The Diff between tech and r3v

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The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby Yoshi » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:16 pm

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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby blasphemy101 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:22 pm

That's because e30tech is sort of like this site, where there seems to be a core handful of people that post regularly. I like this site much better because it's way more open to new members. R3v is sort of a circus. I love to go and watch, but I'm not sure I want to join in...
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby Yoshi » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:50 pm

I agree. It's odd that r3v is being so nice this time around.
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby WildKarrde » Fri May 17, 2013 10:48 pm

What's happened to e30tech saddens me... the lack of new membership has killed that place. Maybe this place will pick up the slack... I'm gonna start sending people here more I think.

I got more replies about my 325e at miata.net then I did at e30tech, lol.
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby Yoshi » Sat May 18, 2013 12:19 am

I think we are picking up steam. We've had about 5 good active new users in the past month. Our tech is strong.
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby Nsquared97 » Sat May 18, 2013 4:11 am

WildKarrde wrote:I got more replies about my 325e at miata.net then I did at e30tech, lol.


This is damn funny!
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby M20_fever » Sun May 19, 2013 5:11 am

tech has been dead for a long time, which is sad because I got my start there back in its hay day. We have a great bunch here now, and it seems our membership is picking up so its only going to get better. I'm really glad to see some of the heavy hitters from tech making their way over here.
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby StereoInstaller1 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:57 pm

I really don't have time to join yet another forum, but there are some great people here, so I will try to join in when I can.

Reading the stereo/electronics threads kind of hurts me...why is it that such great wrenches become so completely incompetent when wires are involved?

R3V vs 'tech for me is one of entertainment...and now, R3V has to be all nice and stuff so google doesn't pull their advertising dollars...but whatever, I have to find avenues to make people aware that we do more than E30 stuff now.

Oh yeah, I kinda like these cars too.

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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby Yoshi » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:09 pm

Heeey Luke!

You can see how things bolt up, wiring takes kind of an abstract thought. Too much to keep in mind. Plus they like to change colors and run wires everywhere... I dunno. I can see how wiring gets daunting.
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby Ryki » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:32 pm

I've yet to take into the wiring aspect of E30s but I agree with Yoshi, nearly every car I've worked on you can figure things out by taking a look at it and that is very much the case with E30s. I do plan on getting down to a total rebuild when I can get a garage and a 320is or a M3 : )
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby M20_fever » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:21 am

With a good DMM I can figure out most any wiring project, but it seems many people don't have the patience for it.
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby Nsquared97 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:10 am

Hey Luke, awesome to see you on here!!! Actually, you'll be proud of me haha. Took inspiration from your old car, my '87 IS front lip is now self-tapping screwed into the diving board, I was sick of the damn thing sagging.

And I have to agree with what everyone's said, I can wrap my head around mechanical stuff pretty easily, but for whatever reason electrical just confuses the hell out of me. I know it's simple, maybe it's like Tony said and I just get impatient way too quick, idk.
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby Yoshi » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:07 am

I find wiring is more me staring at diagrams for a looong time. With a interior-less car, it's much easier. Took me too damn long to find that factory amp lol
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby StereoInstaller1 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:40 pm

maybe my crazy old ass has just spent too much time doing that shit...either way, I still love it
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Re: The Diff between tech and r3v

Postby Delanoso » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:28 am

Yoshi wrote:Our tech is strong.


I'm designating you the first e30 Sith Lord.


I was an avionics tech in the Navy so the wiring on these things is pretty freaking simple when I get to it. I don't really have a background in physics so the reasoning and requirements behind the mechanical side is sort of archane to me. It's gotta be more brain wiring than actual wiring.

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