there looks factory at all..

    30. 06-13-2004 09:53 PM #135

      i think im going to shed tears of happiness.....


    31. 06-15-2004 02:12 AM #136
      E30's make great winter beaters for those of us with genuine classic BMW's!

      I'm hoping to pick up an 87 325is before the winter weather rolls around later this year. Happy to sacrifice an E30 to the winter gods.

      Al


    32. 06-15-2004 02:29 AM #137
      Quote, originally posted by Chapel »

      You'd be surprised how low you can get an E30 before you bring the control arms past the breaking parallel

      E30s have their control arm mounts pretty high on the frame, so you can lower them 3" or so and still have a tight handling car


      This does not happen unless you lower more than 4.5" and its not even that severe if you do.
      This is why E30s are popular in Europe... drastic lowering without sacraficing handling.

      40mm actualy is the exact amount you can lower it. Any more and you need to do some pricey modification, or your car will handle like crap.

      I grabbed a "total BMW" mag from Barns+Noble (may issue). It has a huge section on "Modifying your BMW". Explains all the modifications you can, can't, should and should not do for each Bimmer. GET THE MAG, best 8 bucks I've spent in a long time.

      Found it, exact quote.

      "Lowering the car up to 40 mm is OK, but any more and you'll need to use offset, rear trailing arm bushes to correct the excessive negative camber on the rear wheels. The easy answer? DON'T lower it any more than 40mm. "


      Modified by Corbic at 7:35 AM 6-15-2004


    33. 06-15-2004 03:21 AM #138
      any e30 with Kerscher Carmona's and a nice drop will always be the best in my book. I have the wheels (I'm told the only set in the US...but I doubt it) now I just need the car. Give me some time though...gotta find the right one at the right price....err basically I need 3k to spend on a car, but it's hard living in LA payin rent, and struggling to get my business going.

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      06-15-2004 03:52 AM #139
      Maybe I've be drunk too long, but have I ever seen a E30 wagon in the US? I'de like to think I did and maybe I over looked it? Were they ever sold here?
      Nevermind I just read the rest of the thread, phew its a long one



      Modified by skoolio at 8:53 AM 6-15-2004

    35. 06-15-2004 04:00 AM #140
      Can we get some numbers in this thread? Power outputs, track times, place holdings, dimensions, ect?

      Oh yes, price guids, parts, after market, model numbers, web sites, race teams.. pictures hardly say a thousand words.


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