Mei: Erica's E30.

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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby M20_fever » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:13 pm

J Stocks are still hugely popular in racing applications, on all types of e30s. There are many classes that require you to maintain conventional springs, and J Stick is the best in that area. J Stock was tuned for the old J Stock pro class, by professionals that know 10x more about suspension geometry than even the most hard core amateur racer. 90% of the time J Stock will out perform a coil over setup for just that reason. Notice Yoshi copied their rates? There is a good reason he did.

As far as comparison to H&R Race w/bsports, there is no comparison. The H&R race are pathetic compared to the TMS springs.

Yes, someday they will be discontinued, but not any time soon.
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby blasphemy101 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:24 pm

M20_fever wrote:J Stocks are still hugely popular in racing applications, on all types of e30s. There are many classes that require you to maintain conventional springs, and J Stick is the best in that area. J Stock was tuned for the old J Stock pro class, by professionals that know 10x more about suspension geometry than even the most hard core amateur racer. 90% of the time J Stock will out perform a coil over setup for just that reason. Notice Yoshi copied their rates? There is a good reason he did.

As far as comparison to H&R Race w/bsports, there is no comparison. The H&R race are pathetic compared to the TMS springs.

Yes, someday they will be discontinued, but not any time soon.


My mistake - I didn't realize they were still so widely used. I was just going based on my local experience. Even our local BMWCCA only contains a few E30s in "active duty."
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Ryki » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:30 pm

I am really considering picking up a set and you nearly scared me into it... I do like the fact that it was designed and it's a single set up. I don't want adjustable suspension to be honest, I want something that is right in the middle and what it needs to be. I do think that Yoshi did well though, his car looks good the way it sits.
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Yoshi » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:34 pm

I know. E30s are dying. I'm actually looking for another chassis (slowly - like 5 years down the road).


GC isn't a bad option. I prefer it to jstock but that's because I'm not stuck by class restrictions. No adjustment immediately rules it out for me.
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Ryki » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:39 pm

Sad, I hate always getting into something late :/ I'll always keep my 325is though.
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Yoshi » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:17 am

lol yea it is a 25 year old car. There are still plenty of them. I see about 10 years left before the car reaches "classic" status. I see 5 more years before things wane to the point where people stop favoring the car. It's already happening as E36s hare become quite prominent when 5 years ago, they were "too expensive"
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Ryki » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:21 am

Well, I still rather hate E36's so maybe ill wait for a e46 : )
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Ryki » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:22 am

Ryki wrote:Well, I still rather hate E36's so maybe ill wait for a e46 : )
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Yoshi » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:52 am

quoted yourself for emphasis?

E46s are just fatter E36s. It makes me sad.
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Ryki » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:57 pm

I definitely deleted that misc lick... It doesn't seem like a e46 is heavier than a e36?
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Yoshi » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:04 pm

wider and about 200 lbs heavier.
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Ryki » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:35 am

Well, I definitely enjoy the thought of a M135! Maybe I could just go to school here in Germany and get a job at BMW, make a nice car that would be great to track : )
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Yoshi » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:58 pm

I do like the M1s. Hard top 1 series would be nice to play with. I need more research into them. Sadly, I'm liking mustangs more and more lately.
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby M20_fever » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:46 pm

Come on guys, e30s are not dying. They built millions of them, I still see at least a few on the road every week, many obviously still in DD status. I don't know about the tracks you guys run at, but age has no bearing on popularity of a car. There are people racing 30+ year old Vettes, Mustangs, Datsun's, etc...and there is still a huge aftermarket for all of them. The e30 is a legendary chassis, and because of that there will be a huge following for decades. You can still build and entire Model T Ford off the internet...
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Re: Mei: Erica's E30.

Postby Yoshi » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:38 pm

After a point, we'll stop seeing them as often in junk yards. I used to have my pick every time. Now I'm lucky if I find one with most of the parts still in it. Yea I can always run an E30, but eventually, it'll become harder and harder to find a clean shell and good parts. Shit, you see the price of ignition components and a damn guibo lately? They've doubled!
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